I'm not exactly the impulsive type. Not that I'm opposed to the idea, per say. I've just not had much opportunity for it in my life. Impulsiveness generally comes with a price tag I've not been willing to pay.
My design studio class is studying motels. They are going to Las Vegas at the end of February. I have absolutely no interest in Las Vegas. The line of inquiry I am following is about hostels and the phenomenon of couchsurfing (www.couchsurfing.com) and how that type could inform the motel of the future. I thought to myself that maybe I would hop cheap flight up to Chicago and check out a couple of hostels. That is bound to be cheaper than Las Vegas.
While puttering about on the travel websites I happened agross a $250 flight to San Francisco. My eyes lit up! I've never been to San Francisco and that's not much more than the flight to Chicago would have been.
I sit chewing my lip, butterflies in my stomach. Should I book it? The money isn't a problem since I got a job as a teaching assistant this semester. I'd be travling alone, but I do know some folks out in San Diego. Oh, it'd be so fun! Should I do it? San Francisco has way more hostels than Chicago. I'm practically vibrating by this time.
In the end I created a rewards online account (free) and held the booking. I have to make up my mind by midnight tomorrow. Three nights in San Francisco, two and a half days wandering around downtown, and two flights over the Rocky Mountains.
I would jump up and down and squeal if it wasn' so against my character.