Yesterday laying out at the pool I read this article from the August Real Simple. (No I don't subscribe people normally leave their old magazines in the laundry room and this was one I recycled.) The article was about a group of 6 friends that go on vacation together every year. Not just any vacation, a surprise vacation!
The way it works is that each year one of the 6 is in charge to plan. They're given a per person budget (that's supposed to include airfare) and a weekend to work with when everyone can go, but no other restrictions. The a few weeks before the trip they let everyone one in on the surprise. They then alternate every year. Which means every 6th year you'd have to plan a vacation, but the other 5 you'd have everything planned for you. So far some of the trips they've gone on include renting a house in New England, staying on a ranch in Colorado, and booking a hotel room in NYC.
How much fun would this be to do with a group of friends? I know it can be hard to keep up with friends especially when you like me seem to always more around the country. But this would be such a great way to see everybody every year. And on top of that most of the time you don't have to do any of the planning. Yes, the year you plan would be stressful, but I think it'd be forth it. There's also the fact that its a surprise to look forward to every year. I would so love to do this, maybe with my college friends? Anyone else think this sounds like a great idea?
P.S. The first LSU game of the season's on tonight! I stopped by Target earlier today, and I'm pretty sure every person in there was wearing LSU colors. Let's Geaux Tigers!
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