Friday, February 1, 2008

Tax Time and Travel Questions!!!

I am excited about tax time because with any luck, we will get a refund that we will in turn use to buy our tickets for Romania! We are going this summer and I have been waiting for tax time since well, the end of December! :-) I have started our taxes and thus far it does look as if we definitely will get back enough money to buy our plane tickets so that is a huge relief. Now I just have to get our taxes officially filed and start teh waiting process for the refund. At that point, we hope to still be able to get a deal on tickets for July! I know it seems early but trust me, the ticket prices have already went up since a few months ago.

Does anyone have any advice on packing (must have supplies) and new regulations on baggage size/weight and what you can and can't take on the plane or even in regular luggage. It has been 7 years since we went to Romania and it has been 4 years since I have flown at all (Went to California for work at that time). I am very excited to travel once again, yet nervous!

Another question...any advice or secrets on what to take with a 2 1/2 year old that will be 3 at the time of travel??????? This is something I have zero experience with!!! :-)

I may have more travel questions to come, I hope someone out there is a seasoned traveler to answer my questions..I am sure there are others that could benefit from your responses as well! Thank you in advance!

LAST ONE! I knew I had one more! Anyone out there have a favorite store for buying travel clothes, etc...??? I found (through a lady at work) travelsmith.com ! Fabulous clothes and very packable! I am curious if there are more stores like this out there, net or otherwise!

2 comments:

lisa said...

I read that some airlines are charging money ($25)for a second piece of luggage per passenger...Also, another airline is charging for every piece of luggage. It's to "keep costs down."

For the little one, we always played cards, brought books/pencils and purchased snax for our kids. It's not easy, but it helped.

Melanie (Thrifty and Creative) said...

Thank you so much Lisa for the information! Very much appreciated! Thanks for stopping by as well!