This month on the Schipul blog has been the month of vicarious vacationing. Sojourning without the sunburn. Flying without the annoying air pressure changes. Traveling without the pesky credit card bill.
Our Geek’s Guide to Summer Vacation Success (aka: #geekvacay) was a fun journey in the techie and not-so-techie elements of having a darn good and relaxing vacay, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we have! Here is a quickie recap of our Geek’s Vacation Guide journey, be sure to read all of our fun posts to help prepare for your own summer adventures:
I develop for a living. That’s about 10 hours a day spent staring at a screen.
My ideal vacation would consist of 2 things. Little technology and even less responsibility.
I haven’t taken a vacation in some time now, my PTO tells me so. This summer or winter I’m hoping to take an all inclusive resort with my dear Kara. From what she’s been selling me, you pay once and then relax. This includes alcohol … hmmm … relax.
The few things I’m hoping to take on this vacation are my wallet (which is really just a business card holder). I’m one of those minimalist freaks. I made the wallet-switch a couple of days ago and I’m more than pleased. My iPhone; it keeps me connected … but it can be turned off. If only more things in life came with an off switch. And some clothes. [Girlfriend assumed].
Last year my family joyfully discovered CityPassâ€¦ the kiddos were finally old enough to enjoy all the museums and attractions our fair city has to offer and so, we decided to take a few days off and make a staycation of it.
Upon researching the CityPass, I was even happier to discover that CityPass is offered in a multitude of really awesome vacation spotsâ€¦ New York, Seattle and San Francisco to name a few. And new to the list, Southern California! Yes, that’s right, Universal Studios, Disneyland, and the San Diego Zooâ€¦ plus a whole lot more are now easier to afford.
For the cost of a family of four to visit any 2 local attractions’ you can purchase a CityPass and gain access to at least 6 of the big name museums and local city draws.
Plus no waiting in lines (reallyâ€¦ Space Center Houston, locally just known as NASA, has a special line just for CityPass folks.) It made site seeing with the kiddos just a little bit easier.
Another really cool feature is the pass lasts for 9 daysâ€¦ have some time off stacked up, don’t want to rush through your visit, no worriesâ€¦ you can wrap your travels around 2 weekends.
So, from this mom to youâ€¦ I pass along the gift of the CityPass. Thinking about vacationing this summer’ I suggest picking your spot from one of the those listed on www.citypass.com