This quote feels so true; I’m ecstatic because we bought our tickets to Denmark!
Just a year ago, before starting this blog, I honestly didn’t have much faith that we’d be able to afford such a trip. But we saved up by investing in our family’s dream, not the consumer-driven American dream. Sharing my love of all things Danish with my own family is worth any superficial sacrifice. Experiencing life to it’s fullest is far more valuable to me than any “thing.”
Hubby commented as we bought our tickets how it’s a shame that Girly will be too young to remember the trip, but I don’t feel the same way. During these early years, experience is learning and this trip will help form her own values and beliefs about the world. Our Big Guy will hopefully remember some of the beautiful places and people will visit. They will begin to form bonds with my host families and friends, and that will be priceless.
So, here’s the skinny on the tickets. My goal has been to get our tickets for under $4k, and we bought our four tickets for $3991.68.
I’ve been researching on and off for several months, and Icelandair is by far the best deal from the west coast (by $300-400 per ticket). Icelandair has a great reputation, and the true reason for the savings is the fact that the trip over the arctic requires less fuel than other routes to Europe. So, we’re also saving on our carbon footprint. They also have an Iceland Carbon Fund, which I plan on using the offset our trip.
And yes, for the critics out there, we did save our entire $4k tax return. We’ll also soon be setting other financial goals for the upcoming year together.
I’m so excited that our dream is now a reality!
What’s your dream trip?
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