In August my travel agent invited me to a luxury travel expo at the Grand Del Mar in San Diego hosted by Protravel where over 50 top travel vendors were showing off their most luxurious offers. We knew we wouldn't be purchasing a private jet tour around the globe, but we thought it would be a fun and interesting way to spend an evening. Plus, we wanted to see where LeBron James just got married. We walked past table after table of some of our most coveted travel wishes. Luxury private tours through Patagonia, daily spa treatments at The One & Only Palmilla in Cabo, week long safaris through the Masai Mara in Kenya and so many others. Little did we know that just by showing up our names were entered into a raffle where many of the vendors contributed to fantastic prizes.
While standing in an area where many of the people around us were winning big ticket items, first class tickets to New York with hotel stay, 4 nights at luxury resorts in Canada, 4 nights at the La Costa Resort and Spa, we thought "This section has good juju!"
And then a prize was read out loud and I said to my husband, "Oh that one's mine!" Then BAM......
was heard over the loud speaker.
With no money saved up and huge credit card debit we were back in Paris 3 weeks later.
Shhhhh…. Don't tell my dad.