And so it starts…

I just got my first Valentines Day party announcement in my inbox – this one from Café Luna & skewers, which means it’s high time I get my butt in gear to leave the country.

See, I’ve found the most sure-fire way to be free of the Hallmark Holiday that Valentines has become is to flee the USA. Only overseas, without your nagging beautiful lover along, can you truly escape the stupidity of the manufactured “holiday”. My underlying bone: I’m a great guy 364 days out of the week to all my supermodels. Why should I have to prove it on the 365th?

So in the spirit of getting out of town to places exotic and Hallmark-free, I present to you the ultimate in escape airfare idea websites for Washington DC airports:

For your basic “I need to get outta town NOW!” cheap-o flight, try Yahoo! Best Fares Website, where you’ll have a no-frill list of flights, cheapest to most expensive.

Then, for the visual folks, we have the very cool Kayak.com, a site that shows you every destination and related price, airline, and dates on a Google map.

Now get your travel grove on while the getting is still good. Me, I’m headed to Puerto Rico!

Travel Tip: WAS is the airport code to search flights from all area airports: National (DCA), Dulles (IAD) and B’More (BWI).

6 Comments so far

  1. Voo_doo_Day_me (unregistered) on January 25th, 2006 @ 4:40 pm

    Are you sure it doesn’t have anything to do with your turning 29 again for the 5th time? It’s just a coincidence that the V-day is around the same time.


  2. wayan (unregistered) on January 25th, 2006 @ 11:55 pm

    Me? How could you ever assume that I would want to be scarce on February 9? What, like I would dodge the chance to be twenty-nine for the third time yet again?


  3. jen m. (unregistered) on January 26th, 2006 @ 9:54 am

    dude, you have got it all wrong! being 30+ is awesome. i dreaded it too, until i realized that it is much more pathetic to be a 30-something who is embarrassed about acting like a 20-something than it is to just be yourself, regardless of whether your lifestyle is considered age-appropriate. i decided it was my moral duty to ignore the supposed “rules” about being 30-something — after all, if we all ignore the rules they wouldn’t be the rules any more, would they? they are totally arbitrary any way.

    it IS civil disobedience week, right? 30-somethings unite! embrace your age and free yourselves from the shackles of age-appropriate dogma!


  4. Jenn L (unregistered) on January 26th, 2006 @ 11:18 am

    I love the kayak.com feature – great for the visual escapists among us…

    I have to agree with Jen M., Wayan, being thirty-something rocks. It’s the decade where you can ignore trends and authority with equal disdain, and truly celebrate your own eccentricity. Screw the “rules” – definitely.


  5. wayan (unregistered) on January 26th, 2006 @ 1:09 pm

    Whoa now, don’t be taking me wrong. I love me some life at twenty… I mean thirty-two. Like you Jenn L, I am all about living life my way, and I have great rewards in doing so.

    Especially when I tell my youngin’ supermodels I’m 29!


  6. wayan (unregistered) on January 31st, 2006 @ 12:27 am

    Now for you who think of birthdays – help me think of joe-cool 33 + 1/3 birthday ideas of my own!



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