If you are booking a dream vacation in the near future then it’s important you check my schedule before you travel and make sure I am no-where near your destination on the date you are set to go!
Seriously! I’ve talked about luck before in an earlier post and I consider myself pretty lucky and blessed but when it comes to dream trips my luck truly sucks.
I’ve been trying to plan a dream tropical vacation for quite some time now and each time I plan and book – an ‘act of God’ seems to scupper my plans.
I booked the Maldives in January 2005 where I planned to propose to Kate and our resort was squashed by the Tsunami on December 26th (although the silver lining to this particular episode was that I went to Whistler snowboarding instead and proposed there
But I still wanted this dream holiday with white beaches and turquoise sea and when one of my best friends decided to get married later that year in Mexico I arranged a 2 week paradise break in a plush resort around his wedding.
We planned to arrive in early November and at the backend of October Hurricane Wilma made landfall and destroyed most of our resort.
Needless to say my friend postponed the wedding and changed venues: – Blackburn, Lancashire!
Fast forward to April 15th 2010 (4 days before Kate and I decide to try our dream break again – this time in Sri Lanka) and most Northen European airports ground to a halt due to a Volcano Eruption in Iceland, spewing ash into the atmosphere.
It’s not looking good for Monday but fingers crossed we may just get there (please join me in a group wind dance over the next few days
These ‘acts of God’ seem to happen before I travel so I should be grateful for this and let's face it if I don't go it’s just an inconvenience – the truly unfortunate people are those directly affected by these events.