My brother is a pilot so I can get a substantial discount on airfares if I wanted to. And lately, I've been dreaming of spending a week in San Francisco, with a side trip to Napa Valley.
I have relatives there so lodging is not an issue, and between my family connections and heavily discounted ticket, I'll be spending far less than a regularly priced round trip ticket for everything.
But I'll have to leave my son behind (never mind the husband), and although I'll be using a discounted ticket and won't be spending on accommodations, the cash that I would end up spending would be a welcome addition to our emergency funds.
I know what the responsible thing to do is (and I don't think I'm ready to leave my son for a week!!), but I really want to go. I've suppressed my wanderlust for so long that it's on the verge of bursting.
I think I just need a vacation from my everyday routine.