Hubby surprise me with the news one lovely morning~
Google invited him to Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco!! Just 2 weeks before the event!!
I was so excited and worry that we might not have sufficient time to make all the necessary arrangements and visa applications. We quickly book our flight tickets, hotel reservations and prepare for our visa application.
Since we were travelling on a budget, and Air Asia, our local budget airlines are not flying to the state, we usually use Expedia and Skyscanner to compare and search for the cheapest flights available.
I personally prefer to check and search for the best hotel in tripadvisor.
Read the reviews first before you book your hotel. I like it that tripadvisor have this function where you can compare all the prices of the rooms from different hotel booking portal like Agoda.com, Hotel.com, etc.
Tips: Compare the prices in other website with the hotel website. Sometimes it is cheaper to book at the hotel website directly but other times it is cheaper to book with hotel booking portal.
You can view the process and requirements details on how I apply for my visa later once I completed my post. Will link it here.
- Item #1 Flight Tickets
- Item #2 Hotel Reservation
- Item #3 Visa
Plan my Itinerary:
How I do it?
1. Search for the MUST VISIT/DO ITEM! -just search from Google.com
2. Entrance fees
3. Opening & Closing Time
4. Plan my days
5. How to get there?
6. Budget my expenses
Tips: Your itinerary should be a guidance, a rough guide of how you want your day to be. Don’t force it!
You are not joining a travelling agency tour, feel free to change your itinerary to your mood and weather on that day. If you love the point of interest your are currently at, it’s fine to spend another 1-2 hours extra to fully enjoy your visit instead of ”touch-n-go”.
Trust me! It’s worth it!
~Enjoy the experience of the moment, BE~
Will upload my sample itinerary for your reference here. (once I am done writing it)
My usual sequence is:
1. Book flights
2. Book Accommodation
3. Plan my Itinerary
4. Change Currency
5. Pack my bags
6. Bye bye~ (don’t forget your passport!)
Photo Spot: Golden Gate Bridge
Caption: Top Highlights of our Awesome San Francisco Trip.