Well at least for us. I booked a ton of reservations. It's interesting that I decided that 2022 is it. Started with Christmas 2021. We are going back to Hawaii. I booked using a combination of miles and points. Then I booked our tickets in February 2022 to Mexico. Using the travel companion fare on Alaska it was $1500 for the 4 of us on the only direct flight. We also paid for today our friend's timeshare for $1800 for the week. It's a very fancy resort and for $1800 we got a 2 bedroom suite. That is huge considering that $250/night is not unreasonable nowadays especially for a 2 bedroom suite which technically can fit another family. If we wanted to save money we could easily invite another family for $800 for the week.
Finally I booked a flight to Canada for DH's cousin's wedding. I finally snatched up and used our united airlines miles. So we booked 4 tickets for $12 each and 26k miles. Considering we've been sitting on our miles for years and never earning or using them. I'm glad to be over and done. 1 less account to worry about. We basically now always fly hawaiian or Alaska mostly because we want to fly direct. Flying direct is a premium always. This is also why using our unused miles is so nice. We get to use miles we don't earn anymore and we get the only direct flight considering alaska didn't have any direct flights!
I am so excited right now. Last hold up is DH's passport. He sent it off for renewal this month and they said 18 weeks. That puts him at January. But I think we should be fine by then.
Can you feel the energy? I think life is getting back to normal.