As a Curmudgeon-at-Large, I can’t afford expensive holiday trips. There are no Ritz-Carlton’s or Waldorf Astoria’s in my future. I needed to get away but I needed to economize. I kept looking and looking and finally found one of those inexpensive, all exclusive vacation packages – courtesy of FBN Travel – that sounded too good to be true. It was. Only later did I find out that FBN stood for fly by night.
My first clue should have been the name of the ship on which we were booked.
This is the last time I take a cheap vacation by booking a room on a freighter!
After our rescue, we arrived at port. I was provided with a rental car that fit my budget. (They gave me a tarp in case of rain.)
I drove to our destination. It was advertised as a remote, exclusive getaway off the beaten track.
I had been told that accommodations were authentically rustic.
Economy lodging certainly has its drawbacks.
The beaches were not exactly pristine.
Dining was a unique experience.
After a relaxing vacation, we looked forward to getting back. We only needed to traverse the TSA conga line at the airport.
Yes, I know that all of this is lame but surely you can outdo me with bad vacation experiences. I await your responses.