Aim for a backpack and one carry-on suitcase—mobility is the name of the game. Throw a few things in a bag on Thursday after work and head out that night or first thing Friday morning.
Cordura and leather
backpack, $96 by Drifter
Expandable spinner upright,
$145 by Delsey
Do some research.
Once you decide where you want to go, start Googling around for ideas on things you don't want to miss while you're there. We're not saying book back-to-back-to-back garden excursions. But have an idea of what you want to do each day to ensure you're getting your time and money's worth.
Use those points.
Quit hoarding those credit card points you've worked hard to earn. You'll be surprised at the reduction in travel costs, especially on last minute trips or upgrades.
Remember that this is off-duty time. So enjoy some drinks, go out and explore, and if she asks you to dance with her, dance.
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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