And the lavatories... don't get me started on those. I remember hitting the lavatories many, many times during that flight -- not to use them, just to stand in them. I was fascinated at how everything could fit into such a small space. I stood inside the lavatories, locked the door and pretended I was in an airline commercial, showing the audience how cool the toilet flushing sounded!
In retrospect, I probably should have played pretend less, and rested more -- because when we finally arrived in New York, I was feeling sick as a dog. So sick, in fact, that my sister and I had to stay in our teeny Manhattan apartment for a whole week before we felt well enough to see the sights. I lost a whole week of the Big Apple that time -- but in the years to come, I more than made up for it.
I will never forget how that first international flight sparked my excitement for flying and kindled my passion for travel. Even now, countless flights later, I still feel a thrill of excitement when I board a plane, knowing I'm traveling to another country. My kids feel the same way, and I'm so happy I've passed down my love of traveling to them.
JetSetVacations.com guarantees the lowest rates to Mexico, the Caribbean, and Costa Rica and specializes in helping families travel on a budget. They are a travel wholesaler with 15 years of experience that can serve all of your travel booking needs whether you’re looking for a family adventure, quick weekend away, or romantic trip for two. Every booking provides you with white glove service which includes a vacation concierge to assist you with your needs while you are on vacation.
Join the JetSetVacations.com Twitter Party
This Wednesday, you can enter to win a $1,000 vacation credit and more by participating in the JetSetVacations.com Twitter Party from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. EST.
Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with JetSetVacations and Global Influence and I have been compensated for my participation. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.