May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light.
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Insiders!
This is my favorite holiday and the perfect time to talk about travel luck.
Share your stories of luck on your travels here! And if you have a great tale of travel to Ireland it seems appropriate to post that here, too. Despite my Irish heritage I have yet to visit the Emerald Isle.
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I suppose if you consider finding money/things then I had quite a bit of that growing up; I was renowned in my family (of 4 lol) for finding just about anything.
And I'm sure there's many other things I'm forgetting about that I found in travels while I was younger, but alas such luck hasn't continued so much into adulthood; perhaps the responsibility and business of adult life has kept me from observing the world around me as I did in my youth.
As for Ireland, I did go to Dublin and surrounding area in my teens, was a fabulous trip, and can't wait to go again someday with my children! I will have to visit the west coast around Shannon where my ancestors hail from.
Luck? Hmmm, yes.
"May your days be many and your troubles be few.
May all God's blessings descend upon you.
May peace be within you, may your heart be strong.
May you find what you're seeking, wherever you roam."
- Irish blessing
Travel blessings to all!
I got an unexpected surprise at a Marriott on my honeymoon recently! I made a reservation at a Marriott in Milan (thanks to Insiders recommendations) for the last night of our honeymoon, and left a comment in the reservation notes about it. They upgraded us to an amazing suite (the largest suite I've ever seen in person) with a personal balcony, and had cheese and wine waiting in the room for us. It was so special! I felt very lucky.
31 years ago, today, I found my bride, soul mate, mother of my children and my purpose in life. May will be our 30th anniversary, which we will be celebrating over two weeks in France, to include stops at the Renaissance Aix en Provence, the Lyon Marriott and some time in Paris. I'd say that's pretty damned lucky!
MY luckiest time was flying back from Colorado Springs to Phx and due to high temps they had a weight problem so first asked for volunteers then began to require people to get off . I wouldn't do either so finally they got down to the weight limits by paying people a lot of money to get off. A friend got off but no one told him that all flights were full for next three days so he had to rnet a car to drive to Denver . I of course got in on ( relative) time
Such a fun thread to read! While I haven't experienced great luck while on a trip, I did have a lucky St. Patrick's Day in Waikiki a few years back. I was vacationing there with family when something reminded me of my best friend. We live quite far from each other and do not get to see one another as much as we'd like. At this particular time, she had been traveling quite a bit for work and hadn't been talking as much as we usually do. I sent her a text and her response was, "I'm in the same place you are!" At first, I thought she meant she was in the same restaurant as me, but in reality, she meant she was in Waikiki on a business trip. We ended up meeting up after she was done with her conference and enjoyed some best friend time in beautiful Hawaii.
I consider myself lucky to have been able to see as many places as I have, but it seems that this is extent of my luck when it comes to my travels.
Some memorable mishaps include getting stuck in what must have been a rarely-used beach-access elevator at our hotel with my sister for several hours, getting stuck in Austria for a week due to an avalanche, and more recently, having the "pleasure" of sitting in the front row of a tiny airplane with full view of the partition-less cockpit and the pilot in it, who looked to be about 16 years old.
While I was less than thrilled at the time of these events, I came out no worse for wear. Each time, I returned home with another adventure under my belt and another story to tell; many people travel for these exact reasons. If everything goes as planned, I guess it's not much of an adventure. Mission accomplished?