One of my favorite perks of being a homeschooling family is that we can maximize the unbelievably cheap airfares during low season. So when someone posts a deal that looks too good to be true on Facebook, I don’t only click on the link with bulging eyes, but I also click on the PURCHASE NOW button in a heartbeat. 🙂
That’s exactly what happened when a friend of mine posted a deal on Facebook that Delta Airlines was offering a special promotion on travels to Hong Kong. I clicked on the link, saw the jaw-dropping rate of $367 round trip tickets from SFO to Hong Kong, and immediately purchased 2 for Bridgette and I. $367! Round trip! We normally wouldn’t even be able to fly to New York or Hawaii at that price!
The only downside to the $367 rate was that it required a stopover in Seattle. We normally fly direct to HKG on Singapore Airlines, but hey, for a third of what we have paid in the past for Singapore Airlines, stopping over in Seattle was not a bad compromise at all. In fact, I decided it’d actually be kind of fun if we made an adventure out of it!
I selected the itinerary that gave us the longest possible stopover in Seattle (23 hours) and used mileage points to book a one night stay at the Seattle Renaissance Hotel for Bridgette and I.
This may come across as a shocker, but of all the times Bridgette and I have traveled, we’ve never taken a trip by ourselves. We’ve traveled to a number of places together since she was born–Japan, London, Paris, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Mexico, New York, New Orleans, Canada, Thailand, Hangzhou, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Bahamas….but each and every time, we either traveled with others or we traveled to visit friends/family at the destination. So, this overnighter in Seattle was our very first mother/daughter trip and we were both super excited for it!
I had been to Seattle a number of times before, but it was Bridgette’s first visit. After doing some research online together, we narrowed down to the 2 places that she was most interested in experiencing–the Seattle Great Wheel and Pike’s Market Place. Luckily, both were quite close in proximity to our hotel.
While researching and planning for our trip, Bridgette decided that she’d like to start her own YouTube channel to document her travels. She felt it could be helpful and inspiring to other kids since she personally has been inspired by YouTubers like Nooderella and Mei Yu. Our trip to Seattle was her very first YouTube travel video, which you can watch here.
Hope you enjoy her videos! If you like, comment, or subscribe to her channel, it would be so encouraging to her! Thanks in advance. 🙂