If there was ever week that I needed to be in the office every possible minute, it’s this one. Lots to do when you’re getting ready to go away for two weeks, ya’ know? πŸ™‚ But it’s not to be. I’m departing tomorrow afternoon for a 2-night business trip to Boston. I’ll be flying the US Airways Shuttle from DCA to Boston and back. My upgrade tomorrow has already cleared, and I’m ready to go. Staying at the Doubletree Boston Downtown, which I’ll be sure to post a review about at my earliest opportunity.

Short business trips to great cities are always good, but the big focus this week is on getting enough loose ends tied up to leave on a 2-week vacation aboard the largest cruise ship in the world, Allure of the Seas. Allure sails 7-night eastern and western Caribbean itineraries from Fort Lauderdale, and we are doing both cruises back to back (B2B). This is actually our second B2B cruise, but that was just practice for this one! I will be blogging regularly from Allure of the Seas beginning when we set sail on October 23rd all the way through the last day of our second cruise on November 6th. My camera is charged and I’m eager to share the details of such an enormous ship with you. We leave for Fort Lauderdale Saturday afternoon, again, on US Airways via Charlotte since US axed our originally booked afternoon nonstop to Fort Lauderdale on Saturdays for the fall. Oh well, I think Charlotte is a great place to change planes if you can’t take a nonstop flight.