A friend switching jobs offered to take me on a cruise. It was the same price for her whether I went or not. Remember that, friends of broke grad students. Sadly, we couldn’t work out the timing, with my classes and her inviolate start date. Bummer. Turned out for the best in a way, as I spent Spring Break working, and I’m still so behind I can’t imagine ever catching up at this point. Four days in the sun would’ve totally screwed me. But boy, could I use a vacation. I keep looking at the site we would have used to book – Best Fares. You have to pay a fee to join – it was $25 the last time I was a member a few years ago – but you save that on your first purchase. They’re especially good for cheap European airfare deals. And of course, cruises. If you go, think of me….

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