Jonathan, Drew, Chelsea at Startup Abroad

The Thrill of Booking Plane Tickets

As I’ve said before, buying plane tickets is the only form of shopping I enjoy. Why?

Simple. The thrill that occurs when I click “confirm payment” on Expedia, Kayak, Cheapoair, or any of the other thousands of airline booking portals. That single 1 second action instantly transports me to some place in the future, and sets a new string of events for my life in motion.

Less than 2 months ago, I decided to seize the opportunity to Bali for Startup Abroad. A few days later, I booked my plane ticket.

Travel is entirely about relationships – and I’m now on the other side of the planet with 8 amazing entrepreneurs building lifelong friendships and business connections. To me, that’s why travel is the only form of spending money that makes my life richer.

That’s why I love clicking “confirm payment”. How about you?

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Drew Meyers

Drew Meyers is the co-founder of Horizon & Oh Hey World. He worked for Zillow from September of 2005 to January of 2010 on the marketing team managing Zillow’s API program and various online partnerships. Founder of Geek Estate Blog, a multi-author blog focused on real estate technology for real estate professionals, and, a blog devoted to exploring the world of microfinance. As passionate as you get about travel.

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  • Simo

    Couldnt agree with you more…

    • I’m in the process of booking my next ticket now. trying to figure out where to go to transform my life next…

  • As an aside, have you used (disclosure; I am an investor) but they are saving people a ton of money and especially for international travel. Try it out to book your next trip or become an expert!

    • Hey Niki-
      I’ve heard about flightfox, but never used it. It requires I know where I want to go first 😉

      Side note, would love to get on skype for a bit sometime soon…it’s been awhile since we’ve chatted and I had no idea you had roots in the travel industry.