First can we discuss my messenger bag over there? I love it! It is my favorite bag on the planet and I don’t have enough reason to use it, which makes me a little cranky. It’s cute and has loads of pockets for an uber organizer like me. Any bag, purse, whatever I buy has to have plenty of pockets. And also? It has a boxer stitched on it! Which immediately makes it fantastic! Ten bucks at Big Lots, oh yeah!
I will be purchasing a new suitcase for my trip as per Scott’s orders, but I’ll get to his demands in a minute. Let’s talk dets!
Here’s the deal, being a Featured Publisher with FoodBuzz does come with lots of benefits. The biggest one being related to my trip! FoodBuzz is having their first ever FoodBuzz Festival in November (6th-8th)! A weekend-long adventure exploring San Francisco and its food culture. The best part is that featured publishers are allowed to attend the festival for free! We just have to pay for travel and rooms.
Pretty sweet deal, right? I originally wasn’t planning on going but then talked with Scott about it and he was all, “Go and have a good time. Network, meet your friends, and have a blast.”
I love this man!
So I started making plans! One of my favorite bloggers, Lori from Fake Food Free is going, and remember she was also a Feet on the Street feature as well! We decided to room together. Woooot! She is actually off being a world traveler right now with her hubs; they are touring SE Asia. On her way back to the states, she’s stopping in San Francisco for the festival. She’ll actually be there all week.
I looked into ticket prices and going in early and coming home on Monday was actually the same price as flying in on Fri and leaving Sunday. Because of that Lori and I agreed that I should totally fly in early and just make the whole experience a mini vacation. Scott was down with that too!
I am leaving for San Francisco on Wednesday, November 4th and will arrive in San Fran around 5:30pm that evening. I’m staying until Monday and leaving Monday morning. I know lots of my other fave bloggers are also going to be there but let’s name a few:
Allison from Green Dog Wine, holla!
Andrea from Care to Eat. Um, two A’s in one place? TROUBLE!
Amanda from Two Boos who Eat, wha’ up!
I know for sure these ladies are going. And I know that Allison is having a party in her room with all her roommates because there are a bunch of them! :p
If you are also going to the FoodBuzz Festival please speak up and tell me! Or email me at Andrea AT Offhercork.com with FoodBuzz Fest in the subject line. Give me your dets and let’s see if we can plan something out. Also if you live in the San Fran area, shout it so I can bug you with questions and other things.
Now, friends listen, here is where I need your help!
What great tips do you have for flying? I have not flown since 1998 and that was my first flight ever. Also, coincidentally enough, I went to San Fran out of Columbus, OH. I know! But anyway, lots have changed since ’98 obviously and I want to be prepared. Also I’ll be by myself so I want to make sure all my bases are covered (Note: Dear Stalkers, Remember I can run 1/2 marathons, and currently train in two different martial arts, one of which involves weapons. Just saying.)
My flight out of Cbus is at 1:05pm, about what time should I check-in? I was thinking I need to be at the airport by 11:30am. I will be checking a suitcase so I don’t think I can check-in online and just head to the terminal.
I have a layover in Dallas, so E I will wave to you and send you smooches as I wander around the airport. How is DFW airport? Huge, crazy, easy to navigate? I don’t want to get lost and miss my flight because then I will cry and wow I am so not a pretty, calm cryer.
So hit me with your best tips! What foods would be great to bring? I will have a backpack as my carry-on, something I can shove under my seat. It will have my laptop, camera, and backup things like undies and facewash, in the event my luggage goes off on its own. I will also be packing food because I’ll need to stay fueled and don’t want to risk not encountering Andrea friendly foods in the various airports. Any snack ideas would be great!
My man is so cute and sweet. He’s been busting his butt trying to make sure I have everything I need for my trip (new suitcase, extra camera battery etc.). He’s even the one who researched plane tickets for me and picked the best ones. Love him! It’s going to be hard to leave him to his own devices for a week.
So there you have it, my big trip in less than a month! I’m so excited I can’t stand it and slightly petrified at the same time!