This holiday season, I made the regrettable mistake of not trying to book my airfare home from San Francisco to Connecticut until December 7th. The past couple of years I have flown near the holidays (in 2010 to Chicago, in 2011 to San Francisco) and have never found the fares to be that egregious. I had no idea that when I loaded Kayak, I would be faced with a $1200.00 round trip flight to get home.
In a moment of frugality and desperation, I booked my travel. But I only booked one flight – from JFK to SFO. To get back to the East Coast, I booked a grueling, three-day-long Greyhound bus trip from San Francisco to New York.
I promised numerous people I would livetweet this trip. Found below are the tweets from my epic journey across the Lower 48.