My usually good travel planning went slightly askew during the preparation for our upcoming trip.
While planning a short trip to Edinburgh, Scotland I initially planned on being away from home for ten days therefore I purchased plane tickets to leave on a Tuesday and to return on a Thursday 10 days later.
After confirming our air travel arrangements I reserved a room at the Apex International Hotel in Edinburgh. I’d previously researched Edinburgh to decide which area of the city would be best suited for our stay. We decided that we wanted to stay in the old town area near Sterling Castle and after looking at the hotels in that area we decided on the Apex International Hotel.
For me the decision was an easy one in that the hotel is rated reasonably high by Trip Advisor (they have not disappointed me in the past), it has an fantastic view of the castle and it is right across the road from several very nice pubs.
The actual airfare ended up being cheaper by about $40.00 per person due to the change however the change fee was $300.00 per person therefore the price of airfare went up about $520.00. I don’t recommend this; try to get your travel arrangements correct the first time!
Since I extended our stay in Scotland and made arrangements to stay in Glasgow after what was to be our last day in Edinburgh and in country I had to arrange for a hotel in Edinburgh after returning from Glasgow. The decision was made easier due to the fact that we already liked the Apex International Hotel and that they agreed to store our luggage while we were in Glasgow.