Normally when I travel I am all about saving money. Why get a hotel room in the center of the city when you can get a hostel in a cheaper area? Why pay money for a taxi when you could take a train or walk?
This trip I chose centrally located hotels, close to everything so we could just walk out the door and be in the heart of it all.
In Slovenia we could have taken buses to get to and from Ljubljana and Bohinj, but both times we chose to take private transport. Sure I could have walked to a bus, but then all our luggage? Can I walk to the bus and lug my stuff? Do I really want to make Patrick cart all my stuff around if I cannot do it myself? Why do all that work if I can afford not to? Why would I force myself to do extra work that will make me too tired to enjoy actually seeing sites? I spend more money when I travel so that I can enjoy where I am and see as much of it as possible.
When we took our private shuttle from the nicest hotel at Lake Bohinj to the nicest hotel in Ljubljanna, Patrick overheard the driver on his phone. When answering what he was doing, the driver responded referring to us as two bourgeoisies. It is not exactly a label I would like to have, but I have certainly been called worse.