Category: Air Travel

Top 10 Tips For Traveling With Golf Clubs

There are some absolutely amazing golf courses in this world.  If you are like me, then you probably want to play as many of them as you can in your lifetime.  However, some of these courses may be thousands of miles from where you live, and bringing your clubs along with you on vacation can be cumbersome and expensive.

Instead of letting this discourage you, let me teach you some tips and tricks that I have picked up over the many years I have been traveling to play golf.  By using these tips, transporting your clubs will no longer be the big hassle that it has been.  That will leave you with more time to think about having fun on your trip, and shooting as low of a round as possible.

20 Tips for Those Visiting Africa for the First Time

It was almost midnight when we touched down at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania, so there wasn’t much we could see out of the window of the plane.  As our plane taxied up to the main airport building, the anticipation and anxiety of what this experience would be like started to build inside of me.  I was visiting Africa for the first time, and I couldn’t have felt more alive.

If you are planning your first trip to Africa, I am so insanely jealous of you right now.  I wish that I could go back to the stages when I was first planning my trip to Africa for the first time.  There is so much mystery and wonder associated with the continent of Africa.  I remember being both thrilled and terrified to be finally visiting.  I fell in love with Africa almost immediately, and will always love Africa, but there is something magical about that first visit.

Is Hidden City Ticketing Worth the Risks?

As travelers, we are constantly looking for ways to save money on travel so that we can afford to do more of it.  We explore new apps and websites to find the best deals on lodging, we do our research to find the most economic tours and excursions, and of course we always have our eye out for bargain airfare.’

In recent years, a strategy for finding low cost airfare has emerged that has created a lot of controversy in the travel industry.  This strategy, which is known as Hidden City Ticketing, isn’t illegal and it isn’t a scam, but it does come with some risks.  So much so that it has avid travelers debating whether or not the significant cost savings it can give you are worth it.

Tips For Making Travel More Affordable

Traveling can be an amazing experience that expands your horizons and helps you grow as a person. It can also be incredibly expensive if you don’t know how to find the best travel deals. We have all been in a situation where we have wanted to take a trip, but we just couldn’t find a way to make it work with our finances. Believe me, you are not alone.

The travel industry, like any other industry, is competitive. Because of that, there are deals to be had. With the right information, you can make travel to even the most exotic locations affordable. All you need to know is where to look and what to do (and not do) when making your travel plans.

10 Packing Tips That Every Traveler Should Follow

Nothing can ruin a trip quicker than making a major mistake with baggage.  Whether you forget something you need, don’t comply with airline baggage regulations, or run into a situation of lost or damaged luggage, these issues can put a major damper on any trip.  

I travel an average of 10 times a year, so I have quite a bit of experience packing a suitcase and carry-on bag.  Despite this experience, I still make the occasional mistake in packing every once in a while.  Reading about other people’s experiences over the years has helped me avoid some of the bigger mistakes, which I am thankful for.  

Part 3: Machu Picchu and Galapagos Planning

After months of planning and organizing, our planning for our Machu Picchu and Galapagos Islands trip is finally complete.  We have been doing our best to take you along with us during our planning process so that we can demonstrate to you how our unique planning process works.  Hopefully this information has been helpful for you and you and you will be able to use some of this process to plan your future trips.

The Top 10 Apps That Every Travel Enthusiast Should Have

If you are like me, you are always on the lookout for the latest-and-greatest new app that will make traveling easier.  I think it’s only human nature to want to make things as easy and accessible as possible, and phone apps are very good at doing both.  We have put together a list of some of the phone apps that we frequently use for travel, as well as a few that we are very excited to try out.

How to Survive a Long Flight

Over the years, I have come to understand that enjoying long flights and learning to cope with long flights are two completely different things. We can learn to make long flights more tolerable without actually enjoying them. That’s where this article comes in. I am going to fill you in on some of the most important tips and tricks we have learned over the years for surviving those really long and painful flights. If you follow these tips, you can make your next long flight much less unpleasant.

Friday Sound-Off: What are the Best and Worst Airports in the United States?

We have all been there before.  Your flight has been delayed, or even cancelled, and you are stuck in a lousy airport for hours-upon-hours.  It’s a horrible experience.  On the flip side, we all have airports that we genuinely enjoy.  I wouldn’t go so far as to say that we would like to use our free time to hang around at them, but these airports go above-and-beyond to make the experience for travelers less stressful.

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