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.
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.
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.
Chances are, you have heard the story by now. A young woman flying home on Spirit Airlines was allegedly told by an airline employee to either set her emotional support hamster free or flush it down the toilet after being told that the animal couldn’t accompany her on a flight. The news hit social media and almost instantly went viral.
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.
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.
While the REAL ID Act got a lot of attention when it was first passed back in 2005, it is something that hasn’t been in the news all that much in recent months. However, now that the Department of Homeland Security’s implementation deadline (January 22, 2018) is here, we thought it would be a great time to review the REAL ID Act and let you know how this could impact your travel plans.
With the increasing understanding we have of the impact humans are having on our environment, more-and-more attention has been given to sustainable practices. From sustainable building, to sustainable farming, it seems like sustainability has become a very big trend in recent years. And now it seems, the travel industry has begun to follow suit.
And if airlines take the same route as hotel chains such as Hilton and Marriott and provide positive incentives, such as discounts to loyalty program members for direct booking with them, this shift might not be all bad.
If you were following along with your own trip in mind, you should have a compiled list of all of the things your group would like to see, ranked in order of what your group would like to see the most, and a map with all of these places laid out on it. If you haven’t done that yet, I suggest you go back and do that before reading this article any further. It will be awfully difficult to start planning the “how”, or the logistics, of your trip if you don’t yet know what you want to see and where those things are.