It’s the thing every traveler with a layover of any size dreads: a missed connection. It’s the thing every perpetually late traveler dreads: a missed flight. My husband and I travel a lot—like, a LOT—and believe it or not, we just had our first missed flight situation this past January on our way to Auckland,… Continue reading What to Do When You Miss Your Flight
Exciting news! There’s a new lounge at SFO, and it’s one of the most exclusive spots in town. New United Polaris Lounges are popping up all over the United States, with one now available in San Francisco, and my husband Steve and I were fortunate enough to pass through on our layovers to and from… Continue reading SFO United Polaris Lounge
It’s Motivation Monday! This Monday I want to motivate you to get out of your comfort zone and not allow your fears of the unknown keep you from going where you want to go. I belong to several Facebook groups where people can ask questions about travel–what to do or see in a city or… Continue reading How to Handle a Layover
Are you loyal to a specific airline or airline alliance? Is it always best to go with the cheapest ticket on the cheapest flight? I think it depends, but here are some reasons airline loyalty may be worth looking into! Everyone’s travel needs are different, but these are some of my husband’s and my favorite… Continue reading Benefits of Airline Loyalty
We’ve come a long way since the first hot air balloon took to the skies in France on November 21, 1783. There have been some blips and blimps along the way, but air travel is safer than ever, faster than ever (well, except for that Concorde), and takes us farther than ever before. Take a… Continue reading A Brief History of Flight
Originally published 5 February 2014. This is the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for me! While I was sorry to leave Val, and I was so thankful for her and her Steve’s hospitality, I was looking forward to getting home to see my Steve when he picked me up at the airport in… Continue reading The Flight for True Love
I’m about to confess something to you that I just hate to admit. The couple of days before a trip of any length–two days to two weeks–are so stressful! This time was no different. A series of stressful events are coming up that we have no control over, and to top it off, Steve was… Continue reading A Day of Delight at Dulles!