There are few pleasures in life greater than curling up with a good book, so I am excited to share my picks for the best books for travel lovers. To compile a manageable list, I selected only books that I have read or re-read in the last year and that I loved.
In these works of fiction and nonfiction, the sense of place is so palpable that the location itself becomes a character in the story. Whether you are an intrepid adventurer or more of an armchair traveler, there is something here for you. So, add these titles to your Goodreads list, check them out at your local library, gift them to a friend, or treat yourself and let the journey begin!
“Place matters when its story is told.” -@weareEDEN, #7WordStories
Did you know that many airports around the world (from Istanbul to Singapore) offer free city tours for travelers in transit on long layovers? On a recent trip from Singapore to Washington, D.C., we added a free award segment to Seoul, South Korea to take advantage of the Seoul Airport free transit tours. Was it worth it? Here’s how it went:
Did you know that many airports around the world offer free layover tours for travelers in transit? And even in cities that do not, you can easily design your own layover tour. We recently had the opportunity to maximize our travels (and layovers) through a self-guided visit to San Francisco and a free transit tour from Incheon Airport (ICN) in Seoul, South Korea. Here’s how it went:
Over Labor Day weekend, 240,000+ points were stolen from my Hilton Honors Account. Here’s what happened, how it turned out, and how you can (and should) protect your airline frequent flyer miles and hotel points.
The thought of flying from North America to Australia can be overwhelming–and for good reason. Spending 21 hours in the air and adjusting to a 14-hour time difference is not easy! On the blog I shared tips for surviving a long-haul flight. And now our family has just put them to the test on our longest ever trip. Did we follow our own advice? See how we fared, as we answer the question, “How painful is it to fly in Economy to Australia?”
We had an overwhelming response to our first-ever giveaway! So, we couldn’t bring ourselves to have just one winner. We have randomly selected THREE new subscribers to receive a pair of Coolover compression socks!
In addition to our current giveaway offer, The Trip Takes Us has an exciting new contest. As announced on the We Travel There podcast, you can now enter to win a free Miles Makeover that will teach you the tips and tricks you need to fly for FREE.
Kathy Forest, from TheTripTakesUs.com, will meet with you for a one-hour Miles Makeover session to customize a plan for you to be able fly for FREE to your dream destination. She will give you all the tips and tricks you need to make this happen (and don’t worry, you don’t even need to step foot on a plane to earn free travel).
Whether you are looking to go to Orlando or Oman, Montreal or Mumbai, Kathy can help you make it happen.
To enter, send an email by Wednesday, July 17, 2019 to email@example.com and tell us where you dream about traveling for free.
Consultations will be done via FaceTime/Skype. The miles and points landscape varies significantly from country to country, so these sessions are designed for a U.S.-based audience.
Our wonderful Canadian peeps can learn more about miles and points in the True North at Ricky Zhang’s site PrinceofTravel.com. UK-based? They have you covered over at the TPG UK site.
We can’t wait to hear where YOU will go with your Miles Makeover.
In just over a month, we are off to Sydney, Australia (from Washington, D.C.). The question has crossed my mind more than once, “How are we going to survive the trip?” Long-haul flights can take a real toll on your body and mind. Here’s my plan for surviving our 20+ hours in the air: