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:Continue reading “Tips for Surviving a Long Flight”
Do you like free gifts? Do you have plans to stay at a Kimpton Hotel this summer? If so, you’re going to want the new Kimpton secret password.
Did you know that you can earn points and miles every time use the ridesharing service Lyft?
It couldn’t be easier to be on your way towards free travel. We will show you how.Continue reading “Earn Points and Miles with Lyft”
“The opposite of a great truth is also true.” — Gretchen Rubin
Last week, I talked about the pitfalls of competitive travel and letting your travel decisions be driven by a checklist, selecting destinations you aren’t passionate about simply to say you have been there. I still believe everything I said there is true. Except when it isn’t. (See that? “The opposite of a great truth is also true.”)
Let’s look at why having a travel goal or list can be useful!Continue reading “Having a Travel Goal or List”
In the world of travel, there is a relatively small group of competitive travelers seeking to set records. Who can beat out the youngest person to have visited every country in the world? Who will be the first African American solo female traveler to do so? The joy seems to lie in collecting the passport stamp and checking another country off their list.
What does their influence mean for the rest of us? Does it even matter how many countries you visit?
Warning: This post contains adorable puppy photos!
We here at The Trip Takes Us love all things travel-related, so we recently accompanied a service dog in training on a familiarization trip to Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) for his first exposure to all the craziness an airport has to offer.
Come meet Hero Dogs Captain as he explores this new environment and find out what we learned!
How to Prevent Your Frequent Flier Miles from Expiring (Without Setting Foot on a Plane)
One common complaint about frequent flier miles is that, if you do not fly enough, they can expire before you have the opportunity to redeem them. It is indeed frustrating to diligently credit flights to your account only to find that, after a certain period of inactivity, those miles have disappeared.
Here are easy ways to not only prevent miles from expiring, but also to earn a few extra in the process. If you protect your points, soon you could be sitting pretty here!
This week on Ask a Pilot, pilot Rene answers questions submitted by our readers (you!):
Grand Canyon National Park is a place of immense beauty on an almost incomprehensible scale. For good reason, it is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. People come from around the globe to see this divine abyss with their own eyes. Too many forget, however, that national parks are not Disney World. They feature Mother Nature, often at her cruelest.
Just this morning, a 70-year old visitor to the Grand Canyon fell to her death–the FOURTH such falling death in the Canyon in the past month.
Based on the foolish behavior we witnessed at the Grand Canyon last week, it is almost surprising that such tragic deaths are not even more frequent. You will not believe what we saw!