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:Continue reading “Seoul Airport Free Transit Tours”
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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!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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:Continue reading “Tips for Surviving a Long Flight”
In our neck of the woods, families are now heading off for spring break. Many of you may have fun family trips or activities planned as well.
Here’s my little parenting hack for getting the kids excited and engaged for each day of whatever your vacation holds.
Every March and April more than 1.5 million tourists descend upon Washington, D.C. to see the famous Cherry Blossoms. As we hit peak bloom, you might be asking yourself how you can visit the world-famous Tidal Basin without battling the crowds.
Years ago, I stumbled upon the secret.
For most of their lives, my children happily visited our local air and space and natural history museums. However, any suggestion that we go to an art museum would be met with a chorus of “That’s boring.”
Fast forward several years, and my boys enthusiastically spend hours exploring art museums. On a recent trip, they devoured the Musée D’Orsay, the Louvre, and the Rodin Museum in Paris, and I had to drag them out of the British Museum in London. So, how did we get from point A (total rejection) to point B (complaining when they have to LEAVE)? Here is my magic formula:
We’ve all seen them (and many of us have been them): Parents, in the airport, at the end of their rope, clutching desperately to their very last bits of sanity. Nothing says “vacation” like a family meltdown in the airport. Air travel with kids in tow can be, shall we say, a bit stressful, so most of us simply want to contain the pain and take the quickest route from Point A to Point B.
I am no different. I have typically gravitated towards direct flights for that very purpose.
However, now that my kids are all teenagers with quite a bit of travel experience, I have decided to turn that approach on its head and instead experiment with making the journey as long as possible.
Before you decide whether I am insane, hear me out.