How to Survive an Airport Layover

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Guest Post by Jess Signet (@JesssTravels)

Ah, the excruciating layover. By the time I landed in Chicago on the way home from Bangkok – sick and having already traveled for a solid twenty-five hours – you can imagine how I felt about a nine-hour layover. Sometimes it’s impossible to fly directly between your departure and arrival cities. I created my own nightmare by choosing the cheapest option available – it sounded better on paper. Continue reading

Stop Waiting. Take Your Bucket List Adventure Today!

Complete my bucket list? It’s more likely that I’ll be Dancing with the Stars.

When I completed the first draft (on the back of a Red Robin cocktail napkin), I was giddy with possibility. That was ten years ago and life is constantly putting up roadblocks.

Alaska glacier cruise

Getting up close and personal with glaciers was a highlight of my Alaskan Cruise.

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Boys Don’t Make Passes…

…at girls who wear glasses. I’ve Googled around and can’t find the ad I KNOW I remember hearing/seeing back in the ’70’s that shamed near-sighted women. Maybe it was Bausch & Lomb?

simple tip if you forget your glasses when traveling

Without corrective lenses, I’m blind. Not squint-to-read-a-menu blind. I’m talking Mr. Magoo on a bad day. So my travel packing requires contact lens case, solution, and glasses.

And sometimes they get forgot. Continue reading

6 Tips to Make Your Weekend Trip a Breeze

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That’s your plane taking off. But you’re still in the parking lot. Ugh. (Photo: Shutterstock)

I have a series of upcoming quick weekend trips with flights out on Friday nights and dreaded early Monday morning returns. These are the jaunts that try one’s soul. I decided to try break some of my usual travel habits to make these weekend getaways easier and less stressful. Continue reading

Drive, Baby, Drive: What You Need to Know Before Renting A Car In Europe

Castle in Bazel BelgiumEurope’s train system is incredible. For the price of a lunch in New York City, you can pick up a 2nd class ticket in any city and get yourself to another city for a day of touring. It’s practical, economical, and reliable.

Why, you ask, did we forsake that security to rent a car?

Um. Because we were traveling Americans. And road trips are what we do. Continue reading