Save Money on Flights by Clearing Browser Cookies

In today’s age of technology we are booking flights and flying across the county at increasing rates. With the summer season upon us, ticket prices will also be increasing. However, there are still a few tricks to  try to get the cheapest tickets available be flying certain times or certain days. You can read my post Best Time to Book Airline Tickets. However there is another trick that a lot of people may not know, and it’s pretty simple. It’s called clearing your cookies. Not we aren’t talking about cleaning cookies off your keyboard, lol, we are taking about clearing the history in your browsers. Continue reading “Save Money on Flights by Clearing Browser Cookies”

10 Smart Things to Pack in Your Carry-On

My husband and I have been traveling for many years and have learned a lot of things about flying, and packing for flights. Some of things we have learned through our own experience (good and bad), as well as listening to other travelers horror stories. While we can’t do anything about airlines delays or issues, we can at least try to be prepared as best we can for these inconveniences. This all starts with making sure you pack a small carry-on bag, even if it is for a short non-stop flight. Continue reading “10 Smart Things to Pack in Your Carry-On”

My Childhood Dream of Being a Flight Attendant One Day

Flight Attendant When I was little I had made a list of all the things I wanted to do by the time I was a certain age and what I wanted to be when I grew up. On the top of my list was to visit places like France, England, Greece, Germany and Italy. I thought that being a flight attendant and seeing the world had to be the best job ever! They got to see everything I wanted to see and get paid to do it. Little did I know than that most flight attendants don’t ever see much more than the airport and the hotel where they get shuttled off to for a few hours’ sleep. Continue reading “My Childhood Dream of Being a Flight Attendant One Day”

Ways to Alleviate the Symptoms of Jet Lag

jet-lag-action-planAs we are getting ready to take a long flight later this month and started thinking about jet leg. We’ve have traveled to Europe many times, but it has been a few years. Thus I decided to do some research and share ways to combat the effects of jet lag here on my travel blog. For those of you who haven’t flown on a long flight at 35, 000 feet, I want to share that jet lag is a temporary sleep problem that can affect anyone who quickly travels across multiple time zones. Continue reading “Ways to Alleviate the Symptoms of Jet Lag”

Sleep Patterns While Traveling – Adjusting to New Time Zones

Did you recently have to change your time due to a time change? This hour (especially when you lose it) really messes with a lot of people, Gene is in this lucky group, but an hour doesn’t seem to bother me as much. This did start me thinking about losing sleep and sleep patterns while traveling. Oddly enough Gene doesn’t have as much trouble adjusting to time differences when traveling to Europe, but this hour difference throws him for a loop, lol. Continue reading “Sleep Patterns While Traveling – Adjusting to New Time Zones”

Avoid the Worst of the LA Freeways to get to LAX

LA Freeways

We were currently in LA for the holidays and I remembered why we moved out of Southern CA, THE TRAFFIC, especially on the LA Freeways. It royally sucks, no other way to say it. With this in mind I asked Gene to write up a short post about getting back to the airport while avoiding some of the most horrible LA freeways – aka parking lots, lol.   He was a courier in the LA area for almost 18 years and drove at least 50, 000 – 60,000 miles a year on these congested freeways. Thus, he has had a lot of experience trying to avoid the daily backups. Please let us know if you have any questions. Continue reading “Avoid the Worst of the LA Freeways to get to LAX”

Thoughts after 6 Months of Blogging & My 6 Top Posts

6_monthsFirst of all, a HUGE thank you to all of my readers. I appreciate you more than you know. You have kept me going with your comments and suggestions. It has been a fun but busy 6 months and I look forward to what the next 6 months will bring. For those bloggers out there reading my posts, you know what I mean. When I first started this blog I thought I would be able to just write an article, post it on my blog and maybe share it on Facebook and Twitter once in a while. I quickly realized that I had a lot to learn. I also didn’t realize how much of a time commitment it would be. Continue reading “Thoughts after 6 Months of Blogging & My 6 Top Posts”

Horrible Experience as “First Class” Passengers on American Airlines

American Airlines SignThis post is a little different (and way longer than usual – sorry) as I want to share our recent horrible experience as “First Class” passengers on American Airlines. We had 100,000 miles left with American because it is so hard to try to make reservations using an award ticket. Plus we have been screwed by American in the past and started earning miles through another carrier. Continue reading “Horrible Experience as “First Class” Passengers on American Airlines”

Baggage Rules and Fees of Top 4 US Carriers

luggageWhile doing research for my Airline Flight Delays and Cancellationss post, I came across a lot of references to baggage and baggage fees, thus I decided to do more research and gather info for the same four U.S. carriers: American, Delta, Southwest, and United.  Of course, check with your carrier, as these rules and fees can change without notice.  (do I sound like an announcer, lol?) Here is what I found. Continue reading “Baggage Rules and Fees of Top 4 US Carriers”

Airline Flight Delays and Cancellations

Denver AirportDenver International Airport

A couple of weeks ago we got an email from American Airlines that they had made minor changes to an upcoming flight (I guess a 6 hour difference is minor to them). I honestly don’t know how they are still in business. We have two first class tickets to NYC in October and they just discontinued our route home. Continue reading “Airline Flight Delays and Cancellations”