Being Prepared for When You Have to Sleep in the Airport

As I’m sure any of you who read my recent rant about American Airlines are well aware of, I recently spent a cold, uncomfortable night in the Jacksonville International Airport due to a diverted flight. 

While some of the things I had brought along with me on the trip ended up being lifesavers that night, there were a few things I found myself wishing I had with me. You can’t always guarantee you’re going to make it to your destination and spend the night in a warm bed, so it’s best to prepare yourself for these kinds of eventualities whenever possible. A few things thrown into your carry-on can make all the difference in the world. These are the things I suggest you pack for your next flight to ensure you can make the most of a tough situation when it happens.

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Why I’ll Never Fly American Airlines Again

American Airlines is, by far, the worst airline I’ve ever flown with and I’ll never fly with them again. I usually try to keep this blog fairly positive but I also like to keep it honest with my reviews of various products and services related to travel as I want others to benefit from my experiences. In this case, I have basically no choice but to write a scathing review of my experiences with American Airlines. 

Life in California: Perceptions vs. Reality

I get a lot of different reactions from people when I tell them I’m from California. It’s interesting, because no matter where you go in the world, people seem to have an opinion about what California and Californians are like. Some people assume I’m rubbing elbows with movie stars and living the glamorous, “Hollywood” lifestyle. Others assume I must be some kind of a surf bum who smokes weed all the time and talks like a valley girl. Yet others still assume I must be snobby, or rich, or even a crunchy granola hippie. I’ve heard it all.

Things you should probably know about Kauai.

The first time I ever went to Hawaii, I chose Kauai. Having done my research, I knew I would be absolutely enchanted with the beautiful garden island, and it didn’t disappoint. If you’re thinking about going to Hawaii and you haven’t decided which island you want to visit first, you should know that each one is unique and offers something different. Depending on your personality and what you want to get out of your trip, you’ll want to choose different islands. Personally, Kauai fits me like a glove.

Airports You Can Actually Enjoy.

If you’re like me and you hate dealing with the airport, you’ll be happy to know that some airports around the world have added some amenities that make your time there more pleasant. When I was recently at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, I stayed in a nice hotel that was inside of the International Airport terminal. They had rooms outside of security, where I stayed, but they also had rooms inside of the secure area, so that even travelers only in Tokyo for a long layover could find a place to lay their heads for the night. I’ll go into that more in a bit, but I was inspired by my experience to do a little research on airports around the world that offer up some great amenities to travelers. If you’re planning a trip that involves any of these airports, make sure to check out these awesome bonuses and your travels will be just a little more relaxing.

Take a Spontaneous Trip with Last Minute Travel Deals!

Sometimes it’s nice to just be spontaneous with your travel. If you’re looking for a last minute deal on a little getaway, there are a dizzying array of sites and services out there looking for help you out with that. The thing is, many different travel-related companies such as airlines and hotels are looking to fill their open spots at the last minute and they are usually willing to give you a deal in order to fill up those spots. From their perspective, giving you a discount will still make them more of a profit then leaving those seats or rooms empty, so it’s a win-win scenario.

Anyway, if you’re interested in a last minute, spontaneous trip, here are some resources for you to find a deal: