Saturday May 21, 2011
Airports - often over or under air-conditioned, laden with security lineups, hard floors, and other less than fun attributes - not exactly the most family friendly of places. Couple that with the high travel season and you may have a stressful experience ahead of you if you are traveling with your children. This is why I can't recommend the Kids Airport Diversion Guide by Cheapflights enough.
Cheapflights has taken some of the busiest airports in the United States, and a few international ones too, and found things you can do to pass the wait time with the younger set. There are lots of tips to make you and your family's airport experience easier this summer.
Tips from Cheapflights' Kids Airport Diversion Guide
To obtain the guide in its entirety
Family Vacations - Plane Trips
What to Bring to Amuse Kids on Long Trips
Thursday May 19, 2011
The end of May brings more than spring flowers - busier airports...
There are tactics, strategies, tips - call them what you will - to deal with the inevitable airport congestion. The following list of articles is aimed at facing the challenges of traveling during holiday periods:
Help prevent lost luggage that you've checked in: Baggage from Departure to Arrival
Know what kind of cash you'll be doling out to check in luggage (not all airlines charge, but most do) Luggage fees and what's free
Arm yourself with strategies to contend with all the people at the airport: Navigating the Airport During Peak Times
Bring lists and copies of important documents, information, etc. : Travel Tips for a Safe Air Travel Trip
Tuesday May 17, 2011
Vision Airlines is kicking off a $39 one-way fare sale on VisionAirlines.com ... ending on June 20, 2011. Flights to and from Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) are included in this sale for travel before June 30, 2011 - so had to check it out. I was able to find the $39 airfare on the very first dates I tried for Destin, FL (VPS) to St. Louis in June.
Sample one way airfare - Destin / St. Louis $39
Other airfare specials on sale now.
Sunday May 15, 2011
The sleeplessness of long air travels - I've had jet lag on countless occasions, and continue to search for ways to minimize its effects.
When I travel through several different time zones I am usually absolutely useless at sleeping on flights. I've used medications, tried homeopathic options and other tricks to combat jet lag. Nothing works 100% of the time for me.
Ah, the not-so-wonderful experience of waking up several mornings at 3am after returning from a trip to Australia - of falling asleep and not knowing whether it was 6am or 6pm after long travels. Jet lag can manifest itself in different ways so I'm sharing as many solutions as possible. Hopefully, some of them will work for you.
Jet Lag - several articles about jet lag, symptoms and signs, and potential remedies.
How athletes can reduce the effects of jet lag on sports performance
Jet lag and your brain
No-Jet-Lag, A User Friendly Aid for Jet Lag Symptoms
Natural Remedies to Avoid Jet Lag