Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!
We’ve not made it a secret that we refuse to fly on United anymore (here are all the reasons why) and haven’t for well over a year and a half. Which isn’t to say we’ve 100% written them off – we still keep up on what they do and what their CEO says, to see if they’ve made any sort of turnaround. And they have, at least to an extent – they don’t seem to be killing as many pets as they used to. That’s still not enough to lure us back. And to be honest, this didn’t help, either…
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Our big trip in 2020 is Japan. Originally we were planning on visiting during the Olympics but the crowds, the overpriced tickets and whole idea of visiting Japan in the summer eventually lost its appeal. That doesn’t mean we aren’t going to Japan in 2020, because we are. Just not in the summer. We’ve decided to put the trip off until later in the year when the temperatures are a bit cooler.
Ever since I knew we were going to Japan I had an idea in the back of my head. We have a ton of AA miles sitting in our accounts from the US Airways days. I could use those to get us flights on Cathay Pacific. First, I had to pitch the idea to Sharon.
The events of 9/11 changed everything. There were all of the lives lost on that day, which we should never forget. There were also dramatic effects of that loss on everyone who was still around who lost a loved one, a friend, a co-worker, a schoolmate. For those who lived or used to live in New York, New Jersey and even Connecticut, if you didn’t have a direct connection to the event, you knew someone who did.
Sharon’s already talked about where we were that day and what we were doing. That will no doubt forever be the most surreal experience of my lifetime. However, it was shortly after that when I realized how much everything about everyday life, and travel, had forever changed.
Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.