Some people like to travel to the same places over and over again – maybe to a certain beach town, a favorite mountain resort, or to Disney. We definitely do this – although we travel to lots of other places too, Joe and I have been going to Schlitterbahn Water Park in New Braunfels TX almost every year since 2007 or so.
When you visit the same place a lot, you start to get the true vibe of it, and it’s oftentimes different from what a “one time tourist” would get. You know what I mean. The establishments that are better, worse or more or less popular. Where you can get stuff cheaper. The neighborhoods that are fine and the ones you want to try to stay away from at nighttime. The restaurants that become your favorites. How the area has changed over time.
Anyway, a few years ago, I found a blog that draws maps. But they’re not just any maps…they’re of popular (and sometimes not-so-popular) locations and instead of helping you get from Point A to Point B, they’re chock full of satirical, cynical and tongue in cheek kinds of humor in terms of what can be found in different areas of said cities.
Continue reading “Some Of The Funniest Maps I’ve Ever Seen (a.k.a. These Ain’t Your Mama’s Fold-Up Road Maps From AAA)”
I make it no secret that I’m not a fan of Spirit Airlines. No offense to those who do; I’m just at a point in my life where I’d rather pay a little more and get a few creature comforts like, you know, a cup of soda.
Spirit has known that their reputation has been iffy at best, and I give them credit – they’ve been doing a lot to try to better themselves, including working with Disney to improve its customer service. And it’s working – their website is the best it’s ever been in terms of having everything out in the open, and they’re now on time more often than two major airlines.
Despite this, Spirit is still not the best (or even close) and they know it. So I find it kind of refreshing when I see their sassy flight attendants throwing some zingers, self-depreciating and otherwise, around…
Continue reading “Spirit Has A Lot Of Issues But You Can’t Say Their Flight Attendants Don’t Have A Sense of Humor!”
Happy Sunday 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.
Continue reading “Analysis Of The Airline Pilot On Grindr While At Work, The Bag NOT To Check, Great Credit Card Checklist, & More”
I live in Florida and am officially rolling my eyes and giggling at this one, so you can too. Here’s what happened…
Continue reading “Toothbrush Causes Airport Evacuation In Florida. Because of Course It Does.”
I think that Ryanair has got to be one of the worst airlines on earth. It’s not just the fact that the nickel and dime you (well, in this case, 5 pence and 10 pence you) for everything, but to add insult to injury, they just seem to thumb their nose at everyone and everything as they try to figure out ways to charge their passengers more.
Taking a play from the book of U.S. Basic Economy Class, Ryanair recently instituted a new rule where passengers were no longer allowed to have any carry on bags in the overhead luggage compartment for free; they now have to pay a minimum of £8 (about $10.25 at the time of this writing) for any bag that won’t fit under the seat in front or that weighs more than 10kg (roughly 22 pounds).
Lee Cimino, from Staffordshire, didn’t like the new charge, so he decided to beat them at their own game.
Continue reading “Did You Hear About The Guy Who Got Around The Airline’s Baggage Charge? Here’s How He Did It”