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.
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.
I love helping book flights for my dad and his wife. Being retired, they get to take trips that I’m just not able to do. For one of these trips, he called me and said the two of them wanted to re-visit Southeast Asia. The trip was originally supposed to be to Thailand, with visits to Bangkok and Phuket but the trip soon expanded when they decided to visit Bali and seemingly the rest of Indonesia.
Planning the trip was difficult but I loved every minute of helping them use their miles to visit these exotic locations. I don’t want to do this for a living, so no award booking service here, but for my dad, I made an exception. By far, this was the best award trip I’ve ever planned. I got them from Seattle to Taipei to Bali on EVA Airways using ANA miles. That’s about as direct of a trip from the East Coast to Bali that you’ll find and all they needed to do was get to Seattle (they paid for a non-stop flight on Alaska Airlines, who runs a direct flight between the two cities).
The one thing that tickled me the most was that the flight from Taipei to Bali was on an EVA Airways Hello Kitty plane. I “forgot” to mention this to my dad and his wife 🙂
It’s apparently all the rage to write a post about the ethical decisions you make when writing a blog. Lucky from One Mile at a Time wrote his. Gary from View From the Wing also wrote his opinions on the subject. The internet is a complicated place and everyone has to draw their own line about what they’re willing to do and what they’re not. Sharon and I try to be truly honest about what we write on the blog. The things we write are our own thoughts and haven’t been cleared by anyone, except maybe each other. When we get any type of compensation for a link or referral, we’re always totally up front about what you’ll get and that we’ll get something, too.
I still have my feelings about what everyone has written on the subject. I don’t want to call this post a rant, because I think all rants ever do are let you get something off of your chest. Instead, I prefer to think of this post as a series of thoughts. The way I wish the world worked, which, for all intents and purposes, it doesn’t. But it should. If I had my way about things. Which I don’t. Continue reading “The Things I Will Not Do For Your Mileage May Vary”
Raise your hand if you’re an overpacker. I know I am. For some reason, when I know I’m going to be living out of a suitcase for X number of days, I feel like I have to bring x2 of almost everything.
Apparently I’m not the only one though. The internets are filled with people who share my pain (and heavy luggage) of overpacking. Here are some of the funnier examples…