When you’re traveling by plane, you can sometimes be a little more disorganized than usual. You’re holding a carry-on, personal item, suitcase and maybe a coat and a bag of lunch, too. So when you’ve finally checked in, your boarding pass may be the least important things in your physical and mental list of “stuff.” That notwithstanding, here are some things you should NEVER do with your boarding pass:
Hi friends! Here are the articles we saw last week, written by other travel bloggers and article writers, that we learned from, made us think or maybe made us chuckle a little bit. We hope you enjoy them!
- The TSA discovered a record number of firearms at airport checkpoints in 2017 – and our hometown airport of Orlando, as well as our neighboring Tampa airport made the list. Way to go, fellow Floridians!
- My former home of New Jersey is now the only state left that doesn’t let you pump your own gas (yes, that is a thing)
- Sometimes I’m reminded of old articles I found funny and the review of a First Class flight on China Southern, written by Lucky (from One Mile At A Time), has to be towards the top of that list.
- I like to read what other people have to say about customer service and Ben from No Mas Coach! had an interesting take on Alaska Airlines’ email responses to several of his concerns (spoiler: they all sound the same.
- Can you wear an Apple Watch (or other Smart Watch) through TSA? Here’s a non-scientific test from Ed from Pizza in Motion.
- United, known more as a follower than a leader, has stolen borrowed elements of IHG’s Accelerate promo and launched their Mile Play promotion.
- Loyalty Traveler stayed at a Key West hotel with Best Western points and it looks as if it’s a great deal.
- Gary from View from the Wing flew on American with a basic economy ticket and said it wasn’t that bad. He was also on a short flight and is an Executive Platinum flyer so his flight might be a bit better than the average flyer.
- Heels First Travel caught The Art of the Brick exhibit featuring several LEGO creations at the Portland OMSI. While you’d think it would be mainly for LEGO enthusiasts, some of the creations are fascinating.
- I’ve loved the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum since I was a kid and hearing that airlines donated $28 million dollars to help with a renovation makes me want to go back.
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Have you ever gone white water rafting? I have…twice! The first time was in 2006 on the Colorado River, and the second time was in Montana, on the Flathead River, in 2010. Both times were when we were on Adventures By Disney tours. The trip on the Colorado River was incredible, with Class I and II rapids and I think one “almost a III” (rapids are labeled from Class I to Class V, depending on difficulty). The experience in Montana was during dry season and the rapids weren’t as strong, but let me tell you, it was still a whole lot of fun! Here’s some recently found video of the last rapid of the day during that Flathead River trip:
You’d think that part of the ability to go white water rafting would be going to where the rivers with the white water rapids were. But nope! If you’re just in it for the excitement of the rapids, there are several man made rapids in places where rivers can’t be found for miles. Here are some of them, in no particular order: