I was browsing the internet recently, looking for things that might make travel easier, and came across an item I had never seen or heard of before. I thought it sounded fantastic.
Did you know that taking a different flight may save you money on your rental car? It can, because of the way car rental companies figure out your final bill. Unlike other reservations, like hotels, your car rental is calculated using a 24 hour clock. Here’s how that can make a big difference in the price of your rental.
Hi there and woo HOO, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a quick recap of what we posted this past week:
Joe wrote about:
- How the tech you bring when you travel has changed over the years.
- Places worth visiting just for a meal.
- What an authorized user on a credit card is and whether that’s a goo or a bad thing.
- Visiting haunted locations and their ghosts, orbs and the paranormal.
- Why we’re glad to visit Las Vegas two weeks after the shooting tragedy.
Sharon wrote about:
- The famous last words of, “Hooray, I’m in Boarding Group 1!”
- The tourist attraction where you never know what you’re going to get.
- The strange toilets of O’Hare International Airport (this post was picked up by View From The Wing).
- How you can visit the real-life gardens depicted in Disney’s 101 Dalmatians.
- An airline program where you book your flight and then find out where you’re going to travel. Until then, it’s a surprise!
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Over the past couple of weeks, it’s been impossible to avoid stories about the tragedy that happened in Las Vegas. Now, I know that at a time like this, my travel plans are very low on the list of priorities. But I can’t ignore that as this article posts, we are going to be driving to Las Vegas. True, I have hotel reservations, dinner reservations, show tickets and plane tickets that I made months ago but that’s not why we’re still going.
Imagine booking a flight (granted, a discounted flight) and you don’t know what your final destination will be until you’ve paid for the flight. Does the spontaneity make you feel excited? Or does it make you cower at the loss of control? Either way, it’s exactly what German airline Lufthansa is doing, and despite the preferences of control freaks like me where everything has to be planned ahead of time, it seems to be doing quite well!
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One of my guilty pleasures is watching ghost hunting shows. I DVR episodes of Ghost Adventures (and previously Ghost Hunters – may the show R.I.P.) and snuggle with our dog on the bed while I listen to the EVPs and slamming doors. I’ve even gotten to the point where I can hear the spirit voices before they replay them with the subtitles. I think I like watching these shows because I’m pretty sure I used to live in a house where I had some spiritual co-inhabitants. It was a house built in 1928 on the farmland of one of the city founders. I never felt anything evil or menacing, just a occasional presence over my shoulder, watching what I was doing. There was also the times where lights I know I turned off were back on. Not just once or twice, but more like a weekly occurrence. I really noticed the difference when I moved and the feeling of being watched was gone. It was the strangest thing and it’s impossible to describe if you’ve never experienced it.
Alas, Sharon doesn’t share my enthusiasm in ghosts and the paranormal, but over the years, I’ve managed to get her to go to a number of haunted locations. Some of them because they had other appeal to her tastes and other times we were led there as part of a tour package. I didn’t care, we were going ghost hunting!
In 1961, 101 Dalmatians, the 17th Disney animated feature film, was released. As per Wikipedia, “the film tells the story of a litter of dalmatian puppies who are kidnapped by the villainous Cruella de Vil, who wants to use their fur to make into coats. Their parents, Pongo and Perdita set out to save their children from Cruella, all the while rescuing 84 additional puppies that were bought in pet shops, bringing the total of dalmatians to 101.”
The story took place in London and in order to base the film on real-life places as much as possible, several famous London spots were included.
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