Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans (NOLA) have been running since the late 1830s. At first it was just a regular parade (for the time period), with street processions of maskers with carriages and horseback riders. “Throws” began sometime around 1870, which were followed a few years later with floats. Industry and technology have improved every aspect of Mardi Gras every since, but this year NOLA’s City Hall has released something that will make attending Mardi Gras a whole lot easier for revelers.
The MyTSA app has been around for about 8 years but it took a while for it to become, well, useful. But finally…FINALLY…it’s something you may want to consider downloading (if you hadn’t already), and actually start using. Here’s why:
More and more people are flying and the lines at the TSA checkpoint are not getting any shorter. In fact, at some busier airports, a wait of 30 to 45 minutes is more usual than not, and wait times over 60+ minutes during holidays is not unheard of. But there are some ways that may help you avoid those long waits.
Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, 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’ve used TripIt as my “go to” website to organize my travel plans for the better part of a decade. Their system to take a series of emails and make a single trip itinerary made my travel planning so much easier. I no longer had to worry about having the email from my airline, rental car, hotel, restaurant, theater tickets and public transit maps organized before my trip because they did it all for me.
I was very interested when I recently received an email telling me about a new feature in the Tripit mobile apps.