September 11, 2001 remains our country’s saddest day in aviation history. The attacks that occurred on 9/11 killed nearly 3,000 people, injured over 6,000 and caused over $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. On top of that, thousands of people have died of 9/11-related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following the attacks and tens of thousands still live with illnesses directly caused by 9/11. It was the day that changed, not only U.S., but worldwide aviation for forever.
Anyone from the U.S. who’s old enough to remember 9/11 can remember where they were, and sometimes what they were doing when they found out about the attacks. That not only goes for us everyday citizens, but those who were making the decisions of what we should do as a country, as well as those who were working at the affected airlines and loved ones of those who were lost.
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Traveling with children, especially young children, on a plane can be a challenge even during the best of times. And if someone’s on a plane with their kid(s) and aren’t prepared to keep them busy, entertained and quiet for however many hours, well, is there any reason that the thought of child-free zones on aircraft doesn’t pop up every once in a while?
Airlines realize that providing some sort of entertainment for kids is important. Many have coloring sets (I don’t know if they still have them but Delta even had these last year and I loved them for it!), which will keep them busy for a little while, but this airline is offering something much different and, I think, better…
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I was just digging around in the darker corners of my hard drive and found copies of my packing lists from 2003 and 2005. I still use a version of this list to help me pack for trips even today, but it’s been updated significantly in the last 12-15 years.
I thought it would be enlightening to look back and see what items we felt were “travel necessities” back in the early 2000s. All that I ask is that you don’t judge me too harshly on this list (Note from Sharon…TOO LATE! I’m judging the fact that you travel a minimum of 6 times per year and STILL USE A FLIPPIN’ PACKING LIST….)
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With over 20,000,000 visitors in 2017 alone, Walt Disney World (WDW) is the undisputed leader in theme park attendance. It’s a huge complex, with four major theme parks, over 140 restaurants, over twenty five hotels, three 18-hole golf courses, two full-sized water parks, a miniature golf course, a shopping district, special events galore, and dozens of other options packed into a resort that encompasses nearly 25,000 acres or just shy 40 square miles.
For those who visit WDW on a regular or even semi-regular basis, they learn how to negotiate everything that the resort has to offer. But for newbies who have never been before, or who haven’t gone in decades, planning their WDW vacation can be a daunting and even overwhelming task.
Here are some things to make things easier and hopefully give you the lay of the land…
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Hey y’all! Here are the articles we’ve recently seen, written by others, that we learned from, made us think or maybe made us chuckle a little bit. We hope you enjoy them!
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