When you’re planning a trip, it’s easy to decide where you want to go. Paris! Capetown! Beijing! San Francisco! It’s figuring out what you’re going to do once you get there that can be the problem.
A lot of people will ask for advice on forums, groups or message boards, and it’ll often look like this:
I’m all like, “Really?” (Joe: Those requests are definitely from aliens)
That request is SOOO open-ended. It makes me want to ask:
- Who is “we?” Age of the people who are going?
- How long are you staying?
- Have you been there before? If so, what did you see? Do you want to see any of those again, or no?
- What do you like and dislike? How do you feel about history? Walking tours? Broadway shows? Other kinds of shows? Museums? Shopping?
- Are you comfortable taking the subway or would you walk and/or take taxi/Lyft/UBER everywhere?
But kindhearted people will give every sort of answer, from the Statue of Liberty to Harlem and everywhere in between. And the sad thing is, most of the suggestions won’t even be 2nd tier considerations for some people because of reasons.
OR you can go to a website that’s specifically made to work with you for itineraries that are custom made for the needs and likes of you and your party.
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For all the horrid stories you hear about air travel – when Dr. Dao was dragged off the United plane a few years ago, the fistfights that have happened, etc., etc., etc., – it’s always an awesome thing when you hear about the goodness of people, for a change. And that’s exactly what happened not long ago, on a Southwest flight.
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There are some people who are DIYers when it comes to air travel. They love to look for the best bargain via cash or miles, to find and use the best apps to get up-to-the-second updates, and the challenge of figuring out another way to get to their destination if their flight plans somehow go haywire (I have just described my husband to a T, by the way). (Joe – True! I was reading and thinking “she’s describing me.”)
Other people are not like that. They may not have the time, know-how or motivation to figure all that out and they’d just as soon pay someone to do it for them, as needed.
I think I’ve found a website for them…
Continue reading “This Travel Service Can Help You With Flights On An À La Carte Basis – But Is It Worth It?”
Everyone has a bucket list of where they want to go. New York! Paris! London! Tokyo! Sydney! But once you start planning that once-in-a-lifetime trip, you discover there’s so much to do that you can’t decide your schedule. Or maybe you’re really good at saving up miles or cash for a flight but aren’t the best at the details and logistics of what to do every day of your travel. Well, apparently there’s a website to help you with that.
Continue reading “Know Where You’re Going But Need Help With An Itinerary? Try Visitacity!”
American Airlines, the largest airline in the United States, and Delta Airlines, the second largest carrier, have decided to resume an agreement that allows the airlines to rebook their passengers on each other’s airlines in the event of travel disruptions.
Continue reading “Delta & American Make A Deal To Fly Stranded Passengers Regardless of Original Carrier”