Flight Delays and Cancellations of Top Four U.S. Airlines

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Many years ago, two weeks before a trip to Paris, France we got an email from American Airlines that they had made minor changes to an upcoming flight (I guess a 6-hour difference is minor to them). I honestly don’t know how they are still in business.  That was when we decided to stop flying American. We were sick and tired of all their flight delays, and cancellations. Thus on a trip a few years ago we had two first-class tickets to NYC in October just to use up their miles as we did not, and still don’t, plan to fly them again if possible. Continue reading “Flight Delays and Cancellations of Top Four U.S. Airlines”

New England Tour – 8 Days in Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts

New England Tour - Maine 1Spring has officially sprung here in the Northern Hemisphere and many people are thinking about their summer trips or vacations. We don’t usually travel much during June, July, or August because it is just TOO hot and too many people. However, I also know a lot of people do so I wanted to share this amazing New England tour that I would actually love to take myself. It seems like a slower pace which is also great for those of us in the 55+ group. This 8 day tour takes you to some of the most breathtaking parts of Vermont, the Maine Coast, and Massachusetts.  It sounds like a blast. Here are all the details. Continue reading “New England Tour – 8 Days in Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts”

Butterflies Everywhere at the Butterfly Farm in St. Martin

Butterflies 5Welcome to the island of St Martin. As I said in my post Our 3 Favorite Beaches of Philipsburg, Saint Martin, we had a timeshare in St Martin and vacationed here a few times. I always loved visiting this beautiful area and one of the highlights was the Butterfly Farm – La Ferme des Papillons.  It is absolutely amazing and I love all the colorful butterflies. Some much in fact, that I brought home souvenirs for myself and my mom because I couldn’t resist. 🙂 Read below this post for an update about the butterfly farm in St. Martin. Continue reading “Butterflies Everywhere at the Butterfly Farm in St. Martin”

Underground Cities Around the World

Living in Colorado for a few years now I have heard some of the controversies about whether Denver has an underground city. I did some searching and couldn’t find anything concrete, however, I did find quite a bit of information about other cities around the world that do have underground cities. Thus, I decided to share this information and hope you may find it interesting too. If you know of or want to share other underground cities, please feel free to share in the comments below.

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Cruising – Some of The Best Cruising Options for the 55+ Club

Cruising 2With Spring officially beginning on Sunday, people may be making plans for a spring or summer cruise.  Gene and I have only been on one 3-day 2-night cruise once, so we are definitely not seasoned cruisers. However, now that we are both officially in the 55+ club, it may be time to do some cruising. I did some research and there are wide selections of cruises available.  Even after doing some research, picking the right one can seem overwhelming and a bit taxing.  There are many things to consider when picking a cruise that doesn’t just include the destination. You also have to think about the duration of the cruise, activities aboard the ship, as well as activities on land. Continue reading “Cruising – Some of The Best Cruising Options for the 55+ Club”

Wichita, Kansas – Fun Things to do in the Heart of the Country

WichitaWe are heading to Wichita, Kansas right now as I am sharing this post! Yeah, I know, not the first thing on people’s mind when they think of where they want to travel, but we are taking a road trip and decided to check out this little city that we have mostly only breezed through while going east or coming home. With that said, I did some research and found some of the most exciting things to see and do in Wichita.  We are both looking forward to exploring a few of these while in the area for the long weekend. Here are seven things I found and they are not in any particular order:

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LAX Traffic – Avoid the Worst of the LA Freeways to get to LAX Airport

We were currently in LA for the holidays and I remembered why we moved out of Southern CA, THE TRAFFIC, especially on the LA Freeways. It royally sucks, no other way to say it. With this in mind, I asked Gene to write up a short post about getting back to the airport while avoiding some of the most horrible LAX Traffic on the freeways – aka parking lots, lol.   He was a courier in the LA area for almost 18 years and drove at least 50, 000 – 60,000 miles a year on these congested freeways. Thus, he has had a lot of experience trying to avoid the daily backups. Please let us know if you have any questions. Continue reading “LAX Traffic – Avoid the Worst of the LA Freeways to get to LAX Airport”

The Way – An Emotional Must See Travel Movie

The way - PilgrimRecently Gene and I finally had a chance to watch the movie The Way. I had heard it was very good, and we were not disappointed. Then again, I shouldn’t have been surprised. It was written and directed by Emilio Estevez, and starred his father Martin Sheen. Emilio also starred as Daniel, the recently deceased son of Martin Sheen’s character named Tom.

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Traveling Problems – 7 Practical Ways to Avoid Them

Traveling Problems 1This traveling problems post is a guest post written by Amit Chauhan. Bio Below. In the meantime, enjoy her post.

In this technological era, flying and traveling across different countries is very common. People love to travel to make their daily routine interesting and get a stressful life.

Are you also fond of visiting different places but scared of traveling problems and stress? Don’t Worry! Here are some practical solutions which will help you to get rid of significant hassles which you might face while moving from one place to another. Continue reading “Traveling Problems – 7 Practical Ways to Avoid Them”

Checked Baggage Fees of 4 Top US Airline Carriers

Carry-On LuggageWhile doing research for my Airline Flight Delays and Cancellations post, I came across a lot of references for checked baggage fees, thus I decided to do more research and gather info for the same four U.S. carriers: American, Delta, Southwest, and United. Of course, check with your carrier, as these rules and fees can change without notice, especially right now when they are all being so cheap.  (do I sound like an announcer though, lol?)

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