Why You Should Book That Early Morning Flight

We’ve all been there: You get to the airport a little late for your 5pm flight. Check-in and security lines are long, and you’re pretty tired by the time you make it to your gate, only to find out your flight has been delayed…. or worse, cancelled. And since it’s ‘rush hour’, the airport is in full swing.  There’s a line for everything and good luck finding a seat to rest while you wait.

early_morning_flight

 

The Best Time to Fly is in the Morning

If you want to avoid a delay, and an almost guaranteed headache, the best time to depart is the morning, and as early as possible.  Flights leaving before 7am have the least amount of delays. That’s early, we get it. For a 6:30am departure, you would have to arrive at the airport by 5am and leave for the airport even earlier. But the pros definitely outweigh the cons…

In-Flight Must Haves

The airline industry, despite not changing much since its inception, has gotten relatively high-tech in the past few years. The progression of technology has made flying so much more entertaining and much less of a hassle. You’ll still being crammed into a sardine can 6,000 feet in the air, but at least you won’t be bored or miserable! If you want to make your next flight the best possible, check out our list of the top 7 in-flight must haves!

In_flight_must_haves

1.) Kindle Paperwhite - This nifty device should be in the pocket of all frequent travelers. It’s essentially a handheld boredom buster! It can hold an almost limitless amount of books, apps, downloaded movies, etc. It has an impressively long battery life so even if you’re flying over every time zone, you still won’t need a recharge. The adjustable back-lighting is perfect for overnight flights or long layovers in dingy airports. And the fact that it’s so inexpensive is just the icing on the cake!

2.) Mophie Juice Pack - Gone are the days of waiting for an open charging station at the airport to plug in your dying phone. The innovative mophie case takes phone care to a whole new level. Not only is this flexible case a veritable suit of armor for your phone, but it has a built in charger! Keep your phone fully juiced at all times during your travel and keep it safe from turbulence (or just clumsy hands) all in one fell swoop.

Traveling with Kids – Part Two

Read ‘Traveling with Kids – Part One’ Here. 

family_travel

I hope we’ve proven that you shouldn’t listen to naysayers when it comes to traveling with your family (or anything at all for that matter!). If you are still feeling frazzled about booking a family getaway, here are some great tips to help you along the way. If you follow these, you should have the most memorable family vacation ever!

Traveling with Kids – Part One

If you’re expecting your first child and fear that your traveling days are over, we understand your concern. Some people’s worst nightmare is having to board a plane with kids in tow and there is no shortage of myths associated with traveling as a family. But we’re here to debunk those myths and give you actionable tips to help you realize that family travel isn’t just feasible, it’s downright magical!

family_travel

Myth #1: It’s too difficult to travel with a baby!

Truth: If we’re being honest here, just being the proud owner of a baby means you already know that it’s difficult no matter what you do. But, traveling is no more cumbersome than heading to the grocery store. And truth be told, traveling with a baby is much easier than traveling with a toddler! Babies sleep a lot and they aren’t yet mobile. So although you’ll be doing more carrying, you’ll be doing much less chasing around.

The Worst Hotel Guests of 2016

Earlier this year, travel giant Expedia released their “Hotel Etiquette Study.” This study measured, among other things, the particular aggravating behaviors that annoy fellow travelers. Take a look at the top 10 results from the study and follow our tips to ensure you aren’t the hotel guest everyone is complaining about on your next trip.

Hotel_checkin


Photo by Professional Images / CC BY