Quick Tip #13: Lengthy Stopover? Stow and go to lighten your load

YorkA stopover in a neat city en route to your final destination can be both a blessing and a pain in the butt, depending on how and who you’re traveling with. On the one hand, enjoying a pretzel in Frankfurt, taking a ride on the Singapore flyer, or visiting the Souk Market in Dubai before making a connection sounds pretty tempting. On the other hand, whether you’re traveling solo or with a large group, the last thing you want to do is lug around heavy carry-ons so you can snap a shot of the Eiffel Tower when you only have 6 hours to go until your next flight.

Solution? Try to find out whether or not the airport or train station is equipped with storage lockers or a left luggage service that allows you to pay a reasonable fee to stow away excess baggage while you trot around playing tourist. While some airports have discontinued the service due to security reasons, most connect to a railway station that offers lockers you can rent for either a flat fee or by the hour. Stop by the information desk upon arrival or navigate the airport website before take off. This allows you to plan accordingly and be ready for any adventure that might come your way. Happy Travels!

Traveling with Your Pet? Don’t Leave Home Without These

Written by: Neal Manning

Pet travel concept

Having your dog or cat with you during travel makes your trip that much more enjoyable— as long as you plan ahead. Leaving an essential item behind could cause unwanted stress at the least and actually derail your plans in the worst case. Make a checklist of items to bring along for your pet so you don’t inadvertently leave an important item behind. Continue reading “Traveling with Your Pet? Don’t Leave Home Without These”

“Not all those who wander are lost” [Tolkien]: Quotes and photos to inspire your journey

There is a journey that awaits every traveler that is larger than him or herself. It is the journey to be at peace with yourself and the universe we all are a part of. These quotes and pictures are meant to inspire you to continue your journey of learning – about new cultures, new lands, and new languages – while remembering to discover something new about yourself every step of the way.

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” [St.Augustine]

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” [Mark Twain] Continue reading ““Not all those who wander are lost” [Tolkien]: Quotes and photos to inspire your journey”