Enjoy the Journey

View out the airplane window en rout from London to the Balkans. Airplane wing in view, clouds, and sunset.

Book an Airport  Hotel Room by the Hour for Your Next Long Layover

Let’s face it: Long layovers are the worst, and sometimes, leaving the airport really isn’t an option. I had one such layover recently, and I discovered that some airport hotels book rooms by the hour. You can save money over the hotel’s standard rate, check in when you need to, and, especially when the hotel is right in the terminal, you can just turn up when it’s time to board your flight. While not exactly cheap, it’s a little luxury that can make a hard travel day much more manageable. Here’s how to find one and tips for booking.
Jet wing in a dusky blue sky

Jet Lag Feels Like Swimming in Pea Soup: 21 Tips to Help Deal

As I’m about to swim in pea soup, aka experience jet lag, I thought that now presented a good time to share my best tips for dealing with it, using a particularly grueling journey to Vienna as an example. Please (like, really, please) let me know your best tips in the comments!
Planning Your Day Trip: Sintra, Portugal including the Mooish castle

Planning Your Day Trip: 13 Helpful Tips for a Perfect Day

A perfect day trip can be the highlight of your vacation. Here are 13 helpful tips, from budgeting to making sure you see what you wanted to see to help you plan for a the perfect day trip! Updated with a bonus tip on taking day-trip tours!

How to Pack Your Carry-on Essentials For a Good Flight

How to pack your carry-on essentials so that breeze through security and have everything you need when you need it. Free packing list for subscribers! This post contains affiliate links, meaning that I earn a small commission for a qualifying purchase (thank you!).