Whether traveling across town or across the world, you need essentials on your person for the day or as long as you have the urge to explore. Athletic-minded traveler Jake has advice.
Why should you follow his advice? Because Jake has been traveling the world NON-STOP for the last 5 years. Okay, Jake, tell us what you have learned.
We get it. Travel can derail even the best intentions for staying active and healthy. But it doesn't have to. Don't let travel sabotage you. Instead consider our strategies for keeping on track.
1. Pack it
2. Store it
3. Order it
4. Bonus: Do it First
Pack It & Store It.
If you are checking luggage, and know you will have a mini fridge at your destination, do like we do: pack it!
As early adopters of the Tesla sales pitch, we continue to be happy owners of its electric cars--a Model 3 (2017) and Model S (2013). We only wish we would have held its stock after purchasing at $50/share (pre-split) in 2013. Hindsight is 20/20.
We started planning our family New York trip only thinking about Manhattan. Neither kid had yet traveled to the U.S.
Depending on the destination, vacationing with your kids can be a wonderful memory-making experience or a complete disaster. Any parent who says otherwise bends the truth like magician David Blaine bends the mind.
While certain experiences guarantee kid fun —Disney parks, Hawaii beaches, mountain snow-skiing---the cultural enrichment payoff is minimal. If your 11-year old son believes that Epcot is a Chinese city, it might be a sign to get him a passport and go someplace far…very far.
Most Sin City travelers have little interest roaming off the Strip, and who can blame them? Massive hotels, scream-worthy amusement rides, titillating shows/nightclubs and wallet-busting shopping make Las Vegas Blvd a one-of-a-kind experience.
We read earlier this summer about a number of airports moving to free WiFi access for travelers, and it made us proud to remember that our hometown San Diego Airport was one of the first to "see the light" and make available wireless internet access in all terminals -- Commuter, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 -- FREE...GRATIS...COMPED...PRO BONO (pick your adjective). This was 7 years ago!
From a recent Diane Bell column in the UT-San Diego:
Bob Kaplan won't be attending his daughter's Wellesley College graduation--due to a family of ducks. Seems that early last Sunday, the ducklings decided to cross the road during a Fiesta Island Time Trial bike race. Kaplan swerved to avoid them, taking a nasty spill.