No travel info today…just a reminder of a fantastic dessert in Venice. Yum!
You’ve arrived at your destination. What do you do with the boarding pass? After all, you don’t need it any more…right?
Don’t toss it in the hotel or any other wastebasket. Why?
As with most documents, your boarding pass has information about you on it. And, that information can be accessed by a site reading the barcode on your boarding pass. You don’t want your phone number, frequent flyer number, your account PIN, or any other personal information to be accessed by someone who shouldn’t have that info.
Save it and shred it when you get home…
Looking for a unique gift for some kids this year? How about a globe or an atlas?
Our world seems to be getting smaller all the time. Let the kids see the world from the perspective of a globe. You can also check out National Geographic’s Kids World Atlas to have them start learning where other countries are in comparison to the US.
When you purchase a new piece of luggage, there are so many things to think about. How much does it weigh? How are you going to use it? Will it be for checked luggage only or do you want it to do double duty?
Let’s think about how much it weighs. First, do you know the weight limit for checked luggage? Airlines will tell you what their weight limit is, so check their website if you don’t already know. For domestic, it’s often 50 pounds. But, check to make sure. Does the weight of your bag make a huge difference to you? Shop around to get the right weight, if it does.
But, you may find discrepancies in weight when shopping online for luggage. The manufacturer’s site will give you a weight of the bag. So will any other sites selling that same bag. The problem is, sometimes those sites differ from each other in what the bag weighs. That could be a problem if weight of your bag is the only concern you have.
What do you do? Check more than one site. If the difference is great enough to matter to you…you might want to check it out in person. Weigh it for yourself.
More passport facts you may not know…
Many countries will not allow you to enter if your passport is set to expire within the next six months. Always check the expiration date before you book your next trip.
Traveling to South Africa? You need at least two blank pages in your passport or you won’t be admitted to the country.
Recently I discovered my Travels and Escapes blogs were not being forwarded to Facebook and Twitter. Apparently something happened. So, unless you subscribed to this blog…you missed all my great travel tips, my exciting travel recommendations, and my travel photos.
Since I couldn’t have that…I enlisted the help of my web guy. I’m now back on track.
Why do I tell you this?
I’m going to re-post some of the posts from the last couple of months. If you’ve already seen them, lucky you. You get to read them again. If you missed them, here’s your chance to read them for the first time.
Enjoy and Have Fun Traveling…wherever you escape.
Check out this San Francisco hotel…Pier 2620 Hotel
Paris is a collection of arrondissements or numbered neighborhoods. The first is in the center of Paris and the rest of the neighborhoods spiral outward from that one. One and Two are the most central.
In the 1st you will find the Louvre, the Tuileries Gardens, and part of the Ile de la Cite.
In the 7th is the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides, home to Napoleon’s tomb.
The 8th is where you’ll find the Champs-Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, the Place de la Concorde, and awesome shopping.
The 9th is home to the Opera.
The 18th you will find a hilly neighborhood and also home to Sacre-Coeur, the Moulin Rouge, and Place de Tertre.
Check them out…