One of my all-time favorite things in life is traveling. I love exploring the corners of the world and learning about new cultures and cuisines. Whether it’s a city escape for work or a beach getaway, I love checking out new hotels, resorts, airlines and destinations. This travel section will take you behind-the-scenes of my travel, including honest reviews of recent vacation stays and in-depth features on airlines and routes.
Top 5 Travel Tips
Select a single airline to fly – especially if you travel a lot! Don’t worry when their flights are more expensive – the points and perks you accumulate over time will be worth it. I recommend whichever airline that flies the most frequently, and has the most routes, from your home airport.
Apply for Global Entry and/or TSA PreCheck. If you travel internationally, Global Entry is your best bet (TSA PreCheck comes with it if you’re approved). These programs save you time, stress, and energy!
Similar to airlines, try to remain loyal to a single hotel group. Trust me, you won’t regret it! Pick a group that has a lot of options (e.g. Marriott, Hilton, Fairmont, Kimpton, etc.).
Upon arriving in any new destination, find the closest grocery store or pharmacy to pick up water, snacks and other drinks. It’ll save you a lot of money (and stop you from reaching for the $8 bottle of water in your room).
Invest in portable chargers and also a solid international adapter/converter. I highly recommend this one.
There’s a quote that says, “Travel is the one thing you buy that makes you richer.” Wow, I totally agree with this powerful statement! But, just because traveling is totally worthwhile, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t find a way to keep our holiday expenses low. After all, can you really fully enjoy a trip when your stomach is twisting over those insane hotel prices? No way!
Today, I’m excited to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the new United Polaris Lounge Washington Dulles. Oh, and did I mention the new food and beverage program in partnership with FLIK? From the bottom of my heart, I am overjoyed to share these updates with you. I get so excited when brands push themselves and their partners to bring elevated experiences that make travel that much more fun and joyful.
Today, I’m excited to take you behind-the-scenes of the most Instagrammable Chicago restaurant. It’s always wonderful to find hidden gems and cool new experiences in the Windy City! Plus, who doesn’t love delicious food?! Whether it’s the best avocado toast or debuting a new mural, I love stumbling upon things that add something special to our amazing destination.