You get off your long flight and schlep your carry-on bags off the plane. You are stiff and still have another flight that boards in two hours from a nearby gate. What can you do in the airport other than sit at the next gate? If you are lucky enough to land at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), you can pop out your yoga mat (or use a complimentary one) and do some salutations to the sun and downward dog postures in their fabulous yoga room for FREE!
Not all seats are created equal! Your seat assignment determines your order for boarding the plane, which overhead bins to select, and how comfortable you will be during your flight. If your parents are visiting the USA or you are a travel companion, reserving comfortable seats can improve everyone’s travel experience.
Like many Chinese-Americans, I have an extended family spread over several countries. Hence, family get togethers can be a costly affair! Being a frugal person, I love the challenge of finding the cheapest way to travel and visit my family.
I know that I am not (I’m too old), but perhaps you are. Depending on the source you check people of the Millennial Generation can be born anytime between the early 1980’s and the early 2000’s. So if your birth year falls within that range you might consider yourself a Millennial.
Some movies just make me want to find a travel buddy and travel the world. Have you ever had that feeling, too? This list contains our personal all time favorites. Many of them are favorites because of the music or cinematography or subject. They are not necessarily historically accurate or even politically correct—just good, silly, or a little of both.
If you are retired or looking forward to your retirement, you might be planning some travel. Why not help others along the way? Perhaps in the course of your career, you might have done some or extensive domestic or overseas traveling. Your familiarity with various airports and your knowledge of the travel process is invaluable to other senior travelers who have either never had the opportunity to travel or must now travel alone and are anxious about it.
Today’s airport is much more than the building where you check-in, board an aircraft, and retrieve your luggage. It is not uncommon for large airports to offer a variety of services and shops that can enhance not only your comfort, but they add convenience (save you money and time) and address the safety of everyone.
When you travel with a companion who has used the airport before, you have an experienced guide to help you navigate services that might make your journey easier.
Qingming is a Chinese event dedicated to paying respects to one’s ancestors and reunite with family. It is a time to sweep the family tomb, replace flowers, burn offerings of joss paper, and take care of the graves of those who have gone before us. On this day people also go on outings or day trips and fly kites.
Those little trays on the back of an airplane’s seats are perfect for making some fun paper folding projects. Origami is a traditional Japanese art form, which is widely taught all over the world.