When we flew from Madrid to New York, my husband cashed in some milage points and we upgraded to Premium Economy.
We were on Cathay Pacific, which is already a nice airline, so I was excited to see what a 12-hour flight felt like in Premium Economy. I know that a 12-hour flight in economy feels like purgatory with a side of angst, followed by a dessert of leg cramps drizzled with fear and self-loathing. I’ve flown the 15-hour flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong so I know there are plenty of long flights out there where going into a catatonic state during the last few hours is your best survival tactic. Actually, there is usually a slap-happy, giddy, embarrassing phase preceding the catatonic state.
I’m a twitchy flyer, and I don’t usually sleep on planes. Maybe Premium Economy would feel better.
Hong Kong is a great city, full of interesting things to see and do, nice people, and food for every palate. It’s a surprisingly safe and manageable place to get around in, too. Here are some tips to help you hit the ground running.
Whether you’re a first-time visitor to New York, or a regular who keeps coming back, here are some tips to help you navigate the city smoothly and efficiently. That way, you can enjoy yourself and not get lost or run out of steam.
There is a lot of travel advice floating around out there, and I’ve found that after you’ve read the first ten articles on any given topic, you’ve read them all. The ones that truly mystify me, however, are the ones about long-haul flights. There are a few things you can do to prepare, but the main thing you need is to remember that you’re going either a) somewhere fantastic, or b) home, and that no matter how miserable you are, it’ll all be over in 15 hours. You can stand anything for 15 hours
My first guest post is by my son, Jacob, who is 17. Our teenagers have taken Megabus alone up and down California several times, and I highly recommend this mode of transportation. Service areas are growing, it’s cheap, the busses are clean and safe, and my kids liked the independence. Thanks, Jacob, for your review!
For years, I have rushed between teaching piano lessons, my kids’ activities, errands, and family obligations. I still have a few of those things to do, but thankfully now I can relax a little. To travel better, I’m going to start living better at home: more enjoying the sights, even if it’s just a sunrise or a good cup of coffee.