Currently fighting for inspiration to keep the theme of a travel blog relevant. For this weeks blog I am going to talk about one of the most important things when it comes to planning and that is if it is a far destination how one plans on getting there. There is multiple airline companies one can choose from but when planning it is always a good idea to compare prices.
According to most comparisons jet blue and american airlines are pretty similar. As two of the bigger vendors of flights for americans they are clearly doing something right. The multiple blogs I read and also trip advisor say that jet blues wait time as not nearly as bad as american airlines. Both air lines offer memberships for flight miles that add up and will assist if you are a frequent flier.
Jet Blue has “True Blue” which is there is no money needed just to sign up and is accessible for frequent and non frequent fliers. It keeps track of miles and you can get money off future flights with more travel money. This is a deal I did not know about until writing this blog.
American Airlines also has reward plans called the AAdvantage card where it is a credit card that earns point for travel. Unlike true blue there is costs for the card but it also has its advantages. Their is multiple different cards you can sign up for.
The point of this weeks blog is too look into a lot more then just a flight ticket because signing up for a free program can benefit in the long run
Over spring break although many people decided to go south to warm weather I went on a ski trip to the north. Myself and some hometown friends decided to go ski Mont Tremblant. Tremblant is not just a giant ski mountain it is also a large downtown at the base of the mountain and a casino. The mountain itself is the largest mountain any of us have ever skied. One tricky thing about going to tremblant is that it is in Quebec. That means the speaking language is french. They are also very serious about parking laws. Within 2 hours of being at the mountain we some how managed to get towed. So a tip is make sure you park at a safe spot. Luckily our Airbnb owner helped us out with the fine but it definitely was a step back.
As far as a trip in the sense of traveling, 7 hour car ride was pretty tough but expenses was low. For a weekend of skiing a very large mountain and having a place too stay for 3 nights and the costs of food and drinks I did not spend more then 300$. The most challenging part is the ride. Surprisingly we had no trouble at either border too during our travels.
As the first half of this semester ends we go into spring break. This week is a very popular week for travel for students. So for this week I decided to write about helpful tips for college students when traveling on spring break.
Locals in spring break areas love this time of year because it is an easy time to make money. One tip is to avoid first floor hotel rooms. That is an easy target for thieves. Intoxicated college kids with money are thieves favorite because historically they are not the brightest and would be easy to steal from.
Another tip is avoid drinking in hot tubs. All though it looks cool the effects of drinking are increased when in a hot tub.
Lastly be smart in the ocean. Drinking tends to make one feel “invincible” but studies show the ocean will never lose against a drunk college kid.
Not one of my most exciting trips but to keep the theme of adventures and traveling. I took a a road trip to Chipotle because I was really in the mood for a burrito bowl. Plymouth has burrito me on campus but it is just not the same thing to me personally. Back home I live right next to one so the closest one being in Concord is a big difference to me. It was only a 40 minute drive and since it was a rather nice day it was overall a great trip to make.