...constantly searching to find the best travel deals and places to visit. A never-ending quest for adventure!

Friday, August 28, 2015

8 Things to Never Do on a Plane

I think Conde Nast pretty much hit this one square:

For me, #2 is especially pertinent.  When someone does that to me during a time of relative slumber, it makes me cringe (and think not so happy thoughts).  There's a reason the airline put armrests on the plane - use them!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

One of those landings...

Saw this video and had to share it - pretty incredible what pilots must do to get planes on the ground!

My slogan still holds true: Never again, KLM.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

And the best time to buy airfare is...

I wanted to share this recent article from Conde Nast that goes in-depth on when to find and buy the best airfare deals.  This type of thing is not an exact science and there are many different theories  about the best strategy to employ.  The way they present this particular info, though, seems to be based on research they've done from IATA and other sources that lend weight to their numbers.

Best note of the article: At least we can all agree on one thing: "Tuesday appears to remain the best day of the week to find low fares on air travel booked at least three weeks in advance," according to the study.

The Tuesday myth is busted!  (sort of)

Another notable item to me is the 30/60 day split for purchasing domestic vs international flights.  Their recommended times are probably larger than most would feel comfortable agreeing to unless you have a confirmed schedule.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

First week almost complete

Greetings from New Jersey and Princeton!

This week has flown by - I can't believe Friday is almost here.  My first week in OIT at the University has been excellent and filled with many meetings, personal greetings, and individual conversations.  We have a lot on our plate in the coming months, including building projects, and I'm excited to see how the processes work.  I'm also working on our reorganization plan and building the team with the inclusion of the Broadcast Center.  Nonstop activity but I wouldn't have it any other way!

I'm looking forward to being in the air this weekend home to celebrate my dad's new Call and Principalship in Bangor.  And also looking forward to a brief mileage run over Labor Day weekend.  More info on that to come!