guides & Tips

 

RECOMMENDED GUIDES 

 

GENERAL TRAVEL

Frommer's Guide

The Discoverer

TRAVEL INFLUENCER GUIDES

Samantha Brown

Peter Greenberg

 

 

SPECIALTY TRAVEL

Caribbean and Co (The Caribbean)

 

CRUISING

Cruise Critic

BOATING

Discoverboating.com

 

OTHER RESOURCES

 

FLIGHTS

Flight Aware - track flights, cancellations or delays

WEATHER

Check out Weather Nation, preferred weather and travel page

LUGGAGE

Luggage Free shipping service

TRIP PREPARATION/INSURANCE

Travel Insurance by Insured Nomads
DON'T FORGET TO BUY BEFORE YOU JET !

STEP Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (USA)

BOATING

Snag-a-Slip

 

TIPS

Carry a reusable water bottle. Fill it with water after arrive at the terminal. Nalgene bottles from Epic Water Filters are highly recommendable.

 

Book preferred air carriers Southwest and Alaska when you can. Consistently they are highest rated in overall guest service, friendliness and amenities compared to the major legacy airlines. SW has a special Texan hospitality. Alaska similarly offers warm, pro-guest service. 

 

Other tips

 

Pack a pen and notepad.

Top Drawer has some stately stationery.
 

Pack lightweight, light colored clothing.
 

Wear a RFID holder to protect your credit cards.

Shop Baggalini for RFID bags and wallets.

Roll clothes to save space in luggage.

Don't forget sanitizer and sunscreen.

 

More Air Tips

 

Also try to book small carriers when possible, such as Jet Blue, Avelo and JSX. Generally, these offer better, smoother service due to lesser stress small airport usage.
 

Jet Blue: US Domestic, Puerto Rico and UK

Avelo: great for Western U.S. travel (SoCal, Wine country destinations (Santa Rosa, CA, Oregon) and Montana/Yellowstone

 

JSX: great for California-California trips
(LAX, San Diego, Bay area); 
California-Nevada; Nevada-Texas; 
California-Texas (Dallas-DAL, Houston-HOU);

Texas-Florida (Destin, FL)

 

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