Economy, Business, or First?

I have flown quite a bit over the past few years. A few of those times I had the privilege of flying business and business-first class. For those who don’t know the difference between the three, they become very apparent depending on how long your flight is. So how do you choose? My general rule of thumb is, if your flight is 5 hours or less, economy or economy plus will do just fine. Flying in a better class usually isn’t worth it on the shorter flights in my opinion. If your flight is 8 hours or longer I would definitely suggest flying business or first class, if you can afford it. This tip comes solely from a comfort aspect. Sitting for 8 hours straight can be torture for most people, myself included. Since most of us aren’t on flights of that length regularly, it won’t hurt to splurge on yourself once a year. Perks include: having a seat that allows you to lie down or recline, the food/alcohol selection is much better and often included in your ticket, and you have more space to yourself. Amenities vary depending on airline and aircraft. SeatGuru.com can provide that information for you. If you have more questions, contact me or leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!

Go It Alone!

Today’s travel tip is really a lifestyle tip as well. Go everywhere, to everything, ALONE.  Waiting for others to get on board with your plans will cost you time, money, and experiences. As a single woman, the thought of doing things alone can be scary and awkward. But only if you let it. Doing things alone has its benefits such as: You can make moves when you’re ready, without having to consider someone else. Reservations are easier to make for smaller parties. Being alone draws other people to you. You seem more approachable, giving you opportunities to meet new friends. The best benefit to traveling and doing things alone is that you learn more about yourself than you ever thought you would. You learn how you respond to different situations and you’re forced to push yourself beyond your comfort zone. Comment below and tell me why you do or don’t enjoy doing things alone. Thanks for reading!

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Wanderlust Wednesday: Traveling On A Budget

As the end of winter nears, many of you are chomping at the bit to start your Spring travel. You probably have destinations in mind, a group of friends you want to travel with, and  may have even purchased your plane tickets already. Planning and paying for a trip can leave you mentally tired and financially exhausted. And ain’t nobody got time for that so I’m here to help. Continue reading

Vacation Recovery

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My lovely Cole Haan toiletry kit that I got from flying business class with American Airlines!

How many times have you come home from a trip and felt as if you never went on vacation to begin with? Times where the trip itself was amazing but all of the travel, airports, climate changes and time zones left you SPENT? If I’m being truthful, this happens to me often. I come home exhausted and want nothing to do with other humans or anything else for that matter. These are the times that I go into Vacation Recovery. Continue reading

Hotel Sorella Holiday Staycation!

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During the first weekend of July, I had the amazing experience of attending the Essence Festival in New Orleans, LA. I had been to the festival before but this time I went as an assistant to the senior editor of a very popular celebrity news blog. It was a great experience but my body needed tons of rest when I got back to Houston. Luckily my friend in fashion, Shasie of Live Life in Style, invited me to a relaxing stay at Hotel Sorella City Centre for the Go Houston Blogger Staycation. Continue reading