One of the greatest joys are those of travel — indeed, seeing new places and experiencing new things far from home can be thrilling, educational and can even change your perspective for good.
Many people opt for the American classic method of the road trip, but despite the traditional appeal of long hours behind the wheel, easier alternatives and the green movement are quickly driving it out of style.
Luckily, there are several other viable options. Air travel, for one, is particularly popular — there are national airports located in 31 states, and at least 33% of domestic business trips included air travel. And all airports offer airport shuttles and shuttle services to and from hotels and main through-ways in the city you plan on visiting.
You are probably familiar with at least some of the 378 primary airports that support scheduled commercial air service, like John F. Kennedy International, Chicago O’Hare, and Los Angeles International.
Here are a couple of great tips to keep you flying, and traveling, in style:
Go For The Minimalist Pack
Even if you’re in for a long trip, limit yourself to one carry-on suitcase backpack. This will save you money when checking items, time and inconvenience when your schlepping your things all over the place, and it will keep you sane when you are trying to figure out other trip logistics.
Don’t Rent A Car
Instead, make sure you are staying in the city center and investigate transportation services provided by anything outside of the city. Shuttle service from the airport may not be all this new city has to offer you. Check out bus tours, and special events that might provide transportation.
Talk To Locals
When traveling alone, this is especially effective in finding things to do, cheap places to eat and ways to get around. Talk to people to find out what natives do in their city — while you will still probably want to indulge in some of the tourist attractions, you will be delighted to find secret treasures — remember to be friendly and gracious to your host city!
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