We aren’t big fans of Delta. I don’t think that’s a big secret. Their horrible frequent flyer program called SkyMiles has made it all but impossible for us to ever use the large amount of miles we have earned.
And so it feels a bit weird to be singing the praises of Delta. It started last week when Laura’s friend Nicky came in town, fresh off a Delta Shuttle flight between SFO and LAX. Turns out, they offered her a Sierra Nevada and healthy snack- for FREE! The words free and airline haven’t exactly gone together as of late, so we were perplexed but cautiously optimistic. We did some research and saw their press release from 2013 about the shuttle and learned this: Not only was there free wine, beer, and snacks from Lyfe Kitchen, but free newspapers as well! We’re both old school newspaper nerds, so that probably excites us a bit more than it should.
Now there’s this big news:
Stuck at LAX on a layover? You’re probably on your smart phone or tablet, frantically searching for things to do with your time. If you’re in LA and have a layover (or delay) of more than a couple hours, take the advice from a couple that lives in the area- we’ve got some great ways to get you out of the airport and into a couple cool hidden and not so hidden gems close to LAX!
So what to do with a layover in LA? Here’s some simple advice for areas close to the airport, and the various transportation you can utilize to get there. If you don’t have enough time to leave the airport but want a terminal by terminal guide to food, you can find that in our Eating in LAX guide
You’re at LAX and you’re looking for the best place to eat? Fear not, we’ve got your terminal by terminal dining guide to find the best restaurants in LAX. And if you have more time and are looking to get OUT of the airport, check out our guide with tips and tricks for how to find food and activities close to the airport that are either free to get to or very cheap! LAX used to be one of the worst places in the world to eat. It’s bad enough that the traffic is insane, that moving between terminals is difficult, and that the city of LA still hasn’t found a way to get public transportation into the actual airport (but we’re working on that). But to arrive having fought all that, and then be faced with McDonald’s or some nameless and low quality sandwich joint- it was salt in the wound.
Note: This blog was also featured on Millennial Journal.
I get asked a lot why I am so obsessed with travel. The answer varies from day to day, but I think the core of it remains the same: I travel because it reminds me how infinitely good the world is, despite all the evidence to the contrary.
If ever you were looking for one week to justify the argument that the world sucks, this sure seemed to be the week. The United States moral struggle with how to treat the most vulnerable in our midst (child migrants fleeing violence in Central America) was interrupted by the shocking news that a passenger jet was gunned down over Ukraine, only to be interrupted by the news that fighting has reached new levels of intensity and violence between Israel and Palestine. I read a shocking story from my hometown about three teens who beat two homeless men to death by smashing their faces repeatedly with bricks. The world, for all intensive purposes, really seemed to suck this week.
What do we do when the world throws at us so much pain and darkness?
No doubt like many of you, I logged into my Spirit frequent flyer account (still never thought I’d say those words) and saw good news:
So if you’ve landed here, you’ve no doubt read our post Because 31 is the New 21 that was published on Thought Catalog! Anytime you get a chance to publish your content with a website you admire, and they happen to have over 400,000 Facebook Fans and 361,000 followers on Twitter, you’re excited to say the least!
So what’s this site all about?
This post originally appeared on Thought Catalog.
I’m about to turn 31 tomorrow and I still don’t know what I want to do with my life, or so I am told. In my late 20’s, not having a “career track” freaked me out. I was told again and again that I needed to find direction, settle down and of course, grow up. But here I am at 31, as uncertain in many ways as I was at 21. Rather than scare me, this gives me incredible strength. Continue reading
The World Cup has come to a close. It’s been impressive how many Americans appear to have the soccer bug! If you’ve enjoyed the World Cup, and you’ve been amazed by the fanaticism (read: Uncontrollable tears from a fan when there team loses a game).
Then perhaps you’re looking to combine your newfound love of soccer with your continual wanderlust. Want to travel and see some cool soccer tournaments in the next few year as well as see soccer where it’s celebrated most? Continue reading
July has had some great bonus opportunities for the casual traveler. Are you taking advantage of all the opportunities to earn some miles for doing next to nothing? Find out now! Continue reading