I make no apologies for having to stop, slow down, reflect, rest, reconsider (& read some literature on the subject as per Andre 3000) during this season.
Some Foladora "blessons" I learned the easy and hard way this season. 1.Some vacation plans don't pan out the way we organize. Traffic may swell during rush hour traffic causing you to miss your check in and even your flight. But now I learned to make sure I don't schedule flights where the commute occurs during rush hour. 2. Not all third party travel websites/apps are evil but we do need to read the fine print. Some airlines don't have online check in. Some countries require us to arrive earlier/check in earlier for security reasons. Especially when traveling internationally to the U.S. 3. ALWAYS purchase travel insurance on flights. My friends and I have had to pay an expensive lesson when not doing this. Sometimes you gotta pay the cost to travel like a BOSS...who forgot to pay for flex fare 😭 4. Keep your currencies organized. I was blessed to see four different currencies in my bag reminding me I should appreciate my travels and continue to share my journeys for those who can't do the same at the moment (while at work/home/school/shut in, etc). Also, it slows us up while trying to make purchases when we got the wrong coin in hand 🤣 5. Have a back up plan to pay for a new ticket in the event we have to buy a whole new ticket. Especially when the 3rd party websites won't answer their phones. 🙃 Try to avoid this because day of tickets are sky high. Especially when alot of people missed the same flight for the same reason and all are sitting in the same coffee shop trying to book remaining seats. 6. Most importantly, keep calm when travel plans go cuckoo for cocoa puffs. Nothing will be solved during emergencies when we panic, or worse, go off on workers for inconveniences they are not in control of. 7. PS-low fare tickets aren't always the best fare tickets. The hidden fees can get real. Baggage fees, change flight fees...YOU NAME IT! 8. PSS- Peaky Blinders💙