Distractions, Diversion, Flying, Travel

Air Shows

It’s not just about the scream of jet engines and heart-stopping, low-level flybys that draws me to a show. It’s the buzz of excitement about the other planes ... that offer up close and personal glimpses of aviation power and flexibility. 

Flying, Travel

The Airport Lounge

Most airlines offer day passes if you want to try it out. 

Bucket List, Distractions, Diversion, Flying, Food, Musings, Travel

For the Love of Travel

The age old question lovers ask each other popped into my head, “Why do you love me?” If travel could ask me that, how would I answer?

Distractions, Flying, Musings, Travel

The Contrails Are Back!

Contrails, after all, are visual reminders of how easy it is to travel the world and experience new and exciting things.

A to Z, The US Version, Bucket List, Flying, Travel

Up, Up and Away to the TWA Hotel

The hotel is the original TWA Terminal which has been painstakingly restored. The Eero Saarinen design still sends a weary traveler’s mind into the sky with its wing styling. The lobby soars and welcomes in a way that seems to have gone the way of days gone by.

A to Z, The US Version, Flying, Travel

A is for Aviation

As a lifelong aviation nut, I became a private pilot in 1992. Since then, I’ve witnessed the shift to glass cockpits, GPS, and electronic flight bags, but missed the “glory days’ of personal air transportation in the 70s and early 80s. It’s much safer now, but incredibly expensive.

Flying, Travel

The History of Luggage

My dream trip still involves us going to the airport with nothing but the clothes on our backs, our passports, and an American Express card, pointing to the departure board and saying, “let’s go THERE!” We’ll get what we need at the other end.

Flying, Road Trip, Travel

The Sky and Stars Beckon

A moment in history sparks a lifelong passion ... what will come next?

Distractions, Diversion, Flying

America Strong!

For those of you who love a good window-rattling, heart-stopping jet flyover, you’re surely missing your favorite summer air show. The US Air Force Thunderbirds and the US Navy Blue Angels, our nation’s premiere military aerial demonstration teams have both cancelled the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions. Don’t go to their websites… Continue reading America Strong!

Distractions, Flying, Travel

That One Afternoon Contrail

When the sight of contrails speaks to your sense of longing to travel ... and they are missing from the skies ... what do you see?