Some people absolutely hate travelling. Not the actual vacation part, but the travel part. We, on the other hand, really love it. The airports, the magazines, the airplane food, the movies, the crosswords – you name it. We try to make the “transportation” portion of the journey part of the holiday, and make the most of every minute. Admittedly though, it wasn’t always like this, it’s just that over the years of living with no fixed address other than a passport we learned a few tricks of the trade to make the travel more fun.
One of our favourite “TLC Travel Tips”, is to pull our best “Ferris Beuller” a la “Abe Froman – the Sausage King of Chicago”: We always try to schedule enough time in between flights to visit the posh VIP lounges even though we totally don’t belong there. Truth is though, you don’t have to be a “member” – you can pay per person to enter just for the one day, and then you get R&R with all the trimmings. The price is totally worth it. Wine, beer, full open liquor bar, full internet access, all-you-can-eat buffet – you name it! Think about it, you’re probably going to pay for an overpriced lunch, a couple of overpriced magazines, and an overpriced venti-latte-something-or-other….why not pay all-in-one and get it with peace & quiet and a glass of wine to boot?
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Sooooo smart! I am so doing that next time I am in for a long day of travel! Is it any VIP area you can do this with?
We have done it both in the Air Canada Lounge and the TD Lounge. Sooooo worth it!
Seem like you guys could set up your one tour group company with the travel experience you both have. I’ll be one of the first ones to sign up if you decide to do such a venture.
Hmmmm…that’s a good idea, Tony!
What a fanatastic tip on the VIP lounge, I’m sure not many people know that one. Thanks for sharing & something to look into the next time I travel.
Ahhh getting the royal treatment for just a few extra $$.
PS You so belong in the VIP lounge!
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