Six Times You Need Audiobooks While Traveling

Why do I love Audiobooks, especially for travelers?


Cheap airlines are springing up every day.  Remember how flyers would bemoan the sad food, lack of seat pitch, and fellow travelers reclining into their face?  Their plaintive cries sullied the joys of flying, even as far back as when virtually the only airlines in the American skies were the so-called legacy carriers (United, Delta, American).

Well nowadays, discount, bare bones US carriers such as Allegiant, Spirit and Frontier are growing by leaps and bounds.  Their growth, however, has not exactly been predicated on five-star, top drawer service.  If you don’t like “sad food,” well guess what?  You’ll get none, anyway.  Seat pitch?  Hope your kneecaps bend backwards.  Reclining seats?  What, you want the flight attendants to tuck you in, too?!

Airline passengers
No seatback entertainment for YOU!

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What Goes Up…! (The Journey Itself Video Series, part 2)

Have I got a treat for all my aviation enthusiast friends!  I hope you enjoyed Awesome Aircraft, part 1 of this 2 part series on The Journey Itself.  Let’s kick it up a notch today and watch specially-selected videos of airplanes behaving badly.

Perhaps it’s a nasty crosswind, perhaps it’s a too short-of-an-approach runway… but what goes up must come down, and in these cases, it’s pretty spectacular!

None of the embedded videos feature any actual airplane crashes, although there are some in the final “Ten Most Extreme Airports” video.  Accordingly, anyone with a fear of flying may want to seek entertainment elsewhere.

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Awesome Aircraft! (The Journey Itself Video Series, part I)

Awesome Aircraft!

Curious about the history of flight?

How do airliners stay up in the air, anyway?

Will we enjoy supersonic passenger air travel ever again?

If you are like my daughter and me, you absolutely love flying and everything having to do with it.  Getting up well before dawn to make it to your 4am check-in time.  Finding just the right time to board the aircraft (pretty much last – we never use the overhead bins).  Thrilling to the speed of take off.  Marveling, each and every flight, at how such a heavy piece of machinery stays airborne.

We can’t get enough of the journey itself (“Getting there is half the fun!”)  To be honest, I often find the actual getting out of town to be the most exciting part of the trip.  Even when Holly and I aren’t holed up in an airport somewhere, we like to spend time together plane spotting.  For us, when we can’t get away, it’s fun to watch others do so and imagine where they’re going.

Road Trips?  Okay… but!

Sometimes getting away involves a road trip.  I love them, too!  But soaring through the skies is what my peripatetic soul yearns for.  If yours does too, you’ll want to stay tuned to this category!

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