Traveling with friends or family is often preferable to traveling with a stranger, particularly if you know from the beginning that you share some common interests. But traveling with a companion doesn’t necessarily mean being heavily involved with that person. You can, by mutual agreement, keep to yourselves during the days and simply share a room or cabin. It’s your call, only be sure you and your companion are on the same page before you make final arrangements. … [Read more...] about Solo Travelers: Avoid the Single Supplement
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One lunchtime, we walked into Tippy’s straight off the beach, and barman Elliott had an “Industrial” – the bar’s signature margarita – settled in front of us before we had so much as plonked ourselves onto our barstools. … [Read more...] about How your holiday can help the Bahamas bounce back
Alternative airports: When you fly to or from a metro area with multiple airports—such as Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Washington—airlines consider all of the airports in the area to be equivalent, and you can book a replacement flight to/from any mix of the ones your airline serves. Some airlines also allow you to reschedule to/from different airports in the same region—Milwaukee for Chicago, for example, or Philadelphia for New York—without paying a change fee and a fare difference. From there they might cover alternative transportation like rail or bus. … [Read more...] about What Are My Rights in a Winter Storm Flight Cancellation?
That Komperdell is a family business became immediately clear; everyone called Thomas “Thomas.” His parents, who revitalized the company in 1983 before passing it down to their son, still keep themselves involved. On the production floor, as Thomas explained each machine in intimate detail, he introduced every employee to me by first name, often following the handshake with an aside like, “He’s been here for 21 years; he, 17.” … [Read more...] about How To Maximize the Benefits of Trekking Poles
To practice, start by running across a series of small boulders outside or skip across narrow targets low to the ground, such as parking blocks. Plan where your feet will go and use memory to hit the footholds. Keep the momentum fluid and move without stopping, as you would in the gym when “skating” between volumes. The next, and best, way to practice is to find big holds low to the ground on a low-angle wall. With a starting hold at head height, swing your leading leg to gain momentum, then land it on a hold, swapping feet and skipping across the holds sideways. … [Read more...] about How to Master Coordination Climbing