Having done the flight to Europe and back seven times in the past year and a half, and dozens of times throughout my life, I can tell you – surviving a long haul flight comes with practice.
That being said, there are many habits that I have established over the years that have helped me go from feeling hesitant about long haul flights to actually enjoying them.
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Last summer, I went on a trip that was one of my least enjoyable to date. After spending exhaustive hours with a friend who was far more selective than me trying to plan the details of our trip, and having just hosted my family in London for six weeks, jetting off for ten days seemed overwhelming. On the ground, bad customer service experiences and not enjoying the destination as much as anticipated led me to (literally) curl up into a ball in my hotel room and want to head home. Continue reading “How To Avoid Travel Burnout”
One of the best trends in recent years has been the uptick in craft breweries, particularly in the Northern Virginia area. New breweries have popped up that are kindling a love for fine craft brewing. Mustang Sally, one of these breweries, opened its doors in Chantilly in 2016. I was fortunate enough to be invited by owner Sean Hunt to tour the brewery, taste some beers, and sit down with Sean to understand what fueled the passion behind opening his own business. Continue reading “Ride, Sally, Ride!”
As someone who became a camping aficionado as an adult, exploring various campsites has been one of the most enjoyable parts of this outdoor activity – from beach front sites, to adjacent to a river, we’ve covered a few. So when I found out about Jellystone Park camp-resorts, I knew that I had to take a look.
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Much of June was spent exploring more of my home state of Virginia, although I did have a chance to hop across the pond to England to visit with friends for a week. As we enter summer I’ve been soaking up all the extra hours of sunlight with two of my warm weather favorites: pool visits and sitting on the patio with a cool drink. Here’s what Noelle Across The Pond got into in June. Continue reading “Noelle’s Monthly Recap: June 2017”