Flying To London As A Cheaper Way To Get To France, Belgium, or Amsterdam

Want to take a family vacation to Europe but can’t find affordable flights? Try flying into London, spending the night, and then taking the Eurostar out in the morning. You can sometimes score cheap flights, and even better, you can sometimes skip an overnight on a plane. From St. Pancras Station in London, take the Eurostar direclyt to France, Belgium, or the Netherlands. It’s a great alternative to flying direct to Europe and pretty easy to do.

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Ode to the Kavu Bag

I love gear. Let me just state that first. I am a gear collector who can browse an outdoor store looking at gadgets I will probably never need but just look cool.  If I am looking for something I need, I will research for hours until I find exactly what I want. I love a well- designed object that does what I need it to do without extraneous and usually useless gimmicks.

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Lounge Passes and Credit Cards-Not Just for Business Travelers Anymore

First off, why do I need a lounge pass? I get this question. I had never understood why anyone would pay $500 a year for a lounge pass. Yes, airports are  overcrowded and overpriced places full of mostly useless hoops to jump through, but it is just a fact of life and you get on with it. Then one of my siblings began using a credit card with lounge access and I have begun to see the light. Especially when traveling with children, a lounge can be a blessed reprieve. It’s a quiet oasis in the middle of civilized airport chaos.

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