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Flying Flat – The Glamour is Gone


Flying Flat Lined – The Glamour is Gone

Most of my readers will remember when flying was an exciting and somewhat glamorous adventure. Dressing up to board a large aeroplane was the norm, never traveling in jeans, sneakers nor flip flops and shorts.

Having to remove your shoes, belt, jacket, coat, coins, keys, wallet, jewelry then standing in front of a full body scanner with your hands held high…getting patted down by a TSA agent makes flying less glamorous and much more stressful and sometimes downright embarrassing!

body scanners at the airport Passengers are herded onto too small planes like cattle, charged more to check a bag and given miniature food items that should be part of a kid’s board game. A few sips from a can of soda to keep your mouth from becoming dry as the Sahara while praying there will be no turbulence.

No more hot meals, cold sandwiches, fruit and cheese platters or even headphones unless you are willing to pay extra for them…oh and by the way… flying in the 70's there will be no cash or travelers cheques (remember them) transactions are now made with a swipe of a credit card.

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Granted, not all the changes to air travel have been bad, at least there’s no more on-board smoking!  However, the excessive fees, multiple city stops, too small seats and tiny bathrooms definitely makes flying less glamorous but it hasn’t stopped millions of people from doing so on a daily basis.

smoking on the plane


Now having said all of that the time has come for us to travel.  It has been almost 7 years since our last family vacation to Orlando which is way too long! So I will endure the stress of flying because it comes with a summer vacation to Puerto




Do you remember when flying was fun?



Books to Read on Summer Vacation



I am sure that by now you realize that I am getting over-the-top excited about our family vacation next month to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic… hey can you blame me, it has been almost 7 years!  

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Anywho, I have plans on doing absolutely nothing but eating, drinking, relaxing, reading and watching the sun rise and set.  But of course as a blogger I will be taking lots of pictures and drafting posts in between the naps on the beach and drinks on the balcony.  

Make sure to follow me on Instagram and YouTube so you can enjoy some of the views. and beach vacation

Reading eBooks on the Beach I have tons of magazines at home some dating back to 2014, but I plan on taking my HP Tablet Stream to read eBooks either on the beach or poolside.  I am not sure what to download so if you have a few suggestions, please leave me a comment and no…please don’t suggest “50 Shades of Grey”.  

I recently discovered Open Culture, a website with the best FREE cultural & educational media on the web. It features free courses, movies, audio books, eBooks & thought-provoking daily posts, so check it out and let me know if you find something good.

I hope your day is as beautiful as you are!

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