How To: Manage Long-Haul Flights

Long-Haul Flights

The longest plane ride I have ever been on clocks in at 15 hours and 40 minutes. This journey from Johannesburg departs at 9pm local time and arrives in New York City the next day at 6:40am. While a red-eye of sorts that allows you to eat up some time sleeping, there is still so much time left to kill! So how do you manage a long-haul flight? What are some tricks to settle in and actually enjoy the journey? Read on to find out!

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Trusted Traveler Programs

Global Entry

There are few things I enjoy less than having to wait in line. Maybe it’s the New Yorker in me or my obsessive craving for efficiency, but traveling can certainly test my patience. From unexpected traffic to delays out of my control, I am always holding my breath until I am actually at my destination. So what has me sighing in relief? When I am able to breeze through TSA Precheck security or get home sooner after an international flight thanks to Global Entry. What are these programs and to which one do I recommend applying? Read on to find out!

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Bermuda

Jet Set Steph Bermuda

It’s hard to imagine that the photos of Bermuda don’t even do it justice when you see the absolute perfect shades of blues and turquoises and the pristine beaches with a pink hue in person. The natural beauty is magnified by the colorful island culture and friendly people, making Bermuda an idyllic island. Just a quick two hours from NYC, I ventured to Bermuda this August with my best friend – read on for our recommendations for things to do in Bermuda!

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Financial District, NYC

Financial District NYC

“Money Never Sleeps” – Gordon Gekko, Wall Street

The Financial District has so much personal significance. My first ever trip to New York City was November 2001, just two months after the horrific 9/11 attacks. In this solemn time, I absolutely fell in love with the city and its resilience, determination, and compassion. I just knew that I had to live here and experience it all myself. A decade after my first visit, I made that a reality. So what makes the Financial District so enchanting? Read the latest Local Spotlight to find out!  Continue reading “Financial District, NYC”

Liebster Award!

Liebster Award

I’ve been nominated for The Liebster Award! I’m so excited and thankful for Kat at Kat’s Gone Global for the nomination. Blogging can be a somewhat reclusive activity, so it’s really rewarding to see when posts make an impact on readers. I love hearing about your travels and comments so feel free to always keep those coming!

Liebster Award

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