As I have mentioned previously, I am visiting Italy at the end of the month. I am spending one night in Naples, eight nights in Rome, and three nights in Venice. I am already hoping to see Pompeii, Herculaneum, Pisa, the Vatican, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, etc. Have any suggestions about things that I …Continue reading "Any suggestions for things to do in Rome, Venice, or Naples?"
Back in 2019 (before the pandemic was a thing), I arranged to go to India and Nepal in April 2020 and then I rescheduled it for October 2021 before giving up, completely. Relatively recently, I booked airfare and accommodations to see Italy in 2022. I figured that despite the fact that India very recently reopened …Continue reading "Planning for Italy: Day trip options in Rome"
In 2018, I visited China and in 2019, I went a little crazy and visited England (twice), France (twice), Germany, Switzerland, Morocco, and Spain. In 2020, I wanted to see India and Nepal but the global covid pandemic killed that plan and in the end, it wasn’t even in the card for 2021. At one …Continue reading "I booked airfare to Italy for the first two weeks of Spring"
Next weekend, I am driving up to Ashland and I want to hit a few of the harder-to-reach parks along the way. As I said before, I set a goal of visiting every state park in Wisconsin within the next few years. So far, I have covered Aztalan, Richard Bong State Recreation Area, Natural Bridge …Continue reading "Checking off some of the northwestern state parks"
You might have noticed from my recent travel posts that I have gotten really into international travel since my 2018 trip. When I took that trip, I used LoungeBuddy to pay to get into the Air France lounge in Terminal 5. Unfortunately, since American Express’ purchase of LoungeBuddy, they have pulled support for both of …Continue reading "Why I really like Priority Pass"
In another post in my “frugal traveler” series, I wanted to talk about “mistake fares”. Mistake fares are what happens when an airline accidentally puts the wrong price on a flight. More often than not, if you book one of these mistakenly cheap flights they will cancel your booking and refund your money. Every now …Continue reading "Mistake fares: A frugal traveler’s friend"
If you have ever visited jws.dev, you might have noticed my Travel Goals page. I think that I’m setting the overall goal of knocking out everything from the list by the time I hit 60. I’ll be 40 in August, so that’s a little over 20 years.Continue reading "Joe has travel goals"
This is going to be a pretty quick post. I spun up the tumblr blog Joe Travels and gave it the twitter feed @JWSTravels. It posts one pseudorandom photo per day from my travels. I stocked up the queue with roughly four months of posts. I’ll refresh it with some more photos later in the …Continue reading "I created a travel tumblr blog"
As you might know, I really enjoy traveling. I also really enjoy finding a good deal on travel. There are a few good resources for finding cheap airfare. Notification Services Scott’s Cheap Flights I discovered Scott’s after I booked my 2018 China trip. They have a team of people who look for airfare deals. Scott’s …Continue reading "How to Find Cheap Airfare"
I have been looking at the idea of a repositioning cruise for a while now. A repositioning cruise is a cruise where the embarkation port is different than the disembarkation port. Some repositioning cruises are short but most are long. Cruise lines reposition their ships between seasons (since people don’t really want to take a …Continue reading "Repositioning Cruises: A frugal traveler’s friend"