November 22, 2016

Airport Etiquette + My Favorite Travel Apps

With two of the busiest flying/traveling holidays coming up, I thought I'd try to tackle some important traveling etiquette as you navigate busy terminals & security lines. 

Be one step ahead of where you are at and move quickly.
Stay ahead of the game. TSA & your fellow travelers will thank you. Be aware of where you're at and what they are expecting of you and keep the line moving. So remove that laptop, take off your shoes, belt, jackets. Remember NO liquids!! I forgot this little rule and left my dry shampoo in my purse and it got taken :(

Respect your surroundings. 
Everyone just wants to get to their destination, and avoid the whole traveling experience all together, so just do your part to make it enjoyable for those around you. Act accordingly to your surroundings. If you are flying super early or late at night, respect the time and be quite for those sleeping. Also, don't talk about fellow passengers, their crying baby or their huge bag load. Step outside of yourself during your traveling and think what would make it more enjoyable for those traveling with you.

Be the traveler you would want to meet at the airport. 
Traveling during the holidays may not be on the top of your list, but you can create the best out of it and choose to enjoy the experience. Take this opportunity to meet and talk with other travelers, where are they headed and what are their holiday plans. Greet everyone, from the barista serving your holiday spice flat white to the TSA agent, to the mother traveling alone with 2 kids & a stroller. You were meant to learn something from these travelers and they were meant to encounter you for a reason this holiday season.

|| ALSO, here are my favorite apps to utilize during travel. ||

1. FlightView - this is my favorite flight tracking app EVER! This gives you accurate real time info, from what gate you leave and arrive at, to cancellations, delays or last minute flight changes. Go download it now!!

2. Kindle - I use this everytime I fly because you just have to pack your iPad or other tablet instead of adding more weight to your bag with one or two books.

3. Podcasts - again I feel like this is just a necessity. Pre-download your favorite inspirational or entrepreneurial podcast and use your flight as a time to get your goals together for the new year. Or maybe try some mystery shows. Here are some of my fav podcasts to plug-into.

Where are you headed either for Thanksgiving or Christmas? Any fav traveling tips or apps?


  1. Podcasts are such a necessity for traveling! Love your tips!


  2. Flights are always a bit nerve wracking, but these tips will definitely help!

    XO, Brooke

  3. OMG I've never heard of FlightView! I'm definitely going to download it. Thanks!

    Casey //

  4. I wrote a 10 commandments of flying once - very similar! I cant fly without my Kindle anymore either!

  5. I love long flights with my kindle! It's the only time I get to catch up on my reading!

  6. Flight view sounds awesome! I need to download that next time I'm flying which should hopefully be over the summer!

  7. Totally downloading flightview! ;-) My family and I (two month old, too) are traveling to Mexico to spend Christmas with my side of the family. I am excited, but I am nervous as to how it's going to be flying with a little one. Hopefully people understand he is little and don't give us a hard time if he starts to get fussy. :-) I am going to pray a lot beforehand, justttttt in case.

  8. Yes to being the traveler you would want to meet at the airport- especially during such busy holiday travel times!! Have a happy Thanksgiving! <3

    xoxo A

  9. I love reading books and magazines on the plane. Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Great tips girl, I'm always on the go and you couldn't be more spot on!

  11. So helpful for me, because I fly all the time. I've actually never heard of Flightview, but I'll check it out and see if it might be helpful for me!

  12. I've never heard of FlightView and fly all the time! Excited to check it out :)

  13. I'm not going anywhere for the actual holidays, but Im heading to San Diego this weekend, and Park City in about a month! I've never heard of FlightView, but I've already downloaded it!!

  14. Oh how I wish I could throw this post in people's faces in the airport LOL!!! This is great! Keeping things moving in such a busy place is so important. Love those apps too!

  15. These are all great tips! I so agree with the tip about being prepared for security - it's so important!

    The Blush Blonde