Friday, January 6, 2012

Our Expensive Lifestyle

Contributed by Milford Woods

We are definitely a family that likes to spend. We love good food, which means we eat out a lot, and we really like to try new places. One of our other big expenses is travel. Whenever we have spare time we try to get away for an adventure at least for a few days. It gives us something to look forward to and is also a great stress reliever. They way we look at it is that we might as well enjoy ourselves while we still can. We won’t be able to take our money with us when we die, so we might as well spend it on things we enjoy. The only problem is that in order to afford all of this fun stuff we love, we’ve had to cut our budget in other areas. I heard from a friend that we could save on our energy bills here in Amarillo so I searched Amarillo Texas Energy Deals to see what I could come up with. We found a great deal and have been able to take the savings and put it towards another trip we want to take. There is nothing more satisfying than saving and putting it towards another adventure!

Tips To Make Your Trip Go Smoother

At the airport lot, back your car into its spot. If you return home to a dead battery or any other problem, this will make easier access to the battery or to a tow truck.

Many airports now offer less expensive parking lots but it takes time to get from them to the airport. Leave yourself enough time for that shuttle bus.

Pack anything that will be hard to replace in your carry-on, like those special running shoes. Of course your medications and important papers go into your carry-on. Put your quart-sized plastic bag with your liquids in an outside pocket or other easily accessible place.

Have complete information for your hotel in case of a delay, including phone number, fax number and email address. Have a printout of the hotel's location, for your own use or to show a cab driver.

If you are a frequent flyer member, save your boarding pass. If the airline goofs you don't get credit for your flight miles, your boarding pass is the proof you can provide that you took the flight.

Make your checked suitcase stand out from the rest. We use neon green luggage straps and can spot them as they come down the luggage belt and even have seen them being loaded onto the plane. No one is going to walk away with out bags by mistake.