New Year’s Resolution: Blog!

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Like a lot of people, I tend to set resolutions for the New Year. I usually do pretty well for the first couple months of the year and then begin to waver. It’s a struggle I go through every year. But not this year!

My New Year’s resolution for 2017: Begin to blog again!

My second New Year’s resolution for 2017: Don’t waver.

I definitely have been slacking. I went through an identity crisis with my blog this year. In 2017, I’m going back to the beginning and focusing on travel and the photography that comes along with it.

Thankfully, I will have an amazing trip to help me keep my resolution. I’ll be traveling back to Europe in 2017! I’ll be going on my very first Contiki tour. I can guarantee it won’t be my last. I’ll be publishing a new post with the details of my trip soon, but I’ll be visiting five new countries on this trip alone.

Not only will I share my trip with you, but I’ll share my experience with Contiki. The ups, the downs, the accommodations, the planned dinners and experiences. All of it will help fuel my blog for 2017. I’m excited to share all this with you.

Cheers to 2017 and Happy New Year!

Staci

Spirit Airlines: Bare Fare Hesitations

Spirits Airlines has found a home in Cleveland. But, I must say I am hesitant to fly them. Why? Let’s talk.

1. Bare Fare: This concept sounds great. Spirit’s largest expense, along with other airlines, is fuel. So this Bare Fare concept helps cover the cost of fuel. You get to bring a personal item. But the fine print is that the personal item is not your standard carry on bag. Your personal item must not be larger than 16” x 14” x 12”. It’s really not much larger than a small backpack, states their website.

2. Bags don’t fly free: Normally that’s the case, unless you’re Southwest Airlines. However, normally your carry on flies for free. Need an actual size carry on? That’s more money. Are you going on a longer trip and need to pack an actual 50 lb. bag? That’s more money. Why? Because the more a plane weighs, the more fuel it needs. The more fuel it needs, the more money Spirit needs to fork over. With each dollar Spirit needs to fork over, you need to fork over more money. All the little add-on prices can really sink your pocketbook.

3. An even smaller Economy: Spirit seems to pack you in like sardines. Their website even calls out that they’re “light on legroom.” If they’re lighter on legroom than United and U.S. Airways, that concerns me. It’s already hard enough to get comfortable on the big airlines with the limited space for your legs. And their seats don’t recline. Yikes.

4. And you get nothing to drink: That’s really all airlines give us for “free” these days. It’s a small thing, but if you’re on a long flight and are looking for a refreshment you better be prepared to buy it.

So my hesitations are still lingering. Have you flown with Spirit? How was your experience? Share in the comments below or on Twitter! @tripintotravel

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Airline News: Spirit Airlines coming to Cleveland

Back in February, I talked about United Airlines closing its hub at my local airport (Cleveland Hopkins International). This was a heartbreaker. I’ve recently begun feeling the sting of this depature. When traveling to Orlando in the past, there were always a lot of direct flights from Cleveland or Orlando. I just went to Orlando for work (and am going again in less than two weeks) and the early morning flight is really the only direct flight from United. The flight takes two hours. Who wants a layover for such a short flight?

Sigh. I’ll get off my soapbox.

Today Spirit Airlines announced that they’ll be “bringing their talents to Cleveland.” I already love their humor! The hope that Spirit brings is to drive the cost of flights down when departing/arriving in Cleveland. With airlines leaving, costs have risen. If they can help reserve this trend, they are a friend to me.

Spirit will be adding those lovely daily direct flights that I absolutely love starting January 15. Where to exactly?

  • Orlando
  • Tampa Bay
  • Fort Myers

After the initial January 15 launch Spirit will be adding flights to Dallas, Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles and Myrtle Beach.

More to come on my initial analysis of Spirit Airlines. For now, I am super excited about the new addition to Cleveland Hopkins and can’t wait to see how this (hopefully) improves travel in and out of this city.

Stop by my new page!

In the world of social media, we have so many ways to connect with others. I set up a new page with all the ways you can stay in contact with me. Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on what’s going on with my blog and life.

I plan on redoing my blog and will work on getting the social buttons in that version, but until then check out the new page and follow me! 🙂

Obtain my own domain – Check!

I finally pulled the trigger and purchased my own domain! I’ve been thinking about it for a while now and have been reluctant to do so. But after really thinking it through, it only seemed right to move forward with my decision.

I’ve been blogging consistently for just over a year now. When I started this, I didn’t know if I would follow through and really dedicate the time to blogging. As it turns out, I have and I love making this part of my every day life. I get to read about all of your adventures and it motivated me daily to share the same with you.

So what’s the new domain? If you noticed, I kept my original WordPress URL, just without “.wordpress.com” Welcome to worldsmanywonders.com! Along with the new domain comes a mini makeover. I am getting rid of my “Trip into Travel” tag, aligning my entire blog to one name. I felt Worlds Many Wonders was more fitting because I want to explore what this world has to offer. There are the Seven Wonders of the World, but there is so much more to see that I want to share what I uncover.

This will continue to be a work in progress, as I have never had my own domain before. Thank you for continually coming back! Let the good times roll, friends.

Cookouts, bonfires and fireworks – Oh my!

It’s Independence Day! You know what that means? Everyone is getting together celebrating America. Every year for as long as I can remember, we go to a good family friend’s house. It’s a great time to see the people you haven’t seen in a while. We all have excuses that get in the way of seeing those who matter to us. Life just tends to get in the way! 

At our friends house there’s food, drinks and swimming. AKA – a good time. We catch up with friends, share what’s going on in our lives and celebrate each other’s successes. 

The main event that most people look forward to on the 4th is fireworks. Essentially all the cities around northeastern Ohio have a fireworks display this weekend. When I was younger, we use to go to my grandma’s house to watch the show. This year, my hometown’s show is on Saturday. If you’re in the area check out where you can catch the boom of the fireworks! Not in northeastern Ohio? Check out this article that talks about other places in the US and their celebrations. 

If you’re celebrating today, enjoy the time with your friends and family. If you don’t celebrate, try and make a point to get out and see those you care about. Life is busy. But what is life without those you love? Happy Independence Day and happy weekend!