If you’re Late @ airport.
This tip has been learned through experience and the short version is, let it be known! If you’re late, and find yourself at the back of the baggage check-in, with people taking flights departing after yours, let a staff member know. There is usually someone managing the queues. They will not let you miss your flight if you’re present at the airport!
A hop, skip, and a jump from the mainland (U.S.) is a paradise where the dollar is good, most people speak English and you only need a I.D. to get to if you are an American•
Visiting here, Puerto Rico, is easy, affordable and the perfect long weekend away from work or school too. The food is out-of-this-world (actually I wonder why there aren't more places in America solely for Puerto Rican Food) and the people are kind•
I got my flights here all with points but even without using points it would have been less than $200 RT for me to fly there. And yes, I stayed at my friends half the time so I didn't have to pay for accommodations but when four of us decided to go to Rincon for two nights, it only costed me $70 total. While maybe we could've gone cheaper, the amazing airbnb we had was placed directly in the middle of the trees and sounds of birds and was an experience to itself•
My point is that it is never as expensive as you may think! There are always places to go that will be more affordable, especially for us youngsters. Really it all comes down to choosing the right activities, being smart on how to find cheaper accommodations and so on.•
I haven't been traveling too long on my own but the number one thing I've learned is that if you want it, you can make it happen and that includes affording travel. So if money is stopping you, you have come to the right place because one of my goals for TND is to really educate young travelers on the reality of travel and show them that is possible. I hope I do and I hope you stick around to see this is true!