To pack or not to pack … your own pillow? Arguments for and against this oft-ignored question are as follows.
Don’t pack your own pillow. It’s safe to say the general consensus among travelers is packing your own pillow for sleeping is just an unnecessary use of valuable luggage space. Travelers may argue hotels provide perfectly adequate pillows and they would rather save room for souvenirs and clothes rather than a pillow, regardless of how nicely it deflates and tucks into a bag. A travel pillow, however, is a different story, and can do wonders for travelers on long flights, but are usually stuffed into luggage for the remainder of the trip.
Pack your own pillow. Alternatively, there are certain cases that constitute a personal pillow, such as suffering from a physical ailment like a stiff neck. Some travelers may also find the cleanliness of hotel rooms questionable and would prefer to rest their head on something they know for a fact is clean.
Visiting remote destinations is another argument for packing your own pillow. When you’re not sure what your next night of sleep will be like or where, it’s comforting to know at least you’ll have a comfortable place to rest your head.
Some hotels caught on to this trend by asking guests who make a reservation if they have a pillow preference, and the hotel will prepare the room with their chosen pillow. If the hotel does not present this option outright, contact them directly to ask for the options.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Barcelona’s insane popularity and large influx of visitors as of late may have some travelers steering away from the Mediterranean coastal city, but just outside the overpopulated center of the city, known as Ciutat Vella, are quieter neighborhoods that offer more of a local feel and don’t come with exorbitant tourist prices. El Poble-Sec is one such area that rests between the towering Montjuic park and the Old Town, making it a nice escape but still close enough to access the sights.
In food capitals like New York City, foodie crazes seem to rise and set as quickly as the sun, but one trend that has endured for awhile now is the city’s penchant for regional Chinese cuisine, and the East Village is home to some of the city’s top spots for sampling your way through several of these regions.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
Some places appear better to visit in the winter. For example, anywhere known for winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding, will be less visited in the summer because those same people are going to spend their time at the beach or another destination. However, visiting these destinations during the off-seasons can show a side of the city or town that can’t be seen under piles of snow. It’s worth checking out a couple of these favorite winter destinations.