Serving more than 250,000 guests per day, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is officially the busiest airport in the world in terms of both passenger traffic and flights. If you’re planning a trip to Atlanta, be sure to follow these tips to ensure a smooth return flight.
ATL is conveniently located in the heart of metro Atlanta, making it accessible by shuttle, limo, taxi and car, but the easiest way of getting there is by rail, which will directly connect you to the domestic terminal. Downtown to the airport will take you about 20 minutes for just $2.50. Atlanta residents have several options for parking, including $36 per day, short-term parking and $16 per day, long-term parking with the option to make online reservations.
With so many people coming through the doors, ATL makes a great effort to get people to their gates as quickly as possible. To deal with summer crowds, the airport hired 171 new TSA officers and implemented a series of smart security measures to reduce congestion, most notably the automated bins which increased processing by 66 percent per hour. For Memorial Day weekend, Hartsfield-Jackson claims a wait time of just 13.5 minutes to get through security.
To make things even easier, get the iFlyATL app, which provides real-time updates on parking and flight times. There’s also a lot of information on the airport’s food and retail offerings, as well as its famous art installations and galleries. ATL is also known for featuring live musical performances right in the terminals, but if that doesn’t interest you, there are lot of free WiFi hotspots, especially near the Delta Air Lines’ gates.
Rome is one of Europe’s most-visited destinations (if not the top-visited destination) and at no time is this more evident than in the summer. School tour groups, retirees and backpackers descend upon the ancient city in droves, making a leisurely walk through Trastevere a distant hope. But if you find yourself in Rome and face crowds of epic proportions, here are a few ways to get away from the masses and enjoy Rome as more of a vacation destination than a tourist trap.
Oaxaca is, without a doubt, a city so impressive one must experience it firsthand to understand its splendor. It is an incomparable place that will leave you in awe of its cultural wealth, a place that invites you to experience the extraordinary. In this light, Posadas celebrates the opening of Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca, an irresistible option for enjoying this magnificent state in an exclusive and fascinating way.
The more you travel, the more you learn about what works for you in terms of packing, preparing, lodging, locations and more, so it’s inevitable you’ll develop your own cache of travel tips likely to result in the most enjoyable experience for you. But when it comes to the broader travel community, there are some tips and tricks that can apply to any traveler. Here are a few that can help you progress toward expert travel status.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.