A GATEWAY TO CASINO TOWN – DAMN IT’S All ABOUT THE MONEY

Guesss the placeeeeeeee ?

Hope your March has treated you all pretty well. Let’s hope we all have a productive and a happy April. Yea I might be writing about my travel and stuff but one amazing and important moment I wouldn’t forget my entire life is the release of Wing Commander Abi of the Indian Airforce from Pakistan. I am glad that I could witness such an amazing thing that would live in history for the time to come. So proud and glad he is back to India. Long live the armed forces.

Should we be getting back to our business 😛 Well yea once I was done wandering Los Angeles. Got the cheapest flight ever to the desired destination of any person of my age. The ticket was $38 one way since I was getting back to San Francisco from there.  The place still holds the best artificial place I have ever liked in all the places I have ever roamed. I’ll be honest I have been to this place 6 times, yet always had an amazing time every time I visited 😊 Alright no more holding on to the Place – It is none other than the land of Casino, superficial life, exotic restaurants, and you can imagine the rest after seeing what’s the place. Should I reveal? Have you guys guessed it already? Yea my friends it is the land of impossibilities being a possibility – THE VEGASSSSSSS.

VEGASSSSSSSS <3

The Flight view 🙂

The moment I stepped out of the Flight and walked up to the airport until I can view, all I saw was the Casinos (Picture above). I was really surprised to see how amazing and cool this place is gonna be. I didn’t book a rental as the prices were damn high and I felt the process was tedious without a credit card. But mostly all hotels have shuttle services in Vegas. One important fact you guys must remember while booking a hotel in Vegas is that how close are the hotels from the strip (The main street where all the attractions and happening places are) and does your hotel have the shuttle to drop and pick up from the strip if away from the strip. All said and done, my hotel picked me from the airport.

For all those who think Vegas is expensive, well yes, it is but you can always have a budget trip when planned and executed the right way. The hotels are really cheap but the resort fee is a pain in the ass and still haven’t figured why all the hotels have it until it is worth it. For me, this trip was full of surprises as being the first time to Vegas. I check in at the reception at Palace Station Casino and the receptionist explains me the way to my room like the biggest maze ever. I start my walk to my room and it doesn’t end passing through multiple casinos, restaurants and finally inquiring with a couple of people I reach my room. I enter I switch on the Television it says welcome, Mr. Praveen. What’s your selection with a list of Adult movies. I was like whaaaaatttttt…. The shock never stopped until I ended this plot of the trip.

Got ready after a quick shower, dressed up and boarded the hotel’s shuttle to the strip. I’ll be honest at that point I haven’t watched a lot of Hollywood movies so I just had slightest ideas of Vegas, how would it be. The moment the shuttle dropped at a corner of the strip, I started walking to the strip and I was just awestruck. I couldn’t take my eyes of the lights. Never seen a place so lit, I swear never ever. In Vegas, every evening is just like this and not to speak about the weekends that get even brighter and better. I was really tired and I was sure I couldn’t walk up the whole strip. So I chose to go to the night club and chill at a couple of casinos. I was pretty late already but the crowd was just viral, make it every penny worth 😛

The night went on and on and on. Finally, I got out at somewhere around 5 am, went to my hotel and crashed. I don’t even remember when did I wake up. That was a pretty amazing first night in Vegas. Followed which there was no chance of breakfast, so then the lunch. My taste buds called out Indian, I didn’t have a car so just got to figure out the nearest Indian restaurant. It was totally worth the $10 buffet. I never thought I would stuff in so much 😛 However I was pumpe for the Saturday night, I needed more sleep. You all know I don’t have to remind you guys. Everything is pretty dead in the morning at Vegas. So I chose to sleep a few more hours.

WOW, that was my last night in Vegas. I was pretty pumped to get to the Strip. I just think pictures can speak my walk from 6 pm in the evening to 4.30 am in the morning the next day to every beautiful place possible in Vegas. I barely remember the exact counts of steps but I am sure it was more than 15000 steps. I am totally being honest if at all it should be more than that.

It was one fun experience, For all those who think Vegas is pretty expensive. It is not and my next blog is about “Vegas in the right Budget”. It is a place where you choose how you wanna discover it either balling or budgeting.

See you guys until next blog and one more interesting thing is gonna start up soon. Can’t wait to let you guys know about it “EEEEEEE super pumped for it ” : )

Love <3

Praveen

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The first ever jump to HOLLYWOOD – The story of solo travel in LOS ANGELES

Hey Fam, How is it going? Hope everyone is having an amazing 2019. Congrats to the ones sticking with your new year resolutions and it’s okay we all have been there for the ones who already got rid of your resolutions 😛  Hope you guys took a read through about my Portland blog. If not you still have time to revisit( The road to Portland – First Drive ever). Once my Seattle trip came to an end. The next destination was one of my all time Favorites since I have heard of this name ever since I knew the United States of America as a country. It’s none other than the land of Hollywood – Los Angles. From the amazing Hollywood movies to the Hollywood stars residences to all the amazing job opportunities to what not. Like you all, I was so excited.  

Usually, if I had to do the touristy thing I must have gone somewhere like Universal studios or the Disney. But I was never fascinated by rides or cartoons. Just a fun fact I stopped watching cartoons at 2nd grade lol. Hope you feel me now. I flew to Los Angles on 31st December 2015. How nice would it be to spend your first ever US new year on one of your favorite destinations right? One of my friend from Miami picked me up and dropped me off to a school seniors place at Irvine. Once he was back, He took me out to one of the amazing biriyani places (Isn’t this the reason school seniors are there for 😛 – guys who have regularly read through my blog know where was my schooling – Phases of Life /travel – PART 1) After an amazing treat he planned on catching up with other school seniors and to introduce me to them as well. We booked for a block party(Party where concerts happen between streets and the vehicle entry is blocked for just the party with beverage and food counters)  in Long Beach which is like an hour drive from Los Angeles.

Finally, the new year day started for us at 6 in the evening lol, which I hope would have explained to you guys about the night. whosoever is interested in knowing the story better hit me up privately because I don’t wanna embarrass myself 😛 Was a pretty calm first day of the year getting up at 2 pm, treating ourselves with good Indian food to the tummy and spectacular views of sunset at the Malibu beach. It was all worthwhile.

 Finally, My first ever solo expedition started, with a  cluster of places that I wanted to visit at this beautiful city. All I knew was to make sure that I had charge in my phone as google maps were the only one getting me to places simultaneously keeping pace with the public transport for routes and transits. Renting a car was an easier option but still an expensive option. It was winter when I was traveling which made it even better.  I started off my day at Hollywood walk of fame.

  1. HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME:

Got ready pretty quick as my senior was rushing to office. Moved my lazy ass the earliest I could and reached this famous spot. Not a big movie/series freak those days, couldn’t recognize a ton barring a very few individuals who were really famous from the Dwayne Johnson to the evergreen Micheal Jackson. Got in the steps, as the walk of fame is situated in Hollywood Blvd. The stars are embedded in the shape of a star and plunged into the walkway on both the sides of the road. A pretty good place to shop souvenirs and dine in. Has pretty good restaurants and food chains. 

PS:  One secret tip – You have a place to View the world famous Hollywood sign from the Hollywood and Highland Center. Don’t miss this. The best view is next to the California pizza kitchen or the third floor close to it.

 

         2. LITTLE TOKYO AND CHINATOWN:

Little Tokyo is the so-called replica of Japan and Chinatown is the replica of China. However there is an American fusion, Yet the buildings and the people we meet and shops make us feel like we actually entered an altogether a different piece of land. Food is something I am always down to try especially different cuisines are the best. There is literally restaurants every nook and corner of the street. I am not sure how every restaurant is, but my favorite is Chinchikurin (Link). Dive into the link. 

 

         3. DOWNTOWN LA (DTLA):

Since this was my first visit I was really into the skyscrapers and buildings surrounding me so high and huge. I am not sure how do I explain that feel or put them in words. It was just surreal. It wasn’t a weekday when I visited, so there wasn’t a high intensity of traffic or people rush. Forget about the weekday driving or commute in LA. It’s worse and been experiencing it for the past year and a half. To speak about DTLA, they have the best partying places in the country with amazing bars and Porsche clubs all over DTLA.  I’m sure anyone would have a ball on a Friday or Saturday night 🙂

 

 

       4. Venice Beach:

A pretty place for the 2nd day of the year 2016. A load of people gazing on all sides, birds flying in different directions, people catching fishes and me on the other side traveling alone got to see how beautiful is to be a human being, grasp people’s emotion and I could totally feel the heartfelt happiness from looking at their happy faces. The sunset was such an eventful delight for the eyes. Venice beach is a popular place for the tourist to visit, It has a  broad walk and a pier. Amazing place to take a walk in the evening and maybe have a coffee or drink depending on what time of the day it is 😛

 

I am sure you all would have had got some idea about Los Angeles. Next one is pretty amazing and a very exciting one. 

WAIT FOR IT 🙂 

 

Love, 

Praveen <3

The road to Portland – First Drive ever

Hey everyone. Hope you all had a good time entering fall season. Probably the best season out of the 4 seasons we have. Let me take you back on memories of my Seattle trip having so much fun and getting to see amazing places even though we were short on the budget (Link for those didn’t get a chance to read – Link). Having a good time in Seattle just didn’t stop me from exploring the nearby places which led to take a courageous decision of me renting a car on my own and driving my friend to Portland.

Well, the fact is I have never ridden in the USA except for getting my driver’s license back in Florida for half a day within a parking lot.  I was scared, to be honest. Woke up really early and got ready. I was boasting about my ability to find one of the cheapest rentals ever. But the happiness didn’t stay too long until we entered the FOX  car rental. I would still not forget the complete scene, we were supposed to get the car rental at 7 Am. Yes, we were there, but unfortunately, I didn’t have a work back then which automatically doesn’t qualify for a credit card in most cases. The price we were supposed to pick up the car was $45 per day. we were totally upset and we were ready to get back home and binge lol. But the store guy himself felt so bad for us, called up a couple of people and tried to arrange a car for an individual with only a debit card.

A few Minutes walk he said and pointed us towards an Enterprise, which is again a car rental company. They are one of the largest chains of car rentals in the US and they do offer cars to debit cardholders with a hold in the account. and the hold gets back as soon as we return the car safe and sound. A ride of $45 cost us $160. But since we planned already, we were not okay to ditch it even though the rental became a high priced commodity.

TIP: If you only have a debit card account, Always see if your friend has a credit card and he can be the primary driver and add your name to it as a secondary driver or find and book an enterprise car even before getting charged $160 a day lol. 

The rental was sorted but who was gonna drive? well certainly not her, as she doesn’t know driving at all. The worst thing about Seattle is that busses, metros, trams, bikes/ cycles and the whole human crowd were in the street which made my heart beat go higher every second I see one more additional person or a vehicle on road. The fascinating fact about the rental is that we rented out in the downtown which has the lesser crowd in the most sarcastic way :P. The moment I brought the car to the basement I was about to hit a stranger and well I didn’t. Swetha was like “Are you okay ?” “Will you drive that far ?”. Even today close to 4 years of driving in the US she still doesn’t let me have my phone in my arms to even have a look at the google maps. So you can imagine my first epic drive.

All that said and done I managed to steer the car to the freeway/ highway.  That’s when I got a little bit of confidence and started to play some songs and watch the amazing view. After which I never had issues till date haha. Isn’t my driving story overtaking my Portland story? what do you guys think? Okay, let’s cut it short and get to the vital part of the story.

It’s just a couple of hours drive to either Mt. Rainer or Portland. If you at Seattle and you gotta a day it’s worth spending on either of these days. The drive during the day, when we were travelling was clear yet a little gloomy setting up perfect weather for driving and hanging out. The complete drive of 2 hours was completely filled with mountains, trees and gorges all over. The effort of driving couldn’t even be felt throughout the trip due to these amazing scenic views.

The first place we visited was Forest park which was in the middle of Portland with a short hike overlooking the Willamette River. Parts were covered partially with snow and made the hike a little bit challenging yet really fun. After hiking a good amount of time and capturing those natural beauties in the middle of the forest. Our body needed a recharge before getting to the next location. All that we had in mind was to go to amazing falls that everyone who had previously visited and suggested as well. It had a good rating on Google as well.

Instead of further wasting time in the restaurant waiting for food, we thought of doing fast food and keep running to the next destination as half the day went figuring out the car rental. The next location was Multnomah Falls. That’s where the most interesting and one of the best rides of my life ever took place. While driving towards this natural beauty, we actually lost the route and within a minutes we started claiming the hills as it started to drizzle, rolling down the window to feel the smell of nature and feeling the fresh air. Further, the altitude increased and we also lost internet connectivity. Now it becomes super fun, we know where we wanna go, but we are in a new state and city, no connectivity and wouldn’t see anyone whom we can go and approach to ask for location. As we’re driving moving higher the altitude it started getting cool and started to drizzle. Further, I started driving within a span of 15 minutes all the trees were completely filled with snow.  And that sight just got my heart. Look at those amazing pics.

 

When I am able to recollect about it after 3 years and still try to express the feeling, you guys have to imagine how special and gorgeous that would have been in reality. Now I even forgot the location we were supposed to go enjoying this white beauty. when I started driving past these snow filled trees, it started to snow. Within 20 minutes of the drive getting to experience gloomy, drizzling, snowflakes over the tree to completely snowing atmosphere was just an incredible experience.

Finally, we were at the peak playing with the snow and finally got to see some people. Fortunately, they were few people not lost like us. They guided us in the right direction of the falls. But its always the road not taken delivers you the most exciting places just like what I explained. Finally, after all the detours we reached our destination Multnomah Falls. It was just a majestic site and the view was pretty lit.

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There are two picture points one just the bottom one where I have taken pictures or you can hike up to the bridge and take pictures over the there. Pretty sure they would be Pretty lit as well. We didn’t have much time to do the hike. I am going back to this city in three weeks if you wanna have a sneak peek just follow my Instagram (Link).

There are more amazing places in Portland that I need to check out this time. Then it was a quiet drive back to Seattle due to tiredness. And one of the exciting trip coming up next post. Stay tuned fam.

Love,

Praveen <3

 

 

TOP 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU ARE TAKING A FLIGHT

Hey everyone, how is the heat treating you? Yaas summer it is, but honestly who cares about heat when you get time to travel to beautiful destinations and with sun everything is a just a notch brighter and prettier.  Today’s blog is just a guideline for you if you are a frequent traveler, a newbie to travel or a traveler on and off when you got time. This post is gonna help you not miss, get all your desirable perks and be a pro in a flight travel. Not to boast but giving you the background, I have traveled almost 5 to 6 international airlines and more 10 domestic airline carriers across the globe. Yes, I have made so many blenders which I don’t want you to commit. So here you go.

To accomplish all this, all you need to do – is to just follow the 10 steps below 🙂

I am letting you guys know what I learned the harder way, do follow this and I am pretty sure 99% you would not have any hiccups in your flight journey or maybe with respect to any sort of transportation.

1. Checking your Name, Date of Travel and Place of travel:

The most important and the first step you need to do is make sure all your details that you input for the flight are in accordance with your actual schedule (Dates and months to be verified) and as per your government documents(Name and Date of birth). Most flights have the option for the travelers to change it within 4 hours to 24 hours from the time of booking. So, make sure you guys have a check once you book your tickets, usually, we conceive in our mind what we had given is right but double checking is always better.

Courtesy: ndtv.com and travelvisapro.com

My experience: Did this mistake N number of times, I went to meet my friend in Seattle and I was supposed to fly to Los Angeles on 31st of December to have my new year gala at Los Angeles. I was about to check in on the 30th of December and my ticket was booked for 30th of January. Well, pay another $160 for a silly mistake. This list doesn’t stop from name changes to schedule changes. Well, I was fortunate enough to escape because of the 24-hour flight change policy quite a few times- but honestly why to risk it instead of verifying a couple of seconds.

2.  Checking-In in Advance:

Hey, is it a big deal to check in within 24 hours of the flight? Well, the answer is yes, it is. It’s not that it reduces the time drastically but also makes sure you have a seat. There are chances if you don’t check in earlier you end up waiting in the general line where people wait to check in the luggage (This reduces your time for security check, time to sip a cocktail at the lounge or even have some delicious food from your favorite restaurant). The list doesn’t stop right there, It can make you wait for a seat even till the last moment till everyone board (Your mind voice: Is this guy serious? I am not kidding, It has happened to one of my very own friends). One more additional advantage, I am not sure of domestic airlines of different countries but the domestic airlines in the USA charge less if we check in our bag when we check in.

Courtesy: Iberia.com and American.com

3.  Dress as per Destination:

The common mistake we do as a traveler or even just as a passenger is we get to pack dresses as per the source place instead of the destination. If you are traveling for whatever span, you always have the option of finding on the internet, how is the weather going to behave for the days that we are gonna stay at that place. Just a fun fact mostly in the world we assume June, July and August are summers but those are winters for people who live in Australia. So always make sure pack your pieces of luggage with the right combination of dresses in terms of climate as well as culture (If you wanna blend in a little bit 😛 )

Courtesy: thefashiontag.com and basecampadventure.com

4.  Gate Change Update:

Well, one more Concerning thing that you as a passenger must know. Is it fine if I am done with security check and get to the gate? Can I relax and don’t care about anything until they call me to get on the flight?

Hell No, that’s when you gotta pay attention to every announcement that hears by your ear. Gates that the boarding pass say is not always going to be final, it can change due to technical reasons. It is even more catastrophic if there is a terminal change (Which usually doesn’t happen that often). So, the only thing we need to do is pay attention to the announcements and try to sit in the gate where our flight was intended to fly from.

Schiphol Gate D, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Courtesy: familytravelck.com

5.  Do’s and Don’ts for a Carry-On bag:

There are always restrictions in Carry-On baggage in terms of size, weight as well as things. One of the blog posts which gave a complete description of the restrictions has been added please go through it if in case you have any doubts about whether you need to carry them or Nah. (Carry on restrictions).

Few things I always have doubts about personally are Will I be allowed to carry food? Since they have restrictions on liquid, Can the food be semi-solid? As I guy Can I carry a razor? Few questions which knocked my mind when I was penning down my thoughts.

Answers are yes we will be allowed to carry food as long as it’s not semisolid or liquid. For example, I am a south Indian who loves parota with salna – which I usually don’t get in most of the Indian restaurants (For those who don’t know what it does mean just google it or I am putting up the link where I purchased in the USA – Restaurant) Well no shamming I am proud foodie 🙂  The TSA (Transportation Security Administration) didn’t allow me the salna or gravy whatever you wanna call since it was semi-solid. Razors, as well as a solid food substance, are fine to carry in a Carry-On baggage.

Any liquid item has a restriction and TSA’s official page has its description on what the weight we need to carry and exceptions on stuff like medication and infant items – Have a look a the link. (Liquid Restriction)

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Courtesy: Cil.com and travel.gc.ca

6.  Size and Weight restriction:

As a traveler, the thing you would hate the most is to pack and unpack within the flights constrained weight allowances. Every carrier has their own restrictions and allowable criteria make sure to check the respective weight criterion of the airline you are gonna travel. Usually when its international you would be given with two check-in baggage (23 Kgs each), a carry-on baggage and a personal item. In a domestic flight, it completely depends on the country and the carrier varies from just a personal item, or just a carry on with it or even free of cost check-in baggage. This completely depends on the carrier. This is more important when you need to choose what the purpose of the visit, if you are shifting from one location to another (It is better to prefer the airline which gives free checked in Baggage) or If you are going on a short trip for three days you wouldn’t even require a carry on Baggage so prefer to choose a cheap and non-baggage friendly airline. Blog post for size restrictions( Size restrictions ) Always double check with the airline for the latest update. 

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7. Parking / Uber Choice:

The Choice of transport to/from airport depends on three factors,

1. Traffic 2. Distance and 3. Economy

Traffic: So basically, in a city like Los Angeles or Bengaluru traffic gets in the way so badly that it can take several hours for us to reach the airport. God bless Google map, keep checking the estimated time of arrival when you are planning on driving or even using the public transport such as a bus or a metro.

Distance: If you live far away from the airport and your trip is as short as 2 to 3 days. Most of the Cities have parking next to the airports and those parking centers provide shuttles to the airport. So, it’s a win, you arrive on time, don’t have to wait for a public transport and obviously more comfortable.

Economy: Three options, Either we just use Uber (Something similar to the App like Lyft or Ola), Or have our own car parked in any of the airport parking centers or use a public transport. As a traveler work out the math which comes out to be cheaper and ofcourse use the effective one.

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8. Netflix/Song Download:

Flight experiences are amazing but at the same time if you fly in the nights or its really sunny outside and you don’t open the shades on the window. you are going to be completely bored especially if you travel alone. Adding to it, if you completely have a boring or a silent person next to you. you are done. That’s why always when you know you are gonna fly, download songs and shows of your Interest so that you never get bored. Few flights provide WIFI service in the air but it’s too pricey.

        Courtesy: makeuseof.com and wikipedia.com

9. Free Upgrades to Business Class:

Have you ever heard of this concept? you pay for an economy ticket and just because there is an availability on the business class the airline company upgrades your ticket to a business class one. Well, I am not kidding I have known friends who have had this amazing opportunity. I wish I can get one day but it has never happened as of now. It’s always better to go and ask when you are check-in in your baggage or even at the gate when you are about to enter your flight. If there is an availability for a business class and if their answer is yes we do have but you gotta pay for it. All that you can answer as well I am good for now, I was just looking for a free upgrade if in case you guys have it. It’s okay to not get but it’s not okay to ask lol. You never know whether that’s gonna be your lucky day.

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Courtesy: pointsguy.com

10. Baggage Loss:

The 10th and the most important section is baggage loss. What should I do if my baggage is lost? The answer is to keep calm and you are definitely not responsible for it. Make sure to complain to the respective airline companies baggage claim team and fill out the required forms.  The airline company or the insurance company take up the complete responsibility to bring the luggage to your own home address. Apart from that as a customer we also can purchase things for the amount sanctioned by the airline company during the phase of getting our luggage to our phase. Every airline has its own limit if you are not sure of the amount then check their website or call customer service which is always a better option. Just not waiting for your baggage delays might as well use your flying perks.

Any doubts you guys have feel free to reach out to me. I’ll try my best answering them or at least try to guide on where could you find the answers for.

Feel free to share with your friends who would need these tips 🙂

Have an amazing weekend you all <3

Love,

Praveen

 

FIRST DOMESTIC FLIGHT IN THE USA Miami – San Francisco

Hey Fellas, Hope everyone had an amazing couple of weeks. I guess you all would have guessed this week’s blog about. Flying – isn’t always fascinating? Be it we see a flight during our school time and counting them during our physical training periods or even today when it passes through the sunsets with a beautiful sight. The love for flying never settles be it five or fifty (Well except for the ones who have flight sickness). Getting to the point, did you guys have a chance to find what’s going on with Gatlinburg, Tennessee in my last blog post. Yes, it has been a couple of weeks, been extensively traveling for the past three weeks.

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                                                ENROUTE (Courtesy: Google Maps)

This blog is just about my first flight travel and the issues I faced as an amateur traveler. well, I was back home from the Alternative Break trip (Smokey Mountains trip)with my friends at Florida International University. It was just a day, did all my laundry, took rest to an extent and packed for the next 20 days to the west coast of the country. I guess, you guys would have guessed the place by now. If not give it some brain work to see what would be on the beautiful place on the west coast. Just before I reveal the place, I’ll let you know this is one of the places everyone would have dreamt at least once in your life to visit.

Yes, that’s right for those who have guessed it right – CALIFORNIA woohooooooo 🙂 I was flying to San Francisco but I had a layover at Denver.  I was flying with United Airlines. The best thing about flying to the west coast is you get to save 3 hours. For example, you take off from your flight at 9 am from east coast even after 6 hours of flight you would land at 12 pm PST. This flight especially made me learn a lot of stuff that I didn’t know that existed.

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 DREAM STATE (Courtesy: Google Images)

Learning A.K.A Bad experience:

  1. Not Checking in advance
  2. Change of flight due to air traffic at the end destination
  3. Loss of baggage.

The worst part was I didn’t know this would happen nor I was prepared for it.

I had my flight at Miami International airport. Being my first domestic flight assuming that I am arriving on time at least couple of hours early, I didn’t take the pain of spending 30 seconds to a minute to check in which cost me literally an hour of wait, as the kiosks for the automatic check-in wasn’t working. The lines were up and every minute passed my pulse was adding up as I am relatively new to this process and finally when It was 30 minutes to departure I got to the security check. Long lines moved fast and with my heart-pounding, I boarded straight into the flight running to the gate.

  MIAMI AND IT’S ELEVATED BEAUTY 

A peaceful flight to Denver. It was a beautiful sight to see mountains filled with snow and feel the cold when I exited the aircraft to the terminal. And once I came to the gate of the San Francisco (SF) flight all the chaos started happening from the flight delay, to change of flight. I was told there was air traffic in SF, which delayed my flight by 3 hours. So, I was just roaming around the alley, a completely new experience as I have started liking and feeling lively traveling alone myself. In an hour and a half the flight crew was asking as in any passenger wants to go in the previous flight and I was the first one to say YEEESSSSSS in the excitement of reaching San Francisco. I just made sure my baggage will be shifted to the right flight and they did confirm it.

DENVER  INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

All the eagerness packed in the bundle when I buckled up for the flight to SF from Denver. And you guys got to know I was the one to run first to the flight and I was last one from the flight to get out of the airport. Yes, my baggage was missing and all my belongings were in there. I didn’t even have any change of dress or even a towel. At least I wouldn’t have minded it if I was staying in SF. I was leaving as early as 5 am to Lake Tahoe (Lake Tahoe location) So nobody would be there to even collect my belongings for the next three days.

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   NIGHT VISUALS OF SAN FRANCISCO

Then the procedure of claim, refund, the purchase was all confusing and new. After a continuous hustle with the airline company, the airline company gave me a credit of $150 and asked me to purchase what I want for the time being. It was already 11 pm and I was pretty sure, it’s gonna go waste and I have also instructed them to send it over to the amazing location that I was going (Will reveal the Place next blog). It was One amazing and a learning experience.

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                                                           BAGGAGE DELAY FORM 

In my next blog post, I am gonna share few tips as a traveler of any magnitude we need to know to avoid problems related to flight travels, baggage claim, checking in and long ques in the security.

All said and done. Stay tuned next weeks blog post.

Have an amazing weekend folks.

Love,

Praveen