Travel letters: Couchsurfing.com another entry to sharing economy

I read Catharine Hamm’s article “Learning to Share” (Aug. 24) with great interest. I have been thinking a lot about our sharing economy and whether it is really just that.

I was surprised that there was so little mention of Couchsurfing.com. I have just recently dipped my foot in these waters, hosting travelers from around the country and world. Unlike Airbnb, with Couchsurfing, no money is exchanged.

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I open my home to travelers and offer a place to sleep. Beyond that, I offer what I wish or am able — food, day trips, etc.

The site also offers opportunities to ride-share and meet up. It is an exercise in trust for both parties. It may not be perfect, but it opens up a new world for everyone and the potential for friendships to grow across cultures.

It has expanded my horizons and is an example of the limitless possibilities of the Internet.

Jeff Bernhardt

Valley Glen

 

Sock it to ‘em

Here’s a solution for the smelly-feet issue on flights (“Raising a Stink When Shoes Come Off,” On the Spot, Aug 24, by Catharine Hamm), but you must plan for it.

Go to a 99-cent store, pick up one or two pairs of fun colored socks and give them politely to the offending foot owner. Tell that person it’s for comfort and warmth.

It’s a small version of something I just had on a British Airways flight to London: a mini-pack with socks, a toothbrush, a sleeping mask and earplugs. The woman sitting next to me took pre-emptive actions a step further (but for her benefit). She was flying with her infant and, anticipating a possible unwelcome vibe, she packed small gift bags for her fellow passengers that were filled with chocolates, earplugs, cookies and an apology-in-advance note. What a nice gesture to ward off any negative glances.

The baby smiled and slept the whole flight.

If the smelly-feet people don’t take the hint, tell them, “The odor from your feet is making me gag, so would you please use the socks or put your shoes back on.” Simple.

Christine Goonetilleke

Santa Ana

 

The real deal

In the Aug. 17 airfare deal of the week, the Travel section featured a $646 round-trip flight on Norwegian Air.

I recently flew on this airline, which is new to Los Angeles, and my experience wasn’t good. On July 23, the airline’s LAX-London flight sat on the runway for four hours, at which point the pilot told us the plane was inoperable. The airline provided no accommodation or assistance and said we were on our own when we were told to leave the airport after midnight.

The flight was rescheduled for the next day. First, it was delayed, and then it was canceled because of computer problems. Again, passengers were told they were on their own. The plane departed on July 25, 40 hours after it was originally scheduled to leave.

Norwegian has since refunded the price of the ticket, but I believe it should follow European Union rules and pay passengers as much as 600 euros (about $800) for the delays.

In my opinion, there are better ways to get to London.

Rachel Grantham

Fullerton

Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times

Article source: http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-tr-letters-20140831-story.html

India Luxury Travel is Best by Train [Videos]

India

Getting around in India by road or airplane is not always the most convenient option and the best way to travel through the country is by luxury train. Flight connections are sometimes difficult in India and on top of that, with recent news of sexual assaults on both local or visiting women, travel by train is not only more comfortable and relaxed, but also that much safer and secure.

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Relax on The Golden Chariot luxury train in India

There is so much to see in this vast and fascinating land and with such a choice of destinations, one of the best luxury trains to book is The Golden Chariot.

This luxurious train looks more like the top hotel inside and takes the visitor through the southern Indian region of Karnataka, popular for its extraordinary temples, including the complex at Hampi.

The journey on The Golden Chariot begins in Bangalore and travels through to the historical Temple cities including Mamallapuram, Kanchipuram, Tiruchirapalli, Thanjavur and Madurai. The train heads to the beaches of Kovalam where guests will be taken on a boat ride through the Backwaters, with waving palm trees, to Kochi, a port city situated on the Arabian Sea. Once the train trip is over, passengers return to Bangalore.

In the luxuriously appointed dining car, passengers can enjoy both Indian and international cuisine, fine wines and all the trimmings along with a bar to enjoy the best wines and other spirits of the world.

To highlight the fact that luxury India travel is best by train, the Golden Chariot can be seen in more detail in the video below:

Other more developed regions are fascinating too, including Rajasthan, which can be visited on the luxurious Maharajas Express. Running since 2010, Maharajas Express is considered to be the most luxurious train in India. The train offers five different options of travel through the varied landscapes of India, showing more of its culture and heritage, all the while in sheer comfort.

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Maharaja Express – luxury train in India.

As its name implies, the train has been designed in such a way as to reflect the elegance of the past Maharajas, offering a five star living experience along the way. The train has two restaurants, Mayur Mahal and Rang Mahal, offering both local and international cuisine.

The Safari Bar offers a wide selection of wines and spirits from all over the world and there is an en-suite bar called the Rajah Club which has a good selection of board games for passengers to play.

Among other locations, passengers visit the iconic Taj Mahal (pictured at the top of this article), Jodhpur and Jaipur, although with the Ranthambore National Park where tigers can be found.

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Guest cabin on The Golden Chariot, luxury train in India

The guest cabins tend to be a little small, but are comfortable and very pleasantly furnished and even come with a WiFi connection to catch up with online friends.

A cabin attendant is available in each coach and is there to assist at any time.

On the Maharajas Express, each luxurious cabin offers Live TV with both satellite channels and also a DVD player, along with direct dial phones.

The following video shows best how the Maharahas Express train offers the pleasure of luxury travel through India

By Anne Sewell

The Golden Chariot

Luxury India Travel

Maharajas Express

Article source: http://guardianlv.com/2014/08/india-luxury-travel-is-best-by-train-videos/

5 Simple Tips For Taking Killer Instagram Travel Photos

When you’re visiting a beautiful new place, it’s perfectly natural to want to capture the moment with a camera to take it home with you — or Instagram it, so you can share it with your friends immediately.

Well, creative tourism startup Foto Ruta (that’s Spanish for “photo route”) is here to help optimize this combination of exploration and photography. The company provides informational tours that come with tips about how to capture each destination on camera. Currently, they run tours in Buenos Aires, Barcelona, London and Santiago, as well as pop up events in New York City.

Sound like fun? We thought so. But, if you can’t get to one of these destination spots, don’t fret — Foto Ruta gave The Huffington Post a few tips for taking photos on smartphones, no matter where you are. And the photos below — all taken with iPhones on Foto Ruta tours — are stunning examples.

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Create a mood. Smartphone photography is as much about creating an image as capturing it. Think about what mood you want to convey in your picture, and then select an app or filter that enhances it.

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Move your body and think about viewpoint. Using creative angles to frame your shot will take an ordinary photo to new heights. Think of using a bird’s-eye perspective, or get down to street level.

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Get close. Really close. The iPhone and most Androids have increasingly improved technology for capturing detail and focusing up close. Test the limits of your camera, and try some macro shots. You’ll be impressed with what you can create.

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Crop instead of zooming. Using your smartphone’s digital zoom can result in a loss of quality. If you’re far from your subject, take the shot and crop later.

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Look for the light. The lower the light, the more grainy the photo will be. So if you want a crisp picture, look for where the light is — and play around with it.

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Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/31/instagram-travel-photos-foto-ruta_n_5731604.html

Collins gives Colon pass because of travel

NEW YORK — Terry Collins said he thought Bartolo Colon deserved a pass for surrendering six runs in 5 1/3 innings because of the veteran right-hander’s emotional turmoil and the physical toll of travel from the past week. Colon twice traveled to the Dominican Republic, most recently for Thursday’s funeral for his mother.

“I’m going to cut him a little slack this time,” Collins said after the Mets lost to the Phillies, 7-2, at Citi Field on Saturday. “That’s some long trips he had in the last 10 days back and forth like that. Dan [Warthen] came out of the bullpen and said it’s like he hasn’t missed any time at all. He said he warmed up great. We saw it at the beginning. I don’t know if he just ran out of gas. Obviously he was getting way too much plate. He’s usually down, down, down and goes up when he wants to. And those balls were pretty much thigh-high.”

Colon said through an interpreter the travel wasn’t a big factor in his performance.

“I feel a little tired, but it didn’t really affect how I performed in the game,” he said.

Article source: http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/mets/post/_/id/94188/collins-gives-colon-pass-because-of-travel

Labor Day travel is still possible with these last-minute tips

As summer fades into fall, it’s not too late to plan a last-minute Labor Day getaway before you settle into school and work routines.

If you’re flexible on the length of your trip or even your destination, you can find deals on flights and accommodations. And if you’d rather hit the road, gas prices will be in your favor.

With these money-saving tips, you can bid summer an affordable farewell with a little adventure.


How to get there

Every year, airfares drop around the end of summer. You can reduce your ticket price significantly if you add a layover to your itinerary. Don’t forget to carry a book or laptop to keep you busy at the airport.

If you’d rather skip the hassle of security checks and luggage limits, consider the traditional American road trip. With Labor Day gas prices expected to hit a four-year low and no rise in rental car expenses, you could save money, too.AAA expects nearly 29.7 million people to be on the road between Aug. 28 and Sept. 1.

Consider your travel companions and match your travel plans to your needs and budget. If you’re going with a large family or group of friends, driving may offer the best deal per person. The price of plane tickets may be worth it if you’re traveling alone or with one other person.

Try to make the most of your chosen mode of transportation. If you’re flying, check out package deals to save you money on accommodations as well. If you’re driving, take advantage of scenic routes and out-of-the-way attractions best reached by car, such as national parks.


When to travel

Labor Day weekend is a popular time to travel, but if you are not tied to a tight schedule, some flexibility in your plans will save you money. If you’re flying, consider leaving on Saturday and returning on Wednesday. Use travel sites that let you compare airfares across different days, like hopper.com and Kayak.com‘s “flex” search. For road trips, leaving ahead of the crowd or right after it can save you the headache of heavy traffic, and the cost of accommodations may be slightly lower for if you avoid peak travel days.


Where to go

Flexibility when it comes to destinations can help you score a deal as well. Certain cities tend to be cheaper around Labor Day, so keeping your options open is a great way to save. Hotel prices in Orlando and Toronto are expected to be particularly favorable right now, and ski resort towns like Vail, Colorado, offer great bargains in the off-season.

If you’re flying, sites like skiplagged.com and fly.com can show you the least expensive destinations from your local airport, and adding nearby airports to your options may snag you an even better deal. Considering destinations within a 500-mile radius may also provide you with the least expensive options.

When it comes to accommodation, think outside the hotel box. If you consider traveling an opportunity to meet new people and wander off the tourist track, try booking free accommodations on couchsurfing.com — save money and see a new side of a city. For larger groups, consider booking a place to stay through Airbnb.com. The lodging service lets you rent out spaces that meet your group’s needs and size. If you prefer to stick with traditional accommodation, the mobile app Hotel Tonight is a great way to find last-minute hotel deals.

Article source: http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2014/0829/Labor-Day-travel-is-still-possible-with-these-last-minute-tips

Five Essential Travel Tips For Small Business Owners

If you’re a small business owner, there’s not really the option of closing the office when traveling on business. I know this firsthand. As a speaker and trainer on productivity and attention management, I’m on the road a lot. Here are the tools and strategies I’ve found that keep me calm, comfortable and productive when I’m away from my home base.

1. Tame e-mail

E-mail doesn’t stop when you travel, but you can take steps to keep it from using all your energy when you’re on the road. Start by setting your out-of-office message for an extra day before and after your trip, to give yourself a buffer. You’ll find that you’re more likely to be thoughtfully responsive, rather than instinctually reactive, if you know that people will expect your response to be delayed. Turn off push notifications, and decide specific times when you’ll check email (for example, during your afternoon break at a conference). This will allow you to be present at your destination, leveraging your time away. Don’t schedule any meetings or appointments for the day you get back in the office. This will give you an opportunity to catch up and regain control over the backlog. Finally, setting a plan for how you will catch up on email when you return can help ease the compulsion to stay on top of every single message when you’re on the road.

2. Pack smart

Overpacking slows you down, but so does forgetting something essential and making a last-minute shopping trip to hunt down your allergy meds or a new pair of dress shoes. I hate packing, so I use an app called Packing Pro to take some of the sting out of the process. You can use Packing Pro to create and store your own customized packing lists. If you’re on the road a lot, keep a toiletry bag packed with all your essentials. This makes for one less packing task.

Efficiency doesn’t just come down to what you pack; it’s also how you carry it all. One of my absolute favorite travel tools is the EYN Smartphone Case, which keeps my phone, driver’s license, cash and credit cards handy. And, since it has a wrist strap, it also keeps my hands free.

I have a few other go-tos that make it easier to navigate airports and hotels: The Bag Bungee keeps a laptop or other smaller items secure on top of your wheeled suitcase. A carabiner or S hook enables you to keep your hands free and clip just about anything (a carry-out bag with your lunch, a travel pillow, another bag, your iPhone holder, etc.) to your suitcase or other bag.

3. Energize your devices

The high-tech tools that enable us to do work and stay connected anywhere can be a great thing — as long as we keep them all charged up. For those times when you can’t get to an outlet, a backup power source is a lifesaver. A USB battery pack can keep you powered and productive when outlets are scarce or non-existent. They’re so inexpensive now, no one who is frequently away from a power supply should be without one. A travel power strip can also come in handy.

4. Energize yourself

These days, it’s hard to keep working when you drain the batteries of your phones, tablets or laptops, and you can’t neglect your own batteries, either. If you have trouble sleeping away from your own bed, give yourself a little help. Noise-canceling headphones or earplugs can make it easier to nod off, especially when combined with an app that plays some white noise that is soothing to you, like crickets or ocean waves. And don’t forget to request a quiet room when you make hotel reservations.

Unfortunately, a lot of the food that’s most convenient when we travel, from the sugary pastries in the meeting room to the greasy pizza at the airport, aren’t the best fuel for taking care of business. Use an app like Yelp to scout out healthier food options near you, or try GateGuru to find better fare at the airport. Staying hydrated also helps keep you at your best. I always travel with a stainless steel water bottle (and a holder) that’s easy to fill at the airport. Don’t rely on the stingy cup you might be given on board — if the flight is bumpy, the attendants may have to stay seated. Also, save the alcoholic beverages for the ground. The humidity on planes is already extremely low, and alcoholic beverages dehydrate you, exacerbate jet lag and cause other irritations like dry throat and eyes. Physical discomfort impede your productivity at your destination, minimizing whatever benefits you were expecting from the trip (closing the deal with the prospect, providing great service to the client or absorbing all of the wisdom and networking at the conference.)

And sometimes just the right little luxury gives you a boost. I mix essential oils like lavender (to relax) and peppermint (to energize) with distilled water in travel-sized spritzer bottles.

5. Be tech-smart

While part of my job is helping people avoid all the ways our devices zap our productivity (like constant email and social media alerts), I’m all about the ways they can actually help us be more productive and efficient, including when we travel. The TripIt app is my travel essential. Forward your email confirmations from airlines, hotels and rental car companies to TripIt and it will organize all the information into one easily viewable window. The pro version will also keep an eye on your flight status. Then there’s Expensify, the fastest and easiest way to keep track of expenses related to a specific client trip. Need to track your mileage? MileBug creates reports for you with the push of a button.

Sometimes, though, the most efficient thing you can do when you’re traveling is to put down your phone or tablet. Instead of automatically reaching for a device when you’re in line or waiting for your flight, just let your mind wander. Your brain uses downtime like that to reach insights and epiphanies. Maybe you’ll have a breakthrough that transforms your business. What smarter use of your time could there be?

Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maura-nevel-thomas/five-essential-travel-tip_b_5738650.html

LSU DT Maquedius Bain, C Elliott Porter among 4 players not traveling for …

LSU defensive tackle Maquedius Bain and center Elliott Porter joined a growing list of Tigers to not travel to Houston for Saturday’s season-opener vs. Wisconsin, The Advocate reported Friday. After it was reported that Rashard Robinson (suspension) and Malachi Dupre (injury) didn’t travel with the Tigers, Bain became the third last-minute departure from LSU’s depth chart. Per The Advocate, Bain’s absence is believed to be tied to a suspension, though LSU head coach Les Miles won’t discuss any roster news until after Saturday’s game.

Bain, a redshirt freshman, was listed as the No. 2 defensive tackle behind sophomore Christian LaCouture on LSU’s first depth chart. Losing a member of the defensive line rotation can’t bode well for the Tigers, especially with the Badgers’ veteran offensive line widely considered the strength of the team.

Porter, meanwhile, was listed as LSU’s starting center before Miles said earlier this week that sophomore Ethan Pocic had taken over the spot. The reason for Porter’s absence is unknown.

Unless these losses are simply thoroughly-reported “smaller” stories, this seems fairly unusual, especially less than 24 hours before kickoff. While LSU began the week with its quarterback battle perhaps its biggest story, it now faces questions regarding things like “chemistry” and “discipline,” even if they’re unwarranted. Wisconsin, by comparison, seems to be settling into Houston much quieter. We’ll see what kind of impact this all has on the NRG Stadium field tomorrow night.

Article source: http://www.buckys5thquarter.com/2014/8/29/6085193/maquedius-bain-suspended-lsu-wisconsin

30 Million-Plus Expect To Travel Labor Day Weekend

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Expect a lot of people to be out on the roads this Labor Day weekend.

Gail Weinholzer is director of public affairs at AAA Minnesota/Iowa.

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“We are expecting nearly 34.7 million Americans to travel at least 50 miles or more,” Weinholzer said. “Nearly 30 million Americans will be traveling by personal automobile.”

She has some advice for those of you hitting the road.

“It’s still, of course, road construction season, so patience is definitely going to be a virtue,” she said.

As far as gas prices, Weinholzer says they are lower this year compared to 2013.

And in terms of high-travel times, Labor Day has the fewest people on the road of all summer holidays.

Article source: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/08/30/30-million-plus-expect-to-travel-labor-day-weekend/

Five Essential Travel Tips For Small Business Owners

If you’re a small business owner, there’s not really the option of closing the office when traveling on business. I know this firsthand. As a speaker and trainer on productivity and attention management, I’m on the road a lot. Here are the tools and strategies I’ve found that keep me calm, comfortable and productive when I’m away from my home base.

1. Tame e-mail

E-mail doesn’t stop when you travel, but you can take steps to keep it from using all your energy when you’re on the road. Start by setting your out-of-office message for an extra day before and after your trip, to give yourself a buffer. You’ll find that you’re more likely to be thoughtfully responsive, rather than instinctually reactive, if you know that people will expect your response to be delayed. Turn off push notifications, and decide specific times when you’ll check email (for example, during your afternoon break at a conference). This will allow you to be present at your destination, leveraging your time away. Don’t schedule any meetings or appointments for the day you get back in the office. This will give you an opportunity to catch up and regain control over the backlog. Finally, setting a plan for how you will catch up on email when you return can help ease the compulsion to stay on top of every single message when you’re on the road.

2. Pack smart

Overpacking slows you down, but so does forgetting something essential and making a last-minute shopping trip to hunt down your allergy meds or a new pair of dress shoes. I hate packing, so I use an app called Packing Pro to take some of the sting out of the process. You can use Packing Pro to create and store your own customized packing lists. If you’re on the road a lot, keep a toiletry bag packed with all your essentials. This makes for one less packing task.

Efficiency doesn’t just come down to what you pack; it’s also how you carry it all. One of my absolute favorite travel tools is the EYN Smartphone Case, which keeps my phone, driver’s license, cash and credit cards handy. And, since it has a wrist strap, it also keeps my hands free.

I have a few other go-tos that make it easier to navigate airports and hotels: The Bag Bungee keeps a laptop or other smaller items secure on top of your wheeled suitcase. A carabiner or S hook enables you to keep your hands free and clip just about anything (a carry-out bag with your lunch, a travel pillow, another bag, your iPhone holder, etc.) to your suitcase or other bag.

3. Energize your devices

The high-tech tools that enable us to do work and stay connected anywhere can be a great thing — as long as we keep them all charged up. For those times when you can’t get to an outlet, a backup power source is a lifesaver. A USB battery pack can keep you powered and productive when outlets are scarce or non-existent. They’re so inexpensive now, no one who is frequently away from a power supply should be without one. A travel power strip can also come in handy.

4. Energize yourself

These days, it’s hard to keep working when you drain the batteries of your phones, tablets or laptops, and you can’t neglect your own batteries, either. If you have trouble sleeping away from your own bed, give yourself a little help. Noise-canceling headphones or earplugs can make it easier to nod off, especially when combined with an app that plays some white noise that is soothing to you, like crickets or ocean waves. And don’t forget to request a quiet room when you make hotel reservations.

Unfortunately, a lot of the food that’s most convenient when we travel, from the sugary pastries in the meeting room to the greasy pizza at the airport, aren’t the best fuel for taking care of business. Use an app like Yelp to scout out healthier food options near you, or try GateGuru to find better fare at the airport. Staying hydrated also helps keep you at your best. I always travel with a stainless steel water bottle (and a holder) that’s easy to fill at the airport. Don’t rely on the stingy cup you might be given on board — if the flight is bumpy, the attendants may have to stay seated. Also, save the alcoholic beverages for the ground. The humidity on planes is already extremely low, and alcoholic beverages dehydrate you, exacerbate jet lag and cause other irritations like dry throat and eyes. Physical discomfort impede your productivity at your destination, minimizing whatever benefits you were expecting from the trip (closing the deal with the prospect, providing great service to the client or absorbing all of the wisdom and networking at the conference.)

And sometimes just the right little luxury gives you a boost. I mix essential oils like lavender (to relax) and peppermint (to energize) with distilled water in travel-sized spritzer bottles.

5. Be tech-smart

While part of my job is helping people avoid all the ways our devices zap our productivity (like constant email and social media alerts), I’m all about the ways they can actually help us be more productive and efficient, including when we travel. The TripIt app is my travel essential. Forward your email confirmations from airlines, hotels and rental car companies to TripIt and it will organize all the information into one easily viewable window. The pro version will also keep an eye on your flight status. Then there’s Expensify, the fastest and easiest way to keep track of expenses related to a specific client trip. Need to track your mileage? MileBug creates reports for you with the push of a button.

Sometimes, though, the most efficient thing you can do when you’re traveling is to put down your phone or tablet. Instead of automatically reaching for a device when you’re in line or waiting for your flight, just let your mind wander. Your brain uses downtime like that to reach insights and epiphanies. Maybe you’ll have a breakthrough that transforms your business. What smarter use of your time could there be?

Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maura-nevel-thomas/five-essential-travel-tip_b_5738650.html?utm_hp_ref=travel&ir=Travel

Airports, roads brace for busy travel weekend

WEEKEND BY VACATIONING, A STAYCATION OR WORKING? YOU WILL SEE THE RESULTS IN REALTIME. WE KNOW A LOT OF YOU ARE GOING SOMEWHERE BECAUSE AAA ESTIMATES MORE THAN 2.5 MILLION ALSO BE TRAVELING. CONSUMER EXPERT AMY DAVIS TELLS US WHAT YOU WILL BE UP AGAINST ON THE ROADS AND WHEN YOU TRAVEL. AMY? Reporter: BILL, DOMINIQUE, RIGHT NOW THE SOUTHWEST FREEWAY LOOKS BETTER THAN IT DOES ON MOST FRIDAY AFTERNOONS DURING RUSH HOUR THAT. IS PROBABLY BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE LEFT TO START THEIR THREE-DAY WEEKEND. PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN HILL BEHIND THE CAMERA SAID 3:00 OR 4:00 A LOT OF ROADS LOOKED TERRIBLE. IF YOU ARE JUST DECIDING THE HEAD OUT HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT. 2.1 MILLION TEXAN ALSO HIT THE ROAD THIS WEEKEND, UP ABOUT 2% OVER LAST YEAR. THOSE DRIVERS WILL BE PAYING LESS PER GALLON OF GAS THAN 2013. THE AVERAGE IN HOUSTON IS $3.26. DOWN 14 CENTS FROM LAST YEAR. PARKING GARAGES ARE FILLING UP FAST AT HOBBY. THIS AFTERNOON THE MAIN TERMINAL AND ECO PARK LOT WAS NEARING CAPACITY. IF YOU ARE CATCHING A FLIGHT TONIGHT HEAD UP TO LEVEL 3 AND 4 FOR THE MOST OPEN SPOTS. AT BUSH THERE IS PLENTY OF PARKING AT ALL TERMINALS WITH B AND E FILLING THE FASTEST. ONCE YOU GET TO THE CHECK POINT WAIT TIMES HAVE BEEN RUNNING LESS THAN TEN MINUTES AT BOTH AIRPORTS. AIR TRAVEL IS SMOOTH BUT OUR WEATHER IS CAUSING DEPR CHEWER DELAYS. IF YOU ARE FLYING TO DALLAS, CHICAGO, SAN FRANCISCO, THOSE CITIS ARE SEEING DELAYS. DON’T EXPECT TRAVEL THIS SMOOTH OR FREEWAYS TO LOOK THIS CLEAR. ONLY ABOUT 224,000 TEXANS ARE EXPECTED TO TRAVEL BY AIR THAT. MEANS MOST OF THE TWO MILLION WILL BE ON THE ROADS COMING BACK MONDAY, SO GIVE YOURSELF

Article source: http://www.click2houston.com/news/airports-roads-brace-for-busy-travel-weekend/27798204