If you’ve been keeping up with my updates for this trip, then you know that I’ve been pretty much winging the entire thing. But after a few weeks in, I was contacted to join in on a blog tour of a small seaside village in Italy, Cesenatico. Some of the details were a bit up in the air for a bit, but I knew I needed to make my way east from Spain. So after Morocco, I decided to go down the French riviera and then across the northern part of Italy, so at the end of May, I would be arriving just in time for the Cesenatico BellaVita blog tour. I took a train from Florence to Rimini a day early, just in case you-know-what hit the fan – since I know from countless experiences of mayhem and disorder, that nothing in travel goes perfectly as planned.
In the new and wonderful world of budget airlines, there are new lessons to be learned. The ability to fly for a fraction of the price is a brilliant change, one that travelers have been calling for, for years and years. But the old rule of ‘there’s always some bad that comes with the good’ is even true here too. The way that budget airlines are able to offer such low costs is due to limited schedules and cutting down on the extra features and frills. But as the devil is in the details, they also make a boatload of money to those who skip the policies and the fine print. Some charge you for how many items you bring aboard the plane, others will stop you and measure your carry-on luggage, as well as weighing your check-in bags. But this wasn’t enough for some airlines – a few airlines have found more creative ways to make a quick buck from their customers.
Now that my constant-travel-from-place-to-place lifestyle has relaxed a bit, I finally have the time to get a few projects set in motion. So without further ado, here’s some of the new and exciting additions and projects coming to Eye & Pen in the near future...
One of the most dreadful aspects of traveling is sleeping in an unfamiliar bed every night. The issue for me is that my own bed is fluffy, with loads of padding - it’s probably the most comfortable surface to sleep on, besides a cloud in the sky. I basically just fall into my bed and am back in my very own comfortable sanctuary, but when I travel abroad, I’ll be honest and tell you that I dread the beds that I am subject to spending nights in – especially the ones in hostels. So, I have to say that I was pretty excited to find out that times are finally changing. Some hotels, like Ibis are upgrading their mattresses – and they’re letting you know about it with their tagline, “Drift off in our most comfortable hotel bed ever.” Plus, the bunnies are so cute!
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