I know. I know.
But hear me out ya’ll, if you play your cards right, it could be the best vaca of your life!
Back when I did my Eurotour, I was really invested in squeezing in as much as possible, without squeezing my wallet to death. The easiest (and cheapest) way to do that was to book the sh*ttiest flights. Ya’ll know…the jawns with that 30 hour flight duration. It sounds awful, but it allowed me to add the island of Corfu and Rome to my trip for a couple extra bucks. With everything in life though, there’s rules with this thing. Keep reading for the fool=proof guide to long layovers.
Make It Worth Your Time
Don’t be a crazy person. If your trip is already short, aka less than seven days, it might not be worf it shawty raw. You have to think, two days of your trip will be spent traveling, giving you only five full days in your destination. Adding a day trip may take away from fully immersing yourself fully in a new city.
Howevs, if you are a crazy person (like me), ignore this tip and do that sh*t irregardless moe!
Make The BEST of Your Time
I was a complete bum for the day I spent on Corfu. I sat on the beach and ate the entire time. Rome, however, I hit the pavement and got to see the city. Who knows if you’ll ever get to see this place again (and for no extra cost to you), so really explore, make friends, make a bad decision or two, you’ll be gone in a couple hours anyway.
Don’t Chance It
This all sounds very tempting, but don’t try to take a day trip on a six-hour layover, get stuck and come cussin’ me out in my mentions. A six-hour layover IS doable, but it depends on how close the airport is to civilization. Heading to East Asia and have a layover in LA? Inglewood is riiiight there! Get you some Simply Wholesome, a fake bag at Slauson, and hit the casino! Layover abroad? Check out these free tours provided by airports if you have a wait of five hours plus.
Alright kittens, book dem flights!
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