Live in Charlotte? Here's How to Deal with the RNC

Live in Charlotte?  Here's How to Deal with the RNC

Dear **Charlotteans,

Hey y’all. We are about a year out from the Republican National Convention descending on our fair city, and here’s what I’d like to say about that:

I, for one, am getting the heck out of dodge.

Nope, this is not a political post. Because no matter who you’re going to vote for (or even if you don’t know yet- what’s up 20 Dem candidates!) the simple fact is this… come next August?

Charlotte’s going to be a zoo.

**Yes, you count as a Charlottean too. Even if you just moved here from “up north.” Welcome, friend.

Why Whisked Away is Offsetting our Carbon Footprint

Why Whisked Away is Offsetting our Carbon Footprint

A few months back I popped over to Rick Steves’ page on Facebook to see what he had going on. We all know that Rick Steves is the godfather of travel, do we not? (We do). It goes without saying then, that when I spied his new post entitled “Our Climate Smart Commitment,” I had to read on.

You can read it here, but here’s the gist:

Travel is wonderful, awe-inspiring and (I would argue) necessary. Travel is also harmful to the environment.

We cannot, as responsible travelers, ignore the fact that the flights we take emit carbon dioxide into our earth’s atmosphere at alarming rates.

But there is something we can do.

Rick Steves is contributing $1 million in 2019 (breaking down to $30 per traveler in his guided tours) to projects in the Global South that fund “a diverse portfolio of climate-smart organizations that work to advocate for smart policies and laws, conserve biodiverse lands, support small farms, and develop climate-smart agriculture and forestry practices.” (Quotation taken from this post.)

I found it interesting that Rick Steves simply hadn’t chosen to pay airlines a fee to offset the carbon emissions produced by each traveler. That would make sense, right? Turns out, not so much.

Travelers, I’ve been doing a bit of digging (post Rick Steves-inspirational research!) and what follows is what I found out about carbon neutrality, and why Whisked Away will be doing something about it too.

Part 3: How to Save Bajillions of Dollars Using Google Flights

Part 3:  How to Save Bajillions of Dollars Using Google Flights

Travelers! It’s time for Part 3 (the final chapter!) of how to save all the cash using Google Flights.

If you haven’t read Part 1, click here. It’s all about being flexible with your destination in order to save. Part 2 is the step-by-step to get cheaper flights with flexible dates.

And now, onward! We’re going to deep dive into the extra tips that will really get you saving, so that more of your travel budget can go to snazzy hotels & amazing activities in your destination of choice.

Ready to Try Something New & Different?

Ready to Try Something New & Different?

Ready to try something new & different? Love traveling but hate the idea of sitting down to plan your trip?

If it’s been awhile (go ahead- how long has it been? A year? Two? A lifetime?) since your last trip, let’s go ahead and take a deep breath. It’s okay, friend. It’s not your fault.

Planning travel is hard. It’s complicated. It’s messy.

We get it. But our goal at Whisked Away was to make booking your next trip as easy, fun & as supah-dupah quick as possible so that more lovely folks like you could get out there & see the world already.

Oh, and we wanted it to be all about you. Cool? Cool.

So here’s how it works, straight from a two-time surprise traveler. Take it away, Ashleigh!