Begin at the beginning-
Natalia: But Dewberry, what do you want?
Me: I don’t know. I want to be a citizen of the world.
Nat: How very hipster of you.
Life Goal? ✔️
Were you to ask my mom, she would verify that my life’s goal has always been to “retire” at 40 in order to become a vagabond who flits from place to place as a writer. I don’t think that anyone disbelieved me but when my 10-year-old self-told them I was going to grow up and be a writer cynicism ensued. This blog is dedicated to all the 10-year-olds, 20-year-olds, 30-year-olds, 40-year-olds, 50-year-olds, 60-year-olds, 70-year-olds, and 80-year-olds who aren’t afraid to live their dream.
My purpose? To help to inspire travel and facilitate human connections. My love of travel is born from the idea that we are more alike than we are unalike, and travel allows for authentic connections. I observe that the more one travels the softer the lens in which one views the world. We get along better when we understand that everyone just wants to make it home to have dinner with the ones that they love.
My method? Taking advantage of a press pass and an “All you can Fly” deal I will spend my summer traveling to different places and interviewing people. I will then pass on the insights, learnings, and travel tips to you bi-weekly. If just one person who reads this blog feels inspired to take a trip and see a new place, I will have attained my goal of painting a word picture for you vivid enough to facilitate action.
My tip of the week? Frontier Airlines launched an “All You Can Fly” pass in late January. I bought it immediately for a price of $399.* It allows the purchaser to fly unlimited to any place that Frontier goes, including Puerto Rico, for the price of the taxes.
A word about that- the taxes are imposed by the airports, not the airlines. Every time you land a commercial plane, the airport charges a fee to fund the construction, maintenance, and administration of said airport. Given that I like a nice airport- I feel that is fair. I was initially concerned about the cost of these taxes, never having paid attention before, but I find them to generally hover around $15.00.
In any case, I bought the pass in good faith. The pass is valid from May 1st until October 1st. Domestic flights are guaranteed the day before the booking. International flights are guaranteed 10 days in advance. You pay for upgrades. Being a backpack traveler with a life goal of vagabond, this is right up my alley.
My experience so far: Amazing! Frontier surprised me and opened their flight window 2 weeks early. I went on and booked six flights all at a total cost of $14.00 per ticket. The booking has been seamless and transparent. To get an idea of the savings check out the graphic of a screenshot taken below.
Recommendation: So far so good. Assuming the flight aspect of the travel is as easy as the buying and booking of the tickets, this is a GREAT DEAL! Highly recommend!
Get out there and travel!
*It is of note that every month Frontier hiked the price another $100 showing the adage of the early bird gets the worm to be true. The current cost is market value at $699.