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Tips for Sleeping on a Red-Eye Flight

Posted On: 02/26/2020

Taking a 5-hour or longer plane flight is equivalent to losing a whole day of your valuable time, whether you are traveling for business or pleasure. This is why most people who travel from coast to coast will choose to save daylight and take a red-eye trip. However, there is so little comfort on a commuter jet that losing sleep and getting stressed seems inevitable. The best ways to get sleep on a red-eye trip involve changing or moving your seat for a more comfortable position. Booking the best possible seat on your aircraft is essential. Finally, what you wear and what you bring can give you a little extra help getting to sleep and staying relaxed during your red-eye flight. Check out our list of some of the best techniques to get some much-needed rest on a red-eye flight.

What Are The Best Tips For Getting Sleep On A Red-Eye Flight?

The following list of tips will help you to get that golden sleep on a red-eye flight. Keep in mind that none of these things alone guarantee that you will get the rest you need, but using most or all of these tips can help give you enough of a nudge towards shut-eye that you may need to get relaxed and to sleep.

Dress Comfortably

Many people who travel for work like to fly in full suit. This power move doesn't do it for those looking to arrive at their destination rested and recharged. Instead, get onto the plane with loose, comfortable pants and a shirt or sweatshirt. Also, although most prefer sandals to get through security quickly, bringing a warm pair of socks is crucial for helping with a comfortable sleep on the flight.

Blanket And Neck Pillow

Even though flights usually have blankets on trips, they are most likely going to be scarce. Some planes may only have one warm covering per row! It is a great idea to bring a comfortable blanket to snuggle in your seat. Also, a neck pillow will help keep your head positioned in a good position for sleeping. Neck pillows are also compact and much more comfortable to store in your carry-on bag than other full-sized pillows.

Drowsy Drink

Taking a sip of something that will help relax, you may be what you need to put you over the edge into blissful sleep. Over the counter medicine like ZZZQuil or others are useful because they can give you a tired feeling that promotes sleep without leaving you groggy when you wake up. A milder sedative is some kind of tea, like Sleepy Time Chamomile. A more reliable alternative might be a doctor prescribed medication, like Ambien. You should determine ahead of time what your best option is for promoting sleep.

Get The Best Seat For Sleep

Even if you prefer the aisle, it is wise to choose the window seat. That way, you will not be woken up if your seatmate has to use the bathroom in the middle of the flight. Also, keep checking online seating so that if there are rows with no one in them, you can change your seat and stretch out more during the flight! Sleeping on a red-eye flight is never easy. These are difficult nights that everyone dreads. However, they are typically a better choice than losing a day in the air. They can also be cheaper than day flights. Take this advice to relax on your red-eye and find that elusive sleep that will be making others on the plane jealous!


Tips for Booking a School Vacation

Posted On: 01/31/2020

After the holidays, February and April are some of the best times for families to take a vacation together thanks to school breaks. Students typically get a whole week off, and if your children attend the same school or school system, they will align together so the entire family has the week off! Parents often choose these times to plan a vacation for the whole family, which works well because you can take a leisurely trip without having to worry about the kids missing school. With February break coming up shortly, check out our tips for the perfect school vacation trip!

Plan in Advance

There are a few steps you will want to take to plan your school vacation trip in advance. First, make absolutely sure that you know the dates of the school's break! It can sometimes fall on a different week than the previous year, so check with your district's calendar to confirm. If your children attend different school systems, be sure to check both calendars. You will then want to make sure you start booking in advance! School vacations are prime time in most vacation destinations, and you wouldn't want to lose out on hotels or other tourist accommodations because you waited too long.

Consider Taking Extra Time

If you are looking to relax a little extra and save some money, consider leaving or coming back on a Wednesday instead of the weekend. Flights will be cheaper, and tourist destinations will start to clear out and give you some more space to enjoy. Doing this gives you an extra-long vacation while only taking the kids out of school for an extra 2 or 3 days.

Book Your Transportation

Transportation is the last thing you want to worry about when you're traveling with children or in a large family group. Decide ahead of time on your plans for travel during your trip - Will you rent a car, plan to take taxis, or are your destinations within walking distance of where you stay? Most importantly, plan for how you will get to the airport & back home. C & L Air Limo has been driving to Logan Airport since 1986. Much of our staff has been with us for 10+ years, and we are thrilled to be your answer to airport transportation for your next school vacation trip. Book your ride to the airport online today, or call us at 978-692-9303!


Why You Should Travel After the Holidays

Posted On: 01/08/2020

The holidays might be dubbed "the most wonderful time of the year," but they are often the most stressful and expensive time too! If you have traveled during the holiday season, you know how expensive trips can be, how chaotic airports are, and how weather can so easily affect your family plans. Here's why you will want to book a trip now that the hustle & bustle is over.

Cheaper Prices on Flights

Flights are at their peak prices over the holidays due to high demand. This means you will pay top dollar to go somewhere that you could spend way less money traveling to just a few weeks later. Most people are done with travel for a bit after the holidays, so flight prices plummet. Mid-January - February is the time to travel! This time of year also takes the stress out of flying - If your flight is delayed on Christmas Eve, this might spell disaster for your entire trip, while a delayed flight on a regular travel day is merely an inconvenience instead of an end-all, be-all.

Better Accommodations Available

Hotels, rentals, and AirBnBs are often booked solid months ahead before the holidays even arrive. It is also harder to find a rental car & even restaurant reservations during this time. If you are looking to relax in your winter travels, it is best to travel after the rush. Like with flights, you will likely pay less for the same accommodations, and be able to enjoy them more!

Less Stress During Your Trip

Traveling over the holidays is simply a less stressful trip than trying to make it somewhere on big holiday travel dates. If you choose to take a leisure trip after the holidays, you have the luxury of planning your own agenda instead of coordinating with the distant family like you must for the holidays. At many jobs, it is also easier to take time off after the holidays. Places tend to be short-staffed and higher stress around the holidays when everyone is trying to take the same days off at once. You will likely be the only one requesting days in January or February!

If you have gone ahead and booked your post-holiday getaway, your last step is making sure you can get to the airport stress-free. For experienced professionals in the airport shuttle service, book your ride with C & L Air Limo today!


Don’t Let These Excuses Keep You From Traveling

Posted On: 12/23/2019

There are many journeys in life we have to go through in life, going to school, getting a job, raising a family. However, traveling should be one of them as well because the amount of irreplaceable life experiences you will gain from traveling.

Unfortunately, people always manage to find excuses that end up preventing them from traveling & seeing the world. Many of you will say: you are not ready, you are too scared, your family & obligations are holding you back, etc, etc. As a result, you will eventually realize that it will never be the right time to travel for you! If these excuses sound familiar, it might be time to push them aside & book your dream trip.

1. …I don’t have enough money

Many people think they needed to retire before they can finally begin traveling. Sure, you could take time off work and spend a couple of thousand dollars in Europe or Mexico and have a blast. However, if you are cost-saving, consider spending a little bit more on the plane ticket to travel to Southeast Asia, India, and much of Latin America can be extremely cheap if you play your cards right. Staying in hostels instead of resorts or hotels, and eating like locals can save you a significant amount of money in the end. It is important to change your money mindset to saving instead of splurging on your trip.

2. …My parents are scared

Many parents might worry if you are traveling outside the United States, you might be in danger as a younger person. Most people would not want to live with any regrets in life and not traveling should not be one of the regrets. There are plenty of safety measures to take prior to and during your trip that should put your mind & your parents at ease. With today's technology, it is easy to stay in touch even when traveling internationally.

3. …I am waiting for my friends to join me

Traveling alone can be scary for many people who always thought traveling has to be done with friends or families. However, most of the time, when you are free, your friends can be busy, and vice versa. So, even though you would be traveling alone and might found trouble finding someone to take pictures for you, you could have the freedom to do whatever you want, go wherever you desire. In addition to that, you could meet other people on the journey, especially if you stay in a social hostel. The key to successfully traveling alone if you are anxious about it is to do your research & plan ahead.

If you are making your first steps to travel in the Greater Westford area, contact C & L Air Limo today. We are a ride-sharing service based in Westford serving residents in Chelmsford, Carlisle, Littleton, Acton, Groton and many other nearby towns. We offer affordable rides to both the Boston Logan and Manchester Airports. Contact us at 978-692-9303 to learn more.


Top Tourist Attractions in Boston

Posted On: 12/16/2019

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Top Attractions in Boston

As one of the oldest cities in America, Boston has a vibrant colonial history that has strong roots in the founding of America. Today, from diverse neighborhoods to historical sites and cultural experiences, Boston has numerous attractions to excite you. Here are some top attractions to consider.

Freedom Trail

Boston's Freedom Trail serves up more than 200 years of the city's history, which is showcased on roughly 2.5 miles of trail. The trail was dedicated in 1951 and features 16 historic sites of national significance that includes historic churches, notable museums, burial grounds, beautiful parks, meeting houses, and a ship. Historic markers retell the story of the American revolutionary war, among other historic events. A line of red bricks and footprints paths guide visitors along the trail Freedom Trail. Notable sites on the trail include Granary Burying Ground, the Old State House, King's Chapel Burying Ground Bunker Hill Monument, Boston Massacre Site and the Old South Meeting House, just to name a few. The trail’s starting point is at Boston Common and make its way through Boston's North End and finishes in Charlestown. It is perfect for a walking tour on a warm day!

Beacon Hill

Regarded as Boston’s most famous historic neighborhood, Beacon Hill is a most picturesque area situated in the heart of the city. It is the said hill upon which the gold-domed Massachusetts State House can be found. The steep streets of Beacon Hill are lined with Federal-style, Greek Revival styles, and Victorian brick row homes. Lighting the street ways are antique lanterns. Beacon Hill’s historic city beauty encompasses brick and cobblestone pavements, historic style homes and “old money.” This is a must-see if you are one to appreciate architecture!

Boston's Theater District

Boston's Theatre District is located downtown and is lined with more than a dozen exquisitely-restored historic theaters, originally built in the grand architectural style performance halls of the early 1900s. On Warrenton Street, the Charles Playhouse is home to Shear Madness, the country’s longest-running non-musical play. Some of the other popular theaters include the Colonial, Shubert, Opera, Emerson Cutler Majestic, Wilbur, and Orpheum. Boston's Theater District also boasts nightclubs, like the Royale Nightclub and Bijou.

Tea Party Ships & Museum

The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is an exciting spot with interactive displays, costumed actors and high tech that provides an immersive experience that brings realness to the time and events that preceded the American Revolutionary War. Visitors can enjoy a guided 1-hour tour of the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum and can get the opportunity to explore, participate and learn about historic events and people. This is the ultimate sight for a history buff!

Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts was opened to the public in 1876, and boast numerous galleries, featuring thousands of beautiful works of art ranging from the ancient world to contemporary art. Commonly referred to as the MFA, the museum is also known for its impressionist paintings, early American Art and its special exhibitions and innovative and interactive educational programs. It’s simply one of the most comprehensive art museums in the country, and is well worth the stop during your trip to Boston.

There are many wonderful treasures in Boston to see, explore and experience. These attractions offer a taste of the Boston that so many love. Whether you are traveling to or from Boston, our airport shuttle service is here to help you! C & L Air Limo offers a door to door shuttle service for most towns in Massachusetts to and from Logan airport. Call us now or head on over to our website to make a reservation!


Surviving a Long-Haul Flight

Posted On: 11/20/2019

Surviving a Long-Haul Flight Being stuck in traffic for hours that seem like forever is a pain. But being in a long-haul flight is an entirely different realm of pain. People spend nearly an entire day being stuck in the air, cruising for hours, and their body is mostly confused on what time of the day it is. Most of us may love traveling (because who doesn’t?), but long-haul flights are just impossible to love. Want some tips on how to survive this hateful endeavor? Read more below!

1. Comfortable outfit

The “fashion over comfort” rule is exempted in a long-haul flight. Toss the skinny jeans and tight-fitting shirts in your luggage and slide into those jogger pants and loose fittings shirts. You would want to get into the most comfortable outfit for your 15+ hours of travel time as you will be seated in a tight seat with very limited space unless you are one of the lucky ones in the first class.

2. Travel Essentials

As much as we love children, hearing them scream and cry for 15+ hours straight is just a different kind of torture. Invest in a good pair of earplugs that won’t come off as you nod off to dreamland. Speaking of nodding off, why not take that next step and invest to a memory foam neck pillow to make sure you will be somewhat comfortable in that long-haul flight.

3. Limit Personal Items

Hate to break it to you but a plane has very limited space. You want to make that space as efficiently as possible which means try not to bring big carry-ons. Granted that you can put them in the bin, some personal items sometimes are not small enough for the bins and you know where they go? That’s right, that space meant for your legs.

4. Love your Neighbor

We’re all stuck in this long-haul flight together. So, might as well be good friends with your neighbor, right? Be patient with them as they would need to excuse themselves to use the lavatories or get something from the personal items.

5. Plan ahead!

Failing to plan is planning to fail. Buy your tickets in advance so you’ll have time to prepare for other things such as, your ride to and from the airport, or preparing your luggage, or maybe do some extra work before you leave. Additional time may always come in handy! C&L Air Limo in Massachusetts offers a shuttle ride to and from the airport at an affordable price! Our drivers are all highly-trained and with the necessary certifications. Book now and experience service like no other!


Tips for Packing More Efficiently

Posted On: 11/14/2019

While traveling is one of life’s greatest pleasures, the process of packing for a trip can sometimes be extremely stressful. Many people, even those who travel on a regular basis, simply don’t know the most effective ways to pack a suitcase. Whether you’re about to embark on a quick weekend trip or a month-long journey, there are some key packing tips you should be aware of. Below, you’ll see some helpful hints that will allow you to start packing your suitcase more efficiently every time you go somewhere.

Follow the weather forecast closely.

One problem people have when packing is that they take too much because they haven’t kept close tabs on the weather forecast in their destination city. You will probably find that your suitcase is much lighter if you check the weather daily for at least a week leading up to your departure date. This will allow you to take clothing that is appropriate for the temperatures the region has been experiencing, no matter what time of year it is. If you do have to take bulky clothes because you’re headed somewhere cold, try to layer as much as you reasonably can to wear on the plane and save space in your luggage.

Roll your clothes instead of folding them.

Rolling shirts, pants, dresses, and other garments is the single best way to pack them in a suitcase. Not only does this method eliminate wrinkles in many cases, but it makes space for more clothing than folding does. It does bear noting, however, that in order to keep your things wrinkle-free, you’ll need to make sure they are made of natural fibers, such as cotton and wool. If anything does become wrinkled while rolled in your luggage, simply iron it when you get to your destination. If no iron is available, turn on hot water in the shower and leave the garment in the bathroom to be steamed.

Pack undergarments and socks into your shoes.

This tip is one that just may be a gamechanger for you when you travel. Instead of letting your socks and undergarments float around your suitcase aimlessly, roll them tightly and put them inside of your shoes. Then, place the shoes on the bottom of the suitcase so their soles don’t soil any of your clothing. This is a tried-and-true tactic that will keep things organized and clean throughout your next trip.

Leave space for souvenirs.

If you know you’re going to be purchasing souvenirs during your upcoming vacation, account for them as best you can while you are initially packing. Don’t pack your suitcase all the way to the brim so you can make sure you have space for your treasures when you’re coming home. Otherwise, you could find yourself having to buy a new bag during your trip and paying to check it, which is something nobody wants to deal with! Proper preparation is the key to efficient packing. No matter how many or how big your luggage is, we are here to help you out! We know how stressful it is lugging your suitcase around, especially after a long flight. C&L Air Limo has been around for years and with our talented drivers, we can make your travel life easier! Hopefully, these simple tips will help you have better packing experiences not only for trips you already have planned but well into the future. Traveling becomes much more enjoyable when you no longer have to dread the packing process! Remember, there’s a whole world out there waiting for you.


Why Fall is the Best Time to Travel

Posted On: 10/31/2019

Summer and winter are the two peak travel times of the year. Summer is popular thanks to kids being on school vacation, temperatures are warm, and summer vacations are a classic tradition for many families. Winter travel, on the other hand, is popular because the holidays require families to travel to be with one another and many people visit warmer climates to escape the cold and snow in their home state. During these popular times, flights, hotels, & overall travel costs can hit high points. Fall, however, is a slow time for travel, and you will likely run into fewer crowds and pay lower prices. If you aren’t planning your travel during the fall, you’re missing out!

Lower Rates

Since fall is a downtime for travel, rates are lower. Whether you’re driving and paying for gas or purchasing plane tickets, fall is the time to do it. Try to find bundle deals for your flights and hotels to save even more money during your trip! Tourist activities at your destination will likely have lower rates too since the demand is lower. Fall is the ideal travel period for anyone on a budget or looking for a bargain!

Fewer Crowds

Along with enjoying low travel rates, fall allows you to enjoy your destination without crowds of people getting in the way. Fewer crowds will give you the ability to enjoy the destination at a more leisurely pace. Since you spend less time waiting in lines or sitting in traffic, you will also be able to do more things. Tourist locations may shut down during off-season though, so use this time to get creative and visit local attractions to get a better appreciation for the area!

Mild Temperatures

Fall is a time when temperatures are milder everywhere. Cold areas aren’t too cold to be enjoyable yet and hot areas have cooled down from the blazing summer sun. Pack accordingly for fall temperatures by bringing along a pair of jeans and a light jacket, even if you’re visiting a warm destination. If you’re an allergy sufferer, fall will likely make your symptoms worse. Bring an over the counter allergy medication along to make sure your symptoms don’t ruin the trip. Fall tends to be a time of more rain too, but a travel-size umbrella or poncho is all you need to continue the fun despite a few raindrops! Kickoff your fall travels today by getting online and checking out different potential destinations. The sooner you’re able to get a trip planned, the better! Get out there and enjoy a little free time before holiday stress and tight schedules are in full force. Who knows, maybe a fall vacation can become the new family tradition!


Comfortable Transportation to Your Fall Destinations

Posted On: 09/30/2019

Comfortable Transportation to Your Fall Destinations

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Fall is upon us and has brought a serious chill with it. Now is the time for hot spiced drinks, roasts, and travel! Whether you’re heading somewhere sunny or visiting family for the holidays, C&L Air Limo can help you get where you want to go.

C&L offers a comfortable and convenient air shuttle service to Boston Logan and Manchester Airports. We offer competitive affordable rates, starting at $76 each way.

Many of our drivers and staff have been with C&L for 10-20 years, and have what it takes to ensure your trip is smooth and pleasant, whatever driving conditions or airport delays happen. We’ve seen it all, and know-how to get things done under all different circumstances.

When planning your holiday travel, please keep in mind extra time to account for heavy road traffic and an increased number of travelers in the airports themselves. For non-holiday travel, Boston Logan recommends arriving two hours before a domestic departure, and three hours before an international departure; and Manchester Regional recommends arriving 90-120 minutes before your scheduled departure. During the holiday season, more time should be allowed for slow traffic, adverse road conditions, and increased waiting times in the airport.

Why C & L Air Limo

Most importantly, C&L Air Limo is committed to providing a smooth and friendly travel experience-- the first time, and every time. So call us at (978) 692-9303 for your holiday travel needs, and rest assured knowing your trip will start and end in good hands.


Best Places to View the Foliage

Posted On: 09/25/2019

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Best Places to View the Foliage

How do you know its fall? When the trees begin to transition in color and fall to the ground. Fall is such a beautiful time to be outdoors, and while you may see some amazing colors around your area, a few places are just absolutely breathtaking. Going to the beach and enjoying the sun is fun during summer, but a fall trip to see some of these breathtaking views needs to be on your list! Here are a couple of places you might want to visit to view the best foliage!

The Berkshires, Massachusetts

If you are on the east coast, particularly in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, well, I’ve got good news for you! The vast landscape of the Berkshires begins its formation as early as late September but really hits its peak in October. If you are looking for a breath of fresh air outside the city, this gorgeous countryside surrounded in fall colors on top of tall trees is the place to go to!

Upper Peninsula, Michigan

The Upper Peninsula in Michigan is perfect for summer and fall! From the lighthouses surrounding the coast, you can see miles and miles of foliage. In addition to that, extend your stay and visit as many state parks as you can as there are about 20 of them!

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Why is Oregon a winning spot? Please your eyes with two beautiful sceneries: the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River Gorge. This 80-mile cut into the mountains is full of waterfalls, walking trails, and a very beautiful spot to view the foliage.

Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina & Tennessee

The Great Smoky Mountains is considered as one of the most popular national parks in the whole country. During the Fall season, people pack their things and head off for a scenic drive, beautiful hiking trails, and astonishing views you’ll always remember.


How to Have the Perfect Family Vacation

Posted On: 08/28/2019

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At C&L Air Limo we provide car service to Logan Airport and Manchester Airport, and over the years, we've seen the beginning and end of many family vacations. Here are some tips to help plan a great family vacation!

Plan in Advance

When traveling with children or teens, it's crucial to plan your itinerary in advance. Sure, when you travel with another adult it can be fun to play everything day by day and not make firm plans. When you're traveling with youngsters, they need structure! You should know in advance what you're doing each day to give your kids structure.

Activities During Idle Time

If you're going to be traveling with children, you should have something to keep them occupied during idle times. Books or toys (quiet toys) during the car ride to and from the airport and during the flight will come in handy. Light mess-free snacks to keep them occupied will also bode well.

Involve Your Kids in Planning

This one speaks for itself, you should let your kids give their input on their day to day activities. This is also a great way to get them excited about the trip in advance. If you're going to Disney, for example, it’s almost impossible to do every activity for a few day tips. Go over the attractions in the places you plan to visit and let your kids pick which ones they want to do the most!

Reduce Stress When Possible

Vacations should be fun for everyone, but everyone who has gone through a family vacation knows that traveling can be a bit stressful at times. That's why it’s important to reduce stress when possible. Many family-friendly attractions offer the ability to purchase tickets online in advance. We all know children aren't the most patient people and taking away the time waiting in line with them will help everyone out. Make a trip to the grocery store when you get to the hotel and pick up water bottles and non-perishable snacks. You'll save money and time in the long run. Finally, we do recommend booking a car service to the airport. Children get excited when they see a big SUV pulled up to the house and they know their vacation is about to begin. You don't have to worry about making it on time to the airport, dealing with parking, and getting your whole family to the terminal.


Best Fall Destinations

Posted On: 08/26/2019

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The summer may be almost over but there is no reason to be sad about it. Although going on vacations is something that is mostly associated with the warmer summer months, the Fall season is actually a great time to travel as well! This season allows you to visit all the places with fewer crowds, lower prices, and more comfortable temperatures. We give you a list of our top favorite destinations for your next getaway!

Boston

Boston is an awesome place to visit during Fall. You can enjoy all the historical sites without breaking a sweat! Not to mention that the Bay State's cuisine is just to die for! If you are a seafood lover, this city is definitely for you. Another great thing about Boston is it's a sports city. The fall season is equivalent to the start of football season. So, make sure that you watch the New England Patriots play!

Sedona

The prime time to plan a trip to Sedona is early November. You'll be able to enjoy the place and temperatures in the high of 70's or low 60's. Plus, you'll just be in time for the foliage! The oak, maple, and sycamore trees will be beginning to change colors before the leaves fall which makes this one a very scenic experience.

San Francisco

The city becomes overcrowded with tourists during the summer months, but now, as the temperatures start to drop, fewer tourists would visit the bay area. Fewer crowds will make it easier for you to navigate through the city during your trip and see all the iconic landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge.

Yellow Stone

The Yellow Stone National Park is a must-see for every wanderlust. The fall season is the perfect time to go if you're looking to connect with nature without the interruption of crowds. Make sure to pack a little extra, though, as the park amenities drop significantly during the off-season. This season is the ideal time to visit the national park!

Dallas, TX

The warm summer months in Texas are almost unbearable for anyone. So, this time of year, as the temperatures begin to drop to a more comfortable level, is the perfect time to visit Dallas! Plan your trip around the Texas state fair if you really want to get the true Texas experience. In addition to that, enjoy the annual pumpkin show, eat great food, and take in everything the state has to offer without breaking a sweat (or maybe just a little)


Last Minute Summer Travel Tips

Posted On: 07/31/2019

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Planning a last-minute trip can be a bit stressful but it does not have to break the bank. Knowing what to do and what to expect can help you budget and plan your trip from start to finish! C & L Air Limo gives you a couple of helpful tips to help you survive this last-minute trip.

1. Locking in That Cheap Flight

Most airlines give mad discounts on flights on Sundays and Tuesdays for travel later that week. Make sure to check all dates and prioritize “cheaper days” to lock-in that low-price ticket!

2. Compare One-Way Tickets

Instead of booking a round-trip ticket, sometimes it’s more beneficial to purchase separate one-way flight tickets from two different carriers. Make sure to check which one is more convenient and cheaper for you!

3. Combo Deals

If you look at the big picture, getting a bundle package for your airfare, rental car, hotel, and extra-curricular activities can potentially reduce the total cost of your last-minute vacation.

4. Utilize Points or Miles

Getting a card with miles or points that you can transfer or buy travel packages with can be a lifesaver! Airlines usually open up award spaces for a day or two before travel dates when there are numerous of unsold seats.

5. Be Open to the Unexpected

When looking for cheap flights, make sure to use Google Flights’ Discover feature as it lets you plug in your preferred dates – even the current date – and get a list of destinations that have the best airfare specials.


5 Must-Have Items for Your Carry-On Bag

Posted On: 07/19/2019

Carry on Bag

Today, many airlines placed a restriction on how large a carry-on bag can be. The bag has to be 9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches and before you board, you may be required to perform a check-in front of the stewardess to see if your bag is under the limit. As a result, whether we, consumers like it or not, have to pack light and it can be a difficult task. So, we have gathered a few of the most basic travel necessities.

In this article, we are not going to cover items like your passport, credit cards, and chargers for electronics because we are going to assume you would have those packed before you leave your home.

5 Must-Have Items for Your Carry-On Bag

    1. One of the first problems encountered by Americans traveling abroad is the sanity of food and water. Many countries outside of the United States have dirtier water than the United States and could not be drunk straight from the tap. When the water is consumed, diarrhea or vomit might happen because the immune system is not used to the foreign bacteria. That is why it is important to bring over the counter drugs that will save you from frequent trips to the bathroom and avoid the unpleasant journey.

    2. Another problem we may encounter on the plane is bacteria and germs on the plane. Planes can be a breeding group of illness-causing bacteria and they can exist on your food tray, your seat or your window. So, it is a good idea to keep a container of antibacterial wipes when a limited amount of water is available.

    3. Warm clothes are highly recommended no matter of where you are headed. It is because the temperature on the plane can be very cold. You should have a long sleeve clothing on hand for the airplane ride going to a tropical paradise.

    4. The recycled air on the plane may leave your skin very dehydrated so it is best to bring hydrating lotion and lip balm. One way to save space is using old contact cases to store a small amount of lotion.

    5. Headphones, earbuds, earphones, regardless of what kind of headphones you have, you must bring noise-canceling headphones. There could be a lot of noises on the plane, especially in long-distance flight. It can also reduce stress and adrenaline produced by low-frequency jet noise.

Traveling and experiencing new cultures is exciting and packing these 5 items will make your trip on the plane easier. Contact C&L Air Limo for airport transportation to and from Boston Logan & Manchester Airport. We are proud to serve Westford, Acton, Boxborough, Carlisle, Chelmsford, and more.


Benefits of Traveling Solo

Posted On: 06/25/2019

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People have always traveled as a group in the past, whether it was traveling in a tour or exploring exotic places with friends. Many people can’t imagine themselves traveling alone because of some of the following reasons: I don’t want to feel lonely. Who would take pictures of me? It’s dangerous. However, as technology like smartphones and websites like TripAdvisor become available to the public, more people are making their own itineraries and reluctant to join tours. By following other people’s guides or tweak it a bit to create your unique and memorable trip, the idea of traveling solo has become increasingly popular. There are many advantages to traveling solo that makes it increasingly popular.

    1. Learn More About Yourself

    Traveling solo is a completely different experience than traveling as a group. It is a unique opportunity to learn more about yourself by being exposed to a new environment with nobody else to influence you or hold your hand. It could be terrifying the first time traveling solo because it is hard to get out of your comfort zone, but once you adapt to the surrounding environment, you know you will learn something about yourself that you previously did not know before. Let me tell you a short story about myself when I was traveling solo in Vietnam a few years ago, I got lost in the bustling streets of Saigon when I was trying to walk back to my hotel from Ben Thanh Market. I know that although many people did not speak English, yet from my previous traveling experience, I know for sure that many people would know the name of my hotel. So, I immediately asked a local in her 20s, where my hotel is located. She said something to me in Vietnamese but she was pointing with her fingers also. Luckily with my hand gestures, I was also able to get her to walk with me to my hotel. This kind of experience could let you know more about yourself because it is a test of decision making, adaptability, and whether you will lose your head in occasions that you never experienced before.

    2. Make New Friends

    When we travel with our friends, we tend to stick to that group of people for the whole trip. That is great, but also it greatly diminishes the chance to talk to locals and other travelers from around the world to compare the cultures and lives of you and them. It also forces you to open yourself up to strangers and eliminate your shyness when talking to other people. There is a chance that the people you meet on your adventures could become long-lasting friends in your life.

    3. Freedom

    Let’s count how many times did you get into an argument with your travel buddies and how many times you have waited for someone to finish their 2-hour shower. Without a companion, you are ready to leave the hotel when you are ready, there is absolutely no wait for someone to finish up. You have the freedom to go wherever you desired and eat whatever you like to eat without worrying about other people’s feelings and budget.

Contact C & L Air Limo to start planning for your next trip to the Boston Logan and Manchester Airport. We offer airport shuttle service based on the “Share-A-Ride” policy to residents of Acton, Bedford, Lincoln, Littleton, and the Greater Westford area. Call us now at (978) 692-9303 to schedule your ride.


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