Delta and Hyatt Failures, U2 Success, and Planning What’s Next

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These three-day weekends are always too short.  Usually I’m traveling at the beginning.  This time I have the luxury of traveling at the end thanks to U2.  I’m lucky for more than one reason – usually I would have been bound for Europe which would have put me smack in the middle of the British Airways meltdown this weekend.

This year our plans were different.  We had tickets to see the U2 Joshua Tree tour this weekend in Dallas so we didn’t travel. It was nice to stay home for a holiday weekend.  We enjoyed an amazing U2 show (see the Instagram recap below) and then we had three days to catch up on projects around the homestead.  Now I’m leaving on vacation at the end of the long weekend.  It feels like I just got back and I’m already off again.

Right now I should be packing – not typing.  I leave for the airport in four hours and haven’t even pulled my suitcase out yet.  It is a good thing that I spent the weekend doing laundry (and reorganizing our closet).  It doesn’t hurt that I collect packing lists on Pinterest – they come in handy!

Recapping Our Week

There is no rest around here… and apparently none for those we are covering either.

Delta’s Disastrous Terminal Move at LAX – What Did We Miss? – Delta’s billion dollar LAX project has disappointed frequent flyers who were expecting just a bit more.  Find out why.

Watch Your Hyatt Globalist Suite Upgrades For Errors – Hyatt did me wrong.  You may want to check your account just in case.

Sock Delivery Service Lets You ‘Rock Out With Your Sock Out’ – Jim has found a new way to freshen up his wardrobe without going shopping.

Meet Samantha – New Contributor at Jetsetter’s Homestead – We have a new writer in the house homestead!

Preparing to Cruise – Resources for Travelers – Because May has been cruise month for us – and millions will hit the waves this summer – we have rounded up our best resources for you.

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We love Instagram. It is a great place for us to share our day-to-day life with you. Whether it is the view from the window or our U2 concert snaps, we like sharing a glimpse of our day. Follow us on Instagram at jetsettershomestead for that little slice of life. Speaking of social media, forget to follow us on Pinterest at JetsettersHome if you want access to our ever-growing stash of packing lists, clipped recipes, and home nesting inspiration.

Home again after another quick trip to Ohio. #jetsetter #windowseat #upgraded

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Now we wait. Not much longer! #homestead #inthenameoflove #datenight

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Around the homestead, our favorite NatureBox.com snacks include the Crème Brulee Peanuts, Coconut Cashews, Kung Pao Pretzels, Dark Cocoa Nom Noms, Toasted Sesame Stix, and Garlic Bread Cheese Crisps.

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What’s Next?

I’m off to Vancouver today.  This will be the start of a 15 day adventure trip with my mother.  I’ve enjoyed my travels with my mother and this trip should be no exception.  After a couple of days visiting Vancouver, we will board Seabourn Sojourn for the inaugural cruise of their Alaska season.  This will be the first time Seabourn has returned to Alaska in 15 years.  We are certain the ultra-luxury line will make it a very special experience.  I’ve set up a special page – Seabourn Ultimate Alaskan Sojourn 2017.  This is where we’ll be consolidating all of our trip related posts as we go.

Meanwhile, Jim is in week three at his new gig here in Dallas/Fort Worth.  He’ll be holding down the homestead and also catching up coverage from Cuba earlier this month.  Look for those posts on this special page – NCL Sky Havana Nights Cuba Bahamas 2017.  And we’ll also have our new contributor Samantha’s first dispatch as well as our usual travel news.  It is going to be a busy start to the summer season!


About Jennifer Moody

Jennifer is a management consultant and avid volunteer. Her career and volunteer duty travels have helped her log top-tier airline and hotel status annually for the last eighteen years. In addition, she embraces the opportunity to maximize her vacation time by planning extracurricular trips that have taken her to over 60 countries and 48.5 US states. Although she averages 200 days a year on the road, she loves to return to “the homestead” in her native Fort Worth, Texas where she enjoys cooking, gardening, sewing, needlepoint, wine, and cocktail mixology.

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