Connextions Magazine, the Travel & Lifestyle Magazine for the LGBT Traveler, takes you on a Budget Travel mission. Read as 2 Hitchhikers roam around the mountains in Colorado and hitchhike their way to Denver meeting different drivers along the road.
Let the Savings Begin!
As soon as we locked in on the idea to get away to Colorado, my friend started searching flights and recommended we use Spirit Airlines. I had heard mixed reviews about it, but never used it. After some research, it seems budget travelers love it because it’s cheap since you only pay for your seat on the plane and a personal item, which must be “something like a small backpack or purse that fits entirely in the smaller size box (16”x14”x12”).” Other travelers seem to hate it for the same reasons. In many cases, this is a surprise to the latter group when they are at the airport and find out they have to pay more to check bags and to bring carry-ons. Being primarily a budget traveler, I accepted the challenge.
Without exception, each driver just let the social floodgates open and willingly shared their background, their experiences, and their feelings. People reflected upon adventures they lived, stories of love and loss, happy or sad moments in life, etc. You are in a car with someone you just met and will likely never see or talk to again, and this creates such an interesting and open social environment.
Read the full article: Connextions Magazine Issue #18 SHINE UP & OUT