around all day amidst thousands of screaming children and sweating in the
oppressive humidity of
whilst bloating up from all of the salt in overpriced resort food is not my
“thing.” Call me crazy… However,
I am extremely grateful for Disneyland in
admittedly selfish) reason. The
reason? The spectacular
thousands and thousands of travelers coming and going from all points of the
globe! The result? Hundreds of full service shops and restaurants,
comfortable places to sit, read, etc. It’s
even listed in the Orlando City Service Guide as a thing for local residents to
“see and do!” It’s just that
I find it
terribly ironic that the intelligent folks from Homeland Security (sorry, I
chuckle every time I use “intelligent” and “Homeland
Security” together in the same sentence) recommend that we arrive at the
airport two hours early, while most airports were designed with slow and
arduous torture in mind for those who spend more than 30 minutes wandering
around inside of them.
compiled an “airports that have tons of cool stuff so you can schedule
yourself extra time to spend in them if you need to” list. My list has airports, the cool stuff they
have, and where the stuff is. It took
years to compile and I’m not going to dump the whole list here in this blog
because, well, because some secrets are just too good to share. I will help you get started though! Here’s a few of the gems I don’t mind passing
here’s a great tip from a blog fan who discovered a link to some great
restaurants in various airports.
may have flown in or out of
Turpen Aviation Museum there?
There’s over 11,500 square feet of awesome exhibits and pictures, plus a
full library to peruse with quiet places to sit and relax while you read or
bet you’ve never seen the Thomas Mangelsen
galleries in the
airport, have you? Mangelsen
is an unbelievable nature photographer and his galleries (just outside the main
security line, and another one in Concourse B) boast images that have to be
seen to be believed AND they have comfortable sitting rooms with sofas that you
can use to browse through his coffee table books.
last), If you’re in the Minneapolis International airport and you have extra
time, walk down to the end of concourse C (that alone will take 20 minutes) and
you’ll find a cool little tunnel that takes you over to concourse B. VERY few people venture down this far. There’s a nice sports bar down there that you
can relax in that’s far and away from the noise and the hustle.
be enough for you to start a list of your own!
Don’t be shy, log some here in the “Comments” section if
you’re willing to share a good one!