Most check-in kiosks at the airports are pretty much the same – no frills, functional, and utilitarian. Not much to write about, until I passed the Virgin America desk. Wow! I was so surprised by what I saw! They had white tables with simple, clean lines – no boring grey plastic ATM style kiosks – with modern looking computer monitors to check-in on. The tables were also adorned with beautiful flower arrangements of white calla lilies, babies-breath sprigs, and leafy twigs. There was was also this soft purple light that glowed from underneath the tables edge and reflected off the table legs.
Those few changes made such a difference in the whole atmosphere around their counter check-in area. It imparted the feeling of a calm and soothing welcome. What a nice way to start a trip!
Virgin America, you have set the bar a little higher for other airlines. I hope they stand up and take notice.
I am on my way to my first travel writer and blogger conference. This one is located in Irvine, California. I am so excited to network with other writers, learn from industry professionals, connect with brands and just meet some all around great women!
Flew out of Denver. What a busy airport! The TSA lines were the longest I have everseen, but thankfully it was moving fast.
We had the chance to explore the Natural Bridge Caverns just north of San Antonio, Texas – and we were delighted! They were beautiful! The caverns had towering ceilings covered in stalactites, bacon ribbons, and other amazing formations! The Natural Bridge Caverns are different from many other caverns in that the farther we walked into the cavern, the warmer it got! If you have any experience with caves and caverns, you are aware that they usually get cooler as you walk further into the cave. Our tour guide explained to us that Natural Bridge Caverns was considered a ‘living’ cavern because they installed doors to maintain the temperature and humidity. Whereas most other caverns, have a vent hole that allowed an air current to pass through it thereby cooling the overall temperature.
Caves are so cool to explore! It is amazing to think that one drop of water over hundreds and thousands of years can create such magnificent sculptures of art that look so strong but are in reality so fragile.