And we’re off!
Dreams of literal “backpacking” quickly dashes when I realized a carry-on sized wheelie offers similar mobility without subjecting myself to looking like a giant turtle.
I started off with a 3am bus ride in front of a screaming infant. Next I was bumped off of my 5am flight (300 travel credits richer), and now wait for a 10am flight. Not bad since my connecting DC to Madrid leg doesn’t start until 5pm! Still plenty of time to check out the United lounge I have a pass for.