Everyone has their vices. Mine happens to be google.com/flights. Almost all of my spare time is dedicated to daydreaming about my next trip, and hunting for flight deals. When I saw crazy-cheap roundtrip tickets to Martinique, a french caribbean island I knew nothing about, I just felt that I had to go.
Thanks to Norwegian Airlines’ new direct flight options from NYC and DC, what used to be a 10-25 hour flight with multiple layovers is now 5 hours direct. The island, long popular with french vacationers, is now more accessible to americans than it ever has been.
Three days before my departure, I learned that New York was about to get slammed by a classic northeastern blizzard. In what became the general theme of the trip, I had to go with the flow. I was on hold with Expedia for 2 hours, booked an AirBnB, and left two days early to avoid the storm, carrying just a backpack and a tote bag.