View Something Rare in the Air


There’s lots of excitement building about the upcoming total eclipse that will be visible in August.  Special viewing parties are in the works, tours are selling out, and anyone with a spare room in the narrow path that stretches from Oregon to South Carolina won’t have any problem booking it for that day.  Folks are piling in from around the world to catch a glimpse of this rare occurrence.  But is an eclipse all the rare?  Not really.  In the overall scheme of things, the occasional eclipse happens, but if you aren’t in the part of the world where it will be visible you won’t hear much about it.  In the last 100 years they have occurred at various place around the world.  There’s no doubt the prevalence of social media will make this a much bigger event, this time.  The last one visible in the contiguous U.S. was over 25 years ago.  Whether you get caught up in the media frenzy or make you way to a viewing area out of natural curiosity, make your travel plans now.  And when you do, use Orbitz – no pun intended.

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Orbitz offers great deals on all aspects of your travel needs and would be the perfect site to use to quickly make your plans.  You can book your flight, rent a car and search for a convenient hotel all from one site.  And also check Groupon because they usually have some pretty good deals that can knock a few dollars off the bottom line of your trip.Actually, they have a Groupon right now that will save you as much as 50% off hotel rooms and you can bundle flight and rental cars to save even more.

So don’t let this rare opportunity pass you by.  If you’ve never experienced a solar eclipse, it’s an awe-inspiring experience.  You feel the temperature drop and the air feels cooler as the sun passes behind the moon.  You gain a whole new perspective on how interconnected we are.   If you’re lucky enough to live in the path, they say viewing the site from one of the National Parks in the area will give you the best view.  And be sure to protect your eyes.  Never look directly into the sun.  Even as the moon blocks out the rays, there is a potential for eye damage if you don’t wear adequate protection.