“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark TwainIMG_4799

I’m Samantha and I’m the creator behind Have Seat Will Travel: Adventures of a Pilot’s Wife. I write for the little piece of wanderlust that exists in all of us. My goal is to help you hone in on your dream travels and make it a reality.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to travel for less, see the world, plan your dream vacation and make sure you don’t miss a single thing along the way, you’ve come to the right place! This website will give you tips, tricks and don’t miss suggestions for places all over the world as well as right in your own backyard.

Most Americans only get a few weeks a year to take a vacation. So, I specialize in trips and itineraries that get the most out of a destination in 7-12 days. I often pack my travel itineraries to the max and as a result I spend a ton of time researching everything I want to see. I never want to go home feeling like I missed out on something amazing! I make it a point to find the hidden gems among the less well known attractions and avoid tourist traps. It gives you a more authentic look into a country’s culture and cheaper, less crowded options! I’ll share which attractions are worth the extra IMG_1958time, money and effort, and which ones you can skip and get the same experience elsewhere. By saving time and money, you can also get some much needed downtime that you expect from vacation!

I’ve been a pilot’s wife since 2009 and an avid traveler my entire life. I grew up traveling all over North America with my family. In high school I took a trip to the UK and Scotland with friends and classmates and I came home with a thirst for adventure! I love anything involving heights and pushing myself out of my comfort zone.