What's most fun is trying to guess what they are for each airport. Some of them are super random and don't make any sense with what the actual airport's name is. A lot of times this can be because there are two cities with the same name that have airports. For one example: Wilmington.
ILG: Great Wilmington, DE
ILM: Wilmington New Hanover County, NC
Traveling this weekend was a breeze. It helped me finish three books, and due to (miraculously) not checking any luggage, and printing boarding passes ahead of time, I made it from the car to gate in record time.
One book I devoured this weekend and finished on the plane from BWI (Baltimore) to HOU (Houston), was Laura Dave's The First Husband. In this book, the main character Annie is a writer who does a column on traveling. Reading this excerpt I found many of the reasons why I find traveling so exciting:
When you travel, you can become anyone. No one knows you. No one is telling you who--based on your history, or their ideas about your history--they've decided who you are. When you travel, everything is unfamiliar and possible again. Like with a brand-new job or a brand-new partner. Like with a first kiss. For a short, perfect while, you get to see yourself--you get to experience yourself--as new. Until the inevitable (and inevitability surprising) reminder: you are still you.