Travel Blog

How to Fly Like a Gentlemen - Boarding and Disembarking Etiquettes

One thing that always surprises me is how people seem to lose all manners and etiquette as soon as they enter an airplane or airport. Suddenly, everyone behaves like a buffalo amidst a panic stricken stampede.

Ever wonder why everyone tries to rush out of an airplane at the same time as if it's about to explode? Or why people stand at the luggage belt, blocking the view and access for all other passengers? I think it's time for a quick rundown on air travel etiquette.Read more

Country Entry Requirements

Traveling to an exotic location inevitably requires particular conditions to be met. While some countries simply mandate possession of a valid passport, many can be very difficult to visit depending on your particular circumstances and nationality. Read more

Ten Travel Blogs That Have Inspired Me the Most

When I started my blog, I had no idea what I was doing. I just wrote a few stories about my travels and threw it in a WordPress theme. I've been making countless improvements since, many of which were inspired by other bloggers.

As a way of saying "thanks!" to those who inspired me, I've decided to make a list of the ten travel blogs that have inspired me the most. I'll also mention what it is that has inspired me.Read more

TBEX: Meeting the travel blogger community

I've just returned from one of the most memorable trips I've ever taken. The destination: Ireland. Surprised? Well, it wasn't just a trip. For the first time since I started this blog nine months ago, I convened with fellow travel bloggers.

Convened is an understatement. I spent five days with a group of twenty bloggers on a tour across the northwest of Ireland, courtesy of Failte Ireland and Discover Ireland. Next, I joined over 600 bloggers, writers, editors and travel industry reps at TBEX, the world's largest travel blogger conference. Read more

How To Start a Blog in Three Days

When I setup my first blog, I didn't have any knowledge of websites, coding and the internet in general. I had to look up instructions on different websites and it took forever to complete.

The process is very easy, you just need to know what to do. Since I wanted to start a new website anyway, I figured I'd document the steps as a help to others who want to do the same.Read more

Flying the A380 with Emirates

Airplanes have always intrigued me, so to fly the biggest commercial airliner in the world, the Airbus A380, is an exciting event for me! On my way from Amsterdam to Hong Kong, I flew with Emirates from Amsterdam to Dubai, the first leg of my itinerary.

The A380 is the only airplane with two full-length decks: the lower deck where the economy seats are located and the upper deck for first and business class passengers. That is, Emirates' A380's are designed this way.Read more

Finding a good place to eat

One of the best things about traveling is engulfing yourself in local delicacies. Finding a good local food joint is not that hard these days. There are all sort of websites and apps to point you in the right direction: tripadvisor, foursquare etc.

But sometimes you find yourself in a situation with no internet access. Darn, now you have to resort to more traditional ways to find a good place to eat. But don't worry, base your judgement on the signs below and you'll separate a descent place from a tourist trap in no time!Read more

Do electrical devices really interfere with aircraft navigational systems?

Every time I'm asked to turn off my electronic devices for take-off or landing, I ask myself this question. And to the passengers around me. The answer is usually something along the lines of "never really thought about it," or "It's not been proven but they ask you to turn it off anyway, just in case."

Imagine electronics do pose a danger to the aircraft's systems. If this would be the case, would airlines really want to depend on the willingness of their passengers to simply comply with the request to turn it off? Read more

Mi Casa Su Casa

One of the things I love about Latin American culture is the hospitality of its people. There is nothing better than arriving in a foreign land,  staying with people you've never met before, yet feeling completely at home.

So what is it about Latin people that makes foreigners feel so comfortable? I believe it's a unified desire to encourage a laid back experience for guests.  All cultures place a high value on hospitality, but Latins do it with an ultra relaxed approach, lulling you into a calm state. Read more

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