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Top US Airports Ranked By Food

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image: Thrillist

Last year I wrote about Eater’s Airport Dining Guides which are a great way to find out about the best food at many airports.

I use the guides just about every time we fly. They’ve saved us the time of wandering around in search of better food since we could just look it up in Eater’s guide.

You can also find out about the Best Airport Food in the World in a post from a couple of months back.

I came across another useful list of airport food from Thrillist. Continue reading Top US Airports Ranked By Food

Flight Attendants Making Ebola Kits?

ebola precautionsA little over a week back I wrote how I’d Fly To South Africa Amid Ebola Fears.

This post was more a hypothetical statement rather than a let’s go to Africa right now kind of idea. I’m very glad that Kim and I have had the chance to visit Africa a few times. We took many safaris and those trips are some of our fondest travel memories.

When the time is right I do hope to return to Africa. I can’t wait to see Lucas’ face the first time he sees elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras and a variety of other animals roaming freely where they belong. It is this image that most makes me want to return to a continent that I’ve had such great experiences in. Continue reading Flight Attendants Making Ebola Kits?

Top 10 Coffee Growing Countries + Free Dunkin’ Coffee

Find out at the end of the post how to get free coffee today, September 29!

When it comes to coffee, I’ve never been too interested. I don’t like the smell or taste and for that matter I don’t really care for hot beverages. However, I do find it interesting how beans are grown all over the world, making for a wide variety of flavors.

Continue reading Top 10 Coffee Growing Countries + Free Dunkin’ Coffee

European Cities with Cheapest Five-Star Hotels

I wouldn’t claim to be a Five-Star Hotel kind of guy.

Since we always like to stretch our budget (both when using miles & points and when paying), an easy way to save money during a trip is by staying at budget accommodations like guesthouses, hostels and with airbnb. I’m not saying that we don’t like nice hotels, we just don’t like paying for them. I also find that when staying at hostels and other budget places we get much more honest travel advice/ info about the area we are visting.

For example (some of you might have heard me say this before), if I ask a hostel for a recommendation on a place to eat, they likely send me somewhere they would eat. When I ask the same question in an upscale hotel, I am usually told about their in-house restaurant. Continue reading European Cities with Cheapest Five-Star Hotels

Titanic to Sail Again In 2016

Image: Thrillist- Wikimedia Commons

I was a bit surprised to come across an article about plans to build an 883 foot “full scale recreation” of the Titanic. The plans were announced in New York at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

The reason I am so surprised is because you need to wonder- who would actually want to take a cruise on a ship named and modeled after one that tragically sunk? Continue reading Titanic to Sail Again In 2016

Most Visited Countries in the World

image from Thrillist

I’ve never really thought much about what the most visited countries in the world would be. I do know that France and the United States are usually at the top of the list though.

If I had to guess which other countries would rank highly, I’d go with the U.K., Spain and hmmm I don’t know if I really have any other good guesses! Let’s go with the Czech Republic since it seems like so many people have visited Prague.

Thrillist wrote an article about Most Visited Countries in the World which was based on the UNWTO Tourism Highlights 2014 edition. Continue reading Most Visited Countries in the World

How Will You Be Arrested On Vacation- Take the Quiz

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At home I try my best to be a law-abiding citizen and I’m happy to say that I’ve never had any legal issues.

While traveling to new places I like to think that I am always following the law but many times things are done differently. I’ve never had any legal problems while visiting a foreign country but I could see others getting caught doing something that they didn’t even know was illegal. Continue reading How Will You Be Arrested On Vacation- Take the Quiz

Unoffical Comfort Foods of Every State

When I think of the term comfort foods, unhealthy is the first thing that comes to mind.

According to Merriam Webster, comfort food is “food prepared in a traditional style having a usually nostalgic or sentimental appeal.”

I wanted a better definition of the term so I turned to Urban Dictionary which says that comfort food is “defined as food that gives emotional comfort to the one eating it, these tend to be favorite foods of childhood, or linked to a person, place or time with which the food has a positive association.”

I’d tend to agree more with Urban Dictionary than Merriam Webster. Continue reading Unoffical Comfort Foods of Every State

Places That Want You To Kill Exotic Animals

A couple of weeks back I heard about the poaching of the  world’s largest elephant in Kenya and it angered me so much.

Now I don’t consider myself one of those activists like in Greenpeace or Sea Shepherd, but I do believe (to some degree) in their causes.

Some of you may know that my family and I are animal lovers and over the years Kim and I have had many amazing animal experiences, mostly during our travels. I’m not going to mention them again but you can find out my top 5 experiences here. Continue reading Places That Want You To Kill Exotic Animals