Continuing on my journey to South America… I had just left the lounge I believe. The reason I was sitting in the international terminal was that the inbound flight was actually from Australia. This meant the flight would have an international configuration! woohoo! Business class with lie flat seats FTW! I made my way to the gate and as it turns out boarding has already commenced. I made my way on to the plane, settling in to my pod for the next few hours. Although LAX-MIA is considered one of the “transcontinental” routes, not many of the flights have the international business class product. I was lucky that this itinerary happened to be on one of the few flights that had the lie flat seats so I could get a nap. Continue reading
In order to get a good deal on tickets, I’m willing to fly a bit out of the way; okay a lot out of the way. My flight home from Sweden was not only long, but ended up being longer than anticipated.
The journey started out decently. I found a cheap flight to Istanbul on AtlasGlobal which arrived late on the Saturday night, with plenty of time to make my connection. Since these were two separate tickets I wanted to allow for a lot of time in case something went wrong; luckily, it didn’t. AtlasGlobal is a discount carrier based in Turkey, but they are much better than any other “discount” airline I’ve flown, such as EasyJet or Ryan Air. The flight from Stockholm to Istanbul was on time, and fairly pleasant. With free food, free drinks, and a row to myself, it was a lot better than many flights in North America. I will say that someone was allowing their children to run up and down the aisle, jumping on seats. Some people just have no clue. I was close to saying something, but then the drink cart came by and blocked them in the back of the plane for a while… and the wine also helped. Continue reading
One of the biggest tourist booms in the last few years has happened in Iceland. No doubt thanks to the free stopover (via Icelandair) and the new discount airlines (like WOW air), almost everyone I talk to is planning, or has just gotten back from Iceland.
I first went to Iceland in 2014, thanks to a super cheap Groupon deal with Icelandair. Icelandair does have really good deals on their website, but the Groupon basically took that deal and made it irresistible. So after finding an unsuspecting co-worker to go with me, we were off on an adventure!
Hello to everyone who has made it to this page!
If you aren’t yet, follow along with me on Instagram! I post as I travel, so updates are in “real time” as I wander around the world. Here is just a small sample of some of the photos from last year.
Looking forward to adding many more in 2017!