European Airline Customer Service – a Chicken vs Egg Thing?

This is a tale of three airlines with three different airline customer service nightmares: delays, cancellations, and missed connections. One occurred in the US while the other two happened in Europe. Looking back on each situation it makes me wonder which came first – horrible European airline customer service or extremely low expectations by European […]

Narita Airport Layover – Making the most of your time in Tokyo

Last year, I wasted six hours of my life in a lengthy Narita Airport layover and proclaimed it: “THE WORLD’S MOST BORING AIRPORT FOR A LONG LAYOVER” Sadly, Narita Airport is old and it IS incredibly boring, offering little in the way of food or entertainment. More recently, I had an even longer layover (25-hours) in Narita, […]

20 Travel Gifts and Gadgets for Travel Addicts

It’s that time of year again when the shopping madness begins and you lose your mind trying to find something perfect – perfect travel gifts. And then you lose your cool stuck in the dreaded Black Friday crowds – the annual tradition when Americans spend the day giving thanks for “stuff”, stuff themselves with too much […]

8 Helpful TBEX Tips for New Bloggers

Last Fall, I returned home exhausted from an action-packed 14 days in the Philippines after attending my first TBEX conference. For those of you non-bloggers, TBEX stands for “Travel Blogger Exchange” and is a conference bringing together travel bloggers and travel industry professionals from around the world. TBEX Manila was sponsored by the Tourism Promotions […]