Frequent Flyer Points

Air Travel – Fear. Cost. Frequent Flyer Points.

Derek Transportation, Travel Costs, Travel Tips & Advice 29 Comments

Fear. There was a time when I didn’t enjoy flying at all. In fact, it wasn’t too long ago that I wrote a post about that very subject, reaching the conclusion that the older I was getting, the more afraid I was of flying. It turns out I was wrong though. It was only a temporary bout of flying fear …

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View from Condor flight

Flying Across the Atlantic With Condor Airlines

Derek Transportation 55 Comments

Despite having promised myself dozens of times over the years to never book a flight, bus or train that required me to set my alarm for anything earlier than 6:00am (early morning is not my favorite time of day), I continue to fail miserably at this simple task. So last night I tried to do something different before my early …

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Cup of Coffee

How To Spend Your First 20 Minutes In A New Country

Derek Transportation, Travel Tips & Advice 139 Comments

Coffee? You’ll see. So, your flight lands. You walk off the plane and proceed to the Immigration lines. You receive your entry stamp in your passport. You collect your luggage from the luggage carousel and you walk through the Customs area without any issues. And then you step out into the arrivals hall of the airport, ready to begin your …

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Kiribati, South Pacific

My New Travel Plans: 27,000 Miles In 39 Days

Derek Bulgaria, Fiji, Transportation 100 Comments

One minute I think I’m staying in Bucharest for a couple of months in order to finish some projects I’m working on and the next minute I have seven flight reservations made, two of which will take me over the Atlantic Ocean and another two that will take me almost all the way across the Pacific Ocean as well. And …

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Predejma Castle, Slovenia

The Final Ride: My European Trip Comes To An End

Derek Romania, Transportation 26 Comments

When I went to reserve my seat on what would be my tenth and final train journey of my recent European Eurail Adventure, the woman behind the ticket counter seemed quite confused when I requested a seat on what was labeled as a “Personnel Train”. Over and over again she asked me to verify my choice, pointing at the computer …

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Announcing My European Eurail Itinerary

Derek Everything Else, Transportation 51 Comments

I have spent the past three and a half days in a crazed, super-energized state of being in which I have barely been able to sit still for more than nine seconds at a time. Four hours of sleep became the norm as my mind refused to rest until I had finalized an itinerary for my upcoming trip to Europe. …

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Prague, Czech Republic

Traveling To Europe Next Week & I Need Your Help!

Derek Everything Else, Transportation 85 Comments

For those of you who have been following this blog for a while, you’re probably well aware of how poor of a planner I truly am. My plans are constantly changing, even at the last minute when there appears to be absolutely no chance at all that my plans could possibly change. Well, they do change. And they do change …

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Air Turbulence

Air Turbulence: The Older I Get, The More It Makes Me Cry

Derek Perspectives, Transportation 105 Comments

Let me start off by thanking every one of you who left a suggestion in the comments of my last post (and in emails) about where I should travel next. I really wasn’t expecting such enthusiastic recommendations and every single comment I read put a huge smile on my face. And as soon as those comments starting piling up I …

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Train Journey

The Ultimate Train Challenge: Portugal to Vietnam By Rail

Derek Everything Else, Transportation 52 Comments

Towards the end of this coming August, I shall board a flight bound for Lisbon. This will not be my first visit to Portugal’s capital city, but it will be the first time I travel there not as a crew member on board cruise ships. However, that’s not to say that a different mode of transportation won’t be playing a …

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Continental Airlines

Continental Airlines: This Post Is For You

Derek Transportation 78 Comments

On Thursday afternoon, I picked up my mom from the airport in Cancun. She was coming to Mexico for a quick holiday and even though her JetBlue flight had arrived 3 hours late, she was in quite a happy mood upon arrival. Actually, I would have understood had she been in a worse mood, considering what she went through to …

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