Jodi from Legal Nomads continues to update the situation in Bangkok. She simply states, “Let me reiterate: I would not be sitting here posting on this crisis if my life were in danger.”
Another country in turmoil is Greece. I blogged about my time there when there were explosions in the streets. Exciting up until you realize that those explosions sometimes come with riot police and thrown bottles. And I stand out in Greece. No need to put a target on your back.
Travel Video of the Week
One Year in South America in Seven Minutes
I thought Japan had the lock on world’s strangest/funniest/scariest vending machines, but Nippon, you have some competition. Catch a LIVE lobster from a vending machine and cook it right away? Ridiculous and fascinating at the same time.
Travel advocate Christopher Elliott is clearly unimpressed by frequent flier miles programs all the airlines tout. Airlines give special access to lounges, better customer support and better chances for upgrades. All you’ve got to do is dedicate all your flight travel with one airline. Sometimes I wonder if I should have used an airline alliance so I could get the frequent flier miles from my round the world trip. But I’m not sure if I would have used them or if they would been valid after a certain amount of time.
Everyone has shots out the window of a plane. Take a gander and submit some of your own.
I remember when I went from Honolulu to Tokyo. I got on the flight and examining the ticket… realized I was losing a day! I left in the early afternoon on the 16th from Hawaii and arrived at the next night on the 17th in Tokyo. The International Date Line got me.
One of the hardest things when you’re traveling solo is to get the right photos of yourself. How would anyone ever know you’ve actually been someplace if you’re never in the photo? Or how about getting some other people to talk to and take pictures of/with?
The big travel season is almost here, so get your passport renewed so you can hit the road. Americans, remember if you’re going to Canada, Bermuda, or the Caribbean you need a passport to travel to those locations by plane. By boat or by land, you can use a passport card.