• Flying Standby: The Video

    The Thing About Flying Standby. Patience, as the cliché goes, is a virtue. Get to the airport an hour or so before the very first flight headed toward your destination, and be prepared to be at the airport all day, hoping and wishing. Things to know: 1. Show up...
  • Human Zoos & Tourists: Rio & Others

    Folks are flooding the streets and stadium seats in Rio to watch the runners, jumpers, throwers, lifters, and twisters and to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, lay-offs, and retirements. I urge them to try the ceviche, get a tattoo, grab a Filet-o-Fish out of the McDonalds in Ipanema, and stay the...
  • To Those Who Always Back Out Of Traveling

    Dear People Who Always Say They’re Going Then Back Out At The Last Minute: Stop doing that. Stop lying to yourself and your friends and leaving them disappointed with your Kanye Shrugged shoulders. When the price was given, you knew your inability to save money and your unnecessary life...
  • Traveling & Blood Clots: This Is Not About Jamaica

    Dying from blood clots in my lungs and maybe traveling to my heart and brain is not the way I want to go out. I’ve always imagined it’d be like Cleo in Set It Off, commanding the fire squad to unload on me. But there I was, hopping off...
  • Locked Up Abroad & Why I’m Scared of Travel Groups

    Group trips with strangers scare the sh*t out of me because I know just how ignorant some folks can be toward certain laws at home. Being ignorant toward the law while abroad advances us to another level. I’ve watched enough Locked Up Abroad on MSNBC to know going to...
  • When I Travel, I Don’t Give A Sh*t

    Apparently, when I go on vacation, so does whatever internal system is in charge of my shi…defecation habits. Yeah, we’re definitely about to have this conversation! At home, I’m not so regular, but it’s always been that way and my doctor says that’s okay, but damn, when I go...
  • What To Do When Your Flight Is Delayed or Cancelled

    ‘Tis the season for delayed and cancelled flights! Why not prepare for the foolishness ahead of time, instead of being one of those people standing at the counter, attempting to cuss out the gate agent who clearly does not care about you and the family you’re trying to get...
  • Frugal Icelandic Adventure: Dance with Auroras along the Blue Lagoon

    When you think of Iceland, the first thing that comes to mind is the electronica songstress, Björk, right? Fortunately, Reykjavik , Iceland had so much more to offer. After a $280 roundtrip ticket with WOW Airlines, it was time to see what Iceland had to offer. Visiting Iceland can be a...
  • I Want A Free Ticket: When & How to Complain

    I’m probably the most easy going traveler there is. I check in the night before, flawlessly make it through security making sure my laptop is in a separate bin, and making sure no weapons or drugs are in my bag. I get to the gate and ask no questions...