NY Times Travel Article

June 14, 2012

Yesterday, the NY Times wrote a piece about how the United States is expanding its presence in foreign airports.  Until now, I hadn’t really heard of it but it doesn’t seem so far fetched either given the current situation in the world.

Click the link below to read the full article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/14/world/europe/us-security-has-beachhead-at-foreign-airports.html?pagewanted=all

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2012 Goal: Around-the-world trip

December 31, 2011

I’ve read about around-the-world plane tickets before and I understand the concept, but I’ve never actually searched for an itinerary before.  My sister is going to Bahrain soon for a year to two years and I’d love to visit Dubai.  Also, a friend in Colombia would like to visit Morocco and Egypt this summer and I’d love to visit those places as well.  Unfortunatley, Egypt isn’t really safe to travel to so we’ll have to keep and eye and see how things are at the right time.  If I were to purchase an around-the-world plane ticket, then I’d have to continue traveling East which would take me to India and possibly Nepal and visit with my uncle if he’s able to make it during that time.  And then to top it off, my friend Heather’s dad lives in Korea and would like for her to visit so I could meet her in Korea and then maybe visit another country such as Japan with her.

The actual itinerary for what’s above is more than I would be able to spend so I’m going to research further and maybe add additional stops such as New York City and London and it can possibly reduce the price a bit.  I figure if I even only go and visit my sister in Bahrain and that’s it then I’ll still be extremely happy.  Cheers to 2012!!!  Happy travels to everyone out there!


Luxury service at airports

December 4, 2011

The New York Time’s posted an article this weekend about extra services that are being offered at airports.  Personally, I don’t have a problem getting dropped off at the airport and going through the charades.  Check your luggage, go through security, get to the gate and wait.  But so often when I’m traveling I hear people being whiny and cranky about the smallest things, so it doesn’t surprise me that these services are probably being utilized heavily.  But then again, I guess if I had the money I would probably be tempted to spend a few extra dollars on some of these things.

http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/12/04/travel/as-airlines-cut-back-hotels-step-in.html?hpw