Category Archives: uncategorized

Nautical terms used in aviation

I find it interesting that so many of the terms that we use in our modern air travel date back to the the original form of long distance travel – ocean going ships.  I decided to go through Wikipedia’s glossary of nautical terms to pull out some nautical terms used in aviation today. (Air)port –… Read More »

Single City: 24 hours in Auckland

24 Hours in Auckland I have a trip planned to Australia for Christmas that will actually give me time to see the region.  My visit to New Zealand gave me only 24 hours in Auckland.  Here is how I spent the time and what sites I took in during my 24 hours in Auckland. Entrance Visa: US… Read More »

Single City: 24 hours in Copenhagen

24 hours in Copenhagen From my flight touching down at CPH to taking off again the next day, I had under 24 hours in Copenhagen.  Knowing I needed to get checked in to my hotel, shower after the long flight and sleep at some point, I wanted to get a feel for the city but… Read More »

Buquebus to Colonia

If you are looking for a fun and easy day trip out of Buenos Aires, Argentina, taking the high speed ferry Buquebus to Colonia, Uruguay is a great option to get out of the city and get another stamp in your passport.  Colonia is an old Portuguese town and UNESCO World Heritage site. Colonia del… Read More »

Weekend in Istanbul – Part 2: What to See

Weekend in Istanbul – Part 1: Air France 777 Business Class Weekend in Istanbul – Part 2: What to See Grand Hyatt Istanbul – Hotel Review Hyatt Regency Istanbul – Hotel Review There are two major airports in Istanbul (although a third is under construction that when finished will be the largest airport in the… Read More »

Tips for traveling solo

I just returned from a very quick trip to Beijing.  It was the kind of trip that most people would never think to go on; I was in transit for longer than I was at my destination.  But I had an amazing adventure.  And had I waited to find someone to go with… well, I… Read More »