Touring the Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam

Apparently when you work at a travel agency you occasionally get invited to tour cruise ships. Since I've never been on a cruise ship before, my boss was nice enough to take me to tour Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam with a bunch of other travel agents eager to score a free lunch on the ship. … Continue reading Touring the Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam

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My strategies for dealing with with jet lag and time changes

Many new and experienced travelers shy away from the thought of exploring faraway lands when they think about time changes and jet lag. Most of us have heard the "switch your watch to your destination's time when you board the plane" tip. Don't get me wrong, I think its a great tip and its really … Continue reading My strategies for dealing with with jet lag and time changes

Packing Light 201: HOW to pack light

This blog post will be divided into two sections. In the first section will outline what I pack on my trips along with some delightful commentary and insightful annotations. The second section of this post will be additional tips on how to pack light. I divide my packing list into four sections: worn clothes, packed … Continue reading Packing Light 201: HOW to pack light

Packing Light 101: WHY should I pack light?

As this is a new blog and I am new to blogging, I figured I should start by covering the most basic and fundamental of travel tips: packing light. In this blog post I will tell the story which explains why I started packing light so that (hopefully) you will learn from my mistakes.  Afterwards … Continue reading Packing Light 101: WHY should I pack light?

A Bad Experience with Volaris

Let me just start by saying that I and many other people that I know, have had nothing but great experiences with the Mexican airline Volaris.  I flew with them from Tijuana to Guadalajara about 7 years ago and I remember when they first started, they had an awesome on-time guarantee where they would provide a full or partial refund if you didn't arrive to your destination on time...