Did you know that Uber, my go-to taxi service, is banned in 8 places, and counting, around the world? Uber is certainly one of the world’s most successful tech firms. And, the service is affordable and convenient. I love using the credit card to prepay…no haggling and no cash exchanging hands. Unfortunately, after a great success, various governments, city councils, and even regular users have started questioning the company’s ethics, legality, and social cost. Due to issue
Motorists drive on the left side of the road. Little or no English adorn Thai signs. I found myself in a beautiful setting of temples and had no idea where I was or the significance of my surroundings. Visiting this country takes more reading and research than typical. Thailand has long been home to the elephant, but experts estimate the elephant population has dwindled to 3,000-4,000 (down from 100,000) over the past century, due to threats from tourism, logging, poaching a
In 2018, we "will see the continuing expansion by low-fare airlines offering flights from the U.S. and Canada to Europe. Norwegian and WOW have been making most of the headlines recently, but a few other lines, more obscure, will either expand on existing services or start completely new service. Three of the six are subsidiaries of either a giant line or a large tourist-based line. The rationale seems to be that by starting an independent subsidiary, a giant line can cut cos
Aer Lingus just made our summer vacation planning much more interesting. "Let's be honest: the first few days back from Christmas vacation can be kind of tough. If you're anything like us, you return to work and immediately start dreaming about your next vacation (preferably to somewhere sunny and warm). Luckily for all of us, Aer Lingus is here to make all our post-holiday dreams come true. The Irish airline recently announced its annual January sale, offering up to 50 perce
What is “The Essential Guide to a Life of Travel”? First, let me explain what it is not: • It is not about how to travel on a shoestring. While I discuss costs and fees, the guide does not focus on the finance of travel.
• It is not about trips or tours, such as what you find in a travel agency book.
• It is not about travel in the United States. Rather, “The Essential Guide of a Life of Travel” attempts to provide everything you need to know to travel abroad, out