Category Archives: Transportation

Transportation Travel Tips From Expert Traveler – Planes, Trains, & Cars

One of the hardest thing about researching travel is how to get there, and how to get around when you arrive. Our travel blog focuses mostly on food, but we know there is a lot more to travel than what to eat when you get there – although that’s important.

This portion of our travel blog focuses on air travel, including expert airline reviews, particularly of first class and business class experiences, on airlines like Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Qatar, and Etihad.

We also talk about train travel advice, including advice on how to train around Europe, which is not as romantic as many people might think. And, we talk about what it’s like to take chicken busses around Central America – something I will never do again!

And, we talk about how to rent a car while traveling, including one of the best places to rent a car while traveling – Italy.


How to Fly the Air Asia Island Transfer to Koh Lanta

Air Asia is our preferred carrier to get around Asia.  The flights are pretty cheap, reliably on time, and we have figured out exactly how to fly them successfully – how to get our favorite seats, pay our bag charges, checkin online, and even pre-order our food.  But, we are still trying to figure out how […]

Midnight Tuk Tuk Tour With Bangkok Food Tours

Bangkok at Night

I was recently asked, by two different people, what is my favorite restaurant in Bangkok. It’s a stumper, really. This is not only because there is still part of me that is intimidated by Bangkok, and its food scene. It is mostly because we have focused so much on eating nothing but street food in Bangkok, easily one of the best cities in the world for cheap street eats. That’s why we jumped at the chance to take a midnight tuk tuk tour with Bangkok Food Tours, to explore the city through some of its most famous street eats in a famous form of transportation.

Review of United Airlines Global First – Boeing 777

One may ask how a couple of soft retirees, living in Bali, can experience a first class experience like we had on United. It was our first time flying United Global First, and it was worth it! Miles.  Lots and lots of miles.  We were semi-pro travel hackers before we left the US, using credit […]

Review of Air China Business Class – A330

Air China Business Class

I was not expecting much from Air China business class, which is why I am surprised that they still failed to satisfy my expectations. It was disappointing because we had such a great tip to Taiwan. There are so many great things to do in Taipei (and to eat as well). We were flying on […]

Etihad Airways Business Class on Jet Airways Aircraft!

Etihad Business Class Jet Airways

What goes up must come down.  Good things don’t last forever. I am sure there are more metaphors, but I was amazed at how quickly our customer service experience with Etihad Airways soured.  At least they waited until our second flight.  After attentive customer service while on the ground in Amman, due to some Twitter […]