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airports / airplanes

20 Awesome Things You Do Not Know About Finland

Helsinki love locks with Uspenski Cathedral in the background

Hugs? Nope, not in Finland. Not kosher. But a bunch of nude men wrestling in the mud or relaxing together in the sauna? Perfectly normal. Welcome to Finland! 😀 The only Nordic nation on the continent that is not part of Scandinavia. Did you know that? That one was free — below are 20 more … Read More

First Impressions Of Finland: A Friendly But Puzzling Land

Aerial view of Oulanka National Park in Northern Finland

Finland is amazing. The country is gorgeous, its food delicious and its people polite and friendly. In many ways the entire country runs so smoothly (often solely on the honor system) that we can all learn from Finnish people. Things here just work. Flawlessly….Except for those few puzzling times when they don’t and you just … Read More

Whoa @Finnair Didn’t Rob My Luggage — They Repacked It!

Delsey suitcase in Bangkok

I have been crisscrossing the globe from 39,000 feet up in the air for nearly a decade across with countless different airlines and this might just be the greatest airline story ever. It all started yesterday when I flew from Helsinki to Bangkok via Finnair. I had to pause my winter fun to come to … Read More

10 Secrets to Avoid Extra Baggage Fees at the Airport

Rainy Airport Day

Paying airline fees is no fun. Extra baggage fees at the airport are one of the most common (and most hated) these days. In fact, airlines continue to rely on baggage fees and similar other charges to improve their profitability. In 2012 airlines in the USA collected about $3.5 billion as baggage fees. Most passengers … Read More

Strange Customs Regulations Around The World

Strange customs regulations at airports around the world

As anyone who has traveled internationally will tell you, it is a learning experience like no other. Our planet is the world’s greatest classroom, home to an endless variety of cultures, each with their own unique food, languages, customs and beliefs. However occasionally it is not the local sights that make you stop and wonder, … Read More

How To Get Free Shuttle Rides Between Abu Dhabi And Dubai

Etihad Shuttle

Abu Dhabi and Dubai are only about an hour apart from each other but in my experience traveling the United Arab Emirates I have found that Abu Dhabi is always the cheaper airport to fly through. I saved $350 just on this flight alone by landing in Abu Dhabi instead of Dubai. Of course my … Read More