Can we all agree to make the friendly skies a completely burger-free zone?
unpopular opinion
Apparently this really is an unpopular position to hold, if my recent experiences are anything to go by.

May 21, 2014 at 12:00pm | 302 comments

flying while fat
I called his office, he told me that his phone died, that he forgot his charger at home. He’d call me later. 10 days of nothing. He disappeared.
A list of stuff I will just start keeping in my bag at all times, probably in that suit flap thing where people with real jobs keep their nice outfits.
The eating on the subway bit is probably my most favorite thing, honestly.

Feb 3, 2014 at 5:00pm | 222 comments

where to live
I'm never fully satisfied with where I'm living. When I'm there, I want to be here. When I'm here, I want to be there. Why's the grass always gotta look so much greener?
Your travel bragging OkCupid profile is super nerdy.
I may not be multilingual, but I’m fluent in the international language of harassment.
It’s easy to feel like People Who Travel are all white-collar, blue-blood superhumans who are just on the loose with someone else’s pocketbook. But I know it’s not true, because I’m one of them.

Mar 6, 2014 at 5:00pm | 211 comments

I’ve learned that all I need to get through a situation is myself. And the only thing that can ruin me is death. Everything else is manageable.

Apr 30, 2013 at 5:00pm | 192 comments

About that family that got kicked off a plane due to a toddler tantrum...
los angeles
"I think Americans are fake," someone told me recently while I was out having drinks. I have a version of this conversation at least once a month in the Netherlands.
disney world
HAVE YOU BEEN OUTRAGED BY THIS YET? Unfortunately, you're probably angry for all the wrong reasons.

May 15, 2013 at 4:30pm | 150 comments

If you’ve ever watched "Meerkat Manor," or even just watched a lot of David Attenborough, you’ve seen where I’ve worked.

Feb 6, 2014 at 2:00pm | 148 comments

beverly hills
If you were airlifted straight to Rodeo Drive, you’d have no idea the United States is in the grip of an economic meltdown; you’d probably think it was a wealthy, happy, healthy country.
Long distance travel is enough a hassle without underwires poking you.
Do you ever get that claustrophobic feeling, tight in your chest, from worrying that you won't get to see all the places you want to see before you die? I bet you do.
It never occurred to me to pray or cry or beg. The only thing going through my mind was "not today. This is not what is going to happen today."
“My grandfather is a rapist.” I started saying these words to myself frequently, at unpredictable times. I would be riding the metro to work, or eating breakfast at my desk, and remember that my grandfather was a rapist.