6.29.2013

4 Lessons Learned from a Horrible Plane Journey

I had the worst flying experience of my life last week, so I would like to share the lessons gleaned with you, so you don’t have to make the same mistakes I did!

1. Don’t fly United. Until last weekend, it was my express belief that two layovers was a small sacrifice for a couple hundred bucks’ price difference.

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Via tumblr.com.

Then I found myself in Washington, a contender for “Worst Airport Ever,” after a late United flight and much fruitless cross-airport sprinting, with United telling me there was “nothing” they “could do.”

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5.27.2013

6 Awful Truths About Platform 9¾

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I’m here to tell you the truth about Platform 9¾: It sucks.

I know tourists flock to King’s Cross Station to get a glimpse of the famous Harry Potter location. I know that because I’ve done it.

The magical spot between platforms 9 and 10 that young witches and wizards use to access the Hogwarts Express and be whisked away to wizarding school! Nothing says Harry Potter quite like Platform 9¾. So why am I telling you not to waste your time?

1. It takes a lot of buses. Maybe I’m just bad with maps and timetables, but it took a lot of effort to get there.

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5.11.2013

9 Annoying Words I Never Used until I Moved to Ireland

There’s a tiny but definite language barrier for Americans visiting Ireland. Not a big one. Just takes a bit of a run, skip and a jump to clear, but it’s definitely there.

Aside from the lilting accent that twists vowels into incomprehensible flourishes, there are also plenty of words that trip up the unassuming foreigner.

Some of them I already knew from Harry Potter. And others had me as confused as a Chihuahua among St. Bernards.

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Oddly topical.
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4.12.2013

6 Easy Ways to Save Dolla Dolla Bills (Y’all) While Traveling

Anyone who’s been to Europe recently knows that the exchange rate makes buying anything feel a little like this:

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But there are painless ways to save money, even when you’re having the time of your life! You just have to travel smart, and think about that ugly exchange rate before forking over some foreign currency for that baklava. Here are the 6 failsafe money-saving tips that I use on every trip I take. [Read more…]

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4.3.2013

Why You Don’t Know the Days of the Week as Well as You Thought

When traveling, you have to be on your toes!

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I put my guard down once.

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