The World’s Worst Airport I Have Ever Experienced

February 25, 2017

Airports can make or break vacations more often than not. Having a troublesome experience at a sub-standard airport with poor amenities and check-in procedures can test even the most patient of people. And the problem can escalate if you have a young family to guide through such unsavory conditions. Luckily for me that isn’t the case but this was certainly not an experience I wanted to repeat, so I will share the experience with you.

Chiang Mai | A Laid Back Historical Gem and Cultural Melting Pot This Side of Thailand

February 22, 2017

It was past midnight and the open-air acoustic place set up at Ploen Ruedee Night Market where I am hanging out with a friend starts to close down – so as the other nearby establishments. The once lively stalls lining up Chang Klan Road leading to Chiang Mai Night Bazaar are almost devoid of pedestrians and shoppers. Earlier in the night, I met up with a friend Valerie, who is also traveling in Chiang Mai. After a couple of rounds of Singha beers we were joined by her friends she met in Myanmar; Feven a beautiful girl with a braided hair from Ethiopia, Colorado native Michael and the pretty Puerto Rican Gisele.

Jamie Fournier
 Doi Inthanon Temple. Photo Credit: "Thailand Tourism Authority"

Dear Robin Leach, Cruise Ship Traveling Isn’t Just for the Rich and Groovy Retirees

February 21, 2017

Notwithstanding sans a honeymoon mate, I walked towards the gigantic ship bootlegging the swag of Mark Renton at the end of Trainspotting. Only this time, I am Ship-spotting. Unflappably sliding my feet over the smooth carpet of the hallway of Harbour Front in Singapore, I silently declaimed my own version of the film’s famous quote. “Choose Cruise Life. Choose Traveling. Choose a big ship to sail. Choose on-board parties, choose an island to explore.” Finding myself separated only by a thick glass and a couple hundred meters of pathway ahead, I stopped on my tracks and laid eyes on the sheer beauty of the docked ship that awaits my first ever cruise ship experience.