The Smart Way of Travel

Technologies to enhance your travel experience

Traveling has changed quite a bit over the last decade thanks to fast paced changes in Technology. The competition we see in the travel industry combined with new innovations in travel related products have made traveling a walk in the park. (more…)

Budget way to get to islands in Thailand

The only island airport in Thailand is Koh Samui and direct flights to this destination are pretty expensive. There are some cheaper ways to get to many islands in Thailand. I personally used Nok Air package to go to Koh Lanta. It includes a flight, minivan and ferry boat transportation . (more…)

Traveling Former Yugoslavia in two weeks

Having discussed the history of Yugoslavia in my previous post, I will go over a workable itinerary that covers most of the locations that makes up the block. These include Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Kosovo. (more…)

So what the heck is Yugoslavia?

This article is a two part series. In the first part we will look at Yugoslavia from a historical perspective. In the second part we will go over a two week itinerary to visit the countries that made up the block formerly named Yugoslavia. (more…)

How to keep your travel safe and sound?

If you are a frequent traveler you must have experienced the good, bad and the ugly side of travel. Well let’s hope you didn’t *actually* experienced the ugly side. For example getting a surprise upgrade to Business class would be a good experience. Or being hosted by some random local who is trustworthy is a good experience. (more…)

Top warm places to escape this winter

Co-authored by Chan and Ilia. Winter is upon us {applicable to those who live in the northern hemisphere). Welcome to sub-zero temperatures, snowstorms, gray skies, short days and long nights. Prolonged winter season can be depressing to mental health. You yearn for the winter to be over soon but it won’t end soon. (more…)

How I did Scotland in two weeks

Scotland is the northern most part of United Kingdom. Many travelers visit U.K but never venture out north of England and totally miss out on what Scotland has to offer. This is true of even for the British people. What is great about Scotland is the wilderness, the nature, highlands, medieval castles, forests, free wild outdoor camping areas, loch ness, museums, golf courses, summer festivals and maritime history. (more…)

Top travel and food shows to watch

While traveling there is always some downtime where you want to lay back and relax. And probably watch some series on Netflix or Youtube. I usually go for some travel shows for some entertainment value and also to get a historical perspective on events that occurred in a certain date/location. With that in mind I came up with a list of my favorite tv series / documentaries that can be interesting to you as well. (more…)

Best countries for Coffee experience

I love coffee. It is the main reason why I am getting up early in the morning. Maybe that’s an exaggeration. But it should comes as a no surprise that I look for places with best coffee in the world. I actually hated the drip coffee I consumed at my day job in the States. It was watery and weak. I’ve tried all coffee varieties from drip coffee, french press, moca pot, Vietnamese filter to Indian coffee pot. (more…)

Mediterranean coast of Spain in Two weeks

There is nothing like traveling the mediterranean coast of Southern Europe by road. Calm sunny beaches, seafood, rocky cliffs, small towns and villages built along the coast and has been inhabited for centuries. If you don’t have much time to hit all the spots in Southern Spain you can follow my recommendations on these places. The landscape along the coast is varied and spectacular. (more…)