travel

A Passport From a Country That Doesn’t Exist

By Benjamin Ramm The woman who stamps my passport is called Mercy and she has no fixed abode. Born in Nigeria, she travelled via Libya to Italy, where she lives in the city of Padua in a state of legal limbo. The passport she stamps is issued not by the United Kingdom but by the Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK), a Slovenian art collective exhibiting at the 2017 Venice Biennale. The purpose of the installation is to explore the meaning of states and statelessness, in part by reversing the experiences of citizen and migrant. Art is fanaticism that demands diplomacy – NSK passport The 57th International Art Exhibition in Venice features 85 national pavilions, from Albania to Zimbabwe, with themes as diverse as the University of Disaster and the Theatre of Glowing Darkness. This year, faced with a...

My Expats World | 30 Funny Travel Quotes to Make You Smile

The usual collection of travel quotes tend to focus on inspiration and reflection. These, however, are meant to tickle your funny bone, and remind you of the inherent humor of the journey. 1. “When you come to a fork in the road…take it” – Yogi Berra 2. “Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometers.” – George Carlin 3. “If you’ve seen one redwood tree, you’ve seen them all.” – Ronald Reagan 4. “I’ve been to Paris. And it ain’t that pretty at all.” – Warren Zevon, from the song Ain’t That Pretty At All 5. “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversations.” – Elizabeth Drew 6. “Another well-known Paris landmark is the Arc de Triomphe, a moving monument to the many brave women and men who have died trying to visit it....

Finland Is Named As The World’s Safest Country — With The UK And USA Ranking Behind Zimbabwe

Every two years the World Economic Forum presents a report about which countries are ranked in certain categories. This year they ranked some 136 countries with regards to the safety for tourists in each country. The report looks at how each country exposes tourists to danger, and how business is affected by violence and terrorism. This year Finland came in at the top spot, followed by The United Arab Emirates, and Iceland. Finland has been named the safest country in the world for holidaymakers to visit in an influential new report Very disturbing was the revelation that the UK and the USA came in at 78th and 84th place, well below that of Zimbabwe who came in at 60th place. Oman, Hong Kong, Singapore, Norway, Switzerland, Rwanda and Qatar all finished in the top ten for safety. The repor...

Why Traveling Is A More Valuable Learning Experience Than Years Of Schooling

Source: Elite Daily By: Justine Nancarrow Link to original article During your school years, you absorb more, learn faster and are more influenced by your environment than you ever will be in any other concentrated period of life. Those precious years are the time to take in as much as you can. Yet, for 13 years, we spend five days a week in a classroom, in the same environment, with the same people. We only know and understand what exists within the walls of our school, our home and our city. The classroom is the best place to expand your academic knowledge, but when it comes to learning about life, there is nothing more enriching than travel. Lying by a pool in a Mexican resort, going to an adventure park in California or shopping the streets of Paris are all fun ways to travel, but for ...

End of Roaming Charges for Travellers in the EU in 2017

1. Roaming in the EU How does roaming work in the EU? When you travel to a foreign country and phone, text or surf online with your mobile phone or device using your home country’s SIM card, you are roaming. Your mobile phone operator and an operator in the country where you are travelling, work together to keep you connected, so you can make and receive mobile phone calls, write text messages, surf the internet and download content. When you roam while being abroad, your operator in your home country pays the operator in the foreign country for the use of their networks. The price paid between operators is called the wholesale roaming price. These wholesale prices represent a cost to the home country operator and therefore impact on consumers’ final bills. This is why the Comm...

The Rise of the Solo Female Traveller

Source: St Christopher’s Inns By: Alice Teacake Link to original article BIG-TIME TRAVEL BLOGGER ALICE TEACAKE TALKS ABOUT THE RAPID RISE OF SOLO FEMALE TRAVELLING Watch out world! There are beautiful, bold creatures brewing on the planet’s horizon. They’re learning what capabilities they truly hold, discovering the kindness of others, unravelling the pleasures of other cultures and they’re doing it all by themselves. Say hello to the rise of the solo female traveller. Statistically, solo female travel is spreading like wildfire amongst curious women looking for their next adventure in life. According to the Travel Industry Association, an estimated 32 million single American women travelled at least once in 2015, and about three in 10 made tracks five times or more. They’re not just...

Senior Executives Cost Their Firms More Than £6,000 a Trip Waiting Around at Airports

Source: International Business Times By: Roger Baird Link to original article It pays for chief executives on £4m a year to get around quickly, says report Top executives waste over £6,000 ($7,500) every time they board a scheduled flight, according to a report. The study by research group Censuswide found that business people took almost three hours to travel to an airport from home or the office, and spent a further three-and-a-half-hours hanging around at terminals at either end of the flight. In total, six hours and twenty minutes of waiting around and travel is priced at £1,009 an hour, based on the median pay of a FTSE 100 chief executive set at £4m a year in 2015, according to the High Pay Centre. “This figure does not take in the cost of a business class seat, or flight delay...