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Spotted: Donald Trump’s Plane

 Spotted: Donald Trumps Plane

I love airplanes. Whether it’s watching them land from the beach, climbing into the cockpit of a 747 or touring the factory where they are made - planes fascinate me.

Not too long ago I was landing in New York’s La Guardia Airport and while taxiing on the runway, I saw Donald Trump’s Plane.

The Plane

I was so giddy with delight. Why? I can’t explain. It’s just so cool to see it in person. It does exist and it is H-O-T. I think the fantasy of living the life of luxury is just what we all need after traveling coach in row 32.

Calgary Airport (YYC): One of the Best Arrival Halls in the World

 Calgary Airport (YYC): One of the Best Arrival Halls in the World

Airports are notorious for being unpleasant. But there are a few that stand-out in my mind. Phalaborwa Airport in South Africa is one of them – and so is the arrival hall at Calgary International Airport (but avoid their soda machines).

As I was picking up my bag at the baggage carousel, I spotted this animal crate above. And just on the other side…

 Calgary Airport (YYC): One of the Best Arrival Halls in the World

… two velociraptors fighting over a passengers baggage. It was fantastic! While waiting for your suitcases to arrive, each carousel entertains you with full-size dioramas that are both entertaining and educational. You can see more examples at my Facebook Fan Page Calgary Airport Photo Album.

Help Answer My Ethical Dilemma in Taking a Taxi Home

 Help Answer My Ethical Dilemma in Taking a Taxi Home

I live close to the airport. How close you may be asking? Close enough that when your plane touches down, you can call me from the taxiway and I’ll get to the terminal just before your bag reaches baggage claim. I think I’m going to use this as a selling point when I sell my home.

In any event, I sometimes take a taxi home from the airport because it works out to be cheaper than parking my car for 3 days. But every time I take a taxi, I am faced with an ethical dilemma. I’ll explain in a moment…

A Urinal Installed on the Floor?

Potty humor seems to be a recurring theme lately on this blog (just see my recent post on Funny, Farting Underwear). If you can’t giggle at a good poop joke, than you need to lighten up – that’s what I always say.

In any event, I was traveling through the Tokyo Airport in Japan and came across this urinal on the floor – at least that’s what I thought it was at first…

 A Urinal Installed on the Floor?

Introducing the tugo cup holder with h20tugo Accessory

 Introducing the tugo cup holder with h20tugo Accessory

A few weeks back I wrote about one of the products in my online, travel store, MirrorSleeves. This week I’d like to share the tugo cup holder with you. The story of the tugo goes back all the way to September of 2009. I came across this nifty travel accessory and wanted to try it out. I connected with it’s inventor and later wrote a post reviewing the product.

When it came time to build my inventory for the store, I immediately thought of the tugo and the relationship I formed a year ago. Fortunately we’ve remained in touch and the great staff at goodtugo were happy to have their product featured.

Travel Tip: Walk Through Airports to Exercise After a Long Flight

Riding on long flights, even when you’re stretched in the business class seats can still be uncomfortable. Those reclining seats aren’t designed for sleeping…well they are, but they aren’t as comfortable as a bed.

Whenever I arrive at an airport, I make it a point to walk from one terminal to another – instead of taking the tram. Arriving in Detroit on one trip, I was in for a bit of a surprise. The walk was inhumanely long. Okay, it wasn’t that long, but when you have to drag luggage and make it there on-time, it might have been wiser to have taken the tram.

How Long Does it Take to Fly from Orlando to Singapore?

Ever since I timed how long it took to fly from Orlando to Africa, I’ve become obsessed with timing all my international flights. So when I left my house to fly from Orlando to Singapore, the clock started as soon as I pulled out of the garage door of my house to leave for the airport.

 How Long Does it Take to Fly from Orlando to Singapore?

Singapore is the World’s Longest Flight

Singapore is located in South East Asia and holds the current record for the longest, non-stop flight. The Newark to Singapore route clocks in at 18 hours 50 minutes. Can you imagine being in a plane for that long? Los Angeles to Singapore comes in at number 2 according to Wikipedia which keeps a list of non-stop flights records. I was flying Orlando to Chicago, Chicago to Hong Kong, Hong Kong to Singapore.

Southwest Airlines Emergency Landing – Almost

 Southwest Airlines Emergency Landing – Almost

Talk to anyone who travels frequently and chances are, they’ll be able to weave a good story or two; myself included. Such was the case last week when I arrived into Providence Airport on Southwest Airlines. It was around 11:15 P.M. and I knew my parents were looking forward to seeing me. So I thought I’d have a bit of fun with them. While I was making the 30-minute drive from the airport to their house I gave them a phone call…

11:19 A Rough Landing – Phone Call #1

Air Travel to Victoria Falls: Livingstone, Zambia

 Air Travel to Victoria Falls: Livingstone, Zambia
Victoria Falls as seen from the airplane

Which Country to Fly Into?

If you’re considering making a trip to Victoria Falls, one of the first questions you’ll need to ask yourself is, “Which side of the falls should I visit? Zambia or Zimbabwe?” Your decision will naturally impact which airport you fly into: Livingstone, Zambia or Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

I chose to fly into Zambia. The recent instability in Zimbabwe’s political and economic fronts was enough for me to avoid spending my nights there. But no worries, taking a day-trip into the neighboring country to see the falls from the other side is easy, albeit a bit pricey.

Victoria Falls Travel Guide

 Victoria Falls Travel Guide

So you want to travel to Victoria Falls?

All this week adventureswithben.com will be celebrating this UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. You’ll learn from first-hand experience everything you need to know to have the most spectacular visit, from both the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides of the falls.

Anytime I travel there are a few mission critical answers I need before I even consider stepping onto that plane. Beginning Monday, you’ll be able to click on each link to be directed to adventureswithben.com’s travel advice for Victoria Falls… [links go live beginning Monday, June 21]