10 things I’ve learned from a year and a half of business travel

I’ve been travelling regularly as part of my job for a good year and a half now. Thanks to work, I’ve been all over Europe, as well as visiting Africa, the Middle East and North America. Today I head off on my first trip of the year to Las Vegas, and 2015 has barely begun! Travelling as part of my job is something I’ve always aspired to, and now that I do it regularly I’ve discovered that I thrive off of it. When I’m away I’m at my focused and most tenacious. Some of the work I’m most proud of has…

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No.1 Traveller Gatwick South lounge review

I recently wrote a very positive post about the work trip I took to Ukraine. It was a terrific experience, but the food I ate there was sometimes mysterious, and often pretty dire. Based on my previous experience of the regional cuisine — the abiding memory of which is of eating only Chupa Chups and losing half a stone on a week-long school trip to Russia — I had predicted this in advance, which is why I was glad to know that at least I would be getting a delicious last supper. And by supper, I mean breakfast and lunch.…

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The ideal in-flight ensemble

Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic. She was also a very stylish lady — however, when it came to dressing for flying, she always opted for very practical garb. Checking out what people are wearing is pretty much my favourite sport at the airport — even ahead of raiding duty free and enjoying a celebratory holiday beverage — mainly because I love guessing where people have come from or where they are going to. Sometimes though I am astounding by what people choose to wear to fly. I just can’t get my head…

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Impressions of Addis Ababa

Airport layovers are a weird kind of purgatory. The period spent in limbo between where you came from and where you’re going to is often in a timezone that has no bearing on either your point of origin or your destination. I usually find thay this leaves me disorientated and unsure as to whether I should be sleeping or awake. The relationship you build with the place you’re transferring through is also an unusual one. The window of opportunity to form impressions is limited to the short time prior to landing and after take-off. Other opinions will naturally form based…

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