Author: Bjorn Koch

Social Media Isn’t Ruining Travel

  Social platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are often billed by older generations as the pending downfall of society. A group of millennials so engrossed in their new pieces of technology–pieces that weren’t even conceived let alone developed when I was young–will lead to the inevitable downfall of social interaction, attention spans, and  humanity as a whole. Now we… Read more →

Traveling in a Group

Back in May, I wrote a quick piece on my website detailing the pros and cons of traveling alone. And while I certainly wasn’t wrong to discuss the benefits of traveling alone–there certainly are quite a few, and it’s something I’d largely advise that everyone does at least once in their life– there are equal benefits to traveling in groups.… Read more →

Traveling to Alaska

Many people do not know much about Alaska, believing it to be merely one of the newest states that’s completely separate from the rest of the country. The common view of it is that it’s covered in ice and barren. This idea could not be further than the truth. Alaska is a gorgeous place that has many beautiful and amazing… Read more →

Surviving a Long Flight

New York to Mumbai is about a 16 hour flight without any stops or layovers. Atlanta to Johannesburg is about 16.5 hours in the same fashion. Dallas to Sydney is about 17 in total, one of the world’s longest nonstop flights possible. That’s 17 straight hours sitting in one seat, moving mostly to stretch your legs or use the equally… Read more →

All I Want for Christmas is a Cheap Flight

As of the date of this writing, there are exactly 24 day days until Thanksgiving Day in the United States, and 55 days until Christmas. That means–among other things–that the holiday season is very quickly approaching. And while early Christmas lights going up on your neighbors’ lawns might not be much of a concern for you, if you plan on… Read more →

Visiting the Czech Republic

If you’ve never been to the Czech Republic, it’s an absolute must on the places you should visit at least once in your life. The country has a rich history, with beautiful architecture and delicious food. Traveling here is relatively cheap and you can buy a huge pint of beer and some great food for just a few dollars, or… Read more →

The Defining Foods of the US

Traveling and food are an intertwined to a very, very high degree. Where you travel, you must also eat. And where you eat, you must open yourself to eating the local cuisines of the area you’re in. Sure, you can get good food at home–great food even. But can you get an authentic cheesesteak outside of Philly? Can you get real… Read more →

Travel Guide to Germany

Where better a place that I recommend that you should travel at some point in your life than my home country of Germany? This post has been a long time coming–it’s a virtual certainty that I’ll write about the place in which I was born, grew up and will always have a soft spot in my heart.   Germany is… Read more →

Traveling as an Escape

  Sitting in your office, you look up at the clock that looms on the wall above your head. It’s 2:28 p.m.; exactly two hours and 32 minutes until 5 p.m. You peel your eyes from the clock and focus in on your computer and the almost innumerable tabs open in your browser as you try against all odds to… Read more →