Category: Bjorn Koch

Leaving Stress Behind When You Travel

Traveling can be, in a word, stressful. First, you have to make sure you’re on time to the airport. If you miss your flight you’ve quite literally missed the most important part of your trip. If you didn’t pack quickly enough you’ll fall behind–if you packed too quickly you might forget something. Once you’re there, you’ve got to stick to… Read more →

Delta’s Dilemma

In early 2016, Delta Airlines was named the third best US-based commercial airline according to CNN, citing a national Airline Quality Rating. Only Virgin America and JetBlue were given better placements on the list.   And then, Monday, August 8 happened. At exactly 2:38 am Eastern Standard Time, Delta’s headquarters, located in Atlanta was hit by a power outage. While… Read more →

The Benefits of Regular Travel

Although it may not seem like it at first, and you may be inclined to disagree, there is a difference between traveling and vacationing.   Traveling should be a journey. There may or may not be a “purpose” to it–but that doesn’t matter. When you’re traveling, you see sights, experience a culture, try new food, and immerse yourself in the… Read more →

Four Summer Vacation Destinations

  With the first official day of summer about a month in the rearview mirror, the window of opportunity for a nice, relaxing vacation may be growing smaller and smaller. The Earth is a fairly large planet, roughly 197 million square miles in surface area total; subtracting the 140 or so million square miles of ocean leaves us travelers about… Read more →

Make Your Hotel Feel like Home

  As you’ve probably gathered from everything on this blog, my site and my social profiles, I love to travel. If you’re reading this, chances are you do too. And, if you’re anything like me, you’re probably no stranger to hotel rooms both large and small, expensive and cheap, homey and not-so-homey.   The lattermost aspect of traveling, feeling like… Read more →

Experiencing a Culture Through Food

  If you’re anything like most of the habitual travelers around the world, you likely have a few things planned out before you decide to embark on a cross-country (or cross-planet) expedition. You figure out where you’re going to stay for the duration of the trip. You plan out–to the minute sometimes–what you’ll be doing, where you’ll be going and… Read more →

New York City Travel Guide

So you’ve decided to take a trip to the Big Apple. I’m not surprised, honestly; it’s a beautiful city with beautiful people and a beautiful atmosphere. In previous posts on this website and my others, I’ve already fully fleshed out where you should be staying the night, where you should be eating and some of the more well-known eateries around… Read more →

Recognizing the Importance of Travel

  Let me start by saying that I have not seen every wonder of the world, every mountain peak, every set of winding hills and valleys or every beautiful and picturesque landscape that this world has to offer. But I have seen quite a few during my time spent traveling the world and immersing myself in the culture and community… Read more →