Tag: flying

Touring the MidWest USA

The good people at the US Census Bureau have worked to divide the continental United States into four distinct regions, each with its own states, its own territory, its own culture, and its own people. These regions all have distinctions that separate them from one another in addition to the obvious boundaries.   This is the fourth installment of Bjorn… Read more →

5 Things to See and Do in Florence

I’ve been around the globe and back; I’ve traveled all across nearly every continent, but I still have yet to find any place that quite matches the unique allure of Florence. Maybe it’s the history, the fact that fantastic displays of art and culture admired for centuries hang just past every corner. It could be the food, an overabundance of… Read more →

Bjorn Koch’s Favorite Destinations

As you may or may not have surmised by this point, Bjorn Koch is someone who fully embraces travel at any given opportunity. Currently working in Boston, Massachusetts, Bjorn can often be found exploring the farthest reaches of the globe when he isn’t in his office.   Travel is so ingrained in Bjorn’s blood that he’s started this travel blog… Read more →

Touring the Northeastern USA

According to the US Census Bureau, the United States of America is divided into four geographical regions; they are the West, the Midwest, the Northeast, and the South. While new regions and areas like the mid-Atlantic and Pacific northwest have been adopted, for the sake of simplicity only Census Bureau data will be used for this series. This is the… Read more →

Touring the Southern USA

    According to the US Census Bureau,  the United States is officially divided into four regions: the west, the midwest, the northeast and the south. Other designations are made with new regions (mid-atlantic, Pacific, etc) depending on what source you’re using, but for simplicity, we’re going to use the Census Bureau data on BjornKoch.net. This is the start of… Read more →

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 →

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 →