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After my recent trip from Toronto, Canada to Thiruvananthapuram, India for Kerala Blog Express, I honestly feel as if I have magically become an expert on long-haul flights and travel. This was my first time in Asia (yay!) — with the furthest from home being Eastern Europe, I was not prepared in the least for just what over a day’s worth of travel entailed. Two layovers on the way there and three (*cries*) on the way back really did feel like a journey with no end in sight. Of course, though it feels tedious and boring and exhausting and everything else that absolutely drains you during the flight itself, the moment you step off the final plane and arrive at your destination, somehow it always seems worth it.
In the mean time though, getting from points A and B can be a lot easier with a few key things kept in mind. With knowledge from my own mistakes and victories, here are some tips and tricks for surviving that seemingly endless flight:
Last summer, mere days after my plane landed from my time on the west coast of Canada, I embarked with my family on a nearly day-long drive from Toronto to the east coast. Nova Scotia is an incredibly beautiful place, and I quickly became enraptured with the quiet beauty of the maritimes. It was also my first time seeing the ocean in person, to feel the salty spray of the water against my skin, the wind breezing through my sweater and cooling me down even on the warmest of summer days.
Travelling is such an amazing thing, as it allows you to take in sights, cultures, and many different experiences around the world. Whether you’re travelling through different locations or choosing to simply visit a particular area, it’s always important to prepare properly, because you could end up missing out on so many opportunities. One article you should always read before travelling is “Get Packing: Things You Need When Traveling“. I can’t even begin to describe the amount of times I have found the tips offered to be useful. Trust me, you will feel so much more organised after reading it! You can check out one of our previous posts entailing some must haves when it comes to travel, so that you can begin checking off things on your list of things to do before you jet off.
I’d like to welcome you all to the very first issue of the Wanderous Affair travel magazine. This magazine will serve as an extension of my main website, featuring articles written by some of the greatest nomadic authors and photographers that I have had the pleasure of connecting with.
Warning: A little bit of contemplative rambling is to be expected ahead…
I received the above TUT (Note From the Universe) last week. I signed up for these Notes around six years ago, and haven’t turned back since; they’re an amazing way to start your morning, the perfect thing to see the moment that you wake up. This Note in particular really got me thinking, though…
“You’re the only person who knows what’s right for you.” As if right on cue for exactly what I’ve been needing to hear (or read, in this case), this Note came in and wham! hit me right in the heart.Read More
A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of going to a ROM Speaks event at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) with one of my favourite ladies, Émeraude. This one was on 70 Years of Dior, with Florence Müller leading the discussion whilst elaborating on the history of the House of Dior from the dawn of its creation in 1947 to the modern day, as well as her career working with the House from Paris to North America. It was incredible to see how the style of the House has evolved, from the flared skirts and tapered waists when Christian Dior was alive and oversaw the designs, to the modern day embroidery and flowing skirts, 60 years after his 1957 death (and under the creative eye of Maria Grazia Chiuri).Read More