Burning Sky

Airport Sunset

Looking out of my Office Window Tonight towards the Control Tower and the Sky was on Fire.

I had to snap a quick shot with my Iphone hence it has a bit of noise.

The colours where just stunning though.

The Airport is closed

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It’s 2am at the airport; we have people sleeping in the outdoor café!!

The airport closed at 11pm and won’t open until 4am

This reminded me

In my youth I spent a few nights sleeping in different airports around the world myself. My first big trip traveling solo was to San Francisco, I missed out on the flight from Los Angeles, so I had to find somewhere to sleep. Back then I was a bit scared to go and find a hotel all by myself, and thought that it would be safer to stay at the airport.

I found a corridor and to my surprise there where dozens of people sprawled out fast asleep. Tonight with the people in the outdoor café brought back lots of memories and I started to wonder about all the people around the world sleeping in airports.

I started a Google searches and came across this web site called The Guide to Sleeping in Airports. (http://www.sleepinginairports.net/) It has all this information dedicated to sleeping in Airport around the world and loads more information that all travellers will find very useful. In particular there is a list of airport’s that will provide cots. Airport Lounge information and how to sleep in the airport tips like this one

11. It’s sometimes better to arrive than depart: The Arrivals lounges are sometimes more comfortable than the Ticket Counter area. It’s amazing how different the two areas can be in some airports. Of course airport logic seems to be that people who are departing immediately go to their gates; they don’t sit around the ticket counters for hours. The arrivals lounge aims to make all those family members, who are waiting for your flight to finally arrive after a four hour delay, a little more comfortable until you and your bags finally show up. (Excerpt from sleepinginairports.net)

You never know when a snowstorm, hurricane (or erupting Icelandic volcano) will leave you stranded at the airport. So if you plan on traveling soon this web site has so much useful information even if you don’t plan on sleeping in the airport.

See you ate the aiport

Mike

Travel light next time you fly

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Do you hate standing in queues at airports, queuing up at check-in, and then having to deal with the whole excess baggage drama? Not to mention that anxious wait when you get to your destination. Waiting at the baggage carousel after most people have collect their bags and left, and you are standing there just hoping your bag is next.

This all takes time and raises the blood pressure, and in some instances spoils your holiday. Well there is a way to just avoid all that hassle and breeze through the airport both on your way out and when you get home.

The Answer:

I have recently discovered and now put in to practice traveling with only one “yep” one carry on bag.

Your first step to hassle free travel is to visit two web sites the first one is http://www.onebag.com this web site is the Holy Grail to traveling light, offering exhaustive detail on the art and science of travelling light.

This is a great place to start your journey to lighten your load, and I recommend that you check it out, it will change they way you travel forever.

The Second web site is http://onebagger.squarespace.com this one is news, reviews and community for light travelers. It has a reader’s forum and everything from traveling clothes, traveling tips and a section on how to become a one bagger. This is another great place to gather all the information needed to become successful in the art of traveling light.

The Right Bag

The next thing you are going to need is the right bag; remember though there is no one bag that can help you become a one bag traveler, if you still insist on bringing a mountain load of stuff with you. Learning the lessons of traveling light, may take a few trips and it will not be for everyone. Back to the bag, check out onebag.com for a complete rundown on choosing your bag. I have chosen the Airboss, developed by the Red Oxx company http://www.redoxx.com with help from Doug Dyment from onebag.com, this is a great bag as it has been developed to fit international carry on standards. It has three compartments two outside and one in the middle, it is so well put together it will last a life time. In fact it has a life time warranty; Red Oxx really stands by its products, check out CEO of Red Oxx Jim Markel talking about the AirBoss.


Happy Travels

See You at the Airport

Mike