Tipping while travelling

Tipping while Travelling is Confusing

Why is tipping while travelling so confusing? To many of you this is a straightforward thing and to those of us fumbling with our wallets you may look on and think cheapo. I for one am always confused when I have to decide how much to tip someone. Like, so, I take a taxi from…

no air conditioning in Europe

Shocker! No Air Conditioning in Europe!

Today is terribly hot and humid in Tokyo. I am having flashbacks of the very rude awakening I had in Europe (2013). I am still in a state of disbelief that several lodgings in some big cities don’t have air conditioning. The Hotel in Rome It was the heart of summer when I landed and…

Trip planning

The Thrill of Trip Planning

I was chatting to a friend recently and she was terribly surprised to find out that I plan some trips as early as a year in advance (trip planning on 100). She was looking at me like I was an alien LOL!. I guess I am a bit much in that regard but I take…