Category Archives for Aviation Travel

Adventure Awaits: A letter to the traveler who had to come back home

I wrote this as an answer to a reader's question once, and since I have been suffering from writer's block and missing Israel and adventures with Celessa a lot right now, I thought I would post this. Adventure

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BBQ, Redeyes and Getting Weird in Austin, Texas

My weekend was a little weird. Friday I spent the day in Edmonton, Alberta, curled up with cocoa and my crew for our 30-hour layover. By Saturday I was back in Seattle, but only for the day. Sunday morning

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Israel: Banksy, The West Bank, & The Boundaries We Live By

I had no concept of what I would expect when I visited Israel at the beginning of February.  I could say that I had no expectations regarding what I was to see and experience during my travels through

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Staying Grounded: Nine Reasons Not to Fly

Let me start by saying one thing: Life isn’t always about soaring above the clouds. There are moments when the fog is heavy, everything seems to be distorted and it’s hard to see what lies

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Nazareth, Haifa and Visiting North Israel

It is getting late. My dinner of pita, hummus and olives from the market is making me sleepy. Or maybe it’s the delicious Israeli wine. Anyways, the last few days have been amazing. And eye-opening. Jerusalem

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Walls: Palestine, Israel and the West Bank

It is ten in the morning. I am sitting in a busy cafe, the sound of beeping taxis and market vendors wafts in from the street. Inside, fashionably dressed young people sit and take a coffee, read the

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Drinking & The Flight Attendant Life: When does drinking in aviation become a problem?

By Chase B New Year’s Day 2015 was monumental for me.  For the first time since I began drinking at 16, I was alive and functioning after the festivities of

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How Travel Happens

Travel happens imperfectly.  Unexpectedly. Travel happens intentionally.  Logically. Travel happens illogically. Travel mixes reality and fairytale.   Travel

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The Flight Attendant Life Schedule

It’s two in the afternoon, Pacific time. I’m in sunny San Jose, California. My hotel room is filled with sunlight and remnants of the past two day trip. I have my laptop spread out across

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7 Steps To Create An Adventurous Life

7 Steps To Create An Adventurous Life Can I make an embarrassing confession?  Really, I know it’s not something I should feel embarrassed about, but with this

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