“Travel is as much a passion as ambition or love.” -Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Daily travel links for 2018-03-01: Locals as tour guides, flying the Concorde and winning travel photos


Daily travel links for 2018-02-28: World’s best food, plane history and Estonia’s digital nomad visa

    • Chrissy Teigen found out everything you need to know about flying with an emotional support casserole,… https://t.co/U8KTcFsgKJ


Daily travel links for 2018-02-27: Running the largest cruise ship, an AirBnB airline and buying a hotel bed

    • Here are the best #hotel beds, or more specifically mattresses, and where you can buy them to replace your own cruddy one… https://t.co/qcCIPFqARO

Daily travel links for 2018-02-26: Cutting ties with the NRA, faster airline boarding and deep vein thrombosis risks

    • You have the same risk of deep vein thrombosis from binge watching TV as you do from a long flight.… https://t.co/NMCZ1YA3Pc

Daily travel links for 2018-02-23: Outings app, spotting American tourists and a birding paradise

Daily travel links for 2018-02-22: Voluntourism’s harm, haggling or not and flying a VR flight

    • This virtual reality experience lets you fly from Tokyo to Paris without leaving the ground.… https://t.co/TnDEd1ZpXD
    • There’s a new country atop the index that charts the world’s most powerful passports. https://t.co/NuuUxAmSm4


Photos: Marvelous views of Mexico

I just got back from a trip that took me through parts of Oaxaca and Mexico City and was moved once again by what an amazing destination Mexico is. There are those who are frightened by news reports of violence in the country that would never visit, but they are missing out on a land of beautiful people and deep culture. These photos scratch the surface of what I experienced while I was there:

The view near Playa Carrizalillo in Puerto Escondido, #Mexico is okay.

A post shared by Mark Stachiew (@stachiew) on

The catch of the day in Puerto Escondido today was mahi-mahi.

A post shared by Mark Stachiew (@stachiew) on

Piquante chiles in the market in Puerto Escondido, #Mexico.

A post shared by Mark Stachiew (@stachiew) on

The Sun sets at @vivoresorts near Puerto Escondido, #mexico.

A post shared by Mark Stachiew (@stachiew) on

Street #art in Puerto Escondido, #Mexico.

A post shared by Mark Stachiew (@stachiew) on

Always eat where the locals eat. In Puerto Escondido, that's La Juquiliña.

A post shared by Mark Stachiew (@stachiew) on

Pretty scenery in the area around San José Mantieltepec in #Oaxaca, #Mexico.

A post shared by Mark Stachiew (@stachiew) on

#Mexico is a #streetfood paradise.

A post shared by Mark Stachiew (@stachiew) on

Shaved ice in #cdmx is known as raspado.

A post shared by Mark Stachiew (@stachiew) on

Night falls on @vivoresorts near Puerto Escondido in #Oaxaca, #Mexico.

A post shared by Mark Stachiew (@stachiew) on

Daily travel links for 2018-02-09: Hamster hate, digital addiction and sick-bag poetry

    • Student says she flushed her hamster down the airplane toilet after Spirit Airlines denied passage. Talk about a PR disaster… https://t.co/4kthL5BLP7
    • Here are 14 great places to celebrate the Lunar New Year, and they’re not all in Asia.  https://t.co/caPA4s0hoK

Daily travel links for 2018-02-08: Rolf Potts’ wisdom, snow in Paris and Millennial travel goals

    • Best quote from this Rolf Potts interview? “Nobody should #travel around the world just to sit in front of a laptop and fart around…” https://t.co/t0hxeCs7dm
    • Oh, isn’t that cute! It snowed in Paris! Meanwhile, here in Montreal, I have to fire up my snowblower for the 2nd time this week… https://t.co/aYOWTZIFpp
    • A 10-day, 1,600-km self-drive tuk tuk rally across Sri Lanka sounds like my kind of fun. https://t.co/UF0i6O1vcb