It’s no secret, hotel rooms are dirty. I don’t mean they “can be” dirty. They are dirty. Period. It doesn’t matter if you shelled out an arm and a leg for the room, there will be germs looking to do you harm everywhere when you walk into the room (actually, it starts before you walk into the room, but I’ll get into that in a minute).
Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t to accuse any hotel chains of not cleaning rooms between guests. Clearly, they all do. But there’s a difference between cleaning and disinfecting.
So if you’re a germaphobe, have sanitizer ready to make yourself feel better.
Comforter and pillows (not just throw pillows either)
What is it about being scared that people love so much? The thrill? The mystery? I’m not sure, but there’s a reason haunted houses, for example, are so popular. However, what if I told you that there are places in the world that are waaaaaay better than haunted houses? These places have a real history behind them. And while none of them are confined to just a “house,” they may all be haunted.
Island of Dolls, Mexico
NOTE: If you are depressed and are having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
On June 8th, the world-renowned travel writer, chef, and television host Anthony Bourdain committed suicide at the age of 61.
There’s no doubt, Bourdain was a lot of things. Before I started travel writing, I thought of him more as a chef and television host. But shortly after I began my little trek into the world of travel writing, I found out that Bourdain was a fantastic writer. Much like his career as a chef, as a writer, he seemed to know what ingredients (words) belonged and he knew where to sprinkle them in.
Below are just a few of his quotes that may inspire you to travel, cook, or live life to the fullest every single day:
What a year, huh?! And, sadly, I may be one of the few who means that with excitement (I feel like I said something similar last year). In short, I got engaged and wrote a book that’s been pretty successful since I published it in November. I mean, what’s there to complain about??
The question is, what are my top posts from the past year? Here they are:
The past few months have been a whirlwind. And admittedly, it’s been a little more quiet than usual on this blog. And to be honest, there’s a reason for that. Today, I want to give you a little update on what’s happening over at The Keith King Report.
I’ve been quite busy on several projects, both in a professional capacity and personally. So while blogs haven’t been happening as of late, a lot of other stuff has been:
It’s the day I’ve been looking forward to for months now! My book is now officially out! You can get the ebook version or paperback!
For now, it is exclusively on sale on Amazon. Here’s the direct link to both versions.
It’s an easy read and probably won’t take you more than a day or two. But it’s extremely educational and certainly worth every penny - especially when you consider how much you can potentially save on travel.
There’s a war going on in the skies above us. What’s it over? You, the airline passenger. Specifically, the airlines are upping their game when it comes to your comfort in business class.
It’s really a fascinating subject. In the three videos below, Richard Quest, the host of CNN Business Traveller, takes an in depth look at United’s new Polaris business class and how it stacks up against the competition.
Each video is just over 7 minutes. I’d highly recommend watching each of them. Are they completely unbiased? Probably not. But entertaining and informative nonetheless.
It’s no secret, I’m a big fan of Apple. I use a lot of their products. You may be the same. But with 2017 being the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone (doesn’t it seem longer than that?), I knew something special was going to be announced. And it was. Not only did they announce changes to the Apple Watch, but they also introduced three new iPhones: the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and, the belle of the ball, the iPhone X (pronounced as “iPhone 10”).
All three are improvements from older handsets, but how much of an improvement? Well, that depends on who you ask. The motions ranged from disappointment, to excitement. But one thing is for sure: all three are great for travel. And here’s why:
I watch a lot of movies. Along with reading good books, movies help me escape. They help me “get away” for a few hours without having to leave my home. After all, isn’t that what a good movie is supposed to do?
So I thought I’d create a list of movies that’ll, in their own way, inspire you take chances and explore the world for yourself.
If you could go anywhere this year, where would it be? I don’t know what your answer would be, but according to Travel and Leisure, the best city in the world to visit this year is San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. It’s about 3 hours north of Mexico City.
The top city in the U.S.?