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.?
I haven’t always been the biggest reader. But as of late, it’s been something I’ve been doing a lot more of. Whether it’s to learn, to escape, or for something else, I like a good book.
And if you spend a lot of your time in a plane, train, or automobile (audio versions may be best for the latter), a good book should always be towards the top of the list when you’ve got time to kill. So if you’re looking for a good read or two, this list is one to bookmark:
I’d like to think I run a pretty good travel blog. And if you’re a regular, you probably do too.
But as much as it sucks for someone like me who is trying to get a leg up in the travel blog world, I have to admit that there are a lot of good travel blogs out there. And I love reading them. The travel stories they tell, the tips they give. The good ones keep me motivated.
With that, here are some of my favorites: