Travel etiquette

Viewer discretion advised.

OK, not really. But if you’re like me– which is to say you’re a minor major germophobe– this is the stuff nightmares are made of.

I say this without bias: (some? most?) people on planes are horrific. Horrendous. I was sat on a flight from Miami to Frankfurt last week, and the gentleman next to me sneezed. Into his hand.

I icked instantly (who wouldn’t?) but he followed it up with another sneeze and a coughing fit. Now, I’m not heartless– clearly the guy was having a fit of some sort, but has no one heard of the vampire cough?!

Anyway, this is the physics behind sneezes on a plane by a 17 year Canadian brainchild. And a cost-effective solution to limiting the spread of pathogens from a sneeze:

#RSVPAbroad: Hosting dinner parties across the globe with local help

Possible travel goals?
http://www.marieclaire.com/career-advice/features/a20873/how-i-sold-a-television-pilot/

 

Teal Rain Boots’ Instagram

It’s real, and it’s not the worst thing on ze inter-veb:

 

That said, how is everyone feeling about Instagram’s new story thing? I feel like I’m cheating on Snapchat with Instagram 😳

I can’t be alone on that, surely?

Anyone?

Hello?

No?

Okay, then.

Akanksha Singh travel blogger teal rain boots

 

What it means to be punctual around the globe

It’s OK to be late in (most parts of) India, Greece, and Morocco, but you have to have a spare minute in Japan and a spare ten in Germany.

Check out an infographic that breaks it all down here (from Mr Gamez).