Uzbekistan Airways gets a bad rap. The reputation of Uzbekistan's flag carrier, Havo Yollari, is in my opinion undeserved. Customer service issues are usually the primary complaint, but with a modern fleet of Boeing and Airbus airliners and an outstanding safety record, getting from point A to point B could be worse. Options out of … Continue reading Day 88: Uzbekistan Airways
PashbyMaul Adventures update on world travels, life, current and future adventures.
March 26th 2009 - Suspected birth date of today's topic, personality, world traveler, and furry friend - Ponce, the tyrannical Tuscan farm cat. Born near the stereotypically picturesque town of Montopoli, Tuscany, he was one of six in a litter of impossibly adorable kittens. I never met his mother, but he and his sister FiPiLi … Continue reading Day 73: The international stylings of Ponce, the tyrannical Tuscan farm cat
Tonight marks my final flight from Africa, at least in an official capacity. Since my first trip to Morocco in 2010, I've logged 15 individual trips to the continent, visiting eight countries. But it is the end of an era, not just for me personally, but for my frequent flyer status. Countries visited include Morocco and … Continue reading Day 86: Africa Travel Milestone
Flying 75,000 miles a year has its advantages. Elite Status, priority boarding, lounge access, domestic upgrades, preferred seating, shiny luggage tags, and more! But even if you are only the occasional flyer, there are several simple things you can do to make your economy class experience feel more like first class... okay not really, but … Continue reading Day 88: Economy Class Travel Hacks
Today I kissed my love goodbye at Venice Marco Polo Airport and sent him on his way to Gabon. While this normally makes me feel blue, it was 5am (we left our house at 4:15am!) and I was too tired to dwell on it. The sunny side of the situation is that he's only going … Continue reading Day 89: Andrew’s Last business trip to Africa, and How I Helped Him Pack
One of my intentions was to share how I packed for a trip to London in late November in a small carry-on (plus purse). Unfortunately, life happens and I still haven't gotten around to it. Y'all are in luck, though, because the PashbyMauls are traveling this weekend and I'd like to illustrate how I packed … Continue reading Day 99: Winter Carry-On European Travel
If you want a quick opinion and don't wish to read any further, Kenya Airways, while branded as "the pride of Africa", is a solidly average airline experience. If this is all it takes to be the pride of the continent, they're doing a fairly good job. My journey began with KLM - Royal Dutch … Continue reading Kenya Airways – The Pride of Africa