If you are embarking on a flight anytime soon (or have a long commute to work each day), here are a few of my favourite books that may help pass the time away. All are non-fiction, and yes have a common theme of people and sport, BUT you don’t have to be an avid sports fan to enjoy them. They are great stories.
1. Born to Run – Christopher McDougall
2. Open – Andre Agassi
3. Racing Through the Dark – David Millar
Who do you chose to fly with for work? Unfortunately you can be limited by where in the world you live sometimes, but here is the best of the best.
The annual Skytrax World Airline survey – voted for by more than 18.8 million airline passengers from 100 different nationalities over 10 months, awarded the following:
Qatar Airways was named the world’s best airline,
Singapore Airlines second and
Asiana Airlines third.
Cathay Pacific Airways and Thai Airways International came in fourth and fifth, respectively.
It may be worth relocating to Asia just to fly in comfort
Flying off for business or pleasure… here are a few apps that you should have to make life easier and your trip run smoother.
1. Flight Track – $4.99. This app has the ability to manage both domestic and international flights with real-time updates, and you don’t have to be online.
2. Oanda Currency Converter – Free. Does what it says on the box, easy to use currency converter.
3. Kayak – Free. The easiest way to search for flights, hotels and car rentals all in one place, it even features a function for a packing list.
4. Goop City Guides – $3.99. Gwyneth Paltrow’s extension of her blog is now a City Guide app. The first one released is New York City and includes her favourite places to eat, drink and shop.
On a recent business trip to India, we were lucky enough to stay at one of the best hotels I have stayed at for work. The Trident Hotel in New Delhi is everything a business hotel should be – efficient, amazing service, safe for any female traveller, lovely rooms – comfortable bed, good linen and nice bathroom. On top of that, it is a beautiful hotel and of course has a good lobby bar for after work business meetings (and the coffee and chocolate chip biscuits served there aren’t bad either!!)