Travel around the world in class without exceeding your budget
Hello Everyone! In this section I would like to write some words about me that will make you better understand my world and things I write about. My name is Alexander and I currently reside in New York City area. I like living in the Big Apple because of its fast paced life style that people get used to so much after staying here for some time. One of the things that inspire me here is the mix of different cultures and people that surround me. This city definitely has something to offer for everyone.
How I Travel
Traveling is definitely one of my passions. I travel all the time to various parts of the world. I have a lot of relatives living in different countries. So, most of my travel activates involve either visiting my relatives or going on business trips. I usually have at least one long distance flight across the Atlantic every 2 months.
I always take some time to plan my trips in advance by googling the info about my travel destinations as well as searching for better air ticket and hotel fares. Applying more control over my flight and hotel expenses has resulted in significant savings lately. I’m a big fan of Jetradar that despite my initial skepticism seems to have larger amount of better ticket deals than other numerous booking tools out there. I try to book my hotels using similar high end service called Hotellook whenever it is possible. Sometimes I use AirBnb to book apartments instead of hotels which can have a number of advantages. This approach allows me to stay in the residential parts of the cities I travel to and explore the real lifestyle of people who live there. Plus, the food there is usually much better and less expensive.
My Blogging Experience
Blogging is a natural thing for me. Extensive travelling allows me to gather a lot of interesting content that includes photos, videos and reviews. I know that all of that info could be useful to other people planning their trips. A lot of people keep asking me about how hard it was to setup a personal blog since I’m not a technical person. Well, like millions of other fellow bloggers I use WordPress to run Followmckinsey.com. That’s a really fundamental CMS (content management system) that allows everyone to become part of the global internet community with their unique content.
My Sports Activities
If you ask one of the average 30 something grown up guys about their hobbies, then sports will definitely be on most of their lists. Sport plays a major part in my life as well. It’s one the things I enjoy doing on a regular basis. It makes me feel and sleep much better. I hate going to the regular gym because it lacks fresh air. That’s why I prefer street workout with pull ups, pushups and some other basic exercises. My typical workout consists of 4 sets of pull ups, 4 sets of pushups and 4 sets of Bulgarian squats.
I make about 10 repetitions for each set and use additional weight when I want to push my body harder…. I try to keep my meals healthy by eating more vegetables, fish and meat. I don’t eat any fast food or candy. I’m used to keeping it that way, so I don’t need to make any hard decisions every day……
I love wake surfing in summer and snowboarding in winter. European Alps is one of my favorite winter sports destinations were I go with my friends from time to time. Our holidays in Alps are always combined with travel around Europe. It makes a lot of sense when there are many countries with no boarders located so close to each other. I love swimming in summer and think that Greece has the best sea in the world.
I love cars especially more expensive SUVs and executive limousines. I used to drive a Mercedes ML but one year ago I switched to BMW 7 Series.
It’s definitely much easier and practical to drive an SUV because a typical SUV is shorter and has a higher clearance. But cars like BMW 7 series and Mercedes S Class are much more comfortable and upscale…… I love the quality and luxury that you get with this type of autos. BMW is a more driver’s car unlike the S Class that I think is a better choice if you spend more time riding in the back seat.
Sports, Travel, Blogging and Cars are some of the things that are part of my life. I will be expanding this page with more details, so make sure to bookmark it! I’d be very glad to receive any comments or questions from you using the comment section below! Also, feel free to use my e-mail for any other inquires.