Anil Polat is a digital nomad traveling the world indefinitely. A formally educated anthropologist and former computer hacker (the good kind), Anil currently travels full-time, completely funded by his travel blogs foXnoMad, How To Travel With Pets, and Travel Blog Advice – in addition to Tech Guide For Travel, which is updated every Tuesday.
Cheapflights: What’s your routine when you fly?
Anil Polat: My routine usually involves me arriving as late as feasibly possibly without missing my flight.
CF: What is your biggest travel pet peeve?
AP: I don’t really have too many, but long procedures to obtain visas and shady taxi drivers come to mind.
CF: Tell us what your favorite destination is.
AP: It’s a question I get often and I can’t pin it down. My favorite city is Istanbul and my favorite beaches are some of those in the southern Philippines; but even that said – I’ve got lots of favorites. There’s just too much variety in the world to single it down.
CF: Cheapflights is all about value. What location do you think offers the best value for travelers?
AP: The Philippines is one of those places. It’s inexpensive, easy to travel, and somehow hasn’t made it as a big tourist destination quite yet.
CF: What is your ideal airport, and what’s your advice on how to best enjoy it?
AP: My ideal airport has free Wi-Fi and no armrests! A variety of places to eat and decent coffee are added bonuses.
CF: If you had to sit in the middle seat on a plane, who would be your chosen (or most-feared) seat mates?
AP: I wouldn’t want to sit next to a screaming baby or a really large person. I don’t interact at all with the people I sit next to so as long as they aren’t too talkative I’m not too picky.
CF: What would you classify as a hypothetical travel nightmare?
AP: Being by myself and breaking a leg in a remote part of the world.
CF: How does what you do for a living give you a unique angle on traveling?
AP: I travel full time and make my living by blogging about it. There aren’t many people who can say that so it gives me a very unique perspective on traveling.
CF: Share with us a few insider tips on how to improve the in-flight experience.
AP: If possible, a walk or workout before a flight is ideal so you’re energized through checking in and just tired enough to doze off after an in-flight meal. Being fully rested before your flight can leave you restless – which might be uncomfortable for long-haul flights.
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