Waiting to Board with Anil Polat

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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.

"My ideal airport has free Wi-Fi and no armrests!"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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Waiting to Board with Anil Polat was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Pleasance Coddington
Author: Pleasance Coddington (2478 posts)

Pleasance is a British travel writer and online content specialist in travel. She has written for numerous publications and sites including Wired, Lucky, Rough Guides and Yahoo! Travel. After working for six years on content and social media at VisitBritain, she is now the Global Content and Social Media Manager for Cheapflights.