Updated: 07/17/18 | July 17th, 2018 Though I’m terrified of flying, the experience also thrills me. There you are, cruising in a metal tube at 37,000 feet while watching a movie, texting your friends, and — if you’re a travel hacker (and you should be) — enjoying fine food and liquor. I can never get…

I’m an aviation geek, which means I love all things related to planes (even if I’m terrified of flying). Planes fascinate me. They have like 8,000 parts and weigh multiple tons but still manage to stay up in the sky without falling apart! I mean have you ever seen one of those bolts holding up…

“How do you do on boats?” “I love ’em,” I said gripping the seat of the plane tightly. “Well, just picture turbulence as waves you can’t see,” the pilot said with a laugh. “I know turbulence can’t take down a plane, but that doesn’t make this any more comfortable.” The plane was jolted as we…