It’s been quite the travel experience in the United Kingdom, so far. Specifically we spent a couple of weeks in the Isle of Wight and we’ve experienced a lot.
To begin, we flew on RyanAir from Denmark to the UK.
For those that don’t know, RyanAir is a discount airline which means inexpensive flights and lots of restrictions because of those inexpensive flights. Strict restrictions with weight and size of carry-on bags, rules for printing boarding passes before arrival and a slew of other things.
We did our best to heed all the warnings from other digital nomads about RyanAir. For the most part, it was OK, but not without hiccups. For example, we booked travel through Kiwi Travel which was a nice organized interface. However, because of confusing descriptions of carry-on bags, we were booked non-priority which wasn’t going to work for us. It would mean checking our backpacks, which we thought were included in carry-on.
Long story short, for a small upgrade fee we were able to get priority passes. It didn’t come without it’s small stress though. I’d probably still use Kiwi again, giving them another chance. They did help us fix everything.
That said, we’re new to living the digital nomad life.
I’ve allowed for hiccups, mistakes, and learning curves this first year. Some cost more than others, and I knew we couldn’t possibly know everything we needed to know from simply reading books and blogs.
We needed to dive in and live the life.
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