About Me

Hey there! I’m Ben, a twenty-something blogger who lives by the (relatively) sunny seaside in the UK.

JetsettingBen is where you can find in-depth accounts of my adventures, along with tips, tricks + inspiration for your own.

Ever since I was very small, I’ve loved going on an adventure. It could have been a day trip to London, or a short hop across the channel; needless to say that every trip was and still is just as exciting and important to me. Over the past few years I’ve been fortunate enough to travel quite a bit to a number of destinations within Europe and North America. The next step is venturing farther afield.

I don’t just travel in order to break away from reality; I like to immerse myself in the culture of a destination and pick up a few souvenirs along the way. You can learn so much exploring the world rather than sitting in a classroom. Well, that’s my view anyway…

My Flying Experiences

I’ve managed to fly a staggering amount of miles over the past few years; for which I’m sure my wallet actually hates me. I am someone who loves to write about the inflight experience (just take a look at my reviews) and identify ways how this can be enhanced going forward. There are so many things that could be done; hopefully it is just a matter of time until we start to see some changes onboard. The aviation industry is very competitive, but without a bit of competition – who knows what the inflight product would look like.

I’ve been fortunate enough to fly on a variety of airlines, all at my my own expense. As I continue to fly I will keep adding new articles and reviews, so keep checking back for the latest from the skies at 30,000ft!

I like to travel on the ocean too!

You could say that I’m a self-confessed cruising addict; for which I blame my parents. It all started when I set sail for the first time aboard the beloved QE2 on a cruise to Norway a decade ago in 2006. After a day or two, I felt in love with the entire experience. Fast-forward to 2016 and I’ve completed cruise number 14; which took me to the Caribbean for the very first time – which was how eye-opening!

I like to try new things now and then; therefore I’ve sailed with a mixture of brands including Celebrity Cruises, Cunard Line, Disney Cruise Line, P&O Cruises and Royal Caribbean International – all of which offer a slightly different perspective on a typical cruise holiday.

I’m delighted to have been a member of CLIA UK & Ireland. In other terms, I’m accredited as an official travel agent to the cruise industry. I like to keep up to date on my nautical knowledge through a variety of e-learning modules, training seminars and events in my spare time!

Hotels & Resorts

Whenever I’ve travelled, I’ve always gone by my mother’s saying that you should always stay somewhere nicer than your home; a tradition which I will continue to follow. I always go in expecting a standard level of service from both the staff and the amenities on offer. Anything above that is a bonus. Don’t you agree?

The world is your oyster…

There are so many things I want to see and places I want to go.
Just take a look at all the items on my ever-growing bucket list and you'll see everything that I want to accomplish.

A long-term ambition of mine is to share my enthusiasm and passion with people all over the world; and that is why I created this site. So I invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy reading!

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Just so you know…

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  1. Hi Benedict,
    I have a question(s) about airport security when flying from California to Hawaii and returning to CA. How important is any advanced screening or TSA pre-check or similar pre-check. I will be flying away from the mainland for the first time and am unsure of the procedures. Any help you can give me would be appreciated.

    • Hi Freeman. I hope you are well? TSA Pre-check is a great thing to have as it will allow you to pass through security with little hassle. I’ve only used the service a couple of times and at certain airports (LAX); it is hit or miss whether it will save you time. If you already have pre-check, be sure to contact your airline in advance to advise them of your known traveller number. In terms of being prepared to go through security I’d say make sure any liquids under 100ml in a clear plastic bag, remember to remove any laptops/tablets from your carry on and just pay attention to what the TSA staff members say as you approach the screening area. Have a fab trip to Hawaii!

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