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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