Flying west during sunset

Apparently, if the aeroplane maintains a certain speed, you defy the social rules of time and get to watch the sunset for hours straight.

Problematic Travel Terms We Should Have Stopped Using Yesterday

I’ve had it with travel being described with lazy, cliché, and most importantly, problematic terms that carry colonialist or patronizing connotations. I’m not writing this so you stop using these terms, I’m writing this so we can think more about word choice and whether the diction we’re using actually means what we’re trying to convey. Not…

Tips to Keep in Mind Before Catching Flights During COVID-19

Although lockdown rules have relaxed in some countries, travelling has undeniably changed. I travelled home to Canada and back to the UK last month. I understand that it was a non-essential trip, but I genuinely missed my family. I am in no way encouraging you to get on a plane because it was not one…

An Open Letter To Anti-Black Pakistanis

With all that has been going on in the US lately, from a white woman calling the cops on bird-watcher Christian Cooper, to the chilling murder of George Floyd, many of my Pakistani friends are showing support over the Black Lives Matter movement. Some marched in solidarity in the streets while others posted black squares…