ibashir
Imani Bashir
ibashir
Imani's a writer who's contributed to publications around the world including Business Insider, Cosmo, Glamour Magazine, & various airline in-flight magazines. She has lived in Egypt, Poland, & China.
Jun 26
7

What? No tampon applicator stash? Still the best place to stash anything. You can even open the plastic wrappers carefully and reseal with a lighter. Even if you’re an old lady who doesn’t need them anymore, no one is going through your tampons for anything! Read more

Jun 26
3

While I was trying out a few countries, I made it very clear that I was a digital nomad, and they were happy to welcome me on a tourist visa as long as I showed intent to leave at the end of that visa. That includes several countries in the Balkans, Spain, the Netherlands, the UK, and Mexico. Spain is a great gateway Read more

Jun 2
21

Bookmarking this to distribute to co-workers and friends. Excellent article. We need more education and less bubble-massaging.

Apr 20
3

I’m from Dallas and the novelty of all, the FREEDOM (to move about the country) and cheerfulness was all so shiny in the 90s. So I remember why I loved it as a teen and broke-ish 20something. Now, I’ve flown SW once in the past ten years. One flight within TX that detoured and delayed and the annoying ass flight Read more

Apr 20
3

The extra money airlines get from “economy plus” is probably way better for their profit margins than adding a little bit extra to the price of all seats, or they wouldn’t do it this way. What motivation do they have to change? If anything they’re just going to get worse at providing a good experience to passengers Read more

Apr 20
3

I remember when I used to love it and for the life of me I can’t recall why anymore.  I feel so much less anxiety knowing I have a seat assigned to me and nothing can change that.  I know where it’s at in the plane and I picked it ahead of time.  

Apr 20
8

How people can stand the Southwest cattle call is beyond me. And not just tolerate, but prefer and laud it. 5 people and their carryons stand in a space fit for 2, maybe 3 people. For 20+ minutes. How is that at all preferable to boarding groups? It’s insane to me.

Apr 20
9

Get rid of the budget tier - the tier where you aren’t guaranteed a seat before check in. All planes have 2 or 3 tiers - basic which guarantees you a seat that you pick (and no up-charges for aisle or window or exit rows), business which are a little bigger, might come with free drinks and better food and first class Read more

Mar 26
2

Good luck and your timing is impeccable :) 

Mar 26
2

Welcome. It’s certainly an interesting time to start a job as a travel writer. 

Mar 25
1

A mixed bag that may have some stray fries at the bottom.

Mar 25
1

Good to see you here, sis. Looking forward to seeing your content! :)

Mar 25
2

Cultural homogenization: A real mixed bag.

Mar 25
2

There’s a lot to be said for the problems with American cultural sprawl and crowding out local cuisine, but there is something miraculous about the fact that you can be across the street from Yankee Stadium, or across the street from the Temple of Luxor, find a McDonalds and get the same fries.

Mar 25
2

We are so happy you landed here, Imani!

Mar 25
2

Makes total sense - Alchemist was big thing here in Poland. Bigger than in most of other places. Read more

Mar 25
3

I’d take it you do know what they call a quarter pounder with cheese in Paris. Welcome to Lifehacker.

Mar 25
2

Welcome, fellow newbie!