Conrad Bali – the hotel that proves that elite status matters!

Greetings from the Conrad Bali! Full review of this amazing property coming soon, but I wanted to quickly highlight why I think this hotel defines the reason many of us value elite status. The best loyalty elite statuses come with many perks. Sure, the perks are watered down more often than we would like, but […]

Hilton Garden Inn Bali, Ngurah Rai Airport – is this the best Hotel Value Anywhere? Can be had for $20 per night!

I don’t know if it’s the best value in the world, but let me lay out the case, and see where we end up. Consider All This – We arrived in Bali from Singapore at about 8:30 in the evening, so the plan was to stay the first night at the Hilton Garden Inn Bali, […]

Fascinating Reason for AA Delayed Flight and Multiple Missed Connections

Last week I had a unique experience while trying to fly American Airlines from Tampa to Newark via Charlotte. It wasn’t the most efficient way for me to get to Newark, but for only 8,000 miles and $5.60, I was willing to make a quick stop in Charlotte. I needed to get to Newark on […]

New York City: Finding Hotel Value When Cash Rates are Through the Roof

If you have your heart set on visiting a city, but it just seems too expensive for you, there may still be hope. Purchasing hotel points, while not always a good idea, is a sort of semi-hidden trick that if used properly, can save you crazy amounts of money. New York City is a prime […]

My Experience Working Remotely from Around the World (on Texas time), and the One Item I Won’t Travel Without

Background: Almost exactly one year ago I lost a job that had changed my life. I was working for a company out of Texas, and I was spending half of my time managing the company’s office in Costa Rica. I had spent a few years living in Dallas, but had moved back to Florida to […]

Travel and History: Ep. 3 – Palazzo Venezia (Mussolini’s Balcony), Rome, Italy

Rome is well known as one of the most, if not the most historic city on Earth, but there is a lesser known spot that I was quite interested in on our trip to Italy a couple of years ago, Benito Mussolini’s balcony. I’m a huge history buff, so every once in a while here […]

Hotel Review: Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavík (Iceland) (Unusual Room)

The Backstory: After my flight was cancelled on Friday, and I spent Friday night at the Canopy by Hilton Reykjavík City Centre, I had to find another hotel for Saturday night when my flight got pushed an extra day and the Canopy was full. Since I was going to have to pay for the hotel […]

Hotel Review: Canopy by Hilton Reykjavík City Centre (Iceland) 75+ Pics

After spending 5 nights in London, I flew into Keflavik Airport on Icelandair, then took Flybus to the BSI Bus Terminal in Reykjavík. The cost for the transfer was $23.63 one way, and the ride took about 50 minutes. From the bus terminal I had about a 15 minute walk to the hotel. If you […]

Top 7 Things to do if your Flight is Cancelled in a Foreign Country

If we lived in a perfect world, when we make travel plans, they would always go off without a hitch, but unfortunately we don’t, so it’s always best to be prepared for something to happen. We spend a lot of time and money trying to perfect our travel plans, so it’s especially important to know […]

Easy 250 Mile Alaska Mileage Plan Shopping Bonus

If you haven’t installed the Google Chrome extension for the Alaska Shopping portal yet, for the next week you can get a 250 mile bonus when you spend $50 in the portal. 250 miles won’t get you very far, but deals like this are useful to extend the expiration date of your miles. Alaska Mileage […]