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 […]

“We regret to inform you that all Icelandair flights for today have been cancelled”

That was the announcement I heard on Friday about an hour before my flight was to board back to Orlando. I was doing some work in Icelandair’s Saga Lounge, and I knew there was an issue with high winds, but I didn’t even consider that it was bad enough to cancel all flights in and […]

Rakuten (ebates) Offering 10% Cashback Today Only (9/23) IHG & Choice Hotels Included

Cashback portal Rakuten (better known as ebates) is offering 10% cashback, or 10x Membership Rewards today only (9/23) at 250 stores. This deal ends at 12 midnight Pacific time, so take a look to see if there are any deals that interest you. Most of the usual stores are included here, and can possibly represent […]

Flight Review: Intra-Europe Business Class, British Airways A320 (London-Munich)

Date: 6/30/19 Airline: British Airways Aircraft: Airbus A320 Flight Number: 948 Origin: London, England (LHR) Destination: Munich, Germany (MUC) Flight Time: 1 hour, 46 minutes Cabin: Business Class Seat: 6F Introduction: After spending a great week in London, I was off to meet my sister and nephews in Germany. I had used Alaska Mileage Plan […]