Roadtrippin’ Europe – Day 2

Day 2 – Füssen, Neuschwanstein Castle, Munich Read all about Day 1 – here! I highly recommend Füssen for a stopover to visit Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles, and the beautiful surrounding area. What little we saw of Füssen seemed very nice. It’s what you think a small town in Germany will be like. I hope […]

Amazing! Qantas Sight Seeing Flight on 787 Dreamliner!

All of us travel junkies are getting pretty restless as we wait for the world to open it’s arms to us again, but if you happen to be in Australia, you have a unique opportunity to get back into the skies for a very cool experience, with no passport and no quarantine required! Qantas has […]

Roadtrippin’ Europe – Day 1

Day One – Zürich, Chäserrugg, Liechtenstein, Füssen A couple springs ago, when international travel was still a thing, I took what is still one of my favorite all time trips. Two friends and I rented a car and took a whirlwind road trip around Europe, visiting 6 countries in 8 days, starting and finishing in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Continuing my move away from American Airlines…Credit Card Canceled!

For the last few years, while I was based for a time in Dallas, I flew American Airlines almost exclusively for work and pleasure. I had opened a Barclays U.S. Airways Mastercard in its final days back in January 2015, which soon after became the AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard. Later that year I converted it […]

Reminder – 2 days left to buy Hilton points with up to a 100% Bonus

Just a reminder that if you have any upcoming Hilton stays you are planning, to check and see if buying Hilton Honors points can save you some money. There is a current promotion ending at 12 Midnight ET on January 26th that effectively allows you to buy points for 1/2 cent each. Sign into your […]

No help from Hilton Honors on Doubletree Cariari embarrassment!

Last week I wrote about an incident I experienced at the Doubletree Cariari in San José, Costa Rica. You can read the details about it here, but the bottom line is that the front desk clerk assumed my friend, who had come to visit me at the hotel, was a prostitute, and tried to charge […]

Great Deal to one of the worlds coolest cities – Tokyo!

If you’ve never been to Tokyo, you’re missing out on one of the coolest places on earth, and with the Summer Olympics in Tokyo only 517 days away, it’s about to get even more attention. From riding the Shinkansen to eating sushi that comes around to you on a conveyor, Tokyo is full of fun […]

Creepy Costa Rica – Durán Sanatorium (Cartago)

If you’re on your Costa Rican holiday and you’re looking for a day trip out of San José, I’ve got just the ticket for you. Kill two birds with one stone, and take the incredibly scenic drive up to Irazu Volcano, and on your way stop at what is considered the most haunted place in […]