Allianz Travel Insurance Facebook Live

Check out this Allianz Travel Insurance Facebook Live that I hosted at the Jane Hotel in New York City.  It was for the new book launch of Ultimate Journeys For Two: Extraordinary Destinations on Every Continent by my friends Mike and Anne Howard of the travel blog HoneyTrek.  It’s a great book featuring fabulous photography […]

5 Awesome Things to do in the Exumas, Bahamas

Exuma, or the Exumas, a string of islands in the Bahamas has become a bit of an Instagram sensation in the last year or two. It’s popularity has increased significantly mainly due to the now famous swimming pigs. That aside there is a lot to bring you to Exuma. Here are 5 awesome things to […]

The 30 Best Cities in the World

I generally hate all those lists going around the Internet these days. The 17 best this and the 25 best that; written by someone who hasn’t even been to the places or someone who I would not consider an authority. Since I’ve been to just about every major city in the world, I think I […]

The Fallacy of Interacting with Locals

When people regale you with their travel stories, have you ever heard people talk about their local interactions? I hear it all the time amongst serial travelers. When people explain what they do on their trips, they say they go out and interact with the locals wherever they are. They say the locals are so […]

Satellite Media Tour for Allianz Travel Insurance

As many of you know I do a lot of satellite media tours for various travel related and also no travel related products.  I just did another satellite media tour for Allianz Travel Insurance across 24 media markets around the country.  Here is an example from my latest tour. This one was a Las Vegas […]

Americans are Spending More on Summer Vacations This Year

According to the 8th annual Vacation Confidence Index just released by Allianz Travel Insurance, Americans are spending more on summer vacations this year.  In fact, vacation spending has topped $100 billion for the first time.  This is an increase of 12.5% from last year.  I have to say this is a bit of a surprise […]

3 Days at the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of my favorite countries on Earth. I have spent more time than I can recall in Costa Rica and have seen every corner of the country from my first trip way back almost 20 years ago. Costa Rica has changed a lot in the last 2 decades and the influence of […]

What Illnesses are Covered by Travel Insurance

Without question, canceling or cutting short a trip because of illness is a worst case scenario.  You’ve been planning for months, the unforeseen happens and memories are dashed.  Of course your health and wellness are the most important things but getting sick on the road can be costly and nobody likes to lose money.  That’s […]

3 Days in the Outer Banks of North Carolina

Duck, Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Hatteras were all funny names of towns I had heard of for years. I had always heard of the Outer Banks and the beauty of the North Carolina coast but I had never been for myself. I am an east coast guy and will argue the […]

My Fourth Trip to Aruba

My fourth trip to Aruba was planned on a whim. I had decided to visit the ABC Islands of Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba. My last trip to Aruba was about 3 years ago and this trip I decided to do some new things I had never done before. Aruba is a decent sized island but […]

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