Via Ferrata Cumbria

I had never heard of Via Ferrata until a few weeks ago when I was traveling in Great Britain. I was spending 3-4 days in the Lake District in Northern England for the first time since 1998 and was to do a bunch of really cool activities. To be honest I wasn’t that excited to [...]

The Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland

If you love golf or even if you just like golf, you’ve had fantasies of going to play in Scotland. The courses in Scotland go back centuries and the greatest players of all-time have graced the links. The style of play and the weather are foreign to most at home but you expect nothing less [...]

My Favorite Photos From All Seven Continents

I’m always asked about the photos I take and am in. I often get asked what my favorites are but it’s so hard to say. However, since I am way behind on my blog and I couldn’t motivate to write an actual post I thought this would be a fun, easy way to get back [...]

Indian Wells Masters Tennis

The Indian Wells Masters 1000 tennis event is the most important tennis tournament in the world outside of the four majors. Currently called the BNP Paribas Open, it takes place in Indian Wells, California just outside of Palm Springs in the California desert. It is the highest attended tennis event outside of the four majors [...]

FOX Segment on Quick Warm Weather Getaways from New York

I taped a FOX segment on quick warm weather getaways from New York and it just aired on FOX 5 in New York. Teamed up with a travel agent friend of mine we named some great places to check out of the polar vortex this winter has been and into the sun! Here is a [...]

My SXSW Experience

I had long heard about South By Southwest better known as SXSW; which takes place every March in Austin, Texas. I had never been to SXSW and truthfully didn’t really know too much about it. I just figured it was a tech geek convention although I did know that there was music and film involved [...]

Visit the South Pole

The South Pole; emperor penguins; the white desert; the 7th continent; the last frontier on Earth; the bottom of the world; the most beautiful place on the planet. This is Antarctica. If you’ve been before you can’t wait to go back. It gets into your blood. There’s something about the ice. There’s something about being [...]

Talking Edward Snowden at SXSW on Arise America

I recently attended the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. I will be posting about the SXSW conference and festival soon but I did attend a special speech; Edward Snowden at SXSW. The former NSA employee addressed the 3000 strong audience about what he did, why he did it and cyber security. It was the most [...]

Talking Frequent Flier Miles on Arise America

I recently appeared on Arise America on Arise TV talking about frequent flier miles and the way they have been and are becoming devalued. The recent news that Delta Airlines was going to a cash based frequent flier reward model sent shockwaves through the travel hacking world. Make no mistake, your miles are not worth [...]

My Frommers Radio Appearance

I recently taped two segments on the Frommers radio show. Everyone knows Frommers the guidebooks and of course from the movie ‘Euro Trip’ but Arthur and Pauline Frommer also host a travel radio show and invited me to be on. It was a true pleasure to do the Frommers radio show and to meet Arthur [...]

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