My First Trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand

A lot of people will be surprised that this was my first trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Aside from my recent tour of luxury villas in Thailand I have been to the country at least ten times. But this was my first trip to Chiang Mai. I absolutely love Bangkok and if I left, I […]

The Most Popular Spring Break Destinations

Ahhh Spring Break, it brings back such pleasant and unpleasant memories for me. Even in college when I did Cancun and other places I was never a fan of big crowds, package tourism and vomit. However, I always had fun and in hindsight I wouldn’t have changed anything. Just recently, a review of Americans’ Spring […]

A Tour of Luxury Villas in Thailand

When most travelers think of Thailand they think cheap, budget, a place they can stay a long time for a little bit of money. Yes this is true, you can stay very cheaply in Thailand and yes it is the mecca for backpackers and bloggers. That’s why so many live here or stay here. They […]

My Perfect Trip to London

If I were to draw up my perfect trip to London it would have been the one I just took. It was a mix of everything I love to do in one of my favorite places in the world. As many of you know I studied abroad in London in 1998 and that was the […]

How I Spent 3 Days in Liverpool

What do you think of when you think of Liverpool? I think of three things: The Beatles, Liverpool Football Club, and to a much lesser extent Gerry & The Pacemakers. I first visited Liverpool in 2001. As a massive Beatles fan, I did all the usual tourist stuff around them. I also remembered it being […]

The 2017 New York Times Travel Show

The New York Times Travel Show is the most prestigious travel show in the United States. It’s held annually at the Javits Center on the west side of Manhattan in New York City. I have been fortunate to speak there for the last 4 years. The crowds are always big and the attendees are always […]

What to Expect Traveling in the Time of Trump

It’s hardly a secret that I did not vote for Donald Trump for President. I don’t agree with 95% of what he says and 99% of what he does. I have actually met him twice, neither of which were memorable-just shook hands in a group of people doing the same thing. I believe that he […]

24 Hours in Manchester, England

Manchester is the second largest city in England and has really blossomed in the last decade or so. Most people know of Manchester because of Manchester United Football Club or Manchester City Football Club and that’s about it. I’ll be honest, this was my 3rd trip to Manchester and I’m still discovering all that Manchester […]

A Perfect Winter Weekend in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

Last June, I went to Mont-Tremblant for the very first time. I wrote 5 awesome things to do in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. I had such a great time; I wanted to check it out in the winter as well to see all the differences. So my first trip of 2017 was a perfect winter weekend […]

The 30 Best Hotels in the World

This post, the 30 best hotels in the wold is inspired by the recent hotel lists by the usual travel magazine suspects. They are written each year by numerous contributors and pieced together by editors who often haven’t been to them at all. So I thought I would write my own 30 best hotels in […]

css.php