My South Pole Expedition Begins Today

My South Pole Expedition begins today. I just got official word that we take off tonight at 11:30pm local time! So tonight we fly out of Cape Town International Airport on a chartered Ilyushin 76 Belorussian military cargo plane bound for Novolazarevskaya Station or Novo Base-a Russian Antarctic research station with a massive blue ice […]

SPG Amex Holiday Challenge in New Orleans

As many of you know, I’ve been working with American Express for a few years now and this is my second year as one of the SPG Amex Stars. For this program, which I am very proud to be a part of, I have to do certain trips and tasks throughout the year using a […]

A Culinary Tour of Grand Bahama Island

I was invited to do a culinary tour of Grand Bahama Island and I couldn’t pass up the chance to see the best of what the island had to offer. I had never been to Grand Bahama so I was also interested in seeing how it measured up to other Bahamian islands I’ve visited like […]

My Latest FOX New York Travel Tips Segment

I did this FOX New York travel tips segment on some travel tips for booking cheaper flights and also some advice to avoid common travel mistakes. Always fun filming with the FOX 5 crew and yes it was absolutely freezing outside and no I was not prepared to be outside! New York News Also, in […]

The 30 Best Airports in the World

A couple of months ago I wrote a post called the 30 best airlines in the world and it was inevitable that I’d do the 30 best airports in the world at some point. After traveling a lot in the last few months and dealing with both good and awful airports-I felt the time was […]

Qatar Airways Business Class

Qatar Airways is one of the best airlines in the world. In fact, earlier this year I named it one of the 30 best airlines in the world at #6. You may or may not know much about Qatar or Qatar Airways but you should and you will in the coming years. The tiny Middle […]

Marrakech is a Must Visit for Travelers

Marrakech, Morocco is one of those places that a traveler has to go at some point in their lives. There is an almost mythical, ancient Tuareg connotation to the name and the modern day city is both what you’d expect and also completely different. Marrakech has an old core that really hasn’t changed too much […]

Raffles Hotel Istanbul

The Raffles Hotel Istanbul is the epitome of what a luxury hotel should be. The Raffles Hotel Istanbul is one of only 11 Raffles properties around the world and only the second one that I’ve stayed in (Singapore was the other). I was floored by how awesome my stay was. It wasn’t just because of […]

5 Awesome Things to do in Izmir

Izmir, Turkey is a city that I visited way back in March 2001. I remember thinking that it was a boring industrial city that was a good midpoint between Istanbul, Ephesus and the great Turkish coast to the south. I never gave much thought to going back to Izmir. However, as luck would have it […]

The 30 Best Second Cities in the World

Visiting Thessaloniki, Greece about a week ago gave me an idea for a new 30 best list called the 30 best second cities in the world. Everybody knows the biggest cities in most countries but not everyone knows the second cities. If you recall I did a 30 best cities in the world post that […]

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