Starwood Preferred Guest Card Benefits

Membership has its privileges. That’s the old American Express (Amex) saying that I grew up hearing. I never really put much thought into it as a kid but I’ve been an American Express cardholder since 1999 and have had the Starwood Preferred Guest Card from American Express since 2001. I can now say that membership [...]

More South Pole and Antarctica Trips Added This Winter

As many of you know I went to Antarctica last winter and will be going back this December for a second expedition with the South Pole firmly in my sights! This winter is really exciting because there are two planes flying from Novolazarevskaya Russian Antarctic Base to the South Pole. I have a business relationship [...]

3 Days in Cincinnati

Before mid-August I only knew three things about Cincinnati, Ohio. I used to watch the old sitcom ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’ with my parents, their sports teams and they have a Masters tennis tournament. I literally knew nothing else. So when I decided to go to Cincinnati I didn’t have any expectations at all other than [...]

The Daily Travel Podcast

I recently recorded a podcast with the Daily Travel Podcast. We talked about travel, my story and assorted other topics related to travel, business and why travel is important. Have a listen.

13 Years Later

Thirteen years ago today was the worst day of my life and the worst day in the history of America. For all Americans, but especially for those of us who worked in the World Trade Center or knew anyone who passed away on September 11, 2001; today is always a difficult day to get through. [...]

Great Time to Travel to Australia

I remember back to late 2002 when I first planned to go down under and travel to Australia, I was so excited. I couldn’t wait to realize my lifelong dream to travel to Australia. That trip to Australia was a game changer for me. I spent some 9 months in Oz that trip and have [...]

My Perfect Travel Day

As many of you know, I am co-writing a book about 20 of the 98 people who have ever visited every country in the world. The book is going to be a Q&A format with each traveler and there will be a lot of other background and substance. I just answered my questions and the [...]

Travel to Australia with Air New Zealand

I’m constantly asked everyday by everyone I meet, or in every interview I do; what’s my favorite country? It’s an impossible question to answer because you like certain things about certain places for certain reasons. That said, my default answer is always Australia. There really is nothing like Australia! Australia has it all: stunning beaches, [...]

2 Travel Radio Segments

Here are 2 travel radio segments that I did last week when I was in Cincinnati. The first is on The Travel SHow on Dubai Eye in Dubai, UAE. It was a fun segment, just talking about the usual travel stuff. Click here to listen! The second of the 2 travel radio segments I did [...]

Bloody Seat on American Airlines Flight

Yesterday I flew from New York to Los Angeles via Columbus, Ohio. I flew on American Airlines flight 1265 to LA and as I walked into my row I saw a big smear of blood on the wall just over the armrest on the window seat that was supposed to be my seat. At first [...]

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