Holiday Shopping & Travel: Treat Others Now, Treat Yourself Later

The holiday season is a time of giving, but that doesn’t only mean clothes, electronics or home goods. As you probably know, I love travel and I get all warm and fuzzy when I’m gifting those types of experiences to my friends and family during the holidays – whether it’s tickets to a sports event […]

The New York to Nairobi Kenya Airways Nonstop Flight

I went to Nairobi for the first time back in 2006. It was my first stop before heading to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for my 28th birthday. To get to Nairobi from New York, I first had to fly to London where I had a long layover in Heathrow Airport. Then it was another long flight […]

The Saudi Arabia Paradox

The Saudi Arabia paradox started for me 17 years ago on September 11, 2001 when 15 of the 19 terrorists were Saudi and/or Saudi funded. This really hit home for me because dozens of my friends and colleagues were murdered by those heinous acts. I easily could’ve been one of the casualties. I also have […]

Enter the 2018 ScholarTrips Contest to Win Money to Travel

Want to travel the world? Who doesn’t, right? Well when you’re a student the biggest issue is usually money so that’s why I’m excited about this new opportunity from Allianz Travel Insurance. It’s called ScholarTrips; a national written or video essay contest awarding six students with $2,500 scholarships, ten students with $1,000 scholarships and twenty-five […]

Half of Americans Haven’t Had a Week Long Vacation in Years

Half (51%) of Americans haven’t had a vacation in more than a year, including four in ten (38%, up a point from last year) who say it’s been more than two years, according to the 10th annual Vacation Confidence Index released by Allianz Global Assistance. A vacation is defined as a leisure trip of at […]

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 […]

Who is the Greatest Men’s Tennis Player of All Time?

Who is the greatest men’s tennis player of all time? That’s a hot topic on tour these days and for good reason. This is the golden era of men’s tennis. In my opinion, the three best players ever are playing right now; ranked #1, #2 and #3-still. Those players are Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and […]

How to Go Big on a New York Internship without Going Broke

This post was written by my fabulous intern, Shannon Marie, who’s starting up her junior year in college right now. I hope to have her back next summer. New York, New York. Home of non-stop excitement, creativity, and the office locations of some of the most high-profile companies in the world. And with high-profile companies […]

ABC Arizona Segment on Influencers

It’s no secret that media and advertising have changed and is constantly changing. It’s also no secret that I’ve been a big beneficiary of this. I have in fact been a part of enacting the change on camera, online and behind the scenes. I was amongst the first to really focus on the lucrative business […]

5 Ways Allianz Travel Insurance Plans Just Got Better

As you know, I work as a global ambassador for Allianz Travel Insurance. This post has been reposted from the Allianz Travel Insurance website as I think it contains important information for people to better plan and understand travel insurance. When our customers speak, we listen. We heard travelers ask for simplified claims filing, improved […]

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