16 Things to Know Before You Go to French Polynesia

French Polynesia is a large, diverse island group in the South Pacific Ocean. Its beauty is legendary and it’s been a favorite of Hollywood royalty for decades. There’s a reason it’s a Honeymoon dream destination for many and a bucket list item for others. French Polynesia is fantastic to visit. However, there are many misconceptions […]

The Sanctimonious Traveler

I will argue with anyone that travel is the best education you can get. You learn more traveling about life, yourself, the world and pretty much anything else than you will in a classroom. That said, it isn’t for everyone and everyone does it for different reasons. Travel can also be a bit of a […]

The Pueblo Bonito Golf and Spa Resorts in Los Cabos, Mexico

I’ve been all over Mexico and seen a lot of places but Cabo San Lucas is my favorite part of Mexico. The Baja Peninsula is beautiful once you get south of Tijuana and Cabo is basically Scottsdale meet Malibu. I have been to Cabo many times and have some good friends that actually own enormous […]

Weekend in Miami

Any weekend in Miami is a good weekend as far as I am concerned. Miami is a city I’ve been to countless times. In fact it was the first city outside of the northeast I ever visited when my college roommate and I drove down to Miami for Spring Break 1997. I swore I would […]

The New TravelSmart App from Allianz Travel Insurance

As most of you know I am a Global Ambassador for Allianz Travel Insurance. I have done the videos and voiceovers for the TravelSmart app for a while now and I look forward to the latest one coming out shortly to accompany the latest updates to the app. The TravelSmart app is now better than […]

How to Compare Travel Insurance Plans and Pick the Perfect Plan For You

You’ve been on enough trips — and dealt with enough travel crises — to know you need travel insurance. The tough part is picking the right plan. Some travel insurance plans help with catastrophes, like covered medical emergencies overseas. Some help with travel hiccups, like missing suitcases and delayed flights. And some do both. Here’s […]

Branson is a Golf Destination

I never really pictured myself going to Branson, Missouri. In fact, I knew very little about it and had no idea that the Branson/Lakes Area is a golf destination. I only heard that it was a place for older people with a lot of country music shows. I also met a guy on my Pitcairn Island expedition that was a […]

2 Days in Rangiroa

Rangiroa is a low-lying island in the Tuamotu Island Group in the Islands of Tahiti. It is a 12km long, skinny stretch of land with a massive lagoon said to be the second largest in the world behind one in New Caledonia. Rangiroa is similar in layout to the Pacific Island nation of Tuvalu; which […]

2 Days in Taha’a

French Polynesia is so beautiful. It really is. Everyone has heard of Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora but there are so many other beautiful islands with amazing hotels as well. Taha’a is certainly one of those islands. I didn’t know much about Taha’a before this trip. In fact, it doesn’t even have an airport, you […]

Why I loved Rurutu, French Polynesia

To be honest I had never heard of Rurutu until a few weeks ago when I started researching this trip to French Polynesia. I had never been to the Austral island group either. Rurutu excited me because it seemed raw and natural and for me it was brand new. Those two words are pretty much […]

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