Singapore Grand Prix

I am probably the biggest sports fan you know. I love all sports all over the world. However, Motorsports is the area where I struggle to have major interest. I have been to the Indy 500 and also a NASCAR race in Fort Worth, Texas. Yet I didn’t really get into it. However, after attending […]

Are All-Inclusive Resorts Bad?

All-Inclusive Resorts are a big business, especially in Mexico and the Caribbean. They lure in mass tourism by the plane full to paradise and they give you all you can eat and drink for a reasonable price. Basically it’s like a cheap Carnival cruise ship. I have generally avoided these all-inclusive resorts throughout my travels […]

2 Days in Langkawi, Malaysia

I was so excited to visit Langkawi, Malaysia again! I was there several years ago for a short stay and always wanted to return. Langkawi is a gorgeous island of Malaysia in the Strait of Malacca in the Andaman Sea. It is near Thailand but very different from nearby Phuket. Here’s what I did on […]

Allianz Travel Insurance Facebook Live

Check out this Allianz Travel Insurance Facebook Live that I hosted at the Jane Hotel in New York City.  It was for the new book launch of Ultimate Journeys For Two: Extraordinary Destinations on Every Continent by my friends Mike and Anne Howard of the travel blog HoneyTrek.  It’s a great book featuring fabulous photography […]

5 Awesome Things to do in the Exumas, Bahamas

Exuma, or the Exumas, a string of islands in the Bahamas has become a bit of an Instagram sensation in the last year or two. It’s popularity has increased significantly mainly due to the now famous swimming pigs. That aside there is a lot to bring you to Exuma. Here are 5 awesome things to […]

The 30 Best Cities in the World

I generally hate all those lists going around the Internet these days. The 17 best this and the 25 best that; written by someone who hasn’t even been to the places or someone who I would not consider an authority. Since I’ve been to just about every major city in the world, I think I […]

The Fallacy of Interacting with Locals

When people regale you with their travel stories, have you ever heard people talk about their local interactions? I hear it all the time amongst serial travelers. When people explain what they do on their trips, they say they go out and interact with the locals wherever they are. They say the locals are so […]

Satellite Media Tour for Allianz Travel Insurance

As many of you know I do a lot of satellite media tours for various travel related and also no travel related products.  I just did another satellite media tour for Allianz Travel Insurance across 24 media markets around the country.  Here is an example from my latest tour. This one was a Las Vegas […]

Americans are Spending More on Summer Vacations This Year

According to the 8th annual Vacation Confidence Index just released by Allianz Travel Insurance, Americans are spending more on summer vacations this year.  In fact, vacation spending has topped $100 billion for the first time.  This is an increase of 12.5% from last year.  I have to say this is a bit of a surprise […]

3 Days at the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of my favorite countries on Earth. I have spent more time than I can recall in Costa Rica and have seen every corner of the country from my first trip way back almost 20 years ago. Costa Rica has changed a lot in the last 2 decades and the influence of […]

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