2017 ScholarTrips Contest from Allianz Global Assistance

As many of you know, study abroad was the best decision I ever made and completely changed my life.  Travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance USA; which I am a global ambassador, has launched its 13th annual scholarship contest for students who want to study or volunteer abroad.  The “ScholarTrips” contest provides grants to students […]

What My Annual Travel Insurance Policy Covers

As I embark on a 3 week trip abroad where I’ll be doing a lot of things in different climates, I thought I’d share why I never get nervous. I have an annual travel insurance policy from Allianz Travel Insurance that covers just about everything. In fact, here’s exactly what’s in my annual travel insurance […]

Staying in Casco Viejo, Panama

Panama is one of those countries that you don’t normally think to go to but every time you do you’re thrilled you went. I just went for my 4th time and had a really great experience staying in Casco Viejo-the old city. Modern Panama City is like a mix of Miami and Dubai in terms […]

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 […]

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