A Perfect Day in Brisbane, Australia

As an Aussie friend said to me, Brisbane is just a big country town. That may be so and many people may only go to Brisbane to go somewhere else, but there’s a cool vibe in Brisbane. It’s not Sydney, Melbourne or Perth but that’s OK. The locals call it Brisvegas because of its great […]

Travel Problem Solving With Kayak

People ask me all the time how I book trips, flights, rental cars, hotels, etc. People always ask me what sites I use to book all my travel and how do you know what’s best with a million choices out there. The truth is there are a ton of different travel sites out there but […]

Edmonton: A City on the Rise

When you hear the name Edmonton, if you know anything about it, you probably think of hockey; the Edmonton Oilers; or Wayne Gretzky. If you really know Canadian sports; then maybe Warren Moon or the Edmonton Eskimos. But if you’re not into sports and you’re not Canadian or more specifically from Alberta, then you probably […]

5 Awesome Things to do in Nosy Be, Madagascar

I had been itching to go to Nosy Be ever since my first trip to Madagascar back in 2010. I wasn’t able to go at that time but I always mentally noted that I wanted to get there at some point. As luck would have it, I was down in Mauritius with SPG Amex on […]

How to Spend 24 Hours on Reunion Island Without a Car

After my duties in Mauritius with SPG Amex were finished I decided to stick around the Indian Ocean and do a few more things for myself. Since the flight down here takes forever it seemed like the only smart option. I am excited to go to Nosy Be, Madagascar but I first booked my flights […]

Mauritius with the New SPG Amex Card

If you’ve been following me for a while then you probably know that I use the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express (SPG Amex) for pretty much all of my purchases. I truly believe it is the best travel rewards card out there and for me-I love my Starpoints. I have also been […]

Why I Love the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

I love nice hotels and I love good service. Hotels and service to me are kind of like scotch and Brussels sprouts; it took me a while to like them (or really care) but now that I do, I want and expect them to be top notch. With hotels, you don’t always get what you […]


In order to travel to every country in the world, you need to have a few things fall your way. There’s a reason less than 100 people have ever accomplished this feat. You need time, money, inclination, motivation and a little bit of luck to fall your way. Sometimes you need help; you need Journeymakers. […]

Svolvaer and the Troll Fjord, Norway

One of the better days of my recent cruise onboard the Azamara Quest was to Svolvaer and the Troll Fjord in the same day. I had been looking forward to checking out the Lofoten Islands or the Lofoten Archipelago and the natural beauty was undeniable. While I wouldn’t say that Svolvaer is amongst my favorite […]

Geiranger is the Best Fjord in Norway

I had long heard tales about Geiranger and Geirangerfjord. I had heard of its beauty and amazing landscapes. It was said that it was the best of the fjords. I haven’t seen all of the fjords in Norway but I’ve seen a lot of them and all of the supposed top fjords. With that said, […]