Day Cruise in Glacier Bay National Park

A day cruise in Glacier Bay National Park is the most popular and best way for tourists to see this amazing national park. Of course, many cruise ships also ply the route as well. If you do it independently, you’ll have to get from Juneau to a small little outpost called Gustavus; which is the […]

2.5 days in Katmai National Park

Katmai National Park is one of the best National Parks in the whole US system. What a gorgeous place with varied scenery and activities like fishing, hiking, bear watching, etc. Katmai National Park is a great place to come with friends or family. It’s an easy place to spend a few days although it’s a […]

Day Trip to Lake Clark National Park

The State of Alaska is home to 8 National Parks, tied with California for the most in the system. The difference is that in Alaska, you can only drive to 3 of them and you basically have to take seaplanes or a boat to the other 5. I came up to Alaska for 8 days […]

5 Awesome Things to do in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada is the premier skiing destination in Eastern Canada. It is a gorgeous place full of natural beauty, wildlife and seclusion. A little known secret is that Mont-Tremblant is a full year resort destination as well. I am not a big skier so I was happy to go up in late May and […]

SnowDays in Alberta

Most of you probably know that Alberta, Canada is one of my favorite places in North America. Banff National Park is first and foremost along with the stunning beauty of Lake Louise. Obviously I cannot leave out Jasper, Edmonton or Calgary either as it’s an Alberta love affair! Meanwhile, Banff and Lake Louise are geared […]

What To Do With 2 Days in Kauai

I’ve been to every inhabited Hawaiian island. I have been coming to Hawaii since 2004 and have probably been 10 times total. To me, Hawaii is the ultimate vacation spot for Americans because it feels like you’re in a foreign country but you’re in the 50 states. I just spent 2 days in Kauai; which […]

Staycation at The Plaza Hotel

Growing up outside of New York City and being a frequent visitor as a child, I’ve always known of The Plaza Hotel. Then after seeing Home Alone 2 as a kid, I always knew I wanted to stay there at some point. But having lived in Manhattan for 16 years now, you generally don’t stay […]

The 2015 US Open Experience, with the SPG Amex Card

I am not Lee Abbamonte. Let that be clear. Like Lee, I am a New Yorker by way of Connecticut, a traveler keen on places less-traveled—but I am not Lee, youngest American to visit every country on Earth. And yet on at least a few occasions, travel has afforded me the same returns and privileges it has afforded one of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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