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 […]

Road Trip Around Washington State

Washington State, not Washington DC, is one of the most beautiful places in America. I have visited Washington State twice before, both times to Seattle and both trips revolved around sporting events-I tend to do that! This time, I planned a road trip around Washington State that would include visits to all three US National […]

Do More Country in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Have you ever heard of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin? I had heard of it but didn’t actually realize it until I was asked to participate in the #DoMoreCountry summer travel campaign for the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Chippewa Fall, WI where I have been compensated but all opinions are my own. I was excited […]

Road Trip from San Francisco to Sonoma

I was recently out in the San Francisco bay area for a weekend to film a commercial for TripIt in the city. I went out a few days early to hang out with my Godson and best friend and spend a little time in San Francisco-a city that I’ve been to 30+ times but can […]

Golf Lesson in Fort Worth

As most of you who follow me regularly know, I recently did a guys weekend trip to Fort Worth, Texas: the city of cowboys and culture. My buddy Johnny Jet and I did some really cool sports activities like taking an AT&T Stadium Tour, doing a VIP trip to the Duck Commander 500 and attended […]

AT&T Stadium Tour

AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas is the stadium equivalent of the 8th wonder of the world. The massive stadium that almost looks like a space ship is the home of the Dallas Cowboys and in it’s brief lifespan has already hosted a Superbowl, NCAA Men’s Final Four, the NBA All-Star Game, the NCAA Football National […]

The Duck Commander 500 in Fort Worth, Texas

This past weekend I went to Fort Worth, Texas for a guys weekend trip. This was my third trip to the city of Cowboys and Culture; which has become my favorite city in Texas. The whole weekend was a blast but one of the highlights was the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in […]

SPG Amex Holiday Challenge in New Orleans

As many of you know, I’ve been working with American Express for a few years now and this is my second year as one of the SPG Amex Stars. For this program, which I am very proud to be a part of, I have to do certain trips and tasks throughout the year using a […]

The Big Island of Hawaii for SPG Amex

Advertiser Disclosure Earlier this year, I filmed an SPG Amex video on the Big Island of Hawaii as part of my partnership with American Express and the Starwood Preferred Guest card from American Express. This is a partnership in its second year which has taken me to several cool Starwood properties including the W Hollywood […]