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 […]

3 Days in Cincinnati

Before mid-August I only knew three things about Cincinnati, Ohio. I used to watch the old sitcom ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’ with my parents, their sports teams and they have a Masters tennis tournament. I literally knew nothing else. So when I decided to go to Cincinnati I didn’t have any expectations at all other than […]

Life is Good at the Four Seasons Maui

In case you didn’t know it, I absolutely love Maui. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t? I recently named Maui #3 on my list of the 30 best islands in the world. Maui has it all. Maui has the phenomenal Haleakala National Park; plus you can do a lot of high-flying adventures in the sky; and […]

Molokai is the Most Interesting Island in Hawaii

Molokai is the least populated of the inhabited Hawaiian Islands but certainly one of the most beautiful. Molokai is a step back in time; it feels like something out of the South Pacific like the Marquesas Islands or the Solomon Islands; certainly not America. Molokai is laid back and slow-paced but there is much on […]

My Unforgettable Indy 500 Weekend

Ever since I was a kid I have watched at least some portion of almost every Indianapolis 500 race. It reminds me of my Dad, Memorial Day and being a kid thinking how strange and cool the Indy cars looked and sounded. I had always wanted to go to the Indy 500. I just had […]

5 New Things in Vegas

Las Vegas is the epitome of many things including excess, gambling, hotels, restaurants and nightlife. For me personally, it’s one of my favorite places but the turnover in Vegas can be pretty high and things change often. The new trend is toward new, luxury, over the top and celebrity influenced. I just took a trip […]

Indian Wells Masters Tennis

The Indian Wells Masters 1000 tennis event is the most important tennis tournament in the world outside of the four majors. Currently called the BNP Paribas Open, it takes place in Indian Wells, California just outside of Palm Springs in the California desert. It is the highest attended tennis event outside of the four majors […]

My US Open Experience

The US Open tennis tournament in New York City is one of my favorite sporting events to attend in the world. I have been several times but it had actually been about 5 years since I was last there. The last 5 years I have been traveling or at business school during the time period […]

A Perfect Day in Georgetown

A perfect day in Georgetown; that sounds delightful! Georgetown is an upscale and very cool neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C.. Georgetown is home to high-end shops, restaurants, hotels and it is a really pleasant place to stroll around. Georgetown is my favorite part of Washington, D.C.; which I think is one of the world’s most […]

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