Win a Trip to the New York Times Travel Show

Leading travel insurer and one of my favorite partners, Allianz Global Assistance, has launched a contest giving consumers and bloggers an opportunity to win a trip to The New York Times Travel Show and meet some of the country’s top travel personalities-that’s an all expenses paid trip! The VIP Allianz Global Assistance “Concierge” experience will […]

The Kayak Holiday Travel Hacker Guide

I’m not sure how it’s the end of November already as this year has seriously flown by but that means the holidays are right around the corner. If you travel for the holidays or want to travel for the holidays it can get pretty stressful with soaring prices, low inventory and choosing a destination. My […]

Why I Use Allianz Travel Insurance Over Others

Since I’ve been working with Allianz Travel Insurance for the last year or so, many people have asked me why I use Allianz Travel Insurance over others. That is a really fair question. I always answer by stating that I have partnered with and I do receive financial compensation from Allianz but then I give […]

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 […]

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 […]

Win a Game On Go Bag from Allianz Travel Insurance

Over the last year or so of my partnership with Allianz Travel Insurance, I have told you why you need travel insurance, 20 reasons why you should have travel insurance and I’ve told you what’s in my travel insurance policy. On the heels of the Vacation Confidence Index and ahead of my upcoming trip to […]

Voluntourism Segment on CCTV

This was my first time ever on CCTV America and we discussed the interesting yet controversial topic of Voluntourism. For those of you unfamiliar it is basically when tourists volunteer-hence volunteer tourism or Voluntourism. They actually pay to theoretically help out in developing nations and villages. There has been a tremendous amount of controversy concerning […]

20 Reasons Why You Should Have Travel Insurance

One of my valued partners is Allianz Global Assistance and I have written about them several times including Why You Need Travel Insurance and What’s in My Travel Insurance Policy. Our partnership continues and I wanted to give you 20 reasons why you should have travel insurance whether it be from Allianz or another provider. […]

Millennials Driving the Vacation Confidence Index

According to the sixth annual Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index released recently by Allianz Global Assistance USA, more Americans will travel, but spend less, on summer vacations in 2015 as millennials plan to save money on travel. Millennials are the fastest growing demographic in travel and really every other vertical in the world. Millennials […]

Wake Island Charter Announced

Military Historical Tours has just announced a Wake Island charter for the first time since 2009. Wake Island has long been considered one of the two most difficult places to reach on the Travelers Century Club (TCC) list of 324 countries, territories and unique destinations. This Wake Island charter, assuming it actually goes, will allow […]