Starwood Preferred Guest Card Benefits

Membership has its privileges. That’s the old American Express (Amex) saying that I grew up hearing. I never really put much thought into it as a kid but I’ve been an American Express cardholder since 1999 and have had the Starwood Preferred Guest Card from American Express since 2001. I can now say that membership […]

Top 5 Cold Weather Getaways

Are you starting to get that itch for cold weather? Are you tiring of the dog days of August? Are you dreaming of that skiing or mountain getaway this winter? While I fully admit that I don’t love the cold and I love summer, I do hanker for the sight of snow covered mountains in […]

Metlife Auto & Home Travel Tips

From time to time I will do a sponsored post on my site. That means that I team up with a company and post about a topic they are running a campaign about and I receive financial compensation for posting it on my website. This is a sponsored post and I have teamed up with […]

Gogobot Travel App

I’ve recently been introduced to a travel app called Gogobot and it has really changed the way I do things in a good way. Gogobot is a community of people all over the world who recommend and review restaurants, hotels and things to see and do in almost any city in the world. Gogobot is […]

5 Tips for Packing Efficiently

Have you ever watched the way people pack and thought to yourself, REALLY?! It happens to me all the time and as a true minimalist and expert in packing; I have given 5 tips for packing efficiently as my latest for American Express. Disclaimer: I receive financial compensation from American Express for writing this post […]

5 Tips to Make Flying More Enjoyable

Here is my latest for the American Express Passion Project. I put together 5 tips to make flying more enjoyable based on my experiences traveling to every country in the world. These tips help me and make my life easier in the air. Feel free to comment your own tips and I hope you take […]

Why I Hate the Term Bucket List

“It’s on my bucket list”…I probably hear this statement 10 times a day from people. Ever since a movie came out a few years called ‘The Bucket List’, people have been adding things left and right to their bucket list. If I write about something or go somewhere, people always tell me they will add […]

5 Countries I Want to go Back to

There are a lot of countries I want to go back to visit more or again. It’s true I’ve been to every country in the world or 193 countries based on the list of United Nations member states; I’ve actually been to over 100 of them multiple times. You can read how many countries there […]

Kensington Tours Travel Trends for 2014

As we kick off 2014 and I am off on some new adventures tomorrow, I just saw a cool press release from Kensington Tours. It talks about travel trends for 2014 and what they expect to be hot in the coming year. I looked it over and can’t help but agree for the most part […]

How Many Countries Are There?

How many countries are there in the world? This is the question of questions when it comes to travel from novice vacationers to elite country counters and explorers. So how many countries are there? Well, there is no exact answer and the best answer is it depends on who you ask. As you guessed it, […]

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