What to do if You Get Food Poisoning While Traveling

On my recent trip to Kenya I became very ill, very quickly. It turned out I got food poisoning or some type of bacterial infection that caused me to become very ill. I was so ill that I literally couldn’t move for about 30 hours and lost about 10 pounds in one day. This was […]

My 2016 New York Times Travel Show Experience

The New York Times Travel Show is the most prestigious travel show in the United States. I have been fortunate to speak at it multiple times and this year I actually spoke in the large seminar room with about 500 people in attendance about how I traveled to every country in the world. What made […]

What Happens When a Plane is Diverted for a Medical Emergency?

What happens when a plane is diverted for a medical emergency? This is a question that I honestly never thought about until it happened to me on my last flight from Newark to Los Angeles. Obviously, you hope it never happens and it’s never you or someone you know but I found what happens when […]

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 […]

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