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, [...]

American Express: Holiday Gift Ideas

With the holidays right around the corner, here is my latest installment of the American Express Passion Project: Holiday Gift Ideas. All of these items can be obtained using Amex Membership Rewards points. Have a look at what I selected. What is your favorite?! Via American Express’ Tumblr Mobile 2600 mAh Power Charger for iPhoneand [...]

Travel Podcast

Last week I recorded a travel podcast with Travis Sherry, who runs a site called Extra Pack of Peanuts. I’ve a bunch of travel podcasts in the past but I really enjoyed doing this one. I liked the way Travis asked the questions and I like how informal it was. Give it a listen as [...]

Kensington Tours Explorers in Residence Program

I am very proud and excited to announce that I have partnered with award-winning private tour company Kensington Tours. The partnership is a part of the launch of its Explorers in Residence Series, which will share the thrilling stories of 21st century explorers, support their expeditions through a new grant program and offer travelers a [...]

The Best Travel App

Let’s face it: apps are changing the world. They are changing the way we live, interact, work, bank, shop and certainly the way we travel. I got an iPhone 5 earlier this year and have since experimented with dozens of different travel apps. I get emails all the time from companies asking me to try [...]

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