Why I am Not Scared to Travel to Europe for a Month

Friday I am going to Europe for a month and I am not scared to travel to Europe. I’ll be traveling around the continent, doing two separate road trips and will likely pass through 10-15 countries. The trip will be culminating with my North Pole expedition that I couldn’t be more excited about. In the […]

How to Pack for a Multi Climate Trip

If you follow my travels you know that I am a minimalist packer. Check out what’s in my carry on or packing 101 to see what I mean. That said, sometimes you have to really think about what you’re packing or going to bring on certain trips. For me, these are always trips where I’ll […]

Get 35,000 Starpoints with the SPG Amex Card

I’m thrilled to announce that I have just signed on for my 5th year of partnership with the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express. That’s just in time for the biggest limited time only sign-up offer yet! Between now and March 30, SPG Amex is offering 35,000 Starpoints® after you use your new […]

The Thing About Cruise Ship Safety

There has been a lot of talk about cruise ship safety lately with a few high profile incidents over the past few years. Since I cruise a few times a year, a lot of people ask me about it and I always tell them the truth. Cruising is a great way to see a lot […]

What’s in My Carry On?

I’m a super light packer. I’m very disciplined with what I bring on trips. Whether it’s a few days to a few weeks or more, I rarely check a bag. The only time I might check a bag is if I’m doing a big expedition like to the South Pole where I need a heavy […]

The Majority of Americans Have Never Been on a Cruise

As many of you know, I love cruising. I cruise at least two times a year with Azamara Club Cruises. In fact, I just got back from a cruise in New Zealand stopping in ports like Dunedin, Cape Kidnappers, Picton, Tauranga plus Hobbiton, and Auckland. I used to avoid cruises because of misguided preconceptions but […]

Organized Tours Make Your Life Easier

A lot of people have preconceived notions about tours and tour companies. Often times, people think they are overly expensive. Others think they can and should do everything themselves. And many think tours are just a bunch of old people. I cannot lie; I have been a victim of thinking all of these things in […]

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 […]

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