My First Travel Insurance Claim

After 7 years of having an annual travel insurance plan with Allianz Travel Insurance, I finally used it for the first time. Filing my first travel insurance claim was so easy to do and getting it approved and paid out was equally as easy. The whole thing was streamlined; the email communications were excellent; the […]

Why I Use Allianz Travel Insurance Over Others

I’ve been working with Allianz Travel Insurance for the last 6 years or so as a global ambassador. That said, many people have asked me why I use Allianz Travel Insurance over others. That is a really fair question because there are so many options out there. I generally start by stating why you need […]

Who is the Greatest Men’s Tennis Player of All Time?

Who is the greatest men’s tennis player of all time? That’s a hot topic on tour these days and for good reason. This is the golden era of men’s tennis. In my opinion, the three best players ever are playing right now; ranked #1, #2 and #3-still. Those players are Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and […]

Five Tips for Baseball Season

Five Tips for Baseball Season One of my favorite things to do every summer is watch America’s favorite pastime: baseball. My love for the sport recently took me to London to cheer on the New York Yankees (go team!) as they took on the Boston Red Sox in a two-game series at London Stadium. It […]

The 30 Best Cities in the World

The 30 Best Cities in the World The 30 best cities in the world is no ordinary listicle. I generally hate all those lists going around the Internet these days. The 17 best this and the 25 best that; written by someone who hasn’t even been to the places or someone who I would not […]

How I Got a $900 Electronic Travel Certificate from United Airlines

There is a European Union (EU) law that could possibly affect you as a passenger that many Americans don’t know about. I’ve known about it for years but had never actually had an opportunity to put it to use. I guess that meant I had been lucky as I hadn’t had any cancelled or significantly […]

Half of Americans Would Give Up Vacation Time for Higher Pay

Half (49 percent) of working Americans would accept a job with no vacation time if they were paid more, according to the 11th annual Vacation Confidence Index* released by Allianz Global Assistance. Millennials (63 percent, compared to 47 percent of Gen X’ers and 32 percent of Baby Boomers) and men (57 percent, versus 41 percent of women) […]

Seven Tips to Make Your Summer Getaway Fun and Financially Rewarding

Seven Tips to Make Your Summer Getaway Fun and Financially Rewarding Traveling the world has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I’ve been able to experience awesome new food, scenery and adventures with a combo of advanced planning, research and a little bit of creativity. With summer travel season kicking into […]

My Tahoe Reno Golf Media Tour

The Reno-Tahoe region of Nevada that is often overlooked. It’s overshadowed by glitzier Las Vegas to the south and other high-end mountain resorts in nearby states. Especially as an East Coast person, you never really think to go there. This trip was my third time to the Reno-Tahoe area and by far my best. I […]

Summer Travel Spend to Hit Record of $101.7 Billion

Americans are planning to spend more on their summer vacations this year than they have in at least a decade. Allianz Global Assistance’s 11th annual Vacation Confidence Index* estimates the total spend will cross the $100 billion mark for the third consecutive year in the index’s history, amounting to $101,700,000,000. Americans’ average anticipated spend on vacations […]

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