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 […]

5 Reasons to Buy an Annual Travel Insurance Plan

A lot of people mistakenly think that they should only buy travel insurance to cover themselves for big trips. Obviously you’d want to cover yourself for those trips, but you also want to cover yourself for short trips too. For instance, a weekend trip to Canada or Mexico. For a frequent traveler like myself, there […]

4 Days in the Serengeti at the Four Seasons Safari Lodge

4 Days in the Serengeti at the Four Seasons Safari Lodge I’ve been on over 70 safaris across all the major parks in Africa. Plus, many private game reserves from South to East Africa. Yet I had only been to the Serengeti once back in 2006. Albeit for ten days or so camping in the […]

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 […]

3 Days Golfing in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

3 Days Golfing in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Idaho is one of those Big Sky states that you don’t know much about. You know potatoes. You know the state is shaped funny and you’ve probably heard of Boise (although you may not know it’s in Idaho)-but that’s really about it. I’d always wanted to explore Idaho […]

Micro-Cation: Millennials Leading the Shorter Trips Trend

The majority (57 percent) of Americans did not take a leisure trip longer than four nights in the last year, with Millennials leading this “micro-cation” trend, according to the 2019 Vacation Confidence Index* released by Allianz Global Assistance, a leading travel insurance and assistance company. A “micro-cation” is defined as a leisure trip that is fewer than […]

Many Americans Think Destination Weddings Are Selfish

Many Americans are planning and budgeting to attend a lineup of weddings this summer. Some may be factoring in the additional costs of flights and hotels to attend a destination wedding. Almost half of people surveyed define this as any wedding that requires a plane ride from home. These costs can really add up. Not […]

How to See the Gorillas in Uganda

How to see the gorillas in Uganda I saw the film ‘Gorillas in the Mist’ growing up and knew wanted to see gorillas in real life someday. In 2010, I saw the Silverback Gorillas in Rwanda. But that experience had always left me a little unsatisfied. The weather was so miserable. Plus, I was unprepared […]

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