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

Who is the greatest men’s tennis player of all time? It’s been a hot topic on tour for years now and for good reason. This is the golden era of men’s tennis. The three best players who ever lived have been playing for much of the last two decades-and still at the top of the […]

Sports Tourism Increases Boosts Travel Insurance Sales

I just got back from a month-long European trip where my focus was on sports tourism. I went to 7 soccer games across 6 countries in 5 leagues. It’s no secret I am a massive sports fan. I have traveled all over the globe to attend the biggest sporting events across most sports. For years […]

2022 Summer Vacation Spending Close to Record $200 Billion

If you’ve traveled at all this summer, the fact that Americans are spending more on their summer vacations than ever before probably won’t shock you. Given how expensive airfare is and how packed airports and planes are this was bound to happen. But the actual dollar figure is shocking. The 14th annual Allianz Travel Insurance […]

The 50 Best Public Golf Experiences in America

How do you narrow thousands of public golf courses to the 50 best public golf experiences in America? First, play a lot of golf all over the country! I have played the top 100 public golf courses in America and over 500 in total. Second, most of the golf lists are top 100 or a […]

A Championship Weekend in Kansas City

I just had a championship weekend in Kansas City, Missouri full of BBQ, history, and the AFC Championship game! This was my 4th time in Kansas City and first since the 2014 World Series that featured the Kansas City Royals. This time around it was the Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead […]

SmartBenefits

Travel is an amazing thing but travel can also be stressful. Delays happen, sadly more frequently than we’d all wish. Delays inevitably cause added expenses such as food, hotels and other unforeseen costs. Luckily, Allianz Travel Insurance offers a product called SmartBenefits. SmartBenefits are a suite of special travel-delay and baggage-delay benefits available with certain plans […]

Allianz Has Added Epidemic Coverage to Certain Annual Plans

I’ve long held travel insurance annual plans from Allianz Partners. They’ve been incredibly helpful for me in the few times I’ve needed to file a claim. They’ve recently added epidemic coverage to certain annual plans and will soon launch a campaign by top travel influencers to educate consumers about these products.  Following the March 2021 […]

Every US National Park Ranked

I’ve updated this post of every US National Park ranked; which now stands at 63. Rankings of course are all subjective and based on the voters or in this case, my experience and tastes. People will agree or disagree, some will call me a moron, scream and yell and some will simply add to their […]

2020 Spring Break Travel Soars Stateside and Beyond

Americans taking US Spring Break trips increased 24% over the past year, with an 18% increase in international getaways, according to Allianz Global Assistance’s Top 10 Spring Break Destinations survey. Allianz Travel Insurance analyzed more than 2.7 million flight itineraries* for trips between five and eight days in length and found that for the fourth […]

Does Your Valentine’s Day Include a Baecation?

Valentine’s Day travel is up 22% over last year according to Allianz Global Assistance’s latest survey, which found that New York City and Cancun are the most popular domestic and international destinations for romantic holiday weekend getaways or Baecation’s. As I always say, nothing says romance like dirty water dogs or tequila shots! Allianz Global […]

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