Use a Travel Agent or Not???

I am currently planning my summer trips and as you can imagine they are fairly complicated trips trying to maximize time in places while seeing a lot of different things and covering a few countries in a clip. Complicated trips make you do a lot of research and check lots of different options. Planning, route […]

Fight Against Breast Cancer

I am posting this on behalf of a friend of mine who brightens up my workday and many others as well with sports trivia and who is active in a fight against this awful disease. For more information or to make a donation please click here.

6 Continents!

After launching this site just 3 weeks ago, it was viewed by people on 6 continents yesterday! That is very exciting for me and I just wanted to thank everyone for checking out the site. I want to thank viewers from all over the US, Europe and Canada along with viewers in Perth, Brisbane, Bangalore, […]

Circumnavigators Club

Last night, I went to my first meeting of the Circumnavigators Club. I had joined the club in January but was unable to attend the previous event. The event was held at one of New York’s most prestigious and beautiful clubs, the National Arts Club. I have to say that I really enjoyed the event. […]


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Amazing Race All Stars

The Amazing Race is the only show on TV that I regularly watch other than the Sopranos. I love to watch to see where the teams go and obviously it is fun to pick your favorite team and watch them interract with the other teams as they compete. This season it’s the all-stars which bring […]

Maximize Your Miles

Travel always causes a great debate for me. Should I pay for the trip or use miles? In general, I like to pay for long flights because then you get the miles and if you have status, for instance platinum status on American Airlines, then you will receive double miles in addition to the miles […]

1000 Places to See Before You Die

I have an obvious interest in this show and have seen a few episodes of the show that is loosely based upon the places mentioned in the book. Last night I found it very interesting because they were in Brazil and loosely followed a path that I took on my recent trip through Brazil. They […]

Planning a Big Trip Properly

My friends and even people I barely know always ask me to help them plan their trip or give them advice, etc. I am always happy to do it because I love helping people out and I love talking travel. I happen to know a lot off the top of my head and what I […]

Mt. Kilimanjaro Journal

Arrival into Tanzania My Mt. Kilimanjaro Journal: Jake and I left Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi after spending one night in Kenya’s capital and we left in search of answers. Answers to what it was about Kilimanjaro that had attracted us and attracts 25,000 people annually to attempt to climb its magical landscape. Answers to […]