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Auckland, New Zealand 1

Pro Tip: How to Defeat Jet Lag

In the past 4 years, I’ve flown on 50+ long haul flights and have learned a few tips to make it easier once you land. Defeating jet lag on flights longer than 10 hours isn’t easy no matter which class of service you fly. Flying in First or Business Class...

Hong Kong 0

Travel Vaccines & Medicine

Traveling internationally isn’t always easy. The first item I lookup are entry requirements followed by which vaccines or medicine I’ll need to take. The best resource is the CDC. You can find the details quickly by just appending the Country name at the end of the following URL (example –...

Maldives Entry Requirements 0

Pro Tip: Renew Your Passport 1 Year Prior to Expiration!

When traveling internationally, you’ll need to have a valid passport in your possession. Unfortunately, some countries require your passport to be valid for many months after your arrival. Always check the Passport Validity requirement for entering the country prior to your travel. Resource for US Passports: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages.html Some countries I’ve visited...

St. Regis Maldives 0

Happy New Year! 2017 Review

Happy New Year! 2017 was another busy year with over 190,000 miles of flying and visiting 12 countries. Below is an overview of my 2017 travel…  Hotel Stays (24, 6 more than 2016): Andaz Wall Street – New York, New York Cebu City Marriott Hotel – Cebu, Philippines Copenhagen Marriott Hotel...

Your bag might not make it on time... 0

Delayed or Lost Luggage?

With bag fees on the rise over the past years, most travelers try to travel with just a carryon. Sometimes it’s inevitable that you’ll have to check a bag, especially on an international trip. In the last 3 months, I’ve had 2 instances where my checked bag failed to show...

Hong Kong 0

7 Business Travel Tips

Business travel isn’t quite the same as personal (holiday/vacation) travel since you only have your weekends free to explore as a tourist. The best way to keep healthy and fit is to maintain a similar schedule as you would if you were home. After traveling for ~40% of the time...

9/11 Memorial Museum 1

Remembering 9/11

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks here in the US. It is a day all Americans will never forget. I still vividly remember that day and watching the TV in disbelief while getting phone calls from family on the East Coast. I visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum this past February...

HA A330 0

Summer 2017 Travel Tips

“Hack Your Aisle Seat” I had read online about a way to get the aisle seat armrest to raise even though it appears to be locked. There is a hidden button located near the hinge which releases the armrest so you can raise it. I tried it out on a...

Laguna Beach 0

AwardHacker & ReachNow

AwardHacker is a website similar to AwardAce which I mentioned here last year, but I find it easier to use. It’s a website which will show you the best mileage program to use for an award ticket based on the route you are trying to fly. It doesn’t show award...

Sunrise Sydney 2

Hotel Tips and New Global Entry Interview Option

Staying in hotels almost 50% of my nights last year, I learned a few tips. Tip #1: Book directly with the hotel, using 3rd party sites such as hotels.com increases your odds at getting “walked” last minute. This means you will be placed in a nearby hotel due to an...