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Luggage Recommendations

I was recently asked by a reader to recommend luggage that would last more than a couple of trips. We have all bought luggage that lasted just 1 trip, but after 125 days on the road last year alone I’ve put some of the best to the test. The best brand...

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Apple iPhone 7 Plus & Portrait Mode – “DSLR” Effect

While traveling, I take photos exclusively using my iPhone (exception GoPro). Apple introduced the iPhone 7 Plus this past September and the dual lens camera sold me. It created a Digital SLR effect by combining the photos from each lens (2x telephoto and wide-angle). I have always carried the standard...

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Hertz 24/7 Australia: Audi Q5

Hertz 24/7 Australia is a separate entity than your traditional Hertz rental car location. Your Hertz login won’t work. They operate just like Zipcar here in the US. I was excited to try it out and drive in Australia for the first time. The cars are parked in designated car sharing spaces throughout...

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Virgin Australia Business Class: LAX-BNE B777-300ER

Virgin Australia announced their new ‘The Business’ cabin in 2014 and their first B777-300ER flew with the new offering on April 30th, 2016. The retrofitting took a few months but was 100% complete on August 31st, 2016. I had a confirmed Premium Economy seat using Virgin America miles but I was...

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Travel Tips & Tricks for 2017

Last year was my busiest year of travel and I learned a few new tips & tricks. The following tips & tricks will make your travel experience for that well deserved vacation much more enjoyable. Be sure to check out my new How-To Guides page to get started. Tip: Flight Times...

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Silvercar: Audi A4 Premium Plus (quattro + S line)

Silvercar is a rental car startup company which started in 2012 and headquartered in Austin, TX. They’ve raised $60M to date with the latest round of financing led by Audi. I was excited to try out the new company as they only offer 1 model which is an Audi A4 Premium...

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AA Executive Platinum & Luggage Tracking

It was a very busy year of travel in 2016 and I’ve finally achieved the highest published status tier of an airline due to my increased travels to Australia. Flying American Airlines to Australia guarantees inflight WiFi and a new 777-300ER plane. The Main Cabin Extra seats make Economy class...

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Happy New Year! 2016 Review

Happy New Year! 2016 was my busiest travel year ever with over 210,000 miles of flying around the world. Here is a quick overview of my 2016 experiences… Hotel Stays (18): Element Denver Park Meadows – Lonetree, Colorado Favehotel Graha Agung – Surabaya, Indonesia Four Points Darling Harbour – Sydney, Australia Four Points...

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Merger Update: Alaska Airlines + Virgin America

The merger closed last Wednesday, December 14th and they celebrated with a flight from Seattle (Alaska HQ) to San Francisco (Virgin HQ) onboard the “More to Love” co-branded plane. Press Release   Pamphlet Onboard Virgin America Details on the merger can be found here: http://www.differentworks.com Point Conversion 1 Virgin America Point ->...

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Holiday Giveaway! Global Entry

For Subscribers Only Win $100 credit for Global Entry Application Fee! Next Monday, December 19th starting @ 9AM PST, be the one of the first 4 subscribers to leave a comment on what destination(s) you will travel to in 2017. For new Global Entry members to enroll in the US CBP Global Entry...