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Lufthansa A350 @ SAN 2

8 Year Anniversary

8 years, 3,000+ photos & 250 posts later… I still enjoy contributing to my travel blog. The past 2 years have been different given COVID-19, but we are seeing the world back to normal for the most part and travel is open 🙂 I’m truly blessed with the opportunity to...

Nā Pali Coast 1

Happy New Year! 2021 Review

Happy New Year! 2021 was an improvement over 2020, but still restricted due to COVID-19. During 2021, I was able to fit in an international trip in March & November, but all of my other trips were domestic. I flew 67,000 miles and visited 2 countries. This reflects a ~49%...

Oahu, Hawaii 0

Happy New Year! 2020 Review

Happy New Year! Wow, 2020 was a major curveball. Travel was upended in March due to COVID-19. During 2020 I was able to sneak in an international trip in February, but all my future travel plans were canceled and I needed to plan “safe” domestic trips. I flew 45,000 miles...

Alaska First Class A320 0

Alaska MVP Gold 75K Status Recap for 2019

I was very fortunate to hold Alaska MVP Gold 75K status from October 2018 until December 2019 via a status match from AA Executive Platinum. Alaska MVP Gold 75K status is their highest tier offering upgrades to First Class, Lounge passes, instant Premium Class upgrades at time of booking, no...

SFO 1

Happy New Year! 2019 Review

Happy New Year! During 2019 I was able to limit my business travel to just 3 trips domestically, but it was another busy year with over 80,000 miles of flying and visiting 7 countries. Below is an overview of my 2019 travels… Accommodations (22, 1 more than 2018): AC Hotel New...

REAL ID 0

Renewing your ID? Get the REAL ID

In less than 18 months, you will be required to present a REAL ID or passport at TSA checkpoints within the US for all flights. Your current non-REAL ID won’t be valid starting October 1st, 2020. If you are renewing your driver’s license, it’s worth the extra hassle to provide...

Rose Parade 2019 0

Happy New Year! 2018 Review

Happy New Year! During 2018 I was able to scale down business travel, but it was another busy year with over 80,000 miles of flying and visiting 13 countries. Below is an overview of my 2018 travel…   Hotel Stays (21, 3 less than 2017): ARIA Resort & Casino – Las...

Peterhof Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia 2

4 Year Anniversary

It’s been over 4 years since I started Palo Will Travel and I’ve enjoyed it every step of the way! I’ve made over 195 posts which is on average 1 post per week. Text messages from readers such as the ones below reassure me that this blog is making an...

JPY using Charles Schwab 0

Pro Tip: What to do with extra Foreign Cash?

Upon landing into a country, I typically take out local cash from an ATM using my Charles Schwab card and don’t always spend it all. What are my options to get rid of it? Options: You could spend the cash at the airport prior to departing the country (Excellent option...

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...