Friday, August 26, 2016

Bloomberg: Scoring Airline First Class Upgrades

Getting an airline upgrade is one of the most arcane aspects of travel. No one ever seems to be completely sure about who is prioritized or how.

Well, I take most of the guesswork out of it for you with my latest Bloomberg piece...though don't get me wrong, there is still plenty of complexity and uncertainty!

How to get a First Class Upgrade Every Time

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Frontiers Magazine: Sri Lanka

As you can tell by looking at some of my recent articles, I absolutely loved Sri Lanka when I visited earlier this year, and have been writing about it ever since.

My latest is a great little feature for Frontiers that provides a handy itinerary for first-time visitors.

Your Guide to Spectacular Sri Lanka

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Frontiers Magazine: Adventure Travel

Though you'll usually spot me at restaurants and wineries, and a museum or two, I absolutely love the outdoors and adventure destinations. That's why I was thrilled to get this assignment from Frontiers Magazine to cover some of the most exciting thrill-seeker spots around the globe.

In it, I cover everywhere from Montana to Mongolia, plus Botswana, Greenland and Australia.

5 Vacation Spots for the Adventurous Man

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

National Geographic Traveler: Maldives

My next National Geographic Traveler article is about one of the world's great ends-of-the-earth destinations, the Maldives.

Most people think of this tiny island nation as a once-in-a-lifetime getaway, and yes, everyone there seems to be on their honeymoon. But it's easier to get there than you think, and once you do, there is plenty to see and experience.

Know Before You Go: Maldives

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Bloomberg: Booking Etihad First Class with Miles

As you might know, I like airline miles and I like first class. My first piece for Bloomberg combines my two passions in one useful road map for using miles to book one of the best first-class seats in the world: Etihad's Apartment.

How You Can Book Etihad's First Class Apartment With Miles

Monday, July 18, 2016

LA Times: Travel Credit Cards and Authorized Users

There are lots of reasons you might or might not want to add others as authorized users to your credit cards.

It can help them establish credit and help you rack up the points and miles faster. But there are caveats as well. Learn more in my most recent LA Times piece.

More for your Money: Trusting Someone Else With Your Credit Card May Prove Rewarding

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

National Geographic Traveler: Zambia

My next National Geographic Traveler article is on one of my favorite all-time destinations, Zambia.

Waterfalls, safaris, amazing people and arts. It's a phenomenal destination. Check it out here...

Know Before You Go: Zambia

Friday, June 24, 2016

Bravo: The World's Best Hotels to Myself

I got to have a little fun with my latest Bravo piece and write a first-person essay about some of my more luxurious travel experiences...and what it's actually like being waited on hand and foot.

The short version: unnerving but awesome.

How I Got the World's Best Hotels All to Myself - And You Can Too!

LA Times: Staying Fit on the Road

People ask me all the time how I manage to stay fit and healthy when I travel (and eat!) so much.

Well, here are the answers all in my latest LA Times  article.

Vacation is no Excuse: 14 Ways to Stick to your Fitness Goals on the Road

Monday, June 13, 2016

Bravo: Business Class Upgrades

Sick of flying in the back of the plane? There's no reason you have to!

For my latest Bravo feature, I give you all kinds of tips and tricks for "turning left" and joining the jetsetters at the pointy end of the plane.

9 Hacks for Flying Business Class or Better Without A Celeb Budget

Bravo: First Class Tricks

Everyone wants to fly first class, but not everyone knows how easy it is to do, if you just keep a few simple things in mind.

Here's my latest Bravo article on the best first-class experiences I've had, and how I've used miles, upgrades and auction bids to get them!

How I Got To Fly 6 of the World’s Best First-Class Cabins — And You Can Too

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Bravo: The World's Best Overwater Bungalows

The waves lapping under your floor, nothing but ocean till the horizon...staying in an overwater bungalow is one of the top travel experiences.

For my latest Bravo feature, I take you around the world to explore some of the globe's most gorgeous overwater accommodations.

9 Overwater Villas So Stunning You'll Cry

Monday, May 9, 2016

Travel + Leisure: How To Join The Mile-High Club

For my first Travel + Leisure story, I wrote about a travel topic on everyone's mind: how to join the mile-high club.

Just kidding! But we've all considered it. Here's the scoop on its supposed origins and insider tips from flight attendants (seriously!) on how you can join it without getting into trouble.

How To Join The Mile-High Club...If You Dare!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Travel + Leisure: How to Travel To Europe on Miles

Using your airline miles to get to Europe without shelling out hundreds of thousands of them, or paying steep taxes, is one of frequent flying's holy grails.

But my latest Travel + Leisure article gives you some ideas and advice about how to spend those miles wisely and get where you need to go.

How to Travel to Europe on Miles

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Bravo: World's Best Safari Camps

Though I've only gotten to go on safari a handful of times, it's one of my absolute favorite travel experiences.

Here are my picks of the best places to go on safari yourself, from Africa and Asia to Australia and India.

The World's 10 Most Luxurious Safari Camps