Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Points Guy: How To Use Miles Destination Series

I've been writing a series of posts this spring on The Points Guy about how to use your miles to get to various destinations, including strategies for booking awards, the airlines that fly to each place, and where to look for tickets.



I'll just include the links to all of them so far here, including:

Buenos Aires
Istanbul
Sydney
Tokyo

Monday, April 27, 2015

LA Confidential Magazine Food Features

I figured I'd consolidate my articles from the recent issues of Los Angeles Confidential, since there have been quite a few, and rather than posting them one by one, I would just present them here as a list.

It's been a busy, food-filled spring, and I've written articles on everything from the usual goings-on around town to the best places to get seafood in Manhattan Beach, to off-menu items only those in the know can order like the caviar burger at Petrossian.



Here's what I've been up to on the LA food scene lately.

Off-Menu Favorites at Celebrity-Loved Restaurants

In Manhattan Beach, Seafood Reigns Supreme



Where to Find LA's Fanciest Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Sunday, April 12, 2015

LA Tmes Travel: Avoiding Lap-Child Airline Fees

My next LA Times Travel section article is a good one for new parents to take heed of. You might not know it, but airlines will charge you extra for bringing junior along, even if he/she doesn't have a seat of his/her own. That's usually not the case with domestic travel, but as soon as you cross the border, plan to pay!



Here are some of the things you should know, and some ways to avoid fees that can range up into the hundreds or even thousands of dollars!

More For Your Money: Avoiding Lap-Child Sticker Shock on International Flights