Monday, August 31, 2015

The Points Guy: Top Ways to Fly to Asia in First Class

I fly a lot. Like really a lot. But that also means I get to try the newest first and business class seats all the time, which is one of my favorite parts of the job. In my latest The Points Guy post, I get to compare the best options for flying first class to Asia, so read on for some drool-worthy pictures of the seats on Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and more...

Top 5 Ways to Fly to Asia in First Class

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Los Angeles Confidential Magazine: Lunch Bowls

Forget food trucks and the paleo diet. The newest dining trend in LA is the bowl. All the fresh ingredients, fancy flavors and healthy options you want in one big, inclusive dish.

Here are some of the best (and healthiest) options in town, and the power players you're likely to see munching on them: Lunch Bowls Are On Trend in LA

Monday, August 17, 2015

Los Angeles Times Travel: Travel Credit Cards and Your FICO Score

One of the concerns many people seem to have about applying for points-earning credit cards is how those applications might affect their credit score, or FICO.

The interesting thing is, though credit card applications do affect your FICO score, it's not in the way you might think, and carrying multiple credit cards over time (and responsibly) might actually raise your score.

Find out more in my most recent LA Times Travel article: What Really Happens To Your FICO Score When You Cancel A Credit Card?

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Points Guy: Hotel Review Andaz Amsterdam

One of the hotel stays I was most looking forward to on my recent trip through Europe was a couple nights at the Andaz Amsterdam booked using my Hyatt points.

The hotel, one of the city's newest, is beautiful, in a great location and a great points value. Read my full review for the details.

Hotel Review: Andaz Amsterdam

Friday, August 7, 2015

Frontiers: Best of Gay LA Restaurants and Bars

It's time for Frontiers Magazine's Best of Gay LA issue...

And for my contribution, I wrote up the exciting new restaurants. Check the full list out here: BOGLA Food & Drink

The Points Guy: Flight Review Qatar Airways Business Class

I love trying out new airlines and new business-class seats, and I got to do both (for an amazing mileage redemption) on Qatar Airways' new 787-8 from Singapore to Doha last month.

You can read my full review on The Points guy.

Flight Review: Qatar Airways 787-8 Business Class