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

Bravo: The Best Southern Road Trip

This summer, I had the chance to take a road trip I've always wanted to...through the U.S. South. Over the course of about 10 days, I got to visit Asheville, Greenville, Charleston and Palmetto Bluff near Hilton Head.


During the trip, I ate, drank, and saw some amazing things. Read all about it in my most recent Bravo article.

The Perfect Southern Road Trip Itinerary

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

The Points Guy: Etihad First Class Apartment Review

Etihad's First Class Apartments are probably the nicest first class seats in the skies. In fact, they're suites. And though everything about them is over the top, including the price, you can actually book them using miles and a few other methods.


Read about my review of the experience on The Points Guy.

Flight Review: Etihad A380 The Apartment First Class

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