Saturday, December 31, 2016

Travel + Leisure: How Airlines are Upgrading Business Class

I wrote up the business-class upgrades US airlines are adopting for Travel + Leisure this winter as well, and you can find it in the December issue of the magazine as well as online.

Business class is only going to get better! Image courtesy of American Airlines.
Fliers can expect better seats, bedding, menus, amenity kits, lounges and more. And it's about time! Read all about the changes in my article.

How Airlines are Upgrading Business Class With These Great Perks

Friday, December 30, 2016

The Points Guy: Exciting Hotels Opening in 2017

A new year means plenty of new hotels to check out around the globe, including some in South Africa, Laos, Tahiti and more.

There are 18 in particular that I'm personally looking forward to checking out at some point, but more are sure to come.

Read the full list on The Points Guy here: 18 Highly Anticipated Hotels Opening in 2017

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Bravo: My 12 Favorite Airline Business Class Experiences

For my latest Bravo JetSet piece, I got to write about some of the most wonderful experiences I've had in business class. To be honest, it was hard keeping the list to 12 since I've had some fantastic times in the skies.

But a lot of recent entries made my list, including Air France and KLM, not to mention old favorites like Air New Zealand and JAL.

For the full rundown, be sure to read my piece on Bravo.

12 Best Business-Class Experiences I've Ever Had... and How You Can Have Them Too

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Points Guy: 15 Places to Visit in 2017

For this year's round up of the best destinations of 2017 on The Points Guy, we span the globe from Bhutan and Mongolia to Malawi and the Maldives, and everywhere in between.

Take a look at the full list on The Points Guy.

15 Best Places to Visit in 2017

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

JustLuxe: Luxury Suites at the Pulitzer Amsterdam Hotel

For my latest JustLuxe piece, I stayed at the storied (and historical) Pulitzer Amsterdam hotel, which is comprised of 25 17th and 18th-century canal houses right in the heart of Amsterdam.

The regular rooms are gorgeous, but it's the specialty suites that are truly jaw-dropping. Here's your inside look at them.

Which Luxury Suite to Book at the Pulitzer Amsterdam Hotel

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Bloomberg: Avoid Winter Weather Travel Delays

Today, I put on my travel-expert cap for Bloomberg and wrote up all the ways you can avoid or deal with winter travel delays when they come up. And based on the series of storms we've seen so far in December, they're sure to come up!

You don't have to get stuck sleeping at the airport like me!
There are some obvious tips on the list, but surely some that you haven't thought of, so give it a read and see if it helps you the next time you're in a tight spot because of the weather.

Tips for Avoiding Winter Weather Delays and Canceled Flights

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Bloomberg: Airline and Hotel Elite Status Strategies For 2017

It's the end of the year, and that means a last-minute panic about elite-status qualification for 2017 as road warriors and leisure travelers alike wonder whether they've racked up the miles and hotel nights to maintain their current status.

But don't stress too much. Just use my list of handy tips and calls to action to make sure you get the status you deserve for next year and all the benefits that come with it.

A Travel Hacker's Guide to Elite Status in 2017 and Beyond

Monday, December 5, 2016

Bravo: Hospitalized Abroad

My latest for Bravo's JetSet is a fun little story (though it wasn't fun at the time!) about getting so sick I had to be hospitalized...and what every traveler can do to insure themselves on the road.

Read it here: Hospitalized Abroad and 3 Ways to Make Sure You're Covered

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Points Guy: Review of Singapore Airlines' New Premium Economy

Singapore Airlines just launched its new premium economy service aboard its 777-300ERs and eventually A380s.

I got to fly the new service just on a short hop from Singapore to Hong Kong and you can read my review of the experience on The Points Guy.

Review: Singapore Airlines 777-300ER Premium Economy