11 Reasons to Stay at the Delray Sands Resort

Delray Sands Resort pool

I just returned from checking out South Florida’s newest hotel! I was able to make it down for the Delray Sands Resort’s grand opening celebration last Thursday night, to which they invited me and a few other bloggers. The new hotel just completed an extensive renovation and when you walk through the lobby doors, you’d never […]

Johnny Jet’s 2015 Flights

American HNL-LAX

Miles Flown: 11,040 Segments: 6 Carriers: 3 (American, Air Canada, Envoy) Countries: 2 (USA, Canada) States: 5 (Hawaii, California, Florida, New York, Connecticut) 1/4/15 HNL-LAX = 2,550 (American*) 1/11/15 LAX-YYZ = 2,170 (American) 1/14/15 YYZ-PBI = 1,170 (Air Canada) 1/17/15 PBI-LAX = 2,320 (American) 1/22/15 LAX-JFK = 2,475  (American*) 1/25/15 LGA-YYZ = 355   (American*)  

My 2014 SPG Amex Holiday Challenge

Aloha Sheraton Kona

If you couldn’t tell by now, I’m a big fan of the Starwood Preferred Guest credit card from American Express. In fact, every traveler I know who has the card loves it because of its perks like redeeming Starpoints for free flights on over 150 airlines with no blackout dates or transferring Starpoints to nearly […]

My Trip To Washington DC for the White House Travel Bloggers Summit

DCA at Christmas

If you’re following me on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter then you know I just returned from our nation’s capital to take part in the White House Travel Blogger Summit on Study Abroad and Global Citizenship. Here’s how my trip panned out. Natalie and I flew in a few days early so she could see some […]

Del Mar Racetrack for My Dad’s Birthday

Del Mar Racetrack

I talked my dad into coming to California for the winter since Connecticut is no place for someone in their eighties. A few days after he arrived, it was his birthday, and so I wanted to do something special. Last year for his 85th I took him to Las Vegas since he loves to gamble—blackjack, craps, […]

Why You Should Always Wear Sunscreen…and Not Just On Vacation

Mohs Lip Surgery

“What the hell is that on your lip?” my brother asks, while I’m visiting my dad in Connecticut. Truth is, I’d been wondering the same thing a couple of weeks earlier, when I spotted the white, pinhead-sized spot, smack in the center of my lower lip. My brother, a mouth cancer survivor, said I should […]

31 Reasons to Stay at Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu

Turtle Bay Resort

Aloha! I was recently invited to attend the “re-opening” of the Turtle Bay Resort on “Oahu’s fabled North Shore”—and I found the property so amazing that instead of my usual 10, I’ve included 31 reasons to stay at Turtle Bay Resort (TBR): 1. Location Turtle Bay Resort is just a 55-minute ride from Honolulu’s International […]

10 Reasons to Stay at Terranea Resort

Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, California

Thirty minutes south of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on the Palos Verdes Peninsula coast lies arguably the most beautiful piece of land in the United States. I know this because I spent my sophomore year (pic below) at then Marymount College Palos Verdes (now Marymount California University), living in an apartment complex next door […]