The Seattle Seahawks’ 2014 Victory Parade

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I was in Seattle last week to witness SilkAir welcome its first Boeing 737-800 but as luck would have it I was also able to catch the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl win and victory parade while I was there! Unfortunately, it was unseasonably cold and because the parade started really late and I was dressed inappropriately, watched […]

Why I Will Never Eat at Wake Up Cafe in Hanalei on the Island of Kauai, Hawaii

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We spent the first two nights on Kauai as part of Starwood’s Holiday Challenge (here’s my story). We had a fantastic time except the part where we wasted 40 minutes of our lives at the Wake Up Café—the hostess was so rude we walked out and she compelled me to write a negative review of […]

2014: A Year in Photos

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Miles Flown: 43,985 Segments: 20 Carriers: 9 (United, Air Canada, American, Delta, SkyWest, Endeavor Air, Hawaiian Airlines, Qantas, Air France) Countries: 5 (USA, Canada, Australia, France, Italy) States: 7 (HI, CA, NY, CT, MN, WA, MI)

Johnny Jet’s 2014 Flights

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Miles Flown: 43,985 Segments: 20 Carriers: 9 (United, Air Canada, American, Delta, SkyWest, Endeavor Air, Hawaiian Airlines, Qantas, Air France) Countries: 5 (USA, Canada, Australia, France, Italy) States: 7 (HI, CA, NY, CT, MN, WA, MI) 1/9/14 HNL-LAX = 2,556 (United*) 1/24/14 LAX-YYZ = 2,170 (Air Canada*) 1/25/14 YYZ-LGA = 355 (American*) 1/28/14 LGA-MSP = 1,020 (Delta*) 1/30/14 MSP-LAX = 1,530 […]

Powerscourt Hotel in Ireland is now part of the Autograph Collection

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When my wife and I were both asked to speak at the TBEX conference in Dublin, Ireland, we didn’t want to just pop over the pond and return. So we made a week of it—it was Natalie’s first trip to Ireland and her birthday, after all. We began the trip in Belfast, Northern Ireland and […]

Merrion Hotel: Dublin’s Best Hotel

The Merrion Hotel

When my wife Natalie and I visited Dublin to speak at TBEX, we stayed at the Merrion Hotel, known as Dublin’s nicest hotel. We were not disappointed. Here are 8 things to know and love about The Merrion Hotel. 1. It’s one of the city’s best hotels The Merrion Hotel is known for being one […]

What To Do: Weather Delays and Flight Cancellations

Weather Delays and Flight Cancellations

Here are my go-to tips, websites and apps for all you need to know about weather delays and cancelations: 1. Research: I don’t leave home without knowing the weather where I am and where I’m going—including at layover airports. I use Weather.com and this handy traveler’s weather page I made that even includes the turbulence forecast. If […]

11 Tips For Traveling During Cold and Flu Season

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There’s nothing worse than being sick, except for being sick away from home. And unfortunately, it happened to me a couple times this past year. The good news to come out of these nasty bugs is that I learned some valuable tips—the 11 below—that I can now pass on to you to help minimize your […]