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50,000 AAdvantage miles—for $1,475, or $89 and one purchase

American Airlines just sent me an email offering me the chance to "buy AAdvantage miles for [myself] or gift miles to a … Read More

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Joe's Stone Crab in Miami

Behind-the-Scenes at Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami

I was just in Miami to attend the South Beach Wine & Food Festival as a guest of Certified Angus Beef, … Read More

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10 Things to Do in Historic Mainz, Germany

Mainz Cathedral

Be prepared to walk in Germany, Germans are very practical, and everyone walks, no matter the weather. Luckily, my friend Jenny and I really love to walk and the historic part of western Germany known as Westphalia is perfect for meandering by foot, as we … Read More

Travel Video of the Week: Wingsuit Nut Flying Over Walenstadt, Switzerland


I used to dream of flying like Superman but somewhere along the way I developed a slight fear of heights, so I'll probably never find myself zipping up one of these wingsuits and jumping off a cliff. That said, I do enjoy watching the daredevils who do defy … Read More

Travel Website of the Week:

As most of you know, I hate resort fees. I just think they're sneaky. Not only do guests usually get dinged at check-in by them, and not only are they usually discovered too late to avoid paying them because they're buried in the fine print (which no one … Read More

Travel App of the Week: Silvercar


If you're planning on renting a car from any of these airports—Austin (AUS), Dallas Love Field (DAL), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Denver (DEN), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Phoenix (PHX) or San Francisco (SFO)—then I recommend you try out Silvercar. I haven’t … Read More

Travel Tip of the Day: Get 50,000 US Airways/American Airlines Miles for Under $90

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Get 50,000 US Airways/American Airlines Miles for Under $90 If you ask me, one of the best deals in travel right now is the US Airways® Premier World MasterCard®, which is offering 50,000 bonus miles after your first purchase and payment of the $89 annual … Read More

Santa Fe, New Mexico, Part 1: The Sante Fe Independent Film Festival

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

This is the first in Dennis Kamoen's five-part series about Santa Fe, New Mexico, which he discovered on a visit to the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. Tune in tomorrow for the next chapter. Says Dennis: "My trip to Santa Fe is about discovering a … Read More

5 Tips to Help Ease Your Fears About Renting a Vacation Home

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With the growth of websites like and the overall vacation rental industry over the last 10 years, it’s no surprise that more than ever, families and groups of friends are choosing to stay in a whole home when traveling. Not only do vacation home … Read More

Travel Tip of the Day: Hire a Photographer on Vacation


Hire a Photographer on Vacation Many traveling couples go on vacation and come home to realize that they don’t have any decent photos together. Well, here’s the solution: Hire a photographer to arrange a photoshoot during your travels. My recommendation: … Read More