Travel Tip of the Day: Avoid Newark Airport This Summer (If You Can)

Newark

Avoid Newark Airport This Summer (If You Can) If you’ll be traveling this summer, I’d suggest avoiding Newark Liberty International Airport if you can as they’ll be closing their Air Train (which connects the airport to the city) between May 1-July 15. That’s during summer’s peak travel season! What were they thinking? Even Amtrak won’t […]

Travel Scams Mentioned on The Social TV Show

Toronto | April 15

I’m in Toronto right now, where yesterday I was a guest on The Social, which is Canada’s version of The View. It was fun—even though it was freezing out! Can you believe the temperature went from 72F to 18F (and snow) in about 36 hours? Yikes! Here’s a link to the segment, in which I […]

39 Reasons to Stay at the Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa in Australia

Albino Wallaroo at Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort

I got invited by Destination NSW (tourism marketing company for the state of New South Wales) to go to Sydney, Australia and witness the first two games (and Opening Day) of the 2014 Major League Baseball season between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was an historic occasion, as the first-ever MLB […]

Malaysia Airlines MH370 Resource Page

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We are all deeply disturbed, saddened and puzzled about what happened to Malaysia Airlines MH370, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Below I have compiled a resource page to help you stay updated on the story. On a personal note, I’ve flown Malaysia Airlines several times (links below) and I have always had a pleasant […]

How to Earn 40,000 Bonus Miles

Honolulu, HI | Jan 2

It’s really a no-brainer because 40,000 bonus miles equals $400 off your next trip! This is card has been consistently ranked at the top of the best travel credit cards for the last several months from all the experts — including TIME Magazine! Why? Because the Barclaycard Arrival(TM) World MasterCard® – Earn 2x on All Purchases since […]

12 Ways to Find Cheap Flights

Cheap flights

One of the most common questions I get is this “How can I find cheap flights?” It’s not rocket science—all it takes is some due diligence and time. Here are my 11 best ways to find cheap flights: 1. Be flexible The key to finding cheap flights is to be flexible with your days. If you aren’t flexible, […]

Why You Want to Get Bumped Off Your Next Flight (and How to Do It)

Getting bumped

In this week’s weekly newsletter (here’s how to sign up), I mentioned that this past week, my wife and I went to Hawaii to take part in Starwood’s Holiday Challenge. We were supposed to head back to L.A. but felt four days in paradise just wasn’t enough. So we extended our stay—initially, by only two […]

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 […]