How to: Sleep on a plane

How to: Sleep on a plane

I fly over 175,000 miles a year and I’ve seen all kinds of methods and contraptions that passengers use to try and sleep better on airplanes. Everyone is different but flying as much as I do, I know what works. Here are 10 ways to help you sleep on a plane. 1. Sleeping pills I […]

LAX: The perfect long layover

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Just five miles from Los Angeles International Airport is one of the best beach communities in all of America.  I live just five miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) so I know what I would do if I had a long layover there. I always tell my friends and family transferring through LAX on […]

British Airways’ New A380 LAX-LHR Red Carpet Route

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On September 24, British Airways (BA) launched their inaugural A380 (the largest commercial jetliner today) service between Los Angeles and London Heathrow, and I was extremely fortunate to have been an invited guest on that flight—and even luckier to sit up front in one of their First class open suites. Below are some of the plane’s features and […]

How to Get Upgraded to First Class

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Everyone always asks me how they can get upgraded into business or first class. If I had the fool-proof answer, I would be rich—really rich. Unfortunately, since the airlines have cut capacity and taken away much of their agents’ control, times have changed. No longer can you just flash a business card or sweet-talk your […]

How to Breeze Through Security and Immigration Lines

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Want to breeze through security and immigration lines? Listen up. Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. It’s open to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, Dutch citizens, South Korean citizens and Mexican nationals. Canadian citizens and residents […]

12 Reasons to Take a Scenic River Cruise in Europe

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River cruising is one of the fastest-growing segments of the travel industry, so recently I decided it was time for me to put away my “only for old people” stereotype and check it out. I jumped at the first invite I received, which was to join Scenic Cruises on a seven-day trip up the Danube. Note: The […]

Serengeti Balloon Safari

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My first day in Tanzania was incredible … more than I could have anticipated or imagined! My wife Natalie and I woke up super early in one of the comfortable beds at the Four Seasons Serengeti Lodge to meet the rest of our group in the lobby at 4am. (We’re on a sponsored Micato Safaris […]

First Look at Richard Branson’s Mahali Mzuri Kenya Safari Camp

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Jambo! I have the honor to be among the first guests to stay at Sir Richard Branson’s Mahali Mzuri Kenya Safari Camp. It’s located in the Motorogi Conservancy in the Masai Mara in Kenya. The 12 unique tents sort of resemble the shape of a spaceship … and are making ordinary safari lodges extraordinary. Not […]