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 […]

In Search of the Big Five on a Micato Safari in the Masai Mara

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Natalie and I have only been on our Micato Safaris trip for 36 hours but we’ve already seen so much, it’s mind-blowing. It’s surreal to wake up in the bush of the Masai Mara in East Africa. My trip began when I met my wife in London’s Heathrow Airport; I had been in Southampton for […]

20 Reasons to Sail on Royal Princess

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Greetings from Princess Cruise Lines’ newest ship, the 3,560-passenger Royal Princess! I’m here in Southampton, England attending the inaugural celebrations, for which the ship received worldwide attention because its genius PR team pulled off an amazing coup. Somehow they managed to commission one of the world’s most intriguing people to be the ship’s Godmother. The Duchess of […]

The Duchess of Cambridge Names Royal Princess

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In a spectacular ceremony today in Southampton, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge named the new ship Royal Princess when she released a bottle of champagne that smashed against its hull. Standing on the naming platform with the ship’s Captain Tony Draper, The Duchess pronounced, “I name this ship Royal Princess. May God bless […]