13 Best Holiday Travel Gift Guides of 2013

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It’s that time of year again! Black Friday officially kicked off the holiday shopping season and it seems like travel-related holiday gift guides are popping up everywhere. I’ve created a travel gift guide myself but I’ve also spent some time looking at plenty of others and there are lots of great gift suggestions out there. […]

Michaela’s Map | Milano, Italy: Money Can Buy Access

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Michaela Guzy, Founder of OhThePeopleYouMeet.com, shopping designer Corto Moltedo’s signature clutches. Story & photos by: Michaela Guzy, Founder of OhThePeopleYouMeet.com & Michaela’s Map I am always on the search for insider experiences—especially in better-known destinations. Recently I was introduced to the founder of Mr. Aristotle, which features over 300 unique insider things to do in over […]

Using Points for Presents – Advice for a Reader

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As one of 12 American Express Membership Rewards experts in the #PointsForPresents program, I found a reader who needed help finding ways to use their Membership Rewards points on holiday presents. James M. from Los Angeles asked me this: “I would love to find some great, not terribly expensive, holiday deal for me and my two […]

Points for Presents – Using Membership Rewards for Holiday Shopping

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Can you believe it’s that exciting time of year when we gather with friends and family to celebrate the season, forget about our diets, and of course, make a mad dash to the mall to buy gifts. Thanks to American Express for helping to ease the pain of shopping by allowing their Cardmembers to earn and use Membership Rewards points. You probably already know you can earn points for almost […]

Quirky Cleveland: Big Fun

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The plaque outside Big Fun fittingly reads that it’s listed on the National Registry of Hysterical Places. From the extremely wacky to the mildly inappropriate, Big Fun is a “a warehouse of nerda-bilia and nostalgia.” Everything and anything from your childhood can and will be found. Don’t think there’s a store that carries that vintage He-Man lunchbox […]

Top 10 Family Fun Activities In Laguna Beach

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When my wife, Cindy, and I traveled to what is arguably California’s #1 romantic getaway, we took along our four-year old son Ben. Much to our delight, Laguna Beach also proved to be an incredible family vacation destination. Here are 10 of our favorite family activities: 1) Dana Wharf Whale Watching Cruise: Leaving from nearby Dana Point, this two-hour […]

Insider City Guide: Nairobi, Kenya – From Extreme Rags to Riches

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Kibera Slum, Nairobi, Kenya. The largest slum in Kenya and second in Africa. Michaela Guzy, Found of OhThePeopleYouMeet.com, from Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi is a city of the most extreme diversity.  After weeks in the bush, it felt great to wash off the dirt and wear the limited non-safari gear in my bag.  Admittedly, Nairobi gets a […]

Bangkok, Thailand

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Floating Markets, fabulous seafood, vegetables and fruit, the world’s best massages for under $10, Buddhas everywhere – we must be in Bangkok! GETTING THERE I have to be honest, I was nervous about flying to Thailand. Not just about being cramped in a metal tube for hours on end, but because I had never been […]