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Traveling with Friends: How to Avoid Disaster

A few years ago, one night over dinner with some friends with whom I shared a love of gourmet food, sushi, great cocktails, politics, and movies, we realized that in all the years we’d known each other, we had never taken a trip together. As we all had lots of points and miles saved, we […]

The Best Neighborhoods for Your Visit

Posted: 5/16/24 | May 16th, 2024 I love visiting San Francisco. It boasts amazing food (especially in Chinatown, Japantown, and the Mission), lots of gorgeous hiking trails, and plenty of top-notch attractions that make passing the time here a breeze (don’t miss visiting Alcatraz during your visit!). While it’s not very big, choosing the right […]

The 8 Best Hotels in Paris (Updated 2024)

Posted: 3/7/24 | March 7th, 2024 Paris is one of my favorite cities in the world. It’s a city I’ve visited countless times, I lived there, I’ve run tours there. I’m one of those people who thinks it lives up to all the hype. But, it’s also a huge, sprawling city with 20 different neighborhoods […]

27 Best Holiday Gifts for Travelers in 2023

Last Updated: 10/30/23 | October 30th, 2023 Travelers can be a fickle group of people to buy gifts for. We’re constantly coming and going, we usually don’t carry a lot of stuff with us, and no two travelers are alike. Finding the perfect gift for the traveler in your life can be tricky. While a […]

How to Travel on a Budget in 2023

Last Updated: 9/4/23 | September 4th, 2023 Travel has become really expensive. Post-COVID, the entire world seems to be traveling again and prices just keep rising. I am astonished at how high they have gotten. But it’s a product of rising costs and out of control demand. Everyone just wants to travel. We’re all looking […]

6 Cheap (and Best) Ways to Travel Europe in 2023

Last Updated: 5/13/2023 | May 13th, 2023 Traveling around Europe can be expensive. Airfare, high-speed and overnight trains, ferries — they all eat into your limited (and precious) travel budget. Fortunately, there are alot of ways to get around Europe on a budget. The sharing economy, new bus options, discounted train passes, and lots of […]

10 Travel Hacking Mistakes to Avoid

Posted: 2/23/23 | February 23rd, 2023 I’m a huge fan of travel hacking. It’s transformed my travels and saved me thousands of dollars over the years. Travel hacking is the art of signing up for travel credit cards and collecting points and miles that you can cash in for free flights, flight upgrades, hotel stays, […]

The Best Neighborhoods for Your Visit

Posted: 2/24/2023 | February 24th, 2023 Located on a high Andean plateau at 2,640 meters (8,660 feet) above sea level, Bogotá is the third-highest capital city in the world (after Quito and La Paz). Most travelers usually bypass it in favor of the popular digital nomad hot spot of Medellín or the coastal city of […]