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Travel Contests: November 22, 2017 – Peru, Fiji, Star Wars, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Peru; Thailand; San Francisco, California to see the new Star Wars film; New Orleans, Louisiana; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; the Galapagos Islands; Fiji; and more. Good luck & be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter so you don’t miss any contests and please share […]

The top things to do during Christmas & New Year’s in London

For those who want to spend the holidays traveling, big cities such as London tend to be a solid bet. With enough locals & visitors around, there are always plenty of activities to do, and nothing ever shuts down completely. I spent last Christmas & New Year’s in London, hanging out with friends & experiencing […]

Attending an Arsenal match at Emirates Stadium

As coverage of the English Premier League in the United States has improved, I became a bigger fan of the sport & the league. After a couple of years of not choosing a particular team to become a fan of, a few years back I finally picked a favorite team: Arsenal. During my trip to […]

Travel Contests: November 15, 2017 – Bali, Paris, Thailand

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Park City, Utah; Bali, Indonesia; Paris, France; Antigua & Barbuda; Thailand; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Los Angeles, California; Florence, Italy; Nashville, Tennessee; New York City; and more. Good luck & be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter so you don’t miss any contests […]

How to keep Wyndham Rewards points from expiring

Wyndham Rewards is an interesting hotel program. With every redemption costing 15,000 points per night, there are a few great values out there. That said, those locations might not fit with your travel plans, so it’s possible you’ll have points sitting around for a while. Be careful though, as those points can expire. Here are […]

House Spirits Distillery Portland PDX Priority Pass review

The final stop on my tour of the Priority Pass locations in Portland was House Spirits Distillery. This is perhaps the most unique Priority Pass location in the world. While most places are airline lounges, and a few in the expanding portfolio are restaurants or markets like Capers Cafe Le Bar or Capers Market, House […]

Travel Contests: November 8, 2017 – Thailand, Italy, London, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Thailand; Riviera Maya, Mexico; Telluride, Colorado; Lake Tahoe, California; Prague, Czechia; Lucca, Italy; London, England; New York City; and more. Good luck & be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter so you don’t miss any contests and please share this post with friends […]

The best craft beer in Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow is a city that is near and dear to my heart. I lived there for a couple of years in college, so I go back every year or so. Over the years, my friends there have introduced me to the Scottish craft beer scene. It’s interesting to go back now, knowing that my first […]

Capers Market Portland PDX Priority Pass review

The excellent rapid expansion of the Priority Pass offerings at Portland International Airport includes Capers Market. Capers Market is a unique store that sells mostly local items from Portland and the surrounding area. There is also a bar with fresh seafood. I visited Capers Market after visiting Capers Cafe Le Bar. Capers Market is located […]

Travel Contests: November 1, 2017 – Sweden, Iceland, Peru, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Mammoth Mountain, California; Iceland; Gothenburg, Sweden; Peru; Yellowstone National Park; and more. Good luck & be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter so you don’t miss any contests and please share this post with friends who might take you along if they win! […]

Top things to do during the Polar Night in Tromsø, Norway

From November 27th to January 14th, the sun never rises in Tromsø, Norway. During the shortest days, there is only a little bit of light in the sky during the day, putting the city a brief twilight in between long periods of darkness. However, this time of year is actually still busy in Tromsø. Unlike the […]

Minute Suites Dallas-Fort Worth DFW Terminal A review

While most travelers are familiar with the concept of airline lounges, there’s a new idea that’s beginning to gain popularity: private airport relaxation suites. Minute Suites are one of the companies that are offering these private mini-lounges. During a 3 hour layover, I checked out the Minute Suites Dallas-Fort Worth DFW Terminal A. The Minute Suites […]

Capers Cafe Le Bar Portland PDX Priority Pass review

Over the last few months, Portland International Airport has become the best airport in the United States for using Priority Pass. Priority Pass members can visit several different locations at PDX for free. While waiting for a flight one afternoon, I visited 3 different places that take Priority Pass at PDX. The first of these […]

Travel Contests: October 25, 2017 – Japan, St. Croix, Los Angeles, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to St. Croix; the Garagiste Wine Festival in Paso Robles, California; Los Angeles; Tokyo, Japan; Kyoto, Japan; New York City; Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama; London, England; Italy; and more. Good luck & be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter so you don’t miss […]

A trip to South Korea & Japan – Introduction

In September-October 2016, I traveled to South Korea for the first time. On my way, I also decided to visit Japan for a few days. My flights were mostly booked with American Airlines AAdvantage miles. I flew in first class between San Francisco & Tokyo in both directions thanks to mileage awards. I then spent […]