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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 […]

Travel Contests: October 18, 2017 – Taiwan, St. Lucia, Italy, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to St. Lucia; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; San Francisco, California; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; New York City; Miami, Florida; Taiwan; Italy; 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 […]

Travel Contests: October 11, 2017 – Paris, Africa, Mexico, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Paris, France; Tlaxcala, Mexico; Botswana & Zambia; Cape Town, South Africa; Mount Kilimanjaro; Las Vegas, Nevada; 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 […]

Japan Airlines JAL First Class Lounge Tokyo Haneda HND review

After enjoying my layover in Tokyo, I headed back to Tokyo Haneda for my flight to San Francisco. I was flying on Japan Airlines in First Class on an American Airlines award ticket. Thanks to being in first class, I had access to the JAL First Class Lounge Tokyo Haneda. I checked in to my […]

Travel Contests: October 4, 2017 – Croatia, Mexico, Paris, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Choice Hotels; Playa del Carmen, Mexico; Croatia; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Paris, France; Hawaii; and more. Good luck & be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter so you don’t miss any contests! Win a Choice Hotels road trip $1,000 Choice Hotels® Gift Card $8,500 […]

The best craft beer in Tromsø, Norway

High above the Arctic Circle, Tromsø, Norway is known for its seasonal extremes – polar night in the winter, and midnight sun in the summer. In December, I visited Tromsø in search of the Northern Lights. While I was there, I also checked out some great places to drink craft beer in Tromsø. Being Norway, […]