Travel Thoughts

June 5, 2020
Why Interacting with People and their Cultures Provides a More Enriching Travel Experience premium
The word “travel” is often associated with white sand beaches, iconic landmarks, or some of the world’s most beloved cities. Travel is so often associated with landscapes and famous sites that we can easily forget one of its most important aspects – the people who live in those places.
July 19, 2017
5 Best Cities in the World for Business Travelers premium
George Clooney’s character in “Up in the Air” gives a glimpse into the life of a frequent business traveler. Hundreds of thousands of miles accrued, airport lounge access, an expense account, and an overflowing stack of loyalty status cards are just a few of the perks. As a business traveler who enjoys collecting miles more […]
March 7, 2017
Sporting Events Worth Traveling for (Even if you’re not a Sports Fan) + Win a Trip to Europe premium
Obviously you know me as a travel writer, but what seems like many moons ago, I was a university athlete, high school basketball coach, and a ravenous sports fan. From American football to soccer and golf to tennis, much of my leisure time revolved around sports. Now, not so much, unless sports coincide with travel. […]
April 19, 2016
6 Events & Festivals worth Jet Setting around the World premium
From the sublime to the ridiculous, the world is filled with festivals, whether based on ancient traditions, religion, or simply for entertainment. My 100+ item to-do list is filled with some of these quintessential events. But which ones would I like to like to arrange a private jet, adding to the luxury of the experience? […]
Taste in Travel: Understanding Cultures through Food premium
The number of times I’ve been asked how I became a culinary {and travel} writer is too many to count. Frankly, I’m not exactly sure how to answer. Eating is an essential part of life, and I appreciate good food, whether it’s chicken and rice served from a Singaporean hawker stand or a perfect French […]
February 10, 2016
My 20 Favorite European Hotel Rooms {thus far} premium
Since I started this site in the fall of 2011, I’ve traveled to many incredible places and am slowly marking items off my 100+ item to do list. Throughout this time, I’ve fallen in love with hotels. In fact, this has become one of my favorite aspects of travel. It’s not just the perfectly made […]

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