I Get to Take My First Real Business Trip

I Get to Take My First Real Business Trip

If you’ve read my small “About” section then you probably know that I spend the majority of my hours working as a Commercial Banker and not a travel blogger. Since I work for a local bank I hardly ever have to do any traveling. Instead, I spend the majority of my work days in my office or driving around town to visit clients.

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Travel Tools: Mobile Passport

Travel Tools: Mobile Passport

I started my “Travel Tools” series to try and improve YOUR travel experience. I want to keep you up-to-date on the travel apps and services that can help make your travel experience more enjoyable. In my last two installments I discussed the benefits of tracking your loyalty programs through Award Wallet and I explained how to use FlightAware’s free flight tracking service. This week I want to take a closer look at the Mobile Passport.

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2018 Travel Plans: Budapest, Hungary

2018 Travel Plans: Budapest, Hungary

A couple of weeks ago I asked you guys to help me decide which city I should visit in Europe. I got some great feedback and want to thank those of you that reached out to me with your suggestions. After much deliberation Elizabeth and I decided that we’re going to visit Budapest, Hungary this fall! Budapest was towards the top of our list initially and it just happened to fit perfectly into our schedule and our price range.

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Travel Tools: FlightAware

Travel Tools: FlightAware

I think the key to an enjoyable travel experience is being informed. People tend to have their worst experiences when a flight is unexpectedly delayed or cancelled and they have no idea what to do next. This lack of information is the exact reason I started writing my "Travel Tools" posts. My goal with these posts is to provide you with some tools that keep you informed and help streamline your travel experience.

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Travel Tools: AwardWallet

Travel Tools: AwardWallet

I think a lot of people get deterred from collecting miles and points because they don't realize how much work is truly involved. It can become quite the balancing act when you're trying to manage thousands of miles/points across a handful of different loyalty programs. Well thanks to AwardWallet, that balancing act just got a heck of a lot easier.

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Review: JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central

Review: JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central

Our flight on Delta's brand new A350 landed in Beijing just after 3:00 PM. Elizabeth and I made our way through immigration, customs, and then to the official taxi queue. I did some research prior to our arrival and found out that it’s best to have the address of your hotel in Chinese symbols to avoid confusion. Luckily, a representative from the JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central had e-mailed me before our stay and their address was listed in his signature. Elizabeth and I printed it off, gave it to our taxi driver, and it worked like a charm.

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How to Take Advantage of Changes to a Flight Schedule

How to Take Advantage of Changes to a Flight Schedule

Have you ever felt that little moment of panic after you receive an e-mail about a change to your flight schedule? For those two minutes you think your trip is a ruined and all hope is lost. After you realize there was only a 15 minute change to your arrival time, then the panic subsides and you move on, right? Wrong . This is where the savvy traveler takes advantage.

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I'm Ditching the Carry-On Roller Bag for Good!

I'm Ditching the Carry-On Roller Bag for Good!

Just the other day I thought to myself "Gosh, those carry-on roller bags are such a pain in the a**." There's nothing worse than dragging that thing around an airport or through a new city. That's when I decided to try the backpack only approach.

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