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 itโ€™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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2018 Travel Plans: Beijing, China

2018 Travel Plans: Beijing, China

China has been at the top of my "Bucket List" for awhile. I tentatively planned to visit in 2016, but things fell through and I ended up going to Sydney, Australia instead. Well, I've finally made good on my promise to get back. Elizabeth and I are all booked to go to Beijing in April!

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Review: Etihad First Class A380 Abu Dhabi to New York

Review: Etihad First Class A380 Abu Dhabi to New York

If you ask any travel blogger in the industry, they'll all agree, Etihad's A380 First Class Apartments are one of the best first class products in the world. So much so, that I booked a trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi just to fly this particular product home.

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2017 Year in Review

2017 Year in Review

Thanks again for making Passenger Poldberg such a success. Not only does it serve as my own personal travel journal, but I also get to help you guys improve your own travel experiences along the way. If you like what I'm doing, please continue to read and share with your friends and family. Happy new year!

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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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Check Out My Feature on UpgradedPoints.com

Check Out My Feature on UpgradedPoints.com

About a month ago Erin and Alex Miller from UpgradedPoints.com reached out to see if I was interested in feature for their "Real Redemptions Series." They wanted to know about my most epic points redemption and how I did it. I was pumped that someone wanted to feature my travels on their own blog so I agreed without hesitation.

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