Category Archives: Trip Reports

My Latest Obsession: Listening to BoardingArea Bloggers on NowBoarding Podcast

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and any other shopping holiday I missed (RIP Small Business Saturday).  Over the last few days, I have been binge watching listening to the new NowBoarding Podcast, hosted by Ed Pizza from Pizza in Motion.  The weekly series has 21 episodes as of today, November 27.  Each episode is roughly 30 minutes long where Ed interviews various bloggers from BoardingArea and TravelUpdate.  You can listen to the podcasts for free online or via iTunes.

  • God Save the Points – Gilbert Ott – NB 001
  • Le Chic Geek – Jeanne Hoffman – NB 002
  • The Gate – Brian Cohen – NB 003
  • Angelina Travels – Angelina Aucello – NB 004
  • The Short Final – Dominic Perilli – NB 005
  • Wandering Aramean – Seth Miller – NB 006
  • Rapid Travel Chai – Stefan Krasowski – NB 007
  • One Mile At A Time – Tiffany Funk – NB 008
  • Heels First Travel – Keri Anderson – NB 009
  • BaldThoughts – Lee Huffman – NB 010
  • Running with Miles – Charlie Barkowski – NB 011
  • No Mas Coach – Jon Nickel-D’Andrea – NB 012
  • Deals We Like – Jen Yellin – NB 013
  • Points with a Crew – Dan Miller – NB 014
  • The Flight Detective – Trent – NB 015
  • Out & Out – Harlan Vaughn – NB 016
  • No Mas Coach – Ben Nickel-D’Andrea – NB 017
  • Economy Class & Beyond – Kevin Marshall – NB 018
  • The Millennial Traveler – Conrado Asenjo – NB 019
  • Monkey Miles – Zachary Abel – NB 020
  • Frequent Miler – Nick Reyes – NB 021

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Heading to Oahu? My Top Five Restaurants

With both the holidays and winter upon us, travelers are heading to Hawaii. Warm weather, beautiful scenery, beaches and great restaurants make for a great time. I often write about Hawaii, what to see, where to drink coffee and of course where to eat. Just the other day a friend asked me for some restaurant recommendations. I figure why should he be the only one I share my current restaurant favorites with :)

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Come Visit Me at FTU Sydney!

Sorry in advance for the short notice!

I found out just a couple of weeks ago that I was planning to be in Sydney at the same time as the Frequent Traveler University is happening this year. And even better, just last weekend, I agreed to come on as a last minute addition to the already awesome list of speakers!

FTU Sydney is happening this coming weekend – November 17 – 18, 2018, and I would absolutely love to see you there! Now, I know that it’s pretty unlikely that anyone is going to book last minute flights to Sydney to see me speak at the FTU, but it would be so fun to see some friendly faces that already happen to be in Sydney! Continue reading

How to Book Travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards Expedia Travel Portal (November 2018)

Good morning everyone.  A few weeks ago, Chase changed their travel provider for their Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal to Expedia, so I decided to do an updated guide on how to book travel through the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal and pay with your Chase Ultimate Rewards Points.  To get started, sign into your Chase online account and click the Go to Ultimate Rewards button on the right side of the page.

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Boston Wins In More Ways Than One

Boston is a city of World Series champions, and I’ve long been a champion of Boston as a winning city to visit! Have you been to Boston? It may seem like a strange question, but I find that a lot of people haven’t been to one of my favorite cities. I’m not exactly a tourist there, and not exactly a local, either. I’m sort of an in-betweener because I went to college there and lived in Boston after that, so I know the area really well.  Continue reading