Whole30: The Insane Way I Lost 23 Pounds in January 2020

This is an Andy post more than a Travel Blog post. But it was a business class trip to London in it and talks about how to eat healthy on the road, so maybe it’s a travel post. Click through either way because you love posts. The post Whole30: The …

5 Tips for Renting a Car in Europe

Seeing Europe by road is an experience like nothing else. Imagine winding through the Alps as you cross from Italy into Switzerland, gliding through the emerald-hued, sheep-speckled highlands of Scotland or seeing the skyline of Paris pop up after covering miles of countryside terrain. Of course, it is important to …

The Best Budget Cruises to Book in Europe

We’ve all heard of Carnival Cruise Lines, but how many Americans are familiar with P&O, Cruise & Maritime Voyages or Pullmantur? There are European-based cruise lines that offer a quality experience for a price that sometimes amounts to a fraction of their U.S. counterparts. While they may sail mostly from …

Changes to the Chase Sapphire Reserve

The long-circulating rumors are finally confirmed: The annual fee for the Chase Sapphire Reserve is increasing from $450 to $550, and Chase is adding some new benefits to the card to compensate for the fee hike. The increase was effective for new cardholders on January 12. Existing cardholders will renew …

Picture of the Week: The story of my American Airlines Aurora shot

You’ve probably seen it on Twitter by now. I captured an epic aurora shot from the window of my American Airlines flight two nights ago. Here’s how I did it. Click through because you like doing things. The post Picture of the Week: The story of my American Airlines Aurora …

Luggage Size, Bag Restrictions, and Overpacking

Luggage Size, Bag Restrictions, and Overpacking

Every time I take a flight that’s not on Southwest, I’m still amazed at the cluster%#@k we’re putting up with every time with carry-on luggage in the cabin. But the airlines make most of their profits from add-on fees in this current race to the bottom, so we’re probably permanently …

The New and Improved Hyatt Visa From Chase

Co-branded credit cards succeed for consumers if they accomplish their primary objective: the ability to earn points or miles in a specific hotel or airline program. Every so often, though, a card comes along that offers much more. The World of Hyatt credit card from Chase is one of those. …