How Long Can You Go Without Flying?

It has been less than a week since I’ve been on a plane and I’m already having “symptoms” of not travelling. These include, but are not limited to: Browsing reviews of First Class products Applying for new credit cards which earn miles or points Checking last-minute award availability Checking Google Flights for last-minute deals Checking SPG for last-minute hotel deals Looking at your carry-on and wondering… Read More

When Being Sick Finally Catches Up To You…

I’ve been travelling for almost two months non-stop now. At the beginning of May, I headed to Hawaii, later I headed to Asia, and after that was Fiji. June was crazy with a ton of domestic U.S. flying, then flying to Europe, then flying to South America, and finally back to the U.S. just a few days ago. It has been an insane two months…. Read More

Collect Memories, Not Souvenirs

I’ve been travelling around the world since as long as I can remember. My parents took me on countless trips when I was young and I was always fascinated by the idea of travel. However, I never understood why people would buy items (a.k.a. souvenirs) to remember a certain place.. I mean I believe you should collect memories and perhaps photos, but the fact of… Read More

My Exhausting 40 Hours of Travel

It has been a really long almost two days and I’m ready to sleep for at least a week… if not longer. My 40 hours of travel began in Cusco, Peru and ended in Seattle.. but oh my god, it was the worst itinerary ever and with the additional delays, I was just so damn exhausted. It isn’t exactly easy to fly back from Cusco… Read More

“Why Does Your Passport Have So Many Stamps?”

Hello from Santiago, Chile! I arrived yesterday evening from Buenos Aires and am staying here for the next few days before I continue my South American journey. I just wanted to share a small detail from my journey yesterday involving my passport. I flew Aerolíneas Argentinas from Buenos Aires to Santiago yesterday on a Boeing 737-800.. I mean there isn’t really a better way to use… Read More

Is Three Days in One Place Enough?

I travel a bit differently than most in that I don’t go to the major tourist attractions in each city, but rather walk around, get lost, and just enjoy where I end up – exploring different paths of a new place. Most often than not, I don’t spend more than three days in one place (unless it is maybe a “real” holiday where I’m on… Read More

Hola from Buenos Aires!

Hola from Buenos Aires! I landed in Argentina this morning, from Frankfurt, in Lufthansa First Class.. on Lufthansa’s longest flight. It was one of the best Lufthansa First Class flights ever – the crew was amazing and the food was delicious. The only downside is that I slept for nearly 10 hours! The total flight time was around 13 hours and therefore I didn’t enjoy… Read More

All of my Travel is Booked Last Minute

Booking last minute provides greater availability and more options since airlines and hotels will usually open up all unsold seats/rooms as awards, which means they are bookable using points. Back in the days, I would plan all of my trips months in advance. Literally, like 8 months out. Thankfully those days are over, because when I did that, I would be locked into a certain… Read More

Booked 4 Hours Before Departure: Hello Europe!

You can consider this post to be part two to the adventure I wrote about yesterday. Basically I didn’t know if I will be flying to Europe today.. and well, I am! Hello from the sky! I’m currently flying to San Francisco from where I will board a flight to Europe. So I can now tell my friends who think I am crazy that I… Read More

When You’re Not Sure If You’ll Fly to Europe. Tomorrow.

Oh the life of a frequent flyer and miles-loving person. Who is going to Europe tomorrow? I don’t know, maybe me… So it is almost midnight in Seattle and I have no idea if in 12 or so hours I will be on a plane to Europe. My parents and friends think I am crazy, but that is my life. Basically, a flight I have… Read More