A few people have asked (especially recently) if I feel safe travelling solo abroad (either due to the political climate here in the US or with incidents occurring in cities). My answer is a resounding YES. Here’s why. First, let’s get the political nonsense out of the way. Regardless of your political beliefs, I’ve never … More Is Travelling Safe?
When redeeming points and miles for an award flight, there seem to be two schools of thought. One is to use them to redeem more flights cheap flights to go to more destinations. The other is to use them toward tickets that you wouldn’t otherwise spend money on. Both are perfectly legitimate reasons. So which … More Which Cabin: Regular or Premium?
It’s hard to imagine a city with such contrasting styles than Berlin. The old divide is clearly visible all around you in the architecture alone. The former East Berlin has a very sterile feeling to the area as all the buildings look like massive concrete blocks with little to no character. Contrast that to the … More Destination Berlin
Getting miles and points are great but ultimately useless if you don’t understand the value of each point you’re redeeming. Although you could figure out the cost with old school math, I don’t believe it paints the entire picture. There is a difference in how much a point is worth vs. how much you value … More Spending Miles and Points
Some might like to just wander around and see where the day takes you. I always try to have at least one rest day like that every week if I’m travelling for over two weeks. As exciting as solo travel is, it’s also mentally exhausting at times. Sometimes, I feel like the only time I … More ZZZZZZ Days
Sadly, my time in Munich was cut short when I was there so I really didn’t have more than a day to explore the city. Combine that with many locals places being closed on Sunday and I didn’t get a great feel for the city. However, I was able to visit the BMW museum, stroll … More Destination – Munich
Whenever I travel I have a basic idea of what I’d like to accomplish while in that city. I have a list of attractions and then prioritize those attractions so that I can spend the greatest amount of time at the sites I’m most excited about. Researching when sites open and close is important because … More Eat and Plan in Peace…in the AM
I think this goes without saying but try to do things that you wouldn’t be able to do back home. Regardless of how stupid you might think you’ll look, the worst feeling would be to regret not taking advantage of the situation after the fact. I knew a person who finally got a chance to … More Excursions