In the last article, I spoke about how to get status with airlines quickly and affordably so that you can get upgraded to first class sooner and more often. In this article, I’ll talk about another fairly unknown hack, airline status matching. Airlines make the most money off consistent business travelers. They know they can rely on their business, that … Continue readingMatch Your Airline Status With Any Airline
Over the past few years I’ve racked up hundreds of thousands of miles and have had the opportunity to fly First Class on domestic and international flights over 50 times in the past 3 years, between consulting for clients all around the country to taking impulse solo trips through the mountains of Japan and the streets of Thailand. That’s a … Continue readingHow I Fly First Class For Free
Earlier this year, after my last job as a Product Manager at a small drone startup, I decided it was time for a mini retirement. I had been reading Timothy Ferris’ book, the 4-hour workweek, where he talks about taking mini retirements throughout one’s lifetime. A common misconception about these short retirements is that you would need to save up … Continue readingHow to Take a Mini Retirement – And How I Saved Money Doing It
So you’re about to book your first solo trip. You have a thousand questions and anxieties running through your body. What will I do? How will I meet people? What if there’s an emergency? What will I eat? Where will I go? First! Take a step back. Breathe, it’ll be ok! My first real solo trip was my study abroad … Continue readingSo You’re About To Book Your First Solo Trip?
Every year, Americans spend thousands of dollars on travel, whether they are jetting off to a far-away land or making an excursion closer to home. Many of these trips require plenty of advance planning (unless you’re a last minute traveler). Oftentimes, advance planning means putting a considerable sum of money down. For instance, an international vacation may require the purchase … Continue readingIs It Worth Protecting Your Trips with Travel Insurance?
In the winter of 2016, I wanted to take a few weeks to travel abroad, push my limits, and experience something I’d never experienced before. I wanted to take a break from consulting, pack up my things, and distance myself as much from the technology, startups, and the Bay Area, as much as I could. While browsing around, I came … Continue readingA Night On A Sacred Mountain – Mt. Koya
Unlike most other travel bloggers, my weapon of choice is the nascent, but light drone. I’ve always been fascinated with drones, their immense potential, and unique perspectives that they can capture. Over the years, I’ve flown, tinkered, and crashed just about every drone you’ve ever seen. I’ve taken them all around the world, from Old Town Stockholm to Interlaken Switzerland, … Continue readingHow To Pick The Best Travel Drone
A few months ago, I went backpacking through SouthEast Asia, starting in Bangkok and working my way around to Vietnam, India, and Singapore. I had packed a 38 liter backpacking with only the necessities, and set off on a 2 month adventure. I needed something new, an escape, a moment to experience something I’ve never experienced before, and backpacking was … Continue readingWhat is the Spirit of Backpacking?
I take a LOT of impulse, last minute trips. I booked my flight to Bangkok just 3 days prior to flying out with nothing but a backpack, booked my ticket to Mexico City the morning of my flight, and I booked tickets for my entire family within 24 hours of finding a great deal to Cologne for our European road … Continue readingHow To Find Cheap Last Minute Flights
I first started solo traveling when I started consulting with Accenture. I absolutely loved traveling since I’d studied abroad in Spain and France, and being a traveling consultant allowed me to take more trips and save money for my solo trips. One week, while I was staffed in St. Louis, I had the option to head back to San Francisco … Continue reading9 Lessons Learned From Solo Travel