Here’s the dealio. I started a new blog and wrote a book.
From now on, I will be putting all new posts on my new blog with more fun, more crazy and well… just more.
Do you want to learn how you can score a free flight to Europe, Asia or any destination of your dreams, stay in five-star hotels for free? That’s exactly what my book and website are all about, plus new articles on how to travel better and cool stuff to do and see all over the world.
Please check out my new site, new posts and book at: www.rockyourtravel.com
See you there!
After a long trip that took me to Thailand, Singapore and Australia, I’m holed up in my secret hideaway working on a big project. Why am I telling you this? Well, because I won’t be blogging for some time. The blog will be back better than ever next year, but for now, I simply need to put all my energy and focus into this big (travel) project. I can’t say more at the moment.
Until then, if you’re new to the site and just want to look around, there are over 60 articles for you to peruse.
Here’s a quick guide with some links:
My favorite country is Japan. Here’s what I have to say about that.
Planning your next trip? Here are some creative travel ideas.
Feel free to explore at your leisure!
Thanks for stopping by.
American Airlines is running an awesome promotion. 50,000 miles round trip in Business Class from San Francisco to Tokyo. That’s 50% off the normal rate!!!
Since Japan is my favorite country, I guarantee you I’ll be taking advantage of this incredible discount.
In October, I was in Thailand, visiting one of my favorite places, Cape Promthep. I can’t believe how much it’s changed in one year. Tons more construction and heaps more tourists. Regardless, it was amazing running into an old friend and meeting new friends. Revisiting my favorite spots is something I love about travel. While they may not be exactly as you remembered, it’s fun to go eat at your favorite shack and not have to spend days getting acclimated to a new spot. Here are some of my favorite things around the cape:
I know Pike Place seems like a total tourist destination, and it is, but I just can’t help myself, I love going there. Heaps of food stalls, great street musicians and fantastic people-watching (folks in Seattle dress weird and love tattoos and piercings). What more do you need? Don’t skip this place. If you must skip something, skip the Space Needle. It’s fucking boring and they charge you $18 bucks! If you insist on an amazing view, go to the Bank of America Tower instead. It’s a quarter of the price, almost twice the height of the Space Needle and has the best view in Seattle.
Batter up. It’s time to rack up some hits and earn some US Airways miles. Even if US Airways is not your primary mileage program, and even if you don’t want to go crazy earning hits, you should register for this and take advantage of the bonus miles you can earn. This promotion runs from September 14 through November 14. Make sure and register now.
Eugene, Oregon has an illustrious and storied history and I’m not talking about my epic college career. Eugene is where Animal House was filmed, The Blues Brothers concept was solidified and the birthplace of a tiny little running shoe company you may have heard of, NIKE, of course! With these credentials, it shouldn’t be surprising that Eugene has been a hotbed of musical activity, an area that has more great restaurants in its small city than many places twice its size (Houston, I’m talking to you!) and a serious sports town that has earned the moniker “Track Town, USA”. Prefontaine, anybody?
This is a public service announcement: Voodoo Doughnuts will put you in a sugar coma. Seriously. These are the most spectacular doughnuts that have graced my palate in this millenium. If you are anywhere near Portland or Eugene, Oregon, I will not speak to you again if you don’t go to Voodoo Doughnuts and consume upwards of 2,000 calories. Okay, maybe that sounds a bit harsh, but it’s true. My top two choices at this elegant establishment are the Bacon Maple Bar (Yes a maple bar with two strips of bacon on it) and the Old Dirty Bastard (Oreo’s on a doughnut!!!).
Per his website, Nicholas Kralev is a writer, educator and speaker on global travel, diplomacy and international affairs. A former Financial Times and Washington Times correspondent, he has traveled around the world with four U.S. secretaries of state — Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright. He has flown almost 2 million miles and visited more than 80 countries.
That is certainly an impressive resume, but most importantly (to me at least) Mr. Kralev is a master of getting the best available price on flights without foregoing luxury.