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Erik's Top Car Rental Tips

We’ve all been there. We arrive at our destination, we get our bags (unless you’ve paid attention and only brought carry-on luggage), and you trudge your way over to the Rental Car Center.

Delta's Free WiFi and Others

Bored flyers rejoice! So, Delta airlines will offer free WiFi on most flights! This is one of the things that Delta is good at, making consumer-friendly operational decisions. Who, in their right mind, could argue AGAINST free WiFi? Nobody.

Erik's New Travel Etsy Shop

I am particularly excited to announce the addition of my new travel Etsy Shop!

How Southwest Became SouthWORST

Cutesy advertising is one thing. But you have to take care of your people and your infrastructure. And when you don’t, it's a disaster waiting to happen. And that’s what we got this holiday season. 

  

Flight Delays Explained

It’s time to talk about the industry we love to hate… commercial airlines - or as I like to call it, the world’s collective punching bag! But I’d like you to help me change that. After all, the numbers don’t lie.

Multigeneration Trip Planning 101

While some people like to keep their trips light - as in not inviting anyone to come along with you - others have decided to go big. Multigenerational Trips have spiked in popularity since 2019 and it’s not hard to see why. If there is anything recent history has taught us, it’s family matters.

Low Cost Air Carrier WARNING

Are all airlines created equal? Well, yes and no. Yes, for the most part they safely fly people, pets and cargo to places all over the world. No because ticket price has everything to do with fleet size, seat size, route schedule and amenities. 

Giving The Gift of Vacation

‘Tis the season once again and once again you are faced with a long list of people to shop for. Of course giving is what this time of year is all about. But if you’re like me, then you want to give meaningful gifts to your family and friends.

Top Five Multigenerational Travel Ideas

While some people like to keep their trips light - as in not inviting anyone to come along with you - others have decided to go big. Multigenerational Trips have spiked in popularity since 2019 and it’s not hard to see why.

What To Do With Thanksgiving Day Leftovers

Folks! I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving Day feast with family and/or friends! If you didn’t travel you may have been responsible for the preparation of the delicious meal and now it’s time to deal with the leftovers.

Try A New Airline

Last week, SkyTrax announced the results of their annual airline passenger survey and published the world’s Top 20 Best Airlines. Not a single carrier made the top 20.

Holiday Travel Tips

The holiday travel season is upon us!  However, before we can enjoy an adult beverage while crackling fires warm our frigid toes, we must make it to our chosen destination. Which means it’s time to be part of the solution (not the problem) when slogging through the long lines at the airport. This is GO time people!

How to Choose The Best Cruise

Right now, there are about 300 commercial cruise ships sailing all over the world. The largest commercial cruise company is Carnival Corp. and the second is Royal Caribbean. If you are considering booking a cruise for the first time or maybe you’ve sailed before and want to experience a new ship or different ports of call, then this is just the place to start. 

Tip The Housekeeper

My fellow travel adventure-seekers, just a quick note today to remind you to tip your housekeeper. That's right, the brave men and women who venture into multiple guest rooms and suites every day and pick up after us deserve a little appreciation. Actually, they deserve more than that. They deserve gratuity. But how much? Well, allow your friendly neighborhood travel expert to shed a little light on this financial subject.

6 Tips on How to Beat Jet Lag

I am about to get on the plane. My bags are packed and my passport is ready, but am I ready? “Jet lag”, ladies and gentleman, is a dish served as wholly in first class as it is in coach. However, here are a few quick tips to beat jet lag before it beats you!

How To Become A Travel Rewards Genius

It’s one thing to make the decision to travel. It’s another thing to come to the good sense that getting a credit card with good travel points is a brilliant idea. It’s an entirely other thing to know how best to use said points. Here are a few tips on how to become a Travel Reward Genius! 

How Not To Get Robbed On Vacation

Listen, while the world is a beautiful place  (see literally every video we’ve ever produced) there is always a chance you’ll run into the wrong element while traveling abroad.

They Want To Take Away Our Airline Miles

If you’ve ever booked a trip using your credit card rewards then you know how, well… rewarding that feels! You’ve spent, you’ve earned, you’ve accumulated and now it’s time for you to reap the benefits from your strategic purchase making. Whether it’s flights, hotel rooms, meals or other deals you deserve those rewards, miles or points - whatever you prefer calling them. 

Avoiding A Classic Hotel Scam

This is kinda scary. Especially because of its simplicity. You arrive at your hotel and check in at the front desk. When checking in, you give the front desk your credit card so they can insure any incidentals will be paid for after you leave. You get to your room and you settle in. 

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