OK, so you know I love to travel and that I run marathons all over the place. I’m not an obsessive planner, but I do plan. Since I have already completed running a marathon in all 50 states, I do not plan my marathon schedule around “the states I need” but instead, I look at … Read More
You may have noticed that there are suddenly a lot of hotel promotional sales. If you subscribe to the various hotel loyalty programs, then your email box, like mine, is overflowing with these notifications and offers. A good summary of the current sales (though constantly changing) can be found on Loyalty Traveler on the Boarding … Read More
This is the best comprehensive travel advice article I’ve seen in a long time. If you only have time to read one – read this article from the New York Times!
2011 Medals and Credit Cards I’m sure you’ve heard it said that, in addition to actually flying and staying at hotels, the best way to earn miles and points, is through credit card bonuses. In 2011, I earned a whopping 410,000 points/miles, merely from credit card sign-up bonuses – not counting points or miles accrued … Read More
I meant to write this before the close of the year, but life, work and travel got in the way. The trip to Houston was phenomenal: two nights in the Galleria Area and two nights in Humble (close to IAH airport). The weather was beautiful, and the BBQ was delicious. I highly recommend the Texas … Read More
I’m packing for my next marathon adventure, but thought I’d add some general travel and planning pointers that I’ve learned or realized. 1. Plan Ahead. First, and foremost, because it’s fun. Its exciting to start planning. As soon as the idea is planted in my head that I might want to visit a city for … Read More
I’ve been thinking about writing this blog for a while, and I’m so excited that the moment is here and now. Its a little rough around the edges, but I’ve begun – and that’s epic. So, what’s this all about, anyway? This blog concerns two passions (or should I say, obsessions?) of mine – my … Read More