North Korea On Miles: I Can, But Should I?

Yep, I’m doing it. Ok, at least thinking about it………..But what, exactly, is it? North Korea. Yes, there. In light of Kim Jong-Trill’s son’s semi-recent cyberattack on the eternally beloved creator of PlayStations, Walkmen and the 12 CDs for 99 cents deal on the back of Parade Magazine, a.k.a. Sony Corp., I have decided I can’t…

Where Did I Fly in 2014? How Much Did I Save?

2014 was a fun mix of international sojourns and quick domestic weekends, quite similar to how 2013 treated me. Thanks, for the third year running, to miles and points, most of these trips were either free or tremendously discounted. Here’s a map of where I went in the US and Canada this past year. Compared to 2013,…

The New York Times’ Top 52 Places To Go In 2015!

First, the Grey Lady’s top 10: Milan – …”this is the year for tourists to explore its charms, as it hosts the 2015 World Expo…The Expo’s theme focuses on food, nutrition and sustainability practices — a fitting choice for a city steeped in Italian culinary traditions. Highlights will include the Future Food District, a space…

829(or so) Passport Stamps and Counting?

The New York Times T Magazine supplement from this past Sunday had a feature on a unique, 48 year-old man named Charles Veley who, “took an extended break from the tech world in 2000 to become king of the niche pastime known as “competitive travel.” Heligoland? The Johnston Atoll? The island of Diego Garcia? Veley, one…

21 Things Every Traveler Should Own via Buzzfeed!

Here are my favorites: 2. Chalk map – to mark visited states Shop here 7. Printed Instagram books for travel memories – this is a great idea and I’m making one for moms, ASAP. Shop here 9. Personalized state necklace (sis, hello.) Shop here 11. Airport code pillows – I have a weakness for all baggage…

Where Did I Go in 2013?

This past year was by far my busiest and most fun year of travel ever – 6 countries, 20+ cities and over 700,000 points and miles burned! To keep track of everything, I use this handy website titled Great Circle Mapper. It’s basically a Mercator projection where you can input your visited airports/cities in chronological…