When you spend enough time on the road, you learn some interesting things. We’ve covered the profound self discoveries of traveling alone, tapped into what motivates us most to travel, and profiled an incredible fellow traveler or two on this site. But we’ve left out one key post we know you’re all on pins and needles, waiting in anticipation for us to at last write about it: Random airport trivia. We’re talking some of the most head scratching, occasionally useless, but perfectly random trivia a traveler could find on your most beloved (or despised airport).
We have all been there. We need free wifi abroad: our data roaming plan is absurdly priced and insanely slow, and we really, really just need to get on the internet. Maybe the hotel doesn’t have wifi or if they do, the fee is to sign over your first born child. Whatever the reason, we need wifi, and we can’t get it. What should you do? Continue reading
From time to time, we like to read about millennials and travel. Shocking I know. Feedly has been an amazing friend of ours since the death of Google Reader just over a year ago, as it’s easy to compile various blogs and Google alerts that keep us up to date on trends and fun reads worth sharing here. And this week, Feedly had A LOt to share with us. What are we reading, and what might you be missing out on? Continue reading
Just before Patrick and I left for our six-week trip around Asia in the summer of 2012, I started to get cold feet. We had, after all, somewhat rushed the planning process a bit—quitting our jobs and then booking our flights just a month before, hastily pulling together an itinerary and hotel reservations. But I wasn’t nervous about the short timeline; I was nervous about the fact that we were about to spend six weeks together, traveling through countries where neither of us knew the language, far from the comforts of our every day lives….just the two of us. We had traveled together before, but it had always been with other people. This was our first test of traveling as a couple, and I was nervous. Continue reading
Ahh millennials. Many are at the age where they’re trying to wrap up their own degree, be it a bachelors, master, or the dreaded doctorate. Or, they might well be pushing a young one out the door to their first week of school. But one thing surely unites us, children or not, schooling or not, is simple: We like earning airline miles for something we’d already do anyway. And United and American are each making it a little easier this week to earn bonus miles. Want to earn some bonus miles on your everyday shopping?
Everyone should have a no annual fee credit card. And it’s even better when you get a no annual fee credit card that manages to provide fairly decent rewards. I have a Bank of America card that has no annual fee, does little in the way of rewards, but it is important for one reason: My credit score. It’s the card I got when I turned 18, and it’s my longest open credit history.
The perks of a no annual credit card are many. Continue reading
We love our American Express cards, a lot! We love our Platinum Card. Not just because it gets us lounge access to lounges around the world, or gold status with Starwood hotels.
It’s much more enjoyable to wait for a flight in the Centurion Lounge rather than next to the gate. Photo courtesy of www.thecenturionlounge.com
“You’re just a kid, you don’t have the faintest idea what you’re talkin’ about.” There are many better lines from Good Will Hunting, but this one stands out. I remember the first time I heard it, watching Good Will Hunting in a nearly empty $1 movie theater off San Mateo Blvd. in Albuquerque. I was 15 years old. My parents were getting divorced. I was getting bullied in school. I had just been forced to start going to counseling myself, and I was madder than hell about it. I was Will Hunting, minus the whole being a genius part of the story. And so when Robin Williams spoke these words, Continue reading
Ahh, your honeymoon. No doubt you should be planning some intensive part of your wedding and yet, here you are: tired of looking at flower arrangements, needing a reprieve from researching DJs and other vendors. Let’s start with the obvious: The wedding industry is so much like the illegal drug trade. Think about: it’s usually cash only. You get your product from a guy who knows a guy. And above all else, the product is meant to make you feel like you need more, more, more! But we digress.
If you’re like us, you’ll end up having your honeymoon fully planned and booked before your wedding! We’ve spent some time polling friends, drawing on our own experience, and utilizing some new research on honeymoon habits to bring you the best honeymoon destinations in the world, based on your personality and travel style. Continue reading
Everyone likes to eat and drink. But what if your ventures out to do so could also do good for society as well? Sound too good to be true? It’s not!
Here in LA, Laura and I are obsessed with really making our dollars count. I mean, it’s one of the most expensive cities in the country, so that alone should be motivation. But we also like seeing to it that, when possible, we are confident our money is going to good causes.
And good cause can mean many things, to many people. It might be shopping local instead of at a giant box store. Perhaps it’s hitting up a mom and pop owned Chinese restaurant rather than a Chinese chain. For the purpose of this blog, Laura and I are talking about one thing, and one thing alone: How can the money you spend, support social justice initiatives? And to start, we’re going to focus on the travel destination we know the best: Our home town of Los Angeles. Continue reading