Bonvoy, Mergers & Corporate Culture

When is a Marriott ‘Bonvoy’ property not going to give you the experience their frequent members are accustomed to? A bit on my experience in the post Marriott-Ritz Carlton merger world.

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Observations of a City – Seville Spain

I’m trying to capture some of my impressions of Seville, Spain before we move on in our trip. The Wife and I have wandered around here for almost four days, encountering the people and culture in various settings. If, like us, you prefer to explore a destination by foot… peering into windows and catching glimpses […]

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The Food of Seville Spain

Food is an interesting way to explore the culture and people of a particular place. You can learn a great deal about the hospitality ideals of a locale from the way the hotels there serve an international clientele. In places where hospitality is a primary consideration, a hotel breakfast bar will convey the welcome in […]

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The Great Baggage Fee Scam

That cheap ticket may be more expensive than you think. Check for baggage and other fees before making the purchase.

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10 Anti-Theft Tips for Travelers

You want a vacation full of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Having your purse or identity stolen should not be one of them.

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Saving Money on Car Rentals

I work from home most of the time, so we only have one vehicle. That means I rent when I need to drive to a business meeting a couple of hours away. This saves money and miles on our car. It’s also translates into about the same amount of money for my employer since they’d […]

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Expense Reporting from the Road

Organizing your expense receipts is vital to submitting a clean expense report or filing deductions on your taxes.

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Christmas on the Road – Staying in Touch with Loved Ones

It’s not easy, staying in touch with loved ones when traveling during the holidays. Here are a few ideas for reaching out, maintaining that connection, and being true to yourself and your family.

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4 tips for saving money on airline tickets

I don’t know about you, but the price of a ticket to fly somewhere fun can often be the sticking point on my vacation plans. With this in mind, I’m going to share the four things you should consider if you want to fly somewhere exotic without complete sticker shock. Fly out of as large […]

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The Best (Airplane) Seats in the House

How to choose the right seat when booking your flight. Why seat selection matters, and the secret weapon to find the one for you.

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