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.

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.

Skipping the Line – Facts & Fallacies

The fact is, there is no such thing as "skipping the line". There is only guaranteeing you will get into the venue... eventually.

Jet Lag in Barcelona

I'm a big fan of stepping right into the new time zone. Wasting time during a business trip, or worse, a vacation - calculating what time your body "should" think it is, is an utter waste of time. I keep the curtains/blinds raised so the sun can tell my body when to get up, drink … Continue reading Jet Lag in Barcelona

The Lost Art of the Itinerary

I don't know about you, but when it comes to travel arrangements I like to be really clear on where I need to be, and when.

Ride Service Apps in Barcelona

I went to Trip Advisor looking for some basic info from a Barcelona local. Shame on the site admins for allowing the forums to turn into a place where bullying is acceptable "advice".

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.

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 … Continue reading Saving Money on Car Rentals

Cash and Cards – Tips for a Trip Abroad

Getting ready for a trip abroad can be exciting. Follow these cash and credit card tips in advance.

What Makes a Good AirBnB

There are plenty of hazards in renting an AirBnB. Here are some things to watch out for, (or if you're a host) not to do.