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Trip Report:  Montreal, Canada
16 Jan. 2019
Trip Report: Montreal, Canada
Oh Canada! For a few years now, I’ve wanted to visit Montreal and Quebec City.  Talk of visiting started with a buddy of mine who is into automotive racing.  He has a modified corvette that he’s raced at various international racetracks around the country, and a few years back, he mentioned going to Montreal to
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New Podcast:  Minsk, Belarus
29 Sep. 2018
New Podcast: Minsk, Belarus
Privet (Hello)? As part of a couple of trips through Eastern Europe, I’ve traveled to Minsk, Belarus twice this year (and will also be visiting again early next year).  This podcast episode talks about visiting Minsk, things you need to know before going, and what you can expect once you’re there.  It’s a completely different
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Poznan:  Poland’s Hidden Gem
23 Aug. 2018
Poznan: Poland’s Hidden Gem
The Great Unknown It’s hard to find great places in Europe that aren’t flooded with tourists.  Harder to reach and formerly obscure travel destinations like Albania, Montenegro, and even Georgia are all getting more tourism and attention as new hotspots for travelers.  However in central or “mainstream” Europe, it seems like there aren’t any ...
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25 Tips for Safari in South Africa
9 Jun. 2018
25 Tips for Safari in South Africa
Big, Big, Game South Africa is probably the most beautiful country that I’ve visited in nearly 50 countries of travel.  Before I was shutdown by Barclays, I did a 5 day safari in Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands (in Eastern South Africa) along with 2 days of great white shark cage diving.  I used
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Lufthansa First Class 747-8 Review:  Chicago to Frankfurt
13 May. 2018
Lufthansa First Class 747-8 Review: Chicago to Frankfurt
Splash Cashing in fancy award redemptions in up front cabin space seems like a right of passage within the travel hacking community.  Facebook posts, Instagram pics, major blogs posts, and articles in various magazines and other media sources and have an assortment of first class cabin selphies complete with champagne toasts while lounging luxuriou...
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Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt Review
12 May. 2018
Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt Review
Homeward Bound After 2.5 weeks in Eastern Europe it was time to return home.  I didn’t want to go, and neither did my buddy that I was traveling with, but we can’t always get what we want.  If I could make it happen, I’d still be over there now.  Which reminds me, I should probably
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Travels in Kiev, Ukraine
3 May. 2018
Travels in Kiev, Ukraine
Ooo-Kraine In over 30 countries of travel throughout Europe, I had never been to Ukraine.  Even though I’ve been to other former Soviet block countries in the area, the violent conflicts with Russia over the past several years brought some big questions marks up for me.  Although I wasn’t sure what to expect, I didn’t
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Minsk International Business Class Lounge Review
25 Apr. 2018
Minsk International Business Class Lounge Review
Un-photogenic Minsk isn’t very photo friendly.  The city itself is a bit of an architectural eyesore, and in some areas photos aren’t permitted.  The airport is definitely one of those photos restricted places, so getting some pictures of the (international) Business Class lounge there wasn’t easy.  If you do take photos in the Mi...
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