Why the Marriott Starwood Merger Wasn’t Smooth
Sep18

Why the Marriott Starwood Merger Wasn’t Smooth

and why it was unrealistic for you to have expected it to be… Before I get going, I will preface this post by saying that I work in IT. I have for the past ten years. I also happen to have specialized in projects dealing with mergers and acquisitions related technology changes, legacy systems replacement, integration and data migration. I enjoy this tremendously particularly because of all the challenges these circumstances pose to a...

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Bluffworks Meridian Shirt 40% off Sale
Sep13

Bluffworks Meridian Shirt 40% off Sale

It’s no news at this point that I like to travel light. I got a lot of practice before No Mas Coach started, when I had all the time and flexibility to travel and none of the money (and not a ton of miles yet). I had to find ways not to incur into extra fees when checking bags and overall just didn’t want to be bogged down dragging bulky luggage.   It’s been great. I’m yet to find myself in a situation...

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Trials and Tribulations of Triple Citizenship
Sep12

Trials and Tribulations of Triple Citizenship

As I’m getting ready to acquire US citizenship, a coworker of mine made a comment in passing about how I will now be able to travel anywhere in the world without issues or visas. My instant reaction was to just say ‘yeah, that’d be great’, but it got me thinking. How many proverbial doors will open to me when I acquire US citizenship? As anyone who has dual citizenship, I get to enjoy the benefits of swapping...

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La Purificadora, the Perfect Hotel for a Giant Letdown
Sep10

La Purificadora, the Perfect Hotel for a Giant Letdown

An example of what happens when a hotel is all about style and not at all about substance.

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Why the Iberia Avios Promotion was a win-win (for Iberia)
Jun26

Why the Iberia Avios Promotion was a win-win (for Iberia)

If you heard about last week’s Iberia Avios promotion and keep thinking it was way too good to be true, you are right. But for all the wrong reasons. Here’s why.

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Alaska Airlines’ new JFK lounge is OPEN for business
Apr30

Alaska Airlines’ new JFK lounge is OPEN for business

Alaska’s lounges are a great respite from the crazy hustle and bustle of the airports, and with the Alaska lounges accepting a Priority Pass membership (in theory) there are plenty of options for entry. Here’s their newest option at JFK airport.

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Review: Aloft Seattle SeaTac Airport
Feb28

Review: Aloft Seattle SeaTac Airport

A brand new option for staying at SeaTac airport in Seattle, the Aloft Seattle SeaTac Airport. We’ll show and tell everything you need to know before booking this cool new option in town.

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How to Book LATAM flights with Alaska Airlines miles
Feb24

How to Book LATAM flights with Alaska Airlines miles

So, you have an Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account that’s bursting with miles and an undying itch to go to South America. Now what?

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A Machine Washable Travel Blazer? Sign me up!
Feb13

A Machine Washable Travel Blazer? Sign me up!

If you travel for work and you need to look sharp as hell, you should be getting yourself a Bluffworks Gramercy Blazer. Let me tell you why I think they’re the best travel blazer out there.

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Review: Convento do Espinheiro, SPG Luxury Collection in Evora, Portugal
Feb11

Review: Convento do Espinheiro, SPG Luxury Collection in Evora, Portugal

Many people go to Europe and fall in love with its magnificent churches. How many can say they’ve stayed at a 500 year old convent turned luxury hotel? We can, and here’s our review.

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