Our First Trip as a Family of Four: Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned

I follow a few travel blogs (TPG, OMAAT) that have adequately warned and prepared me for what to expect when traveling with kids. But, “we don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training”. And since there is no such thing as family travel camp (there’s an idea), … Read more Our First Trip as a Family of Four: Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned

Exploring and Reconnecting in New Orleans: 4 Year Anniversary Trip

MSY Expenses 2019

We decided to take it easy in the big easy this year after going abroad for 2 of the last 3 years. A few factors went into this decision. The biggest one being a new 3 month old baby at home. No matter how often my parents tell me that they have the time, energy … Read more Exploring and Reconnecting in New Orleans: 4 Year Anniversary Trip

Love It or Cut It…IHG Premier and Marriott Bonvoy Boundless

Chase IHG and Marriott Bonvoy

It’s about that time again! Every year when the membership fee hits my account, its a reminder to assess if the credit card in question is still providing enough value to justify keeping it open. And like clockwork, the fees for my Chase IHG Premier and Marriott Bonvoy cards showed up on my Personal Capital … Read more Love It or Cut It…IHG Premier and Marriott Bonvoy Boundless

A Family That Travels Together: A Look Back at Our U.S. Travel History

Places we've been in the US

“If you want a happy life, do hard things” – Unknown. And as it turns out, traveling with kids is really hard! So I expect to be extremely happy. Although 2019 isn’t over yet, Im just too excited to share what our US Family Map should look like by the end of the of the … Read more A Family That Travels Together: A Look Back at Our U.S. Travel History

You should be c(u)ming and going…Relationship advice from Chris Rock!

“…If you’re in a relationship, all you should be doing is fucking and going places. That’s all you should be doing. Having sex and traveling…You should be cuming and going. Thats all you should be doing…” – Chris Rock I was watching Chris Rock’s special on Netflix – Tamborine, and this line stood out to … Read more You should be c(u)ming and going…Relationship advice from Chris Rock!

“The World Doesn’t Stop, So Please Live On”: Writing and Delivering Your Own Eulogy

I’ve heard over and over from life long learners that going through the exercise of writing your own eulogy is a visualization technique that can help make changes in the way we currently live our lives. So when the time came to deliver a social speech in my Toastmaster curriculum, I jumped at the opportunity … Read more “The World Doesn’t Stop, So Please Live On”: Writing and Delivering Your Own Eulogy

Perfect for a Family Weekend Getaway: A Review of the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

Executive Summary The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay resort in Cambridge, MD is the perfect place for a family weekend getaway. Its a 1.5-2hr drive from a lot of places in the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) area, including major airports (BWI, and DCA for example). Although the cash rates can get pricey depending on … Read more Perfect for a Family Weekend Getaway: A Review of the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

How We Earned The Southwest Companion Pass

We did it! We finally earned the coveted Southwest companion pass. This status will allow us to travel for half the price through the end of 2020. Whomever I designate as my travel companion, which would obviously be my wife, will be able to tag along with me where ever I go, for the price … Read more How We Earned The Southwest Companion Pass

The Jetblue Business Card…love it or cut it?

Jetblue Card

This will be our second year with the Jetblue business card, and as such, we must evaluate if we are still deriving enough value from the card to justify keeping it open. Yearly Fee This card comes with a $99 annual fee. When we signed up for the card, the first year’s fee was not … Read more The Jetblue Business Card…love it or cut it?