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Spending A Long 19-hour Layover Iceland

Spending A Long 19-hour Layover Iceland

After arriving in Iceland from Los Angeles, I had 19-hours to kill before arriving continuing to Dublin.  The plan: Rent-a-car, hangout in the Blue Lagoon, eat at Habibi, sleep in the car and then go to the airport.  Most of that plan failed.

Renting A Car In Iceland: A Heroic Tale Of Survival

Renting A Car In Iceland: A Heroic Tale Of Survival

If you’re licensed in the US to drive a vehicle, you can drive in Iceland without any additional paperwork.  It seems crazy but you can. Even if you have no idea what the street signs mean and and how “roundabouts” work, you can legally drive […]

Free Airport Lounge Access With Priority Pass

Free Airport Lounge Access With Priority Pass

Priority Pass: Get access to airport lounges with many different credit cards.  These credit cards will typically have an annual free, but some will have no annual fee for the first year.  Having access to a lounge before a flight makes the stress of travel […]

Finance: Avoiding Any Bank Fees

Finance: Avoiding Any Bank Fees

With minimal effort, you can get most bank fees waived simply by contacting the bank.  It’s especially easier when you contact them immediately and if it’s the first time the issue has happened.

Osaka Survival: Drinking, Throwing Ninja Stars and Karaoke

Osaka Survival: Drinking, Throwing Ninja Stars and Karaoke

While walking around the food alleys south of Dotonbori, we passed by a sign that got my attention: Ninja Karaoke Izakaya.  Those are three magical words to get me to go check something out.

Bunny Bunny Island: An Island In Japan Full Of Bunnies! (Part 1)

Bunny Bunny Island: An Island In Japan Full Of Bunnies! (Part 1)

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be on an island of bunnies, wonder no more! There’s an island for that dream in Japan. It’s called Okunojima and can be accessed from Hiroshima within 2 hours.  This post will focus on getting to/from […]

Gdansk, Poland: 3-Day Medieval Europe Travel Guide

Gdansk, Poland: 3-Day Medieval Europe Travel Guide

After seeing a beautiful picture of the waterfront in Gdansk, Poland, I began planning my journey. Gdansk is located close to two other cities: Sopot and Gdynia. These three together are known as the Tri-City and you can spend several days relaxing and exploring.

Award Booking Strategies: Tokyo To LAX in ANA Business Class

Award Booking Strategies: Tokyo To LAX in ANA Business Class

After spending a month in Japan, it was time to go back to life in Los Angeles. I knew I had to get back, but I didn’t book a flight in advance.  This left me in a predicament.  I had to find a way to […]

Award Booking Strategies: Avoiding United’s $75 Close-In Fee

Award Booking Strategies: Avoiding United’s $75 Close-In Fee

I needed to fly out from Okinawa to Nagasaki and was planning on using United miles.  United has a deal for intra-Japan flights at a flat rate of 5k miles and $0.  Although, if you book within 21 days, you’d be hit with a $75 […]