Edward Pizzarello

About the Author

My goal in life is to fill my family’s passports with stamps, creating buckets of memories along the way. You’ll find me writing about realistic ways for normal people to travel the world, whether you’re on a budget or enjoy luxury. I also enjoy taking us on the occasional detour to explore the inner workings of the travel industry.

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Bali In 10 Minutes or Less And A Review Of Moxy!

A big thanks this week to our sponsor AutoSlash!  What does AutoSlash do?  They just save you a bunch of money on car rentals.  Give them a try and drop me a note about your experience! Continuing with our new “10 minutes or less” segments after our inaugural Hawaii feature, we’re talking about Bali this week. The goal of these 10 minute segments is to cover how and why you want to travel somewhere, and the sorts of activities you can expect to enjoy while you’re there.  All in 10 […]

Monthly Airplane Wi-Fi Reliability Report Card: March 2019

Wi-Fi is so critical for me on airplanes, and yet so unreliable. I’ve begun tracking my success rate with Wi-Fi on different carriers to see if my frustration in the moment matches my results. So far, with almost half of my flights experiencing some sort of Wi-Fi issues, my frustration seems appropriate.

This Week’s Travel News With God Save The Points!

We’ve been working on some format changes for my NowBoarding podcast the past couple of months.  One of the formats we’re trying is a weekly news format.  That’s what we had on tap this week.  I invited Gilbert from God Save The Points to do a quick recap of the best stories in travel from the past week.  We talked for about 15 minutes, just long enough to give you a taste of what we think you should be reading.  Whether you download the episode on iTunes or listen to […]

Did Hyatt Hit a Milestone With Their Latest Announcement?

Hyatt has been growing quite quickly as of late and had another announcement last week that increases the size of their footprint.  That announcement comes on the heels of an integration with Small Luxury Hotels of the World where they’ve added over 100 properties where you can earn and redeem World of Hyatt points and enjoy elite benefits.  Let’s touch on last week’s announcement quickly and then dig in just a little deeper.   Plenty of my fellow bloggers have covered this news already.  Even a few days past the […]

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Pilots Initially Followed Correct Steps Before Plane Crash

The pilots of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 that crashed shortly after takeoff appear to have initially followed proper procedures.  They disabled power to electric motors that control the MCAS system.  The MCAS system is believed to be a contributing factor to both this crash and the crash of Lion Air Flight 610.  Both flights were operated by the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.  The MCAS system automatically pushes the nose of the plane down to prevent stalls. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the pilots diverted from the prescribed […]