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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The Two Credit Cards At The Top Of My Wallet Right Now

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a lot of challenges on people.  Way down the list of important items are the decisions we’re all making with the credit cards in our wallet.  Many of us have plenty of travel-related credit cards in our wallet.  I’ve got a podcast episode coming up later this week that goes through my entire wallet.  For now, though, I wanted to share my short-term credit card strategy. There are a ton of short-term opportunities to earn extra miles with credit cards right now.  Many cards have […]

Why I’m Not Sweating Being “Stuck” At Home

As the world starts to open up again, bit by bit, I see a number of folks begin to travel.  I also see a number of folks who are planning travel.  And, another group of people who haven’t even begun planning a trip.  I’ve been home for almost 90 days now.  That’s the longest stretch I’ve been home since our son was born a decade ago.  You would think that has me antsy to get back out there.  After all, my life has been travel for more than a dozen […]

Hyatt Offering Triple Points On All Stays And A “Welcome Back” Mini-Bonus

Hyatt has announced two promotions that members will be glad to hear about.  Amidst the craziness of the COVID-19 crisis, travel brands across the world are struggling mightily.  We had expected to see generous promotions as travel slowly started to return.  How generous was the key question.  Judge for yourself. Hyatt Offering Triple Points On All Paid Stays Hyatt will be offering triple points on all eligible paid stays from June 15th through September 15, 2020 after your first stay.  They’re offering this at all properties that are part of […]

Las Vegas Casino Giving Away Almost 2,000 Free Airline Tickets to Vegas

Leaving Las Vegas

Las Vegas has been one of the hardest hit cities in the United States during the COVID-19 crisis. So much of the economy depends on travel and tourism.  With unemployment rates in the state reaching 30%, folks in Las Vegas can use a break. One casino owner is helping Vegas make another comeback while also helping people score a cheap vacation. The D Casino, located on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas, gave away 1,000 free one-way airline tickets yesterday.  The giveaway was so popular that Derek Stevens, the owner […]

Hawaii Not Messing Around: Jails Man Over Breaking Quarantine

The COVID-19 crisis has lead to lots of different reactions by government agencies.  Hawaii, for one, is not messing around. Yesterday they announced that they had jailed a man who violated the mandatory 14-day quarantine for visitors. They made a point to put out a press release, which has been widely covered in the news.  It clearly states the crime, and that the individual, Tarique Peters, had posted pictures of his actions on Instagram.  I believe I found the correct Tarique Peters on Instagram: According to CNN, violating the quarantine […]

From My Daughter: Five Places I Want To Visit After Being Quarantined

From time to time, my daughter gets the urge to write a blog post.  She was talking about all the places she wants to visit when it’s safe to travel.  Next thing I know (without any urging from me) she wrote a blog post about her top 5 places she wants to visit.  If you enjoy this post, you can check out some of her previous posts. Without further ado, here you go….. Hi everyone! My name is Cat! You may have heard of me before, for my dad has written […]

Dream From Home! Save Money On Planning An Incredible African Safari

We’re stuck inside and it’s time to start dreaming! An African safari has been a dream of mine for some time.  Sure, we’ve seen the animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  But, we know that’s nowhere close to a true safari.  Every time we go to Disney it whets our appetite for that dream trip to Africa.  That’s why I tracked down Stefan Krasowski, a well-traveled expert on the region.  He’s been on the show with me before, talking about how to plan a safari for under $100 a day.  That’s […]