Each week, we cover some of the most interesting stories on BoardingArea of the week on the NowBoarding podcast. This week, we covered five stories that should help you get the most out of your travel. A Beautiful Disaster on Amtrak Poor Shawn! He had the perfect plan, until his Amtrak train to California took a 10-hour delay. How An Online Travel Agency Is Making More Money Off of You An Online Travel Agency (OTA) announced that they’re going to start charging commission on resort fees. That’s a fee on […]
We’re deep into Daily Getaways week #2 right now and there are plenty of good travel deals amongst the not-so-good deals. Jen and I got together to talk about the first few weeks of travel deals. Then, Joe from As The Joe Flies (and Disney Deciphered) joins us to talk about Tokyo Disney, and why it needs to be on your list if you’re fan of Tokyo or Disney (or both)! Download and start listening here! Hope you enjoy the show! Where Can I Find The Podcast? You can subscribe through […]
With United Airlines eliminating award charts, Hawaiian Airlines new dynamic price, British Airways partner award chart changes and likely American Airlines changes, should you be worried about the value of your miles and points?
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 […]
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 […]
The biggest thing I preach to families who want to travel more is that they need the right credit cards in their wallet. That doesn’t have to be 5 or 10 credit cards like me (okay, so I have a lot more than that). Sometimes, just one credit card (the right card) can make a huge difference in how you travel. Take the recent Southwest credit card offer that came with a companion pass. Free travel for a companion for 11 months? What’s not to like? But what if you […]
This is a question I just couldn’t answer with authority a few years ago. I’m still not an expert, but I’ve learned a lot about this growing space as I’ve traveled around the world. The vast majority of what I learned came from Mike, who runs Coworkaholic. He’s into coworking like I’m into donuts. I’ve seen Mike travel to the far ends of the earth to visit coworking facilities. He knows that world inside and out. The number of places you can grab a desk, an office or a lily […]
If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you know I share stories about my family from time to time. The vast majority of pictures you see on our blog and Instagram that don’t have donuts are of my kids, not me. After almost 100 combined podcast episodes of me interviewing folks on Miles To Go and NowBoarding, the tables were finally turned on me! In this week’s episode, I’m the subject of the interview. Gilbert from God Save The Points does a hell of a job asking the questions. […]