Category: Travel

  • New York City, February 2022

    New York City, February 2022

    Angela and I recently visited New York City to see a couple of Broadway shows and visit friends. This was a true vacation so we didn’t have much planned outside of the theater tickets we held when we arrived. As always, it was great to return to a city that we’ve grown to love so […]

  • Chicago, Seattle, and Phoenix, December 2021

    Chicago, Seattle, and Phoenix, December 2021

    During the month of December, I flew around the country to see three football games with friends and family. These mini-vacations were planned before the Omicron wave of Covid hit and before Fitz suffered paralysis requiring surgery at the end of November. Given those things, I seriously considered calling off the short trips. After consulting […]

  • Italy, September 2021

    Italy, September 2021

    Angela recently returned from a long delayed trip to Italy with her mother, Theresa. The travel described herein was originally booked to occur in 2020, which obviously didn’t happen, and just like our post about our Kenyan safari, I’ll only be discussing the final bookings. Bookings Given that the flight itineraries were booked separately for […]

  • New York City, October 2021

    New York City, October 2021

    Angela and I recently visited New York City for the first time since February of 2020. This was a fairly spontaneous trip that we took because I desperately needed a break from work and we missed the city that we’ve grown to love so much. Bookings Because this trip was booked on such short notice […]

  • Nashville, August 2021

    Nashville, August 2021

    I recently returned from a trip to Nashville where my father and I met to see the Chicago Bears play the Tennessee Titans in the third preseason game of the 2021 NFL season. With only a couple of nights together, we packed in the fun and had a great time. I am going to post […]

  • Dubai and Kenya, July 2021

    Dubai and Kenya, July 2021

    Angela and I, along with our friends Justin and Melody, recently returned from our first international trip since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This trip was originally planned in October 2019 for July 2020 and, obviously, was rescheduled and rebooked several times between then and now. In describing this trip, I’m going to delineate […]

  • Big Sur, June 2021

    Big Sur, June 2021

    Angela and I recently took our first vacation since last February when we visited Singapore (during the time when no one knew just how serious the pandemic would become). We drove from Las Vegas to California, visited some friends, and then spent the night close to the ocean in Santa Barbara and at an all-inclusive […]

  • A Christmas Holiday
    Spain and Italy in Three Weeks

    A Christmas HolidaySpain and Italy in Three Weeks

    In December 2018, Angela and I were lucky enough to enjoy our third trip to Europe in the past year. We visited Spain and Italy and, as always, created indelible memories that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Some of this trip was booked with credit card points, hotel rewards, and airline […]

  • Seeing the sights in Singapore

    Seeing the sights in Singapore

    After being at home for the longest period in quite some time, Angela and I set off for an exciting adventure that included stops in New York City, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore. This trip was planned well in advance, but we had to make drastic changes in the middle of January due to the […]

  • Making memories in Thailand and the United Arab Emirates

    Making memories in Thailand and the United Arab Emirates

    Angela and I recently returned from a circumnavigation of the globe that included extended stops in Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. This trip, like most of our extended travel, was booked with airline miles and transferrable credit card points. In this post, I’ll explain how we booked our travel and lodging, talk a bit […]