Picture of the Week: Springtime in New York

Picture of the Week: Springtime in New York

Spring has sprung in New York City, where I’ve been all weekend. In the past week the flora and fauna of Central Park have exploded in a beautiful symphony of color and smell that has left at least one travel blogger named Andy in awe. It was all I could do to turn my camera and lens towards a familiar scene.

Bluffworks Travel Pants Giveaway!

Just a reminder to everyone that Bluffworks and Andy’s Travel Blog are giving away two pair of what I (through rigorous testing) determined to be the best travel pants in the world. Click here to enter!  

Bluffworks Prize Pack GIVEAWAY! Win the Best Travel Pants in the World!

Bluffworks Prize Pack GIVEAWAY!  Win the Best Travel Pants in the World!

I hope you enjoyed my epic product test of the Bluffworks travel pants from earlier this week.

Andy’s Travel Blog has teamed up with Bluffworks for an awesome giveaway! Not only has Bluffworks offered a generous 15% off their pants (coupon code inside), but they are also giving away TWO PAIR of their travel pants! Here’s how to enter:

American’s New Cole Haan Amenity Kit Review

American’s New Cole Haan Amenity Kit Review

I recently had the chance to fly on American’s 787 from Beijing back to Dallas on the 787 Dreamliner and it was a great flight (report coming soon!). As part of the flight I received one of American’s new Cole Haan amenity kits. I had my macro lens with me so I could take a close up look at the new kit. Let’s take a look.

Why You Should Throw Away Your Bucket List

Why You Should Throw Away Your Bucket List

A lot of people ask me about places I’ve been because it’s on their “bucket list” and they want to go there “someday”. I always enjoy telling stories and sharing pictures so I’m happy to tell them about some of the cool places I’ve been (you can check out for yourself on my Trip Reports page). But there’s something that gnaws at me about bucket lists and I’m finally willing to say it. Get rid of your bucket list. Right now. Here’s why.

The 3 Sites I Use to Find Cheap Flights

The 3 Sites I Use to Find Cheap Flights

I’m known in my circle of friends as the “travel guy”. While I’d much rather be known as the “fitness guy” or “guy who has a bunch of money so he doesn’t have to work and can just go around helping people”, for now I’m the travel guy I guess. One of the questions I get most often is “how do I find cheap flights?” The answer is pretty simple. Let me show you the four sites I use to find cheap flights.

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China

As part of my epic Bluffworks travel pants test (Part I and Part II), which was really just a weekend mileage run to Hong Kong and Beijing, I visited the Great Wall of China. I had previously visited in 2014 and was blown away by how much I enjoyed it. Once you get out of the pollution and crowds of Beijing there’s something very simple and pure about visiting the Great Wall, at least until the tourists show up. I decided to visit the same section as I did last time, Mutianyu, to see if I could get some better pictures than last time.

These ARE the Best Travel Pants in the World (with a discount code!)

These ARE the Best Travel Pants in the World (with a discount code!)

I’ll admit, I was breathing pretty heavily. Walking up hundreds of stairs will do that to you. Especially carrying about 20 pounds of camera gear on your back. It was kind of nuts to me that I only had six hours until my flight, because that meant about an hour of hiking and a fairly hefty drive back to an airport notorious for delays at security (I’d end up being the last person to make the flight). What was I doing there? Besides taking pictures? Well, I was completing the most thorough product test of my blogging career: testing the Bluffworks travel pants.

Three Digits to Check Before Booking Your Next American Airlines Flight

Three Digits to Check Before Booking Your Next American Airlines Flight

American Airlines is undergoing a massive effort to revitalize their fleet and incorporate new, fuel-efficient aircraft. While it will be great to see all of the new aircraft come online, until that day we are occasionally forced to fly on some very old aircraft. This is only compounded by the addition and cross-fleeting of US Airways jets after the merger was completed. Understanding the various aircraft types can be confusing but it’s important to know which of the American Airlines jets you’ll be flying because it can drastically change your flight experience. Let me fill you in so you don’t get caught on a dud next time you fly.