Buenos Aires takes me on an adventure

It was finally time for me to leave Europe and drop below the equator to the countries in South America. This was the original phase 2 of my trip which has had about a million changes along the way! I used my Chase Sapphire points to book my ticket from London to Buenos Aires. If…

A is for Albania

After a few weeks of mostly cities and pretty crappy weather, it was time to move on and head to the sunnier coasts of the Balkans. I decided my next stop would be Albania with a one night stop in Tirana on my way to Saranda. Tirana is much like any other capital city and especially like…

Bucharest, Romania

A lot of people have an image of Romania that is a bit negative and a little old school. Romania has come a long way in history and Bucharest is an amazing city to visit in the country! First, let me start off with the fact that my journey from Bulgaria to here involved a two hour…

Beer and friends and bones…oh my!

Everyone that has ever been to Prague has told me what an amazing place the city is. I can say that after one day, I completely agree. I arrived in Prague still not feeling 100% but knew that I had friends to meet up with. One of the things Prague and the Czech Republic are…

Matisse and more!

It seems that we can not make it out of the house at a reasonable time and somehow we had another late start. But I guess that is why we chose to have 6 days in London. It was another gorgeous day and I felt that I needed to take a token selfie to capture…

Because we are living in a material world

Money. Mulah. Cash. Dough. Paper. Coin. Riches. Whatever! It doesn’t matter what you call it but money talks. Hotels are part of the service industry and in the service industry, people like to be appreciated for what they have done. A tip is a great way to show said appreciation. In the United States, many…

Points are a great way to travel

I am pretty loyal to Southwest for domestic travel for flights under 4 hours. Luckily, a lot of my small weekend trips take me a short distance and so Southwest is my go to airline. They have no change fees. No cancellation fees. And they make booking with points super duper easy. I just booked…