One or Two Room Keys?

Checking in is one of these awkward moments of truth. It can make you feel vulnerable, almost naked in front of the person across the counter. First, you fully depend on her to give you a good room, upgrades or goodie vouchers. So you better be friendly. And secondly, they get a better glimpse than […]

Read more "One or Two Room Keys?"

SPG and Marriott Rewards are linked

For months now, travelers have been anxiously awaiting what will be the outcome of the Starwood Hotels – Marriott Merger, and what it will mean for elite status holders. And voil√† – here it is: SPG and Marriott Rewards have successfully linked their programs and offer members of both programs reciprocal benefits, a status match […]

Read more "SPG and Marriott Rewards are linked"

Sailing lessons

It was somewhere in these past two years that I was going through my bucket list and decided to finally get my¬†sailing license. After being licensed to drive just about anything on land and in the air, I thought it was about time to add one of my favorite elements: water. I have always seen […]

Read more "Sailing lessons"

Croatia’s Islands by Sailboat

Once every couple of years, there’s this epic trip you take, and it totally changes the way you see yourself in the world, and what travel really means to you. And sometimes, these are not the trips that take you around the other side of the world, but right there in some neighboring country. Rediscovering […]

Read more "Croatia’s Islands by Sailboat"

How to enter China without a Visa

Visa and landing permits are one of the worst bureaucratic hurdles countries still hold up, that have survived through the tech age. The reasons some countries ask for a Visa as an entry permit are dubious and sometimes just outright bullying. Despite many countries having abandoned Visa requirements for most of the civilized world, others […]

Read more "How to enter China without a Visa"