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My Trip to Banksy’s Dismaland Bemusement Park w/ Photos

Banksy is one of the world’s most premier street artists.  After watching his Academy Award nominated documentary film “Exit Though The Gift Shop” I swore to myself that I would attend his next big art event.  My opportunity came along in 2015.  Banksy announced the opening of Dismaland Bemusement Park in Weston-super-Mare. Tickets were going on...

Sydney in 5 Days

Flying from Toronto to Sydney, Australia alone for only five days is crazy right…is it?  This is my five day journey to Sydney through the sleepy, hazy eyes of wicked jet lag. FYI: I had a $400 credit from United Airlines and I found an $880 flight from YYZ to SYD with a layover in LAX, thus the flight only cost me $440. I had gold status with United Airlines...

Israel & Palestine

Palestine has been in the news for sometime and when I told people I would be heading there in October everyone’s first response was “Why?” and their second response always “is it safe?” Thanks to Banksy’s new Walled Off Hotel Bethlehem, Palestine is seeing an uptick of tourist activity not only focused on the Church of the...

Poland; Kraków, Wrocław & Piechowice (February 2015)

Kraków My second trip to Poland included the historic city of Kraków, Wrocław-the second largest city in Western Poland and the tiny village of Piechowice-hometown of my wife, Edyta. I cannot rave enough about Poland along with the other former Eastern Bloc countries I have visited thus far.  The people of these Eastern Bloc countries are welcoming, fun and many...

Marriot Mega Bonus Promotion

Looking to rack up Marriot Rewards Points quickly at the start of 2017? Well then look no further than the MegaBonus Promotion. I just signed up for the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card wich gives you 80,000 bonus points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening.  Thanks to the MegaBonus my recent stay at the SpringHill...

Earn 6x AA Miles

Through June 30, 2017, earn up to 6x the American Airlines AAdvantage® miles per $1 spent on Hertz rentals, and save up to 35%. Here’s how: Rent any vehicle for 1-4 days to earn 4x the miles and save up to 35% Rent any vehicle for 5+ days to earn 6x the miles and save up to 35% Click here for quote:   *If you use your Barclay’s  AAdvantage® AviatorTM Silver...

Miami, Florida-Wynwood Walls

Art Basel Miami has been on my radar for some time now. I have a standing invite from a gallery but have not made the leap of faith do to the fear of bankruptcy (I purchase a lot of art). Thanks to an amazing roundtrip price of $129 from JFK to Miami Edyta and I headed down to Miami Beach for 2 days.  The goal was to hit up Wynwood Walls and check out the new...

Santorini, Greece

Have you ever been to a Greek diner and been absolutely memorized by those beautiful panoramas of Greece on the walls; but also thinking to yourself that this is probably photoshopped or somehow enhanced. Well it’s not, and it wasn’t. Greece is literally THAT beautiful! Imagine the bluest skies you have ever seen in your entire life contrasted against the...

The Best Airline Customer Service I’ve Ever Received

This just happened, I mean literally just happened two days ago. I was on a red-eye and had just landed from Fresno into Phoenix on an American Airlines flight. Sidebar: When did the Sky Harbour get so freaking big? I was on a lot,  I mean a lot of Dramamine and very little sleep, so needless to say I was out of it. My red-eye was booked through American Airlines...