Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

I was interviewed over at McCool Travel this morning about my travel style.  If you’re interested, here’s a sample of the interview:

* a favorite travel memory is …

One fun memory comes from my very first trip that I got for free with miles and points.  We went down to South Florida and stayed in a middle of the road hotel for the first 2 nights.  For the last night, I told my wife that I had screwed up the hotel reservation and we had to leave the hotel since they were full.  I pretended to just drive around looking for a new place to stay, when in reality I had booked us a night on an oceanfront room on the 19th floor of the 5 star Hilton Fort Lauderdale.  Needless to say my wife was totally floored when we pulled up!

Read the rest of the interview for my answers to the questions What’s always in my luggage (on every trip I must bring) , 3 favorite home-away-from-home places, 3 money-saving travel tactics I use, 3 ways that I have fun while traveling, an 8 word (or less) travel mantra and more!


This site is part of an affiliate sales network and receives compensation for sending traffic to partner sites, such as This may impact how and where links appear on this site. Responses are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Some or all of the card offers that appear on the website are from advertisers and that compensation may impact on how and where card products appear on the site. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own, and have not been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by my advertising partners and I do not include all card companies, or all available card offers. Terms apply to American Express benefits and offers and other offers and benefits listed on this page. Enrollment may be required for select American Express benefits and offers. Visit to learn more. Other links on this page may also pay me a commission - as always, thanks for your support if you use them

User Generated Content Disclosure: Points With a Crew encourages constructive discussions, comments, and questions. Responses are not provided by or commissioned by any bank advertisers. These responses have not been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the responsibility of the bank advertiser to respond to comments.