Where You Can Donate Your Points, Miles and Cash This #GivingTuesday

With the arrival of the hectic holiday season comes the pressure to find the best deals and make sure everyone on your shopping list is checked off — but sometimes we forget that it’s really a time of giving. This past week, you’ve (hopefully) taken advantage of the many Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals out there. But, with today being Giving Tuesday,…

How I Pack My Suitcase — Featuring My New Line of 747-Inspired Socks

One of the questions that I’m asked most often is how to pack a suitcase. For many people this process is fraught with anxiety: How do you fit everything into a limited space and keep clothes from looking like they just came out of a suitcase? Well, I have my own method of avoiding wrinkles, a…

Earn 20x AAdvantage Miles for Supporting Breast Cancer Research

Now through October 31, 2016, you can earn bonus AAdvantage miles when you donate money to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As part of the Miles for the Cure effort, you’ll get 20 AAdvantage miles for each dollar you donate for a maximum of 600,000 miles ($30,000) in a…

Join Me for a Helicopter Ride to the Hamptons in Support of Points for Peace

Loyal readers know how important Points for Peace is to me — and I’m always coming up with creative ways to help achieve our goals of flying Nobel Peace Prize laureates around the world to teach the world’s youth about peace. At the same time, I’ve been a strong supporter of Housing Works, an organization…

Dine Out and Citi Will Donate up to $1 Million to Fight Hunger

With bad news constantly filling our news feeds, it’s heartening to hear about companies that are stepping up to make a difference. Citi is doing just that by launching a new program and donating $1 for every $5 spent at restaurants between now and December 1, 2016, to No Kid Hungry, an organization that fights children’s hunger. To participate,…

An Incredible Weekend in Ghana with PeaceJam

I first started working with PeaceJam in 2014 when I learned of the incredible work the organization does with youth around the world. It brings Nobel Peace Prize winners to teach and inspire today’s youth in becoming leaders and creating positive change on a global level. I first went to Accra, Ghana, last year to attend…

Get a Points-and-Miles Consultation with Me — While Supporting Points for Peace

Update: The consultations sold out quickly! Thanks to all for supporting Points for Peace. I’ve been using Membership Rewards points since the ’90s when I used to book my dad’s work travel and use his points for family vacations. Now, they’re my top points balance because I put a huge amount of business spend on my…

Follow Along as I Head to Africa This Week!

I don’t like to play favorites, but I have to say that I get most excited traveling to Africa. I fell in love with the continent when I first went to South Africa several years ago on safari, seeing the Sabi Sands in Kruger National Park and staying at the Savanna Lodge. The whole experience was eye opening. Since…