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Arabian Peninsula travelhack

On a whirlwind trip spanning 5 countries and 3 weeks, late-night Jan 25 I finally found executing my perfectly designed Arabian Peninsula travelhack. After 10 days split between Toronto, Canada and Windsor (Langley), UK for work, I finally began my next 10 days of vacation – which I would split between Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar – and do so on a modest airfare budget of $460 whilst combining it with some business trips. Read on for my Arabian Peninsula travelhack.

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Traveling Around Brazil

CJ Traveling Around Brazil - in the plane

CJ Traveling Around Brazil – in the plane

I spent the last two weeks traveling around Brazil, and I thought it would be fun to roll up my journey as well as some travel hacks I observed while there. You might have already seen my blog on flying to Rio on the Dreamliner, but did you check out what happened next?

Here’s the road-map of my least epic adventure traveling around Brazil:

  1. Oct 15-16: Exploring Santa Teresa – Day 1 – read it here
  2. Oct 16-17: Rio in 2 Days – Ipanema, Corcovado, and Sugar Loaf – read it here
  3. Oct 17-20: Iguazu Falls – 3 Days in Paradise – read it here
  4. Oct 18: Paraguay from Brazil via Iguaçu – read it here
  5. Oct 19: Iguaçu National Park in Brazil – read it here
  6. Oct 20-21: Sao Paulo in a Day – #layovertips – read it here
  7. Oct 21-22: Manaus daytripping in Brazil – read it here
  8. Oct 22: Amazonian adventure – read it here
  9. Oct 23: Amazon Gero Tours – Into the Jungle – read it here
  10. Oct 24: Off the grid in the Amazon – read it here

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Labor Day Travel Wrap 2016

Today’s Labor Day travel wrap is brought to you by the letter S and the number 5, as in September 5th, 2016 (Labor Day, for those of you outside North America). Hopefully you got to do something as awesome as I did (I flew from DEN to LAX for a sailing expedition).

Sailing through Labor Day travel

Sailing through Labor Day travel

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Superbowl traveltips

If you’re planning on hitting the airport this weekend for Superbowl 50, read on for Superbowl traveltips, #layovertips, and the usual tripchi #travelhacks. Even though this year’s Superbowl travel will cost double what it cost last year, these tips may help you get to the game on fewer dollars and in one piece.

Superbowl traveltips to SFO - http://www.flysfo.com/sb50

Superbowl traveltips to SFO – http://www.flysfo.com/sb50

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2015 Thanksgiving Travel

Thanksgiving 2015 - courtesy of Presidential Aviation

Thanksgiving 2015 – courtesy of Presidential Aviation

It’s that time of year again in North America when we get ready to loosen our waistbands and over-indulge on turkey, fix-ins, and pumpkin pie – that is if the Thanksgiving travel rush doesn’t get the better of our well-laid plans. According to Orbitz, 61% of Americans say they will travel for Thanksgiving, a 6% increase over last year.

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Flying to Cuba (HAV)

The next big trip I’m planning is flying to Cuba through Havana Airport (HAV) – this blog documents the process of getting there.

Flying to Cuba has been on my mind for a while now since the recent U.S. legislation has made it less illegal and easier to visit Cuba as a U.S. Citizen. The floodgates still haven’t opened completely yet – at the moment, U.S. carriers still aren’t flying directly to Cuba (foreign ones are – for example, British Airways has a direct flight to HAV from LHR) – and it’s still not totally “legal” to travel their as a U.S. tourist unless you fall into a special category.

Cuban Flag

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Day hikes from DEN – #layovertip

This is just a quick post to share some of my favorite expeditions and day hikes from DEN – you can do these over a long long layover or overnight. Hint: #layovertip.

You can easily rent a car at the airport, or use the tripchi app to find a ride downtown, and get your day hikes from DEN going.

Then you can take the Amtrak to Durango or Glenwood Springs and check out the Hanging Lake, which I got to do a few days ago.

You can even Uber it from DEN to wherever you need to go.

You know you want to, because the Rocky Mountains are beautiful!

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The Battle At Dallas Love Field Heats Up

For those of you that have flown into Dallas on Southwest, you have flown through Dallas Love Field. If you need to get to downtown Dallas, Love field is much preferred as it is closer than DFW. Love Field has a brand new terminal that has received much praise and year to date the passenger traffic is up 50%. The growth, however, has not come without it’s fair share of issues. It is evident that people prefer to fly into Love Filed for the proximity to the Dallas but with a massive increase in passenger numbers, will the airport be able to handle the capacity and keep the airlines happy? Read more

5 Most Delayed US Airports During Summer

Everybody loves to travel in the Summertime and it’s no secret that ticket prices are high in the summer. The simple rule of supply and demand will tell you to buy early because summertime demand for air travel is extremely high, especially in the US. Last week I focused on the busiest airports during summer and know I am going to focus in on the most delayed. While many in the top five won’t shock you, I was very surprised not to see ATL. Every time I have traveled through Atlanta in the summer I am always delayed due to weather, most of time because of thunderstorms. It is a testament to the work the ATC do down at ATL that even with bad summer storms the world’s busiest airport avoids delays. The following rankings came from Milescard.com measured from 2005-2014 and reflect the on-time percentages of the flights at each airport.

summer travel

Credit: cnn.com

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5 Busiest Airports for July 4th Travel

It is here once again, the great day of July 4th. The celebration of Americas gained freedom from the grip of the British. It is my favorite holiday by far. For those of you outside the US and unfamiliar with the 4th of July it mostly involves enjoying the outdoors whether it be at a beach or lake, lots of barbecuing capped off by fireworks. You will usually be surrounded by family, friends and plenty of adult beverages. This year I will be splitting my time between the beach and a lake with driving in between, but for many their plans involve flying. The 4th traditionally begins the summer travel season where airports are packed to the gills. Today I wanted to list out the 5 busiest airports in the US for the July 4th travel day as according to Hopper.com.

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