Author Archives: Andrew Villagomez

LGBT-Friendly Hotel Brands to Travel With

For Travel & Leisure, I researched and put together a collection of 12 of best LGBT-friendly hotel brands based in North America: Read the rest of this entry

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Men’s Fashion Selects To Get This Spring and Summer 2017

As the weather continues to warm up this spring season, you might’ve already start opting for shorts and slip-ons over boots and down jackets. However, with random weather shifts and rain, you’ll still need a light jacket and jeans as the season continues. Below, find some of my favorite spring styles like the bomber jacket, but also selects for the warmer weather and the upcoming summer. I’ll be updating this post both season, so be sure to come back each month for new additions!

See the selects below:

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Keeping Your Hair In Check With Products Designed To Give You Confidence

There’s nothing more attractive about a person than their confidence. While you can certainly build yourself up, taking pride in your appearance also helps and one major asset is your hair.

Old Spice’s lineup of shampoos, conditioners and styling products have been designed to give guys the hair – and confidence – they need to succeed. I’ve partnered with the brand to share about its latest hair product along with a few classics (plus a couple hair tips):
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5 Healthy Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Look Better

While various grooming products are helpful in giving you better looking skin and other features, there are a few different life choices and changes that men can make to help them have great skin and look better overall.

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Travel Insurance Claims Made Easier With Allianz’s New Innovations 

Having insurance for your travels, or any life aspect for that matter, gives peace of mind from start to finish. From the minute you book the flights to picking up your luggage at baggage claim once you’ve returned from the trip, it’s a good to know that if something goes wrong, you are covered. However, filing a claim and its process can be a real headache. 

“Customers often feel that the process is too cumbersome, rigid and time consuming and doesn’t meet the needs of today’s on-the-go consumer,” shares leading travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance USA. To help make the process more user-friendly, Allianz recently launched a new suite of innovations and improvements to make filing a travel insurance claim and receiving payment faster and easier. 

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11 Must-Have Travel Tech Accessories for International Travel

Beyond the smartphone, tablet and/or laptop,  these are the essential tech tools to travel with for an enjoyable flight and peace of mind while traveling abroad. From a portable WiFi device to finding your new favorite headphones, find the 11 must-haves below:

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Grooming and Skincare Items to Get This Spring

Spring has sprung, and that means its time for spring cleaning! After you go through and throw out old bottles and tubes of your skincare and grooming products (or ones with just a couple squirts left), these are the news items what you should fill your soon-to-be empty cabinets and drawers with to help you look and feel good:

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Chile Travel Photo Diary

I recently got to publish two stories on my travels in Chile on Travel + Leisure online, and was happy to finally see them live and be shared around. One was on reasons to visit the capital Santiago, and the other on Chilean cuisine throughout the country. After working on the piece and selecting photos for it, it made me want to share other moments I haven’t gotten around to sharing yet. Hopefully going to do more of these again and at least twice a month. Anyways, hopefully these moments in Chile from Santiago to Valle Nevado and the Elqui Valley will inspire you to visit:


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Binge-Worthy Shows About New York City (and NYC Travel) to Watch on Netflix

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New York City has been a classic setting for some of televisions most iconic shows. From I Love Lucy to Friends to 30 Rock, the Big Apple has either been a center location or had a major influence on beloved (or love to hate) characters across decades of TV. Find out what what you stream on Netflix below: Read the rest of this entry

How To Exfoliate Your Face

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As written for AskMen: Aging is inevitable, and as a result, it takes a toll on our skin. One effective way to help the facial skin renew itself it is through exfoliation. The shedding process of scrubbing off dead skin cells reveals and exposes fresher, more youthful skin. The process keeps the skin clean as too many dead skin cells can clog pores and cause acne, ingrown hairs and wrinkles.

Exfoliation is important for clear skin, but also for a smooth shave, says Alex Grogan, the co-founder of ManCave. “By scrubbing off dead skin, you not only unclog pores and brighten the complexion, you are also exposing hair follicles, allowing for a closer shave and eliminating ingrown hairs.” Read the rest of this entry

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