Author Archives: Andrew Villagomez
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.
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:
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:
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:
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
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
If you’re starting to feel the effects of the mid-February winter blues then you’re not alone. You might be struggling to decide where to spend your upcoming—and well-deserved—spring vacation and there’s one place that can solve this question: Miami. One of the top vacation destinations in the United States, Miami offers not only its world-renowned beaches but also a thriving nightlife, warm tropical weather, and a variety of mouthwatering cuisines. It’s no wonder that millions of tourists flock to the city each year. With this list of the best neighborhoods to stay in during your getaway to the sunshine state, all you’ll have to worry about is packing your swim trunks and shades. Read the rest of this entry
Technology amazes me all the time. I’ve been late to the DVR party (I know …), but since I’ve started using the tool through my Vantage TV by Frontier, I’ve been loving it. With traveling and going into the city often, I make use of my DVR all the time. Recording new episodes of favorite shows (this winter season those include American Housewife, The Mick, and Agents of Shield), reruns, and moves to watch later. Along with DVR, another nifty tool that Frontier offers is TV Anywhere, which, as the name implies, lets you enjoy what’s on TV anywhere you are. More below: Read the rest of this entry
With winter in full force, here are 25 different sweaters, coats, boots, and other styles that’ll keep you warm and stylish all season: Read the rest of this entry
Because, ’tis the season! With just over a week before Christmas, here are some wonderful gifts to pick up for your friends, family, partners, Secret Santas, or anyone else who has the travel bug that you are shopping for this holiday season. And if you’re all done with your shopping list, why not pick up yourself a treat for your next trip?