After cruising around theLos Angles, Long Beach and Santa Barbara areas of Southern California for nearly two weeks, I’m ready to move out there! The nearly endless sunshine, coastal driving, beautiful outdoor settings, and delicious dining venues and bars will do that to you.
I traveled with my friend and fellow blogger, Ian Michael Crumm, and we made so many new friends along the way (and notes of where to check out that we didn’t get to do while there), we are sure to return soon.
Check out the moments below and mini guides on each destination we visited:
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:
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
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
Curated subscription boxes. So many to choose from, but thanks to the world’s largest men’s magazine, Men’s Health, every basic aspect of life is covered with its quarterly box service that just launched this year. As part of the Men’s Health MVP Network, I’ve partnered with the brand to try out the service and share my favorites from this quarter’s box – plus to help you save 20% off your first box. So if you’re thinking of trying a new subscription box program for yourself or to give it as a gift this holiday season, check out below for the details:
One of the things I really miss when I’m traveling is my home’s Internet speed. It’s kind of sad, but true and honest since we live in such a connected time. A fast internet connection is important for work and leisure – in particular, streaming content on various devices. Whether it’s a streaming service used to re-watch favorite shows and movies or getting lost in the pages of YouTube, we are always watching something (or planning on it later). An excellent way to stay wired is with Frontier. Read the rest of this entry
Being able to access docs, pictures and all kinds of digital files is an important benefit to have for any kind of traveler – and to keep those files secure and safe. Continuing my partnership with Frontier Communications, one of the services it offers is Content Anywhere. This service can help keep all your content in once place to access on any device for a low monthly fee. More below: Read the rest of this entry
While having a reliable service on the go and while traveling is a necessity, it’s just as important to having a strong Internet connection at home. I recently partnered with Frontier Communications for a series of blog posts each on there services, and after getting a taste of what they offer, my favorite is the High Speed Internet service. A fast and strong connection is very important for what I do as both a blogger and a freelancer, and let’s face it, in this digitally driven time we live in, a fast Internet connection is important to almost every facet of life. Read the rest of this entry
While Father’s Day is a week away, there’s still time to get gifts for the fathers in your life. While no father is the same, some of the things they (and men in general) like are, so I partnered up with Stanley brand to showcase different gifts you can get dad (or uncle, husband, boyfriend or another father or father figure in your life) this holiday based on various types of men such as those that love the outdoors, travelers, techies and the style conscious.