Opinion

Fifth Freedom Routes

A fifth freedom route is the right of an airline to fly between two foreign countries on a route originating or ending in the airline’s own country. KLM flies from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, a 12-hour flight, and then Kuala… Read More ›

Transferable Points Currencies

Points that can be transferred to airlines or hotels represent excellent value. Diversifying your portfolio of miles and points often provides unforeseen opportunities. Singapore Airlines partners with all four transferable currencies, while Cathay Pacific, Etihad, and Air France/KLM partner with… Read More ›

My Favorite Cities

• Jerusalem – layers, energy, spirituality • Amsterdam – bicycles, canals, cafés • New York City – culture, arts, diversity • Athens, Greece – history, monuments, markets • San Francisco – cable cars, piers, redwoods What’s your favorite city? (Western… Read More ›

Bucket List

Machu Picchu, Peru – remnants of a lost civilization Brazil – Rio, futbol, beaches, rainforests, shamans Nepal – Himalayas, trekking, tigers, monkeys, Buddhist temples India – Varanasi, the River Ganges, Hinduism, spice plantations, Indian cuisine, Rama Empire Maldives – Indian… Read More ›