Wanderlust? Me too! My monthly Fearless Wanderlust posts will keep you informed about travel news and give you inspiration for your next trip.
Two Ways to Earn Airline Miles
One, shopping through an airline’s online portal will give you points for your purchases. You can usually find these on the airline’s website and you must be a rewards member, which is usually free. This is great if you’re buying items online anyways. It’s also helpful to use one airline’s portal so that you don’t have a few miles at different airlines.
Two, I answer research surveys through Miles for Opinions for American Airlines points. It’s free to join, though it is also
Being a Responsible Traveler
I’m all for being a responsible traveler! This quick article will give you six tips for being one.
Check Your Passport
It’s better to be safe than sorry. Be sure your passport is more than six months from its expiration date. Be sure your passport has at least two blank pages, not including the visa pages at the end of the passport. It would be terrible to realize your passport isn’t valid before your trip! See all the tips here.
Anthony Bourdain lives on in his shows and words. Here are 13 Bourdain quotes to get you inspired. Maybe I’ll take his advice and wing it a little more when I travel. Maybe. (Here’s how I travel.)
Want to Rent a Private Island?
When I think of a private island, my first thought is of a scary movie where you discover you’re not the only one on the island. But I’m sure these private islands available for rent are not as creepy as that.
Behind a Beautiful Travel Photo
…is the set-up of the fake illusion?! At least, that’s how it is for some of those photos from Cappadocia, Turkey of a sky of hot air balloons and a luxurious breakfast on the roof. One travel blogger gives the behind-the-scenes scoop.
Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market Move
Tokyo’s famed fish market, which had been there for over 80 years, has closed to make way for the 2020 Olympics. This was a popular place for tourists to watch locals at the tuna auction. The move has brought a lot of uncertainty and pushed out vendors who could not afford the move about 1.4 miles away. More info in this article. It’ll be interesting to watch what happens.
AeroMéxico’s DNA Ad
Oh boy. This AeroMéxico is making a big statement, right? It’s pretty funny and brilliant. They went to the small town of Wharton, Texas, a city outside of Houston, where the residents have no interest in visiting Mexico. Scroll down on this article to watch the commercial.
Airbnb Will Pay You to Live in Italy
How would you feel about spending three months in a remote Italian village? You’ll definitely get to know the 300 residents very well! Airbnb is partnering with Wonder Grottole to send four people to the town of Grottole. Get the info here.
Sainte-Chapelle de Paris
I saw photos of the inside of this chapel and immediately put it on my to-see list. Located in Paris, the church’s stained glass is incredible! I’ll let Rick Steves show you.
I’m working on updating all my Austin content for the new year because this should be the year you visit! If there are any places you want more information about or if you need help planning your trip, please let me know and I’d be happy to help.
Read a fun article or hear some interesting travel news lately? Share in a comment below!
P.S. The photo above shows Chicago’s Cloud Gate. Thinking of the city and much of the Northern states as they endure intense winter weather!