Category: Traveling

08 May

We hit heavy plane turbulence in flight

On a flight out of NYC, the plane hit heavy turbulence and bounced around. The guy next to me squeezed his eyes close and dug his nails into the arm rest. A lady in front of me started reciting a bible verse out loud. The couple across from me held hands and kissed each other…as […]

22 Apr

Accidentally in Colorado on 4/20

Traveling No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

After a four hour drive, I didn’t make it to the hotel until 1:30am. My plan was to check in, brush my teeth, and go right to bed because I had to be up at 4:30am for my 6:00am flight. My plan was perfect, except that it was 4/20 and I was in Denver, CO. […]

13 Sep

Things That Are Actually Cheaper in NYC

NYC, Traveling No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

From all my traveling around the US, here are the things I’ve found to actually be cheaper in NYC compared to other places. 1) Fresh Bagel – $.60 to $1 2) Pizza Slice – $1 3) Shoe Shine – $3 4) Dry Cleaning – $Varies 5) Taxi Ride – $Varies 6) Nail Treatments – $Varies […]

28 Mar

Free Hugs‬ Moment #3 – Avis Car Rental and a Mustang

Kevin, as his Avis name tag read, greeted me at the Akron, OH Airport Avis Car Rental counter at around 10pm. Kevin – “Welcome, what brings you into town?” Me – “I’m working with Baldwin Wallace University.” Kevin – “Oh nice. So what brings you into town?” Me – “Umm, working with Baldwin Wallace University, you just asked […]

26 Mar

Free Hugs‬ Moment #2 – Great American Bagel at CLT Airport

I was waiting in line to get some food at the Great American Bagel shop in the Charlotte airport. Employee #1 – “Wait, you give out Free Hugs?” Me – “Yes, a lot actually. Want one?” Employee #2 – “I knew you’d see his button. ” Employee #1 walks out from behind the counter and […]

12 Jan

I Drank Half A Cup Of Coffee Today

Fitness/Health, Traveling No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

To those that know me, drinking any caffeine is a big deal, and coffee is almost unheard of. But I swear it was my only option. Here’s what happened… The last night of our ski trip (Sunday night) was also the Golden Globes. Not a big deal as that happens every ski trip. Annie had […]

02 Dec

Getting To Platinum Status on American Airlines

ACbert, Traveling No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Please file this post under #FirstWorldProblems. It’s the end of the year and I’m 3,522 miles (or two segments) short of Platinum status on American Airlines. There are lots of nice benefits for the next 12 months of travel that make it worth my effort to reach Platinum status before the deadline of Dec 31st. […]

17 Oct

Snorkeling Can Be A Pain In The Neck

Snorkeling gives me a sense of wonder, peace and danger all at the same time. Wonder, as to what I’ll see next. Peace, as my body floats effortless in the water, and danger, as to what a fish must feel like out of water and defenseless. Despite a hurricane, which churned up the water, Annie […]

16 Oct

Random Encounters on Vacation

Friends, Traveling No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

We randomly met a couple on the beach in St John yesterday from the same home county in IL as us. Being that they were 15 years older than us, it felt a bit like talking to a future version of myself as they had 2 kids & he was slowly looking to exit out […]

09 Sep

Do You Really Want To Succeed?

It was 12pm and the room was full of tired first-year students from western New York State who were waiting for me to show them how they could be successful while in college and ultimately in life. On the screen behind me it read, “Dance Floor Theory: The Best Part of College.” I knew this […]