2899361515_d2c97f6160_b

You’ve Been Using Escalators Wrong

2899361515_d2c97f6160_b

After discovering this news, I’m like 95% sure that my entire world is shattered. Get ready because I’m about to shatter yours, too. You know how you’re supposed to stand on the right and walk on the left when you’re on an escalator? Apparently that’s completely wrong, according to the head of DC’s Metro system.…

Continue Reading »

IMG_4495

You Need This South Bay Brunch.

IMG_4495

I think about breakfast/brunch as a meal the same way I think about Emilio Estevez as a Sheen. I’m glad it’s there but I wouldn’t be all that upset if it disappeared and left dinner (Martin) and lunch (Charlie) as the only remaining meals. This brings up an interesting point: Where is Emilio Estevez? Has anybody…

Continue Reading »

chickensrirachabar

Is This the Best Paleo Traveling Snack?

chickensrirachabar

Fly&Dine started as a blog about food while you travel and I mostly covered meals, but every now and then I’d post a story about the unsung hero of traveling: snacks. This is kind of backwards, because while meals are definitely important, I’d say most of my travel days (by air, at least) focus much more…

Continue Reading »

IMG_0087

Valentines for the Frequent Flyer

IMG_0087

It’s Valentine’s Day and that means flowers, chocolates, and hundreds of little cards with Paw Patrol puns for most couples. For the married frequent flyer, though, it’s a day to remind you that your relationship with the Hilton check-in desk clerk may be stronger these days than the one you have at home. For the…

Continue Reading »

IMG_2839

How to Get Your Own TV Show

IMG_2839

You may or may not have heard, but I’m hosting a new show on Travel Channel called Trip Testers. If that sounds crazy to you, it sounds doubly crazy to me. For all the time I spent performing in plays as a kid, I never once expected to have my own TV show. Character actor…

Continue Reading »

spray_info

In Defense of the Bidet

spray_info

If you’ve ever traveled to Asia, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced the glory of the bidet. I used a bidet for the first time a few years back and I’m hooked. In fact, I was so impressed that I bought one for my home toilet. I even bought one for my dad. My review:…

Continue Reading »

img_6924

A Visit to the Pillhofer in Nuremberg

img_6924

We’ve got another trip through the travels of Mr. Paul Bacon. This time, we’re heading to Nuremberg… On December 26 most of the restaurants are still closed for the Christmas holiday. We asked the hotel for a restaurant that may be open and after they called around they found one that was available. We made…

Continue Reading »

IMG_3026

More Than Just Miles

IMG_3026

You know the latest sign-up bonuses for Chase and American Express off the top of your head. You can calculate the monetary value of an AAdvantage mile and convert it into Avios within seconds. You have status on three different airlines, one of which you’ve never even flown. But what is it all for? Being a…

Continue Reading »