My Life as a Will & Grace Fan (+ Review of Live Taping + a 24-Hr Trip from NYC to LA)

Growing up in Turkey in 90s, we didn’t have too many local or international shows on TV that portrayed gay characters. Those characters that existed were usually butt of the joke. When I randomly discovered Will & Grace in late 90s, after watching an episode of Friends, it was instant love. I suddenly had a huge crush on Will. Besides being an eye-candy, he was also a true idol for me at the time. Living a life, surrounded by good friends that got him into crazy shenanigans, in arguably the best city on earth. I was still not out as a gay boy, so watching a “normal” character as the lead and learning the queer culture in my dream city was a magical thing. I was so sad when the show came to an end in 2006, I was literally ready to slap someone just like Karen, who slapped Jack when she found out Friends and Fraser were ending.

Battle of the Cards: Capital One Savor vs Chase Sapphire Preferred

In the market for a new credit card with not super high annual fees and a lucrative welcome bonus? Capital One Savor and Chase Sapphire Preferred are two of the most popular cards today that fit the description so I went ahead and created this blog post for those who are having hard time deciding.Continue reading “Battle of the Cards: Capital One Savor vs Chase Sapphire Preferred”

48 Hours in Cappadocia, Turkey: An American Gay Couple’s Experience

My boyfriend Doug and I spent 48 incredible hours in Cappadocia, Turkey in May 2018. As an openly gay couple, we were positively surprised by the level of hospitality and friendliness we’ve experienced, both by the locals and the tourism industry workers. A must-visit for all!

One Simple Trick to Cut Your JFK AirTrain Cost By 50%

A not-so-well-known trick I learned from a JFK flight attendant friend completely blew my mind. Apparently, there’s a 10-Trip AirTrain card option carefully hidden in the MTA ticket machine menu which only costs $26 ($1 fee included for the new card).

Mirador at Torre Latinoamericana – Mexico City Travel Tips

Mexico City Travel Tip: Visit Torre Latinoamericana, a skyscraper with a distinctive design, which can be noticed from the most of the Downtown Mexico City. At almost an impressive 600-feet tall and, the tower has 44 stories. This landmark can be seen pretty much from all of the downtown area.

The Miniature World in the Heart of Times Square, NYC: Gulliver’s Gate

Grab That Passport is home in NYC this time, instead of hopping on a plane, we are going on a trip around the world… without leaving NYC. Gulliver’s Gate takes up 50,000 square feet (a full city block wide!) and is a technologically advanced, interactive and immersive world of miniatures that will ignite your imagination andContinue reading “The Miniature World in the Heart of Times Square, NYC: Gulliver’s Gate”

This Service Will Save you Thousands of Dollars on Flights

Thrifty Traveler Premium is an email alert service that shares ridiculously good flight deals & mistake fares, to almost anywhere in the world, from over 50 U.S. airports! The service is like having a best friend who hunts down the best deals in the world and shoots them straight to your inbox.

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3 Days in Havana: 5 Cool Things to Do & Tips For First Timers

Until very recently, Cuba was off-limits for Americans, despite being less than 100 miles away from the Florida Coast. Thanks to the Obama Administration’s efforts, American citizens gained a relatively limited freedom to travel to this beautiful island. Cuba has multiple destinations like Viñales, Trinidad and Cienfuegos, but its global and cultural gateway, La Habana (aka Havana)Continue reading “3 Days in Havana: 5 Cool Things to Do & Tips For First Timers”

CitiBike is the Smartest Investment a New Yorker Can Make. Here’s Why.

New York City was severely late to adopt the bike-share trend which is the norm in most European cities. It was first proposed in 2008. The original launch in 2011 was delayed by Hurricane Sandy and other technical issues. It officially opened in 2013 with 332 stations and 6,000 bikes. Expansions in 2014, 2015, andContinue reading “CitiBike is the Smartest Investment a New Yorker Can Make. Here’s Why.”