It’s been too long since a Picture of the Week featuring my beloved Aggies, so let’s fix that!
It’s time for a giveaway! Hot on the heels of my Bluffworks Blazer review and Epic Durability Test video, Bluffworks has generously offered up a Bluffworks Blazer exclusively for Andy’s Travel Blog readers! Click through for details on how to enter!
If you’ve followed the blog for any appreciable amount of time you’ve most likely heard about one of my favorite travel brands: Bluffworks. As the proud owner of Bluffworks pants and shorts, I have some exciting news to share: Bluffworks is releasing a Blazer on Kickstarter! A few weeks ago they sent me a pre-release Bluffworks Blazer and asked for my thoughts, click through for the review!
I was really nervous. Bluffworks had been kind enough to send me a pre-release sample of their innovative new Blazer (available on Kickstarter here) and I was potentially about to destroy it. Even crazier was that Stefan, the founder of Bluffworks, insisted I try to destroy it! Click through for the video and a little tidbit about what’s coming this afternoon!
Casey Neistat is one of the most popular “YouTubers” out there right now. The longtime filmmaker, whose many viral videos prompted me to follow him years ago, began a daily “vlog” last year and has since seen his popularity skyrocket. “Vlog” is a bit of a new media term, but he basically makes a movie every day about his life and what he’s up to, involving his family, his job, and his work. Recently Neistat published two great videos about his experience flying aboard Emirates in their premium cabins so I thought I’d share the videos for you to enjoy!
I’ve featured the work of Mike Kelley a few times on the blog, most recently my support for his LA Airspace kickstarter project (my copy of LA Airspace is still sitting happily next to me as I type this).
This morning Mike debuted a new image series called Final Approach. It’s a series of high-resolution images of various aircraft making their final approach into LAX. Some of the details you can see are incredible, click through for some samples and a quick interview with Mike himself!
I was lucky enough to head out to Cape Canaveral last Thursday to witness the launch of the NASA Osiris-Rex mission. A good friend had some extended family involved with the mission and it was really cool listening to them talk about the elements that went into making it happen. It was my first rocket launch so I didn’t really know what to expect photographically. Ultimately I was too far away to capture the epic picture I had in mind but still loved this one. To give you an idea of scale, the rocket in the picture below is 191 feet tall! Click through for the picture of the week!
Apple announced the new Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus today! As a “non-S” upgrader (meaning I usually get the new numbered iPhones) I was eager to see what they had in store. Apple indeed announced some great technology, but is it relevant for world travelers? Let’s take a look.
I give American a hard time. At the same time, I still fly American every time I fly. While it’s true the AAdvantage program has suffered some setbacks, I still have Executive Platinum status with American and am about to requalify through January 31, 2018. I’ve held some form of status with American since 2009, which I know isn’t as long as some of you but still gives me at least a bit of expertise.
I’ve said enough about the changes to the AAdvantage program. Let’s take the program in its current state. Here are some things I think American should do to improve its AAdvantage program. [Click through for the list!]
I’m on a quick trip to Washington DC at the moment, testing out some new gear from my friends at Bluffworks.
When I was out on the National Mall today the sky was just so beautiful and blue that I had to get a picture of one of the prominent monuments. The Washington Monument is a stark monolith in the middle of the National Mall and made for a nice subject, I thought.
This is a quick post but I hope you enjoy this week’s picture of the week! (Click through for the picture)