LAX Lounge Knockout: KAL Lounge Vs. Alaska Airlines Boardroom

I was in Los Angeles over the long weekend, and had some time to kill before my flight home to Minneapolis. Having a Priority Pass membership through my Amex Platinum card, I thought I’d check out the (now only two) LAX lounge options: The Korean Airlines…

My Helicopter Ride Over the Oscars (and Paying Half Price)

I was lucky enough to be in Southern California in February to celebrate my mom’s birthday. It just so happened the weekend coincided with The Oscars, which is sort of a big deal in Los Angeles ūüėú. Over the weekend, I had been surfing Instagram and…

How I’m Visiting Singapore for $331!

Southeast Asia has always interested me. Unfortunately, my exposure to the region has generally been limited to TV shows such as¬†The Amazing Race and (I’m somewhat embarrassed to say)¬†The Bachelorette.¬†Travelling to the region can be challenging, with flights generally hovering around $1,200 to $1,400 for a…

Around New Zealand by Turboprop

The following is another guest post from my dad ‚Äď a¬†fellow travel and points¬†aficionado! Dad and my mom recently got¬†back from a trip to New Zealand, and have some great¬†tips to share about getting there with Air New Zealand! Air New Zealand is one of my…

An Unexpected(ly Good) Journey

The following is a guest post from my dad – a¬†fellow travel and points¬†aficionado! Dad and my mom recently got¬†back from a trip to New Zealand, and have some great¬†tips to share about getting there with Air New Zealand! I wasn‚Äôt looking forward to traveling to…

Get Your New Amex Platinum Benefits Today!

Today marks some new changes for the American Express Platinum card family. You may be asking why I’m talking about a credit card on a travel blog, but credit cards, when used properly and responsibly, can be a great way to earn points and miles that…

How to Hike an Active Volcano (And Live to Tell the Tale)

On my recent trip to Guatemala, Monica and I decided to do something few have done before: hike an active volcano. Guatemala is the perfect place to do this, as its home to not one, not two, but three volcanoes that are considered ‘active’ – Volc√°n…

My Experience with Sun Country Ufly Elite Status

Please note: this is not a paid or sponsored post. I just really like the airline! When I moved to Minneapolis last summer, I suddenly had several new airline choices. Having spent the past 5 years in Boston, I primarily had been loyal to United Airlines,…

Welcome!

Welcome to Travel With Elbie, my new travel site! My name is Elliott, and I’m a big fan of exploring new places. I’ve started this site not only to share my adventures, but also to provide tips, tricks, and lessons I have learned along the way.…