Cost of a Speeding Ticket – Worth It?

I received what I call an ‘excessive velocity tax’  – more commonly known as a speeding ticket – a couple of weeks ago on a charity road rally to Chicago and back.  I wasn’t really ripping down the road when I was pulled over (above picture).  In fact, both my navigator and I felt that…

Summer Travel – Rudy Maxa Thoughts

With Memorial Day over, we are now officially into summer travel season. We have a couple of fun trips planned for this summer – to the Holy Land & Petra in July and Toronto, Canada in August. We generally plan our trips out 3-9 months in advance depending on how adventurous the trip is. Like…

FIRE Travel – Nashville, Music City

If you ask my wife what her favorite kind of music is, she will say “LIVE music”. More than the genre, any music performed in person sounds so much sweeter and powerful. We’re on our second trip of the year with a stop in Music City USA – Nashville, Tennessee. If country music isn’t what…

Easy Credit Card Travel Hacking Success

They say on a large, international flight – maybe only one passenger in first class is paying full fare. The rest are on award tickets, big corporate discounts, or upgraded from regular seats because of their frequent flyer status. I had first-class flights as an executive perk for many years at MegaCorp, but rarely had…

Would You Vacation At The Super Bowl?

This weekend, the final four NFL teams will face off to see who will meet in Super Bowl LII. Despite the decline in TV ratings – which experts attribute more to key markets shifting with team fortunes than perceived lack of patriotism – the Super Bowl remains the most visible & celebrated sporting event of…