Adventure

First Taste Of Chile

Torres Glacier Gray JasonWednesday (January 13th) I returned from a fast moving almost-three week trip around the beautiful country of Chile.  This was my first taste of Chile, and for that matter, South America.  The trip ranged from numerous long flights, beautiful wineries, fireworks on the beaches of Valparaiso, taking it easy enjoying the restaurants, cafes, and parks in Santiago, overnight hiking in Southern Patagonia, and playing with Penguins as far south from home as I'd ever been.  Just like any trip, it wasn't long enough, but I had quite the adventure and am glad to share with you my first taste of Chile. (more…)

By Jason, ago
Adventure

Off To Punta Arenas – Patagonia Chile

torres-del-paineSitting here at Gerardo's place in Santiago, Chile.  I'm getting my bag together to catch my flight for Punta Arenas with Lewis and Gerardo.  Our flight leaves Santiago around 9:45pm and gets into Punta Arenas around 1am.  Punta Arenas is the equivalent to going to Alaska, and silly enough, I only packed for mild-summer weather.  I went to the mall here and picked up a pair of hiking books for the upcoming plan of going into Patagonia.  Hopefully we don't freeze. (more…)

By Jason, ago
Reviews

Year In Review: 2015

2015 was pretty darn amazing.  Though I haven't been able to do everything on my list, I've been able to keep up my joy of exploring the world, flying people around, spending times with family and friends, and maintaining employment through the year.  This is a "year in review" recap of 2015 with one more trip to go (headed to Chile on Monday!).  I hope you realize that you too can get out and see the world with a full-time job. (more…)

By Jason, ago
California

PDX->SNA (FTU)->SFO (Work)->PDX->SEA->LWS->Home

travel-newport-beach The title of this post is quite the cluster, but it is what my upcoming week is going to look like.  Prior to yesterday, I was going to go to Newport Beach, CA to attend Frequent Travel University (FTU) and then come back to Portland, work here through Thursday, and then fly out to Lewiston, Idaho to visit my grandma.  Well, a wrench was throne into the situation and now I'm also going to San Ramon for a four-day deep-dive for my work.  Now, I'm hitting the following airports before finally getting back home next Sunday. (more…)

By Jason, ago
Reviews

Review: Bluesmart Smart Carry-On

Last year I pitched in for the Bluesmart Smart Carry-On on through Indiegogo.  When I first read about it, I was pretty excited and signed up pretty hastily.  I hit them up and requested a refund, but after some thinking it over, I decided to stick with my decision and try it out before making a change.  The scheduled date of was supposed to be in August, but that didn't happen.  Instead I just got my suitcase Wednesday before Thanksgiving.  Here are some of my thoughts. (more…)

By Jason, ago
Locations

Jason [Does Not] Get Around

wpid-wp-1446480817995.jpg As much as I travel, I really don't have too many problems usually, however, there are those days I just can't control. Finishing up a trip in Austin, Texas with a number of my coworkers from the Portland office, we ended up being stranded due to flash flooding from some terrible weather around the Austin airport. I went to bed Thursday night enjoying some good weather in the later evening, but woke up to threats of flooding and tornadoes around the city. (more…)

By Jason, ago
Shares

Alaska Airlines 72-hour Sale

Alaska Airlines is having a 72 Hour Flight Sale on their Site until October 15th.  Just plug in your city and select where you want to go.  Perhaps you'll get a sweet deal on a place you've been trying to get to coming up!  Where are you gonna go? (more…)

By Jason, ago