About


 

Hi! My name’s Daniel Gillaspia and I’m the creator of UponArriving.com (est. 2014).

I’m a licensed attorney with a passion for travel and for helping people to experience the world. (You can read more about me here).

UponArriving is based on my personal belief that everyone deserves a chance to live a meaningful and fulfilled life. For many people, including myself, this means a chance to see the world.

Travel is fun but beyond that it’s also transformative. Travel breeds perspective, gratitude, and confidence. It can be humbling and can provide healing. Travel can connect you to this planet and to the people who inhabit it in a way you might otherwise have never known was possible. In short, travel offers many ways to get closer to the person you want to be.

Unfortunately, one of the biggest hurdles for many to make their travel dreams come true is that it can be prohibitively expensive. Luckily, with award travel, you can find ways to travel for next to nothing.

The only problem is that award travel can be quite overwhelming and confusing. Also, if you really want to make the most of award travel you need good credit and that’s something many struggle with.

That’s when UponArriving comes in.

On UponArriving, I cover the latest developments in travel credit card rewards, airline and hotel loyalty programs, and various other travel topics.

Articles on UponArriving are detailed-driven and thoroughly researched so that they can help you take control of your personal credit and give you the information needed when it’s time for you to make those important decisions like what credit card to apply for or what airline to book. I work tirelessly to breakdown voluminous information to the basics and deliver it in a way so that any beginner should be able to catch on. 

If you’re interested in booking first class tickets for next-to-nothing or maybe just stretching your miles and points as far as they can go so you can see as much of the world as possible, you’ve arrived at the right spot. 

As Featured: 

13 comments

  1. Wow! I’ve been researching Portugal for the last month for an upcoming trip in May. You have so much good information! I spent a lot of time looking up information on the cave tour and the tolls. You nailed it! Now I know! Thank you. We’ve decided not to drive in Lisbon, but I just had to read your article anyway. Wish you had more posted 😀

    1. Thanks, that’s awesome to hear, and I’m glad you’ve found the info helpful. You are going to love Portugal — definitely one of my favorite places in the world!

    1. It can be ridiculous, but it’s not too asinine on a one way flight that departs from somewhere outside the UK and routes through LHR.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *