In addition to being a co-founder of The Vacationer, Phil Dengler is also the head of editorial and marketing. Previously, he ran a popular holiday deals website where he was a trusted source for all things Black Friday. With The Vacationer, Phil combines his knowledge of deals with his love of travel to help you plan the perfect vacation.
Phil’s Travel Preferences & Stats
Seat Preference: Aisle
Home Airport: PHL
States Visited: 17
Trusted Traveler Memberships: Global Entry
Last Completed Domestic Trip: Rocky Mountain National Park
Last Completed International Trip: Ecuador and Peru
Next Booked Trip: Glacier National Park in Montana
Favorite Credit Cards: Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Freedom Unlimited, Discover It
Phil’s Current Travel Goals
Phil visited his first national park in early 2019 and was hooked from the start. In August of 2019, he climbed the famous Half Dome cables at Yosemite National Park in California. In October of 2019, he admired the beautiful Acadia National Park in Maine from the top of Cadillac Mountain. In September of 2020, Phil will visit Glacier National Park in Montana. While he still has a ways to go, his goal is to see all 62 national parks.
Phil’s Favorite Travel Splurge
Phil wants to be comfortable when flying. For him, that means an aisle seat in the exit row. That gives him more room to spread out his legs as well as easier access to the aisle for those sitting in the middle and window seats. As exit-row seats are desirable, they always cost more than other seats (unless you are flying an airline with no assigned seats like Southwest Airlines). While getting the best deal on airfare is Phil’s priority, he is always willing to pay a few extra bucks for the comfort of an aisle seat in the exit row.
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