When you write a blog, you ‘put yourself out there’. I tend to be more analytical and less personal than some bloggers, but my travel decisions are certainly open to criticism. But a lot of readers. Every single day. It can take a tough skin sometimes to hear all of the comments and second guessing.

It’s nice to get positive comments, though, and I thought I’d share one of my favorites, I think, to date.

Michael S. writes,

Thanks for the informative site. I can see why “Mommy Points” calls you fancy pants. You are a very elegant man with elegant tastes in food, wine and travel which is fine by me.

I don’t know that I’m actually elegant, but I certainly do have preferences that I share here on a daily basis!

  1. Mileage Update said,

    You are elegant and never let them take that away!

  2. shelley said,

    He’s right – you are fancy!!!!!! Favorite blogger EVER!

  3. Chris said,

    Gary, you’re by far my favorite blogger! I enjoyed being able to hear you at the 2011 Chicago DO and was sad you were unable to present at the 2012 DO. I love that you’re able to balance having a real job with your travel interests — something you share with your readers.

  4. Chelsea said,

    Sounds like someone likes them some fancy pants!!

  5. Amol (@PointsToPointB) said,

    Stay fancy, Gary! I think your fanciness is actually rubbing off on to MP — not that there is anything wrong with it of course!

  6. Robert said,

    Wouldn’t have it any other way, Gary!

  7. talha said,

    Gary its amazing how you publish so many good articles in a week, where do you find the time, thanks for your work

  8. john said,

    I absolutely agree.

    The other nice thing is that you stay true to who you are. You don’t accept bribes from the credit card companies or free trips, etc. That’s one of the reason I stay away from the points guy and some other bloggers. Once you work for Chase via their where is the points guy, and similar promotions, it is pretty hard to claim to be objective.

  9. Mommy Points said,

    Ha ha – love it! So true, but in a good way.

  10. Scottrick said,

    Nothing wrong with opinions. I like that I can give an opinion on anything, even if it’s something stupid.

    The only problem is when opinionated people are closed to others’ opinions, but you’re pretty good at avoiding that.

  11. Hope said,

    I’ll follow advice of Fancy pants anyday !!

  12. Lucky said,


    Keep up the good work. You provide me so much information for my blog.

  13. k2o said,

    You are the best blogger you know-love your perspective year after year.I always learn something new from you.

  14. FlyingBear said,

    Since you are all about First Class, isn’t it more like “fancy free slippers in first class”?

  15. Gene said,

    @FlyingBear — Let’s hope that Gary wears something more than free slippers in first class…maybe free Fancy Pajamas?

  16. MT said,

    Mr. Fancy rolls like I do, so I can relate. Much more than a full time blogger/traveler like Lucky.

  17. beachfan said,

    Wonder if you’ll be getting an offer to buy your sweater next?

    Love your blog!

  18. Lucky said,

    @beachfan: Hilarious!!! :)

  19. Gary said,

    So I am pretty sure that the commenter calling themselves “Lucky” is not the same person who writes the “One Mile at a Time” blog.

  20. PH said,

    You do work with some bloggers who love their fancy shoes!

  21. DaninSTL said,

    Your blog is good. It’s like the Mercedes level blog among VW’s but I have no idea about your pants :)

  22. Rita said,

    Gary, I too love your blog. You are a must read for me each day. Please stay as you are and remain objective in your writings. Like one of the commenters, I am a bit tired of the other blogs that just seem to push credit cards and other products for their personal interests. Likewise with the ‘tip of the hat’ blogs. I use to go to their blogs periodically but have stopped doing so. I avoid clicking on anything they write to avoid giving their site more hits. That’s them though … I still come to View from the Wing each day. Thank you!!

  23. EagerTraveler said,

    Great blog… I have learned from the master… and have been rewarded accordingly.

  24. mark said,

    Verbose – yes. But, definitely not elegant.

  25. Gar said,

    You definitely have good taste. Always enjoy the high quality content.

  26. Ryan E said,

    I’d never think of a man as “elegant” no matter what! We just don’t have what it takes. I like Mommy Points’ description though, fancy pants.

  27. Bonnie said,

    Love your blog and LOVE that you are able to get me where I want to go in ELEGANT style!

  28. Bill said,

    Thanks for all the hard work Gary! We recently experienced the Conrad Koh Samui thanks to you. Btw, it’s not like Mommypoints is exactly slumming it now a days!

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