McCool Travel interview with Pam Rossi of Always 5 Star

5 Minutes With Pam Rossi of Always 5 Star

For McCool Travel’s 131th travel profile, I am absolutely thrilled to tell you more about Pam Rossi of Always 5 Star. I listed Pam as one of my favorite luxury travel bloggers and she contributed to some recent McCool Travel articles. She is fun, happy, bright, supportive, and wants to help people learn how to travel better (in luxury) without paying more. Yes, please!

Pam Rossi‘s bio:

To accomplish traveling with a large family (six adopted children) on a budget, I became obsessed with learning about loyalty programs and credit card points. It became my hobby to search the internet for special prices and deals. I discovered early on that I could elevate my travel experiences to a luxury level by employing these methods. I spent hours devouring information on the internet on how to accomplish this without exceeding my budget and finances. My children are grown now, and my husband and I continue to enjoy amazing luxury travel. My passion now is to share my knowledge and experiences with other travelers. I look forward to connecting with more people and to help create special, enhanced travel moments in their lives too!

McCool Travel interview with Pam Rossi of Always 5 Star.

Pam Rossi, Always 5 Star, on the red carpet

Pam Rossi – Always 5 Star

Hometown …

Grew up in Seal Beach, California and moved to Temecula, California to raise my children, where I still live today.

Always in my luggage …

Champagne…lol! Just kidding! Actually, I always bring my cell phone (essential) and additional chargers, tablet, makeup (more important than clothing), and clothing.

3 favorite home-away-from-home places …

  1. Monterey, California
  2. San Diego, California
  3. Miami, Florida

A favorite travel memory is …

My trip to Africa was life transforming. I was surprised by the emotion of gratitude that I felt when experiencing the people, the countries, and the incredible animals and nature up close and personal!

McCool Travel interview with Pam Rossi of Always 5 Star

Pam Rossi of Always 5 Star

3 favorite travel brands …

  1. American Airlines and the oneWorld alliance
  2. Ritz-Carlton
  3. Four Seasons
  4. Hyatt (I am going to sneak in a fourth…)

3 money-saving travel tactics I use are …

  1. join loyalty programs and save points for free stays, upgrades, and discounts
  2. earn reward points on everyday credit card purchases to be used toward travel expenses
  3. travel off-season to enjoy Five Star Luxury stays at a fraction of the price
McCool Travel interview with Pam Rossi of Always 5 Star.

Pam Rossi of Always 5 Star

3 ways that I have fun while traveling are …

  1. stay in a luxury hotel w/points
  2. explore the local culture and people
  3. explore nature

8 word (or less) travel mantra …

Be grateful and embrace every travel experience!

favorite non-travel website …

Sephora (please no judgment)

most memorable souvenir …

my pictures

favorite cheap eat …

In-n-Out Burger (ssshhh, don’t tell anyone)

recent discovery …

that many airports have a Vino Volo wine tasting with great Champagne flights

I am fortunate to have met …

Charles McCool and his fantastic wife Julie!

I would like to meet …

The CEO of Four Seasons, become best friends, and be invited to go on their FSJet and visit Four Seasons around the world (of course).

McCool Travel interview with Pam Rossi of Always 5 Star

Pam Rossi, Always 5 Star, in Maldives


Thank you so much, Pam, for taking a few minutes to share travel inspiration and tips.

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9 Responses to “5 Minutes With Pam Rossi of Always 5 Star”

  1. suereddel March 29, 2017 at 11:11 am #

    Great interview Charles! Pam, when you do meet the CEO of the Four Seasons and I have no doubt you will tell him you’ve got plenty of friends that would love to come along!

  2. carnecary March 29, 2017 at 5:37 am #

    Nice, I love it so much 😉

  3. Johanna March 29, 2017 at 12:14 am #

    Great interview! I love reading about how other travellers go about saving money, and all their hints and tricks.

  4. Julie @ FuninFairfaxVA March 28, 2017 at 5:55 pm #

    It was so much fun meeting you too Pam. You’ve inspired me to build those points and enjoy more 5 star experiences! Meet you at In-n-Out. 😉

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