Review: Executive Suite at the Westin Gurgaon, India

The Westin in Gurgaon, India is a fresh, modern hotel relatively close to Indira Gandhi Airport in Delhi, and to the office where I would be working for a few days.  It also came highly recommended from a colleague, and it is pretty well reviewed online.  It was a very nice hotel, and ...
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Utilizing New Balance Workout Gear Rental at Westin Hotels

Working out, and for me especially running is a necessary part of my travel experience for both the physical and mental benefits.  Despite being a regular gym-goer, and a frequent traveler, I sometimes realize I didn't pack properly.  On a recent trip, I discovered I forgot my workout ...
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Switching from National Rental Car to Hertz, not by choice.

I rent cars quite a bit in my business travels, and for several years I have my preferred vendor has been National.  For the most part, I've been happy with National, and had earned Executive status for several years.  Starting in 2015, my company preferred vendors no longer included ...
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Lufthansa First Class with a seat and a bed Frankfurt to Toronto

Lufthansa First Class is a relatively attainable luxury for those who play in the miles/points world.  Its not easy to get, but its doable. For this flight, I was excited to finally be able to enjoy the 'seat and a bed' cabin upstairs on the 747-400.  I've flown Lufthansa First several ...

The Le Meridien Parkhotel Frankfurt

I've stayed in Frankfurt many times on layovers.  This time, thanks at least in part due to having more time with a late afternoon arrival, I decided to leave the airport area to stay in the city.  I decided on the Le Meridien Parkhotel.  It would be the 3rd Le Meridien hotel of this ...
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The only passenger in Asiana Airlines First Class Seoul to Frankfurt

For the second time on my trip, I would be the only passenger in the First Class Cabin on a long haul flight.  Not too shabby!

the Asiana Airlines Boeing 747-400 Combi that would take me to Frankfurt
 
Then again, shabby could be a word used to describe the First Class ...
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Travel Goals and United Amenity Kit Winners

I always appreciate interacting with like-minded travelers.  I'm also grateful that anyone reads my blog, especially those that take the time to comment.  I fully encourage comments to my posts.  That sometimes has mixed success, but I think providing incentive to post has ...
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United Amenity Kit Giveaway -- Tell me your travel goals for 2015

As a thanks for reading and commenting on my blog, I'd like to offer some items to giveaway.  I'm an admitted junkie for airline amenity kits, I tend to build up way too many of these, so out of necessity, I have done giveaways like this before.  Lets call it some "pre-Spring Cleaning". ...
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My 2014 in travel - 1 Million Miles and Beyond

2014 was a year where the only constant was change, thankfully for me, most of them have been positive.  Most importantly, I became a father in August.  I'm the proud father of a beautiful healthy daughter.  It is amazing how it changes your life.  Of course this blog is about my ...
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One Final Trip with a Loyal Travel Companion

I had a great year in 2014 for various reasons related to travel and even more in my personal life.  I plan to write a more complete summary of my year in travel in another post.  
One somewhat melancholy note has to due with the fact that I recently took one final trip with my most ...
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Another long layover at LAX, and another option for a workout.

I have been making frequent work trips to Los Angeles this year.  On the way home on a recent trip, I found myself with a long layover at the airport.  I wanted to share my experience and make readers aware of some workout options near LAX airport.  
This isn't the first time I ...

Asiana Airlines First Class Lounge in Seoul

I was about to experience something new.  I have heard glowing reports on Asiana Airlines service, especially in First Class.  I was excited to finally try it for myself.  
After my quick stay at the Hyatt Regency Incheon, I returned to the airport, and proceeded directly to ...
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Update on recent travels flying American

After a pretty miserable experience with United this year, after over 150,000 premier qualifying miles, I really didn't see the need to continue getting frustrated with their operational and many other issues.  As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I have decided to explore my options for domestic ...
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Review: The Hyatt Regency Incheon Airport (now Grand Hyatt)

The main reason for flying to Seoul was to sample Asiana First Class service on a long haul flight.  I've been to Seoul before (and since) this trip, so despite it being a great destination, I didn't explore at all, and opted for the convenience of an airport hotel.  Once all of my flights ...

Cathay Pacific 747 Business Class from Hong Kong to Seoul

The only thing better than turning left after boarding a plane is going upstairs.  This wasn't the newest Business Class product, but I was excited to try out Cathay Pacific's herringbone Business Class seating configuration.

Cathay Pacific 747 Business Class ...
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