Review: Korean Air First Class Lounge @ LAX

As the beginning of our babymoon to Singapore and Bali, we were booked on Korean Air A380 First Class LAX-ICN, flight 012, which leaves at 11:30PM. We got the airport with plenty of time as we wanted to check out the new Tom Bradley International Terminal as well as the Korean Air First Class ...
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Using SPG Keyless for the First Time (Video)

I was in Portland this past week for OSCON, and I stayed at the Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station. As my stay approached, I got an e-mail from Starwood, letting me know that my upcoming stay was eligible for SPG Keyless Entry.

Neat! SPG Keyless allows you to use your smartphone to ...

Enzo Bistro Khao Lak: The Best Japanese Food I've Ever Had

Khao Lak, Thailand is filled with great restaurants. Most of these restaurants are inexpensive Thai places serving up amazing local cuisine at prices that seem like complete bargains to most Westerners. You can't go wrong. We spent a week in Khao Lak, and to say we had a pretty steady diet of pad ...
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Red Eye Report: Asiana Airlines 767 Business Class Phuket to Seoul

Asiana 748
Phuket (HKT) – Seoul (ICN)
Sunday, December 14
Depart: 2AM
Arrive: 9:45AM
Duration: 5 hours 50 minutes
Aircraft: Boeing 767
Update: Original title said A330 ~ Thanks, Commenter Brittain! I've updated the post!
After wrapping up a great trip in Dubai ...
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Booking a Singapore Airlines Business Class Ticket with Virgin America Elevate

Virgin America is often brushed aside by frequent fliers. People generally acknowledge that their flying experience is better than most domestic carriers, but the Elevate frequent flier program, while having improved over the past few years, is still not completely up to par. While I can't disagree ...
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Review: JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa


We landed in Bangkok feeling great! We had just wrapped up a fantastic stay at the world's tallest hotel, and we flew not once, but twice, in Emirates First Class on the A380. We were in Bangkok to connect to a late night flight to Phuket. Once in Phuket, we would drive about 90 minutes north ...

Report: Emirates A380 First Class Suite Dubai to Bangkok

Emirates 372
Dubai (ICN) – Bangkok (BKK)
Thursday, December 4
Depart: 9:40AM
Arrive: 6:49PM
Duration: 6 hours 22 minutes
Aircraft: Airbus A380
For 100,000 Alaska Airlines miles, you can book USA to Asia in Emirates First Class One-Way, with a stopover ...
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Video: Our Dubai Desert Safari

Dubai is a pretty cool place. If you leave the city limits, there's sand... a lot of sand... What better way to explore that sand than via four wheel drive vehicles?

Review: El Monte Sagrado, Marriott Autograph Collection


El Monte Sagrado has had my eye for some time now. When Marriott first introduced the autograph collection, this property was in the first batch of properties included in the release. The pictures on the website looked beautiful, and I had always wanted to ski at Taos Ski Valley. For the past ...

I just ate New Mexican green chile for 5 days straight. And I want more.

My wife and I just spent 5 days in Taos, NM. I'll have a few upcoming posts about it, including a review of El Monte Sagrado, a Marriott Autograph Collection property. But for now, I think it's worth admitting that my favorite type of food may be New Mexican... and my favorite ingredient is probably ...
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Video: Showering on the Emirates A380

I made a video of myself showering on the Emirates A380 :-). Okay... it's not actually as creepy as it seems! Mostly filmed from the first person perspective. For those of you curious about what the Emirates A380 shower spa is like, hopefully this provides some clarity!

 

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The Emirates Dubai First Class Lounge

I suppose when you have pretty much the best in-air product out there, the only reasonable thing you can do is try to come up with a ground product that matches! I have never experienced the Lufthansa First Class Terminal, but I think the Emirates First Class Lounge in Dubai may come ...
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Review: The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai (Junior Suite)


Last week we spent five nights at the JW Marriott Marquis, and I must say, this is one of the more impressive Marriott properties I have stayed at recently. Dubai is a city of "world's biggest this" and "world's tallest that," and in this regard, this property does not dissapoint. The JW ...
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Report: The Emirates Lounge at New York JFK

I've already blogged about our best flight ever, the Emirates A380 from JFK to DXB, but this post is about the Emirates lounge that we visited beforehand. I thought it was one of the better lounges I had ever been to, and it was my first experience ever boarding directly from a lounge!
Our day ...

Our Ski Dubai Experience! (Video)


While in Dubai this past week, one of our final activities was to do some indoor skiing at Ski Dubai! Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort on the Arabian Peninsula in Dubai. Calling it a "resort" might be a bit of a stretch as it's mostly just a relatively small, single beginner ski run. However, ...
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Report: Emirates A380 First Class JFK to Dubai


EK204 ~ 12/3/2014
Airbus A380-800 JFK-DXB, Seats 2E and 2F

Best. Flight. Ever.
I’m writing up most of this trip report from the comfort of my personal suite on our Emirates flight from JFK to Dubai. As a point of reference, I have never flown international first ...
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Trip to Dubai and Thailand... Starting Now!

I'm off to Dubai and Thailand with my wife for a couple weeks! We're going to be traveling in style, rocking the Emirates A380 First Class... TWICE! We'll be staying at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai and the JW Marriott Khao Lak in Thailand. I'll certainly post reviews when the trip is wrapped up, ...
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Review: Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos


Before I start this review, it’s worth noting that as of today in December 2014, the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos is currently closed due to damage from Hurricane Odile. The property is slated to reopen on May 1 next year.
A little over a year ago, Hyatt began rolling out two lines of ...
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