Hotel Review: Cabana Bay Resort, Universal Studios Orlando, Florida

The Cabana Bay Resort at Universal Studios Orlando, Florida is located approximately 25 minutes from Orlando International Airport (MCO) and 5 minutes from the entrance to Universal Studios, Orlando. The retro 50’s themed hotel is great for anyone planning a visit to the park but is perfect ...

Traveling to Vietnam and Need a Tourist Visa? Read This First

When I sat down to write this post, my original intention was to show you everything you needed to know about how to obtain a Vietnam tourist/travel visa but the more research I did, the more I found out Vietnam doesn’t really want you to give you a visa. Seriously, I don’t think Vietnam ...
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How to Visit China Without a Visa (updated 9/8/16)

So you want to visit China without a visa? Well, you're in luck. Starting January 1, 2016, you can travel to and visit the following cities in China without a visa for up to 72 hours (3 days) or 144 hours (6 ...
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How to Get a 10 Year Chinese Tourist Visa


If you have ever wanted to visit China, now would be a pretty good time to make that happen. Many airlines have increased capacity and added new routes to/from several Chinese cities and airfares have never been more reasonable to this incredible country. And it's not just getting to China ...
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Lounge Review: United Club at Hong Kong HKG

The United Club at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) is located in the northwest concourse of terminal 1, near gate 60. From the Duty Free shopping area of the main departure level (6th floor), take the elevator to the mezzanine level (7th floor) and follow the signs for the airline lounges. The ...
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Warning! Vietnam Tourist Visa on Arrival Changes and Fee Increase

Vietnam tourist visas have become more expensive as Vietnam has stopped issuing one month and three month, single entry tourist visas for US citizens. All tourist visas for US citizens to Vietnam will now be one year, multiple entry visas. This new rule went into effect on August 29, ...
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Lounge Review: Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge at SFO

The Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge at San Francisco (SFO) is located airside in the international departure terminal, Area G. As you clear security, make your first right towards the United Club and go down the long hallway. The SilverKris lounge will be on your left hand side about halfway ...
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Lounge Review: Etihad Arrivals Lounge at Abu Dhabi

The Etihad Arrivals Lounge at Abu Dhabi is located in the Arrivals Hall of Terminals 1 and 3 after customs and baggage claim. Just collect your bags and proceed towards the exit. The entrance to the Etihad Arrivals Lounge is clearly marked and will be located on your right hand side. It's a great ...
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Delta Introduces Fully-enclosed, Delta One Business Class Suites

I don't know if this announcement was made as a preemptive strike against the ME3 aviation giants (mainly Qatar) or if this was just in response to United's announcement about Polaris, but Delta really stole the show yesterday with their announcement of a brand new, fully-enclosed business class ...
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Lounge Review: Qantas Business Class Lounge at Perth

This review is for the Qantas Business Class Lounge located in Terminal 4 (domestic departures). Located near gate 13, the new Qantas Business Class Lounge is open from 4:15 AM (4:45 AM on Saturdays and Sundays) to the last Qantas departure. Opened last year, the Qantas Business Class Lounge is ...
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Here's Everything You Need To Know About The United MileagePlus X App!

The United MileagePlus X app (available for Apple and Android) was released a few years ago but surprisingly, I find some people still have no idea what it is or how it can be used to double and triple dip on earning miles and points for your everyday purchases. This post will show that you ...
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Lounge Review: Etihad First Class Lounge and Spa at Abu Dhabi

The Etihad First Class Lounge and Spa at Abu Dhabi is one of the most beautiful lounges I have ever visited. With a design inspired by their "Facets of Abu Dhabi" branding, Etihad's new flagship lounge epitomizes their re-imagined aesthetic with geometric design concepts, contrast materials and a ...
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Lounge Review: Etihad Lounge at New York JFK

The Etihad Lounge at JFK is just stunning. It is architecturally beautiful inside and out. The pre-flight dining service is a culinary delight and the attentive service is warm and friendly. This was my first time flying Etihad Airways and I’m so glad I routed through New York to try out this ...
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Trip Report: Etihad A380 Business Class, New York to Abu Dhabi

At approximately 2:00 PM, I left the Etihad Lounge JFK and made my way to gate A7 where my bird was waiting. Upon my arrival to the gate, I snapped some pictures of the massive beast and got in line to board the plane. I presented my boarding pass to the gate agent and immediately boarded the A380 ...

Trip Report: Korean Air A380 Business Class, Los Angeles to Seoul

Approximately 30 minutes prior to boarding time, I left the Korean Air SkyTeam Lounge and walked around the Tom Bradley International Terminal. I arrived at gate 156 with plenty of time to spare, took some pictures of the giant beast and hung out until boarding was called. For such a large ...
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Hotel Review: Hilton Abu Dhabi

There are two Hilton Hotels in Abu Dhabi so make sure you are booking the correct one. This review is for the Hilton Abu Dhabi located in the Cornish. The other Hilton is the Hilton Capital Grand in the Commercial District (near the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque). The Hilton Capital Grand is newer (and ...

Trip Report: American Air A321T Business Class, Los Angeles to New York

American Air flies these low density Airbus A321Ts on their premium, trans-con routes such as Los Angeles and San Francisco to New York. These A321Ts are configured with 10 first class seats in a 1 x 1 layout, 20 business class seats in a 2 x 2 layout and 72 economy class seats in a 3 x 3 layout (36 ...
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Qantas oneworld Business Class Lounge at LAX

The Qantas oneworld Business Class Lounge at LAX is located airside on level five of the Tom Bradley International Terminal. The lounge is open from 6:30 AM to 11:30 PM daily. For those traveling on American Airlines, you are in luck. The new airside connector between terminal four and the Tom ...
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