Soap at Hyatt Hotels - Anything but White Ginger

When you hear (or smell) Portico White Ginger, what do you think of?  
 
I am a frequent Hyatt guest, and am more than a little sick of that foul aroma, which is the standard offering for bathroom amenities at most Hyatt and Hyatt Place hotels.  Other Hyatt brands including ...
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The Red Palace - Photo Flashback

This photo is another from a past trip that has brought back a flood of memories of my experiences.
I'm sure the architechtural style gives away the region where this site is located.  But can you name the specific location?  This is in a large city with lots of sites to see. ...
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A week with Delta - Is the grass greener?

Last week I had a business trip to Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  When booking the trip from Milwaukee to Greensboro, I noticed that the only options on my preferred carrier (United) consisted of four legs on 50 seat RJs.  The ticket was over $650.  I have already re-qualified for ...
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The White Palace - Photo Flashback

This photo is another from a past trip that has brought back a flood of memories of my experiences.
This is a major city, one that is pretty easily accessible.  It is the largest place of its type on the continent it resides, which has many.
 

Where was this photo ...
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Hyatt Gold Passport added to iOS Passbook

I happened to be checking on my Hyatt account online when I noticed a link to add to Passbook on my iPhone.

Passbook is a handy tool that is available for iPhone users running iOS 6.0 or newer.  More and more travel providers are adding Passbook access.  United, Starwood, and ...

NEXUS program adds more benefits for members

 

Although I don't travel to Canada all that often, the several trips I do each year have made my NEXUS membership well worth the cost in both dollars and time.  This also allows me Global Entry access, at half of the cost ($50 instead of $100) if I paid for Global Entry ...

Quick review of my Hawaii trip

Its been pretty quiet on RegionalFirst of late, and the main reason for that is I was swamped with work.  For the last 10 days or so, I've been busy not working, since my wife and I were enjoying a vacation in Hawaii.  
Now I'm back on the mainland celebrating Thanksgiving with ...
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Church Ruins - Photo Flashback

This photo is another from a past trip that has brought back a flood of memories of my experiences.
This is a special place that has a unique history and a mix of cultures. This particular landmark is over 400 years old. It shares a name with a famous metropolis where the same language is ...
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Delta updated their safety videos, and they are pretty funny

Although I am a sucker for Rhapsody in Blue, I'm more than a little bored with the safety videos on my usual airline, United.  That said, on a recent flight, the flight attendant prefaced playing the video with the suggestion passengers raise their hands when Jeff Smisek uses superlatives like ...
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Air New Zealand's newest safety video featuring hobbits and others

Air New Zealand continues to flex their creativity with their unique safety videos.  I had the opportunity to see the horrific Richard Simmons video on my flight on Air New Zealand between Christchurch and Melbourne.
Their newest video is Hobbit themed, with Peter Jackson's next cinematic ...
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Rain Gutters - Photo Flashback

This photo is another from a past trip that has brought back a flood of memories of my experiences.
  I was exploring this old city when I came across this very modern (and musical) solution to dealing  with rainwater...    
Where was this photo taken, and what is ...
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The ANA Suites Lounge Narita Satellite 4 - The Journey the Destination

 

After leaving the Park Hyatt Tokyo, I headed back to Narita airport to catch my flights to the next leg of my journey, onward to Thailand.  I took a Limousine bus directly from the Park Hyatt to Terminal 1 at Narita.  I've always enjoyed my visits to Narita airport, such ...
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Cliffs to the water - Photo Flashback

This photo is another from a past trip that has brought back a flood of memories of my experiences.   This area is more than 2000 miles from Washington DC, but is still on US soil. The views here are  beautiful, and there is significant history as well. ...
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A Park View King at the Park Hyatt Tokyo - The Journey the Destination


The next stop on my trip was a return to Tokyo.  This time, I decided to splurge on one of my most anticipated hotels ever.  Like many people, ever since seeing Lost in Translation, I wanted to visit the Park Hyatt Tokyo for myself.  Despite my attempts to keep this whole trip ...
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