Help me choose my stopover: Singapore, Malaysia or somewhere else?

I was fortunate to book a trip in Singapore First Class during the short window in July 2012 when it was available to United Mileage Plus members.  I didn't have any trips already planned, but I didn't want to pass up this rare opportunity.  I eventually decided to book a trip to the ...
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Organizing foreign currency

I've recently reorganized my system for keeping track of various currencies from international travel.  My new system is not perfect, but its much better than my old way of putting remaining coins in an envelope, then stashing it in a drawer to likely ...
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Lighthouse - Photo Flashback

 
This photo is another from a past trip that has brought back a flood of memories of my experiences.  This location is much closer to home than some of the others I have posted.  This photo was taken from a boat, but this site is easily visible from land. ...
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The big church - Photo Flashback

This photo is another from a past trip that has brought back a flood of memories of my experiences.
 
 

Where was this photo taken, what is this place called, and what is the story behind this unique location?
Have you visited there?
This is part of a "photo ...

A roundup of my 2012 travels

As the new year approaches, it is time again to reflect on the past year, and look ahead to plans for 2013.

Here is my route map for 2012.
2012 was a pretty busy year for travel for me, I had some great experiences with new aircraft and new destinations on my award trips.  My ...
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Virgin Atlantic - Flying in the Face of Ordinary

Born to be flight crew?  This new commercial from Virgin Atlantic follows an X-Men-like theme of how their crew are born with special talents that are utilized to be superhero flight crew.
I enjoy airline commercials, and occasionally post some of my favorites here.  This one has all ...
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Shark!!! - Photo Flashback

 
This photo is another from a past trip that has brought back a flood of memories of my experiences.
This isn't as unique as some other photos I have posted, but its certainly not something one would expect to see when visiting this location.  The water surrounding this photo is ...

An embarrassingly nice stay at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort.


 
$135 for a $500 suite on a business trip?  Yeah, I'll take that deal.  
This is the first time I've ever stayed in a Park Hyatt for work, as well as the first time I've ever paid rather than used an award redemption.  These hotels are typically outside the my ...
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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 ...