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 ...

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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