The Hyatt Regency San Francisco - my home on the west coast

Do you have a hotel you are so familiar with it feels like a second home?  With my many stays in the last few years at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, it has become my west coast home.

 
My company has an office on the San Francisco peninsula relatively close to ...
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Come together - Photo Flashback

This photo is another from a past trip that has brought back a flood of memories of my experiences.  
This photo is unique to most in this series, in that is is located in a remote location rather than a city.  It is also somewhat closer to home than most others.  This spot ...

Addicted to travel? Why deny it?

Hello, I'm Brad, and I'm a travel-holic.  
Road warrior might be a better term, but when I have slow stretches with little or no travel, I definitely feel an urge to be out on the road again as soon as possible.
 
I am fortunate to have a job that requires frequent travel. ...
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Down the alley - Photo Flashback

This photo is another from a past trip that has brought back a flood of memories of my experiences.  
This particular photo isn't of a particular building, but rather a unique part of a classic city.  It is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Can you name this historic city ...
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Updates on my Singapore Airlines award trip

Thanks to some suggestions provided by readers, I've made a few more plans for a stopover on my upcoming trip to southeast Asia.  I'm excited for the opportunity to explore a new country, and still open to other ideas.
 

Photo of Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur by Trey ...

The Cathedral - Photo Flashback

This photo is another from a past trip that has brought back a flood of memories of my experiences.  
This is currently the tallest building in the city where it is located.  It has a prominent place in the spiritual life of this city, but it also has its place as the starting point ...
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The Longest Way Home - Travel book review

A travel journal intermixed with the story of how travel affects relationships written by a member of the 80's brat pack. That's an odd combination, but it made Andrew McCarthy's The Longest Way Home an entertaining read.

This is a video put together by the publisher that gives a humorous ...

Stones, snow, and a cross - Photo Flashback

This photo is another from a past trip that has brought back a flood of memories of my experiences.  This is a most somber place, but I'm glad to have had the opportunity to visit.  What happened here should never be forgotten, and beyond the history,  I have a personal connection ...
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The Mitchell Gallery of Flight, a museum inside Milwaukee Airport

Delays in airports are bound to happen, fortunately, there are options that can hopefully make these pass faster.  The Mitchell Gallery of Flight is a nice little aviation museum in the main terminal of the Milwaukee airport.  

 
Milwaukee's Mitchell airport is my home ...
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Low tide - Photo Flashback

This photo is another from a past trip that has brought back a flood of memories of my experiences.  This photo looks towards the town center from along the water.  It is by no means a major city, but it is a prominent town in the region where it is located.  I'd be impressed if ...
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The St. Regis Princeville - Escape to Hawaii

I knew Princeville was beautiful, but as we enjoyed a drink at dusk soon after our arrival, we were treated to views like this. It was remarkable.
 
No filter or anything like that.  It was just the perfect conditions.  Subsequent nights were not nearly this colorful. ...
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Edge of Metropolis - Photo Flashback

This photo is another from a past trip that has brought back a flood of memories of my experiences.  This was taken in a major city, although I don't think any of the skyscrapers in the frame are particularly notable, at least not to me.  Fans of sport may find items in the foreground that ...

Collections from the road - What do you bring home from your travels?

Souvenirs are one way to remember a place you have visited.  Most tourist sites have countless items for sale, but of course you aren't limited to what is in the various shops at your destination.
 

Starbucks mug collection belonging to Magic Ketchup.  Image ...
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Giant Metal Fish - Photo Flashback

 
 
 
This photo is another from a past trip that has brought back a flood of memories of my experiences.  This fish sculpture is one of many in this area, which is a popular lounging spot for locals and tourists ...

A stay at the Grand Hyatt Kauai - Escape to Hawaii

After our stay at the Sheraton Maui, we made our way to the airport for the quick flight to Kauai.  We had 5 nights on the island, and ultimately decided to split our time between the Grand Hyatt on the south side and the St. Regis in Princeville. 

Our one previous stay on Kauai ...

Supporting my blog without credit card links

I didn't start this blog intending to leverage it into a source of income.  In almost 3 years, that is still true.  Would I like to just travel at my leisure and blog about it without having to work my 'day job'?  Sure, but I don't see that happening right now.  
I discuss ...
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United to Maui and the Sheraton Maui - Escape to Hawaii

Late in 2012, work was keeping me very busy, but thankfully we had planned a trip to Hawaii to relax before the holidays.  Hawaii is probably not be best place to go for an affordable beach location, but it holds a special place for my wife and I since that is where we had our ...
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Upgraded to a Parlor Suite at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare

 

Despite the fact that I live less than 100 miles from O'Hare, I do occasionally stay in hotels near there, in the case of a very early flight or irregular operations.
I've had a few stays at the rather unique looking Hyatt Regency O'Hare recently.  In both cases I was ...
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