Hello! This is my first post since porting my blog, SitInFirst, into Upgrd. I'm excited to be part of a group of diverse and capable writers who enjoy travel.
I post under the handle NYBanker on MilePoint and FlyerTalk, and you can find me on Twitter @sitinfirst.
I've got a couple of more years on me than many of the other writers on this site, and my travel patterns vary from many of theirs, too. Much of my work travel is international (thankfully in a premium cabin), so you'll see me report on some interesting and farther afield ports-of-call. I also travel with my family (wife, kids 8 and 6) several times a year. In the last six months, we've been out to Kona and over to Paris. Family trips booked for later this year include Prince Edward Island (Canada) and Abu Dhabi and Dubai (over Christmas). The trips with the kids make some of the more interesting reports, IMHO. Work trips will take me to Asia, Europe and potentially the Gulf, as well as some domestic travel.
My travel experiences certainly vary with and without the family. What is consistent, however, is how much I value efficient and comfortable travel.
I have a few reports in the queue:
- Finishing up an Asian roadshow from May, with a last stop at the Tokyo Park Hyatt.
- A quick trip to Beijing (Air China Business Class, Beijing Peninsula)
- A west coast marathon (LAX/SNA/SFO/LAS), including the aging Mark Hopkins.