Travel Posts

The Surprisingly Remarkable Historic Architechture of Downtown Dallas


Here's something a little different for your weekend reading - a Road More Traveled history lesson about my hometown.  People associate many things with Dallas, but iconic, historic architechture usually isn't one of them.  The downtown skyline is certainly distinctive, but fact is, the ...


Cuba is more or less open... tomorrow!


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Either as a fault of tricky wording, or of tricky policies, it appears as though Treasury bans on ...


Park Hyatt Milan - Above and Beyond


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There are good hotels experiences, there are great hotel experiences, then there is the Park Hyatt ...


Travel Goals and United Amenity Kit Winners

Andaz Papagayo

I always appreciate interacting with like-minded travelers.  I'm also grateful that anyone reads my blog, especially those that take the time to comment.  I fully encourage comments to my posts.  That sometimes has mixed success, but I think providing incentive to post has ...


15 Hours In Sao Paulo - Graffiti, History, Laughter, and Caipirinhas


Graffiti, history, laughter, and Caipirinhas –the only way I can sum up my amazing layover in Sao Paulo in November. With only a short time in Sao Paulo, I made it my mission to see the most of the city as possible, and in doing so I took a free city walking tour, met up with locals, drank ...

One Final Trip with a Loyal Travel Companion


I had a great year in 2014 for various reasons related to travel and even more in my personal life.  I plan to write a more complete summary of my year in travel in another post.  

One somewhat melancholy note has to due with the fact that I recently took one final trip with my ...


Another long layover at LAX, and another option for a workout.


I have been making frequent work trips to Los Angeles this year.  On the way home on a recent trip, I found myself with a long layover at the airport.  I wanted to share my experience and make readers aware of some workout options near LAX airport.  

This isn't the first ...

Review: The Hyatt Regency Incheon Airport (now Grand Hyatt)


The main reason for flying to Seoul was to sample Asiana First Class service on a long haul flight.  I've been to Seoul before (and since) this trip, so despite it being a great destination, I didn't explore at all, and opted for the convenience of an airport hotel.  Once all of my ...

Touring Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounges in Hong Kong


I could have flown home directly from Bangkok, but what fun would that be?  I had planned my flights around unique (read geeky) travel experiences; in this segment, I'll discuss my time in Hong Kong.  I never left the airport, since I only had a few hours, but I always enjoy layovers at ...

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Thai Airways A346 Royal First Class from Bangkok to Hong Kong


I saw 4 engines, but this airplane was made in France, not Seattle.  Yep, I got TG'd.  In plain English, the original aircraft scheduled to make this trip has changed to something else.  It could be worse, at least this flight still had a first class cabin (unlike the experience ...


EBOLA - Mexico D.F. Warning


If you follow me on Twitter or read my blog, you are probably already aware that I am on my nearly 30,000 mile trip around the world which includes stops in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. In the last 4 days I have visited major airports in the USA, Mexico,South America, and Europe ...

Best Western Amaranth for a short layover near Bangkok Airport


Now that i've experienced the temples of Angkor and my first trip to Cambodia, the long round-about journey towards home would begin.  I was aiming for some new experiences as well as some fun ones that I've done before.  First I had a short overnight layover in Bangkok.  In the ...

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Carolinas Aviation Museum - Limited Time Discount


Last weekend I flew out to Charlotte, North Carolina from the West Coast to watch my hometown NFL team, Seattle Seahawks, beat the Carolina Kittens Panthers. Yet before game day, I had a day to waste in North Carolina.

View from my seat - 50 yard line row 11 ...


A Picture Tour of the Angkor Wat Temples Around Siem Reap


For touring the temples of Angkor, I wanted to experience it first hand, and at my own pace, so I decided to rent a bike from the hotel and visit them that way.  The roads are flat, there isn't too much traffic, so I thought this would be fun.  It was hot, and I was sweaty, but it was ...


The Le Meridien Angkor, my home base in Siem Reap


Cambodia has been a place I've long wanted to visit, so it was exciting to finally be here!  Since my plans had changed somewhat, and was traveling alone, I opted to be a little more frugal and stay at the Le Meridien.  Its a plenty nice hotel, but I couldn't really justify the splurge ...

Malaysia Airlines economy between Kuala Lumpur to Siem Reap


Malaysia Airlines has had a horrible year.  I was somewhat hesitant to book travel with them, but the flights were convenient to my needs.  My flights occurred before the tragedy of MH17 over Ukraine.  

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800 ...

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American Airlines Stops Selling Tickets On Orbitz

American Airlines just announced that starting immediately Orbitz will no longer display and sell American Airlines tickets on their website and US Airways tickets will no longer be for sell via the online distributor after September 1, 2014.

“American Airlines fares are no longer ...


One Million Miles on United


I ended 2013 with about 910,000 lifetime miles on United.  Despite countless issues with United, one of my goals for this year was to get over the million mile mark since I was so close.  I've done more flying this year than I originally expected, so I hit 1MM on August ...


United Airlines: "Operational Difficulties"


Yep, another post about United's poor operational record.  This isn't the first time I've written about issues like this.  Nor is it the second, or the third, fourth, fifth or sixth instance.  

I believe it is better to laugh than to cry, and I was entertained by this, so ...