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Exploring and eating my way around Istanbul

I have written about experiences on a past business trip to India.  That trip was supposed to be approximately a week in India, and then to return back home.  Due to some last minute changes, I ended up needing to work in Istanbul before I went home.  While I love the city, I wasn't ...
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Asiana First Suites: OZ 221 New York JFK - Seoul ICN | Trip (Ro)Ports


Bidding adieu to Star Alliance United Airlines underwent a massive devaluation in February 2014 on award redemption via Star Alliance partner carriers using MileagePlus points. As I had accumulated well over enough points to buy at least two one-way award tickets in Premium cabins on partner ...
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Etihad Airways Premium Lounge in Abu Dhabi

The Etihad Airways Premium lounge in Abu Dhabi currently serves both First and Business Class passengers as Etihad is currently remodeling their First class lounge. Despite the First Class lounge closure, the grandiose lounge offers guests a wealth of luxuries when it comes to travel and Etihad ...

Etihad Airways Arrival Lounge Abu Dhabi

After a long flight nothing beats the superfluity of an arrivals lounge, a luxury reserved for only select travelers at very few airports worldwide. Etihad Airways has an arrival lounge at their hub in Abu Dhabi and offers the petite retreat for passengers traveling in business class and first ...

Virgin America First Class - San Francisco to Chicago - My Virgin Voyage

My 36 hour Virgin experience started with a first class mile high ride with America’s sexiest airline from San Francisco to Chicago. The 1800+ mile Virgin ride was scheduled for 4 hours and I was going to enjoy the entire flight in the roomiest seat on the route with America’s #1 ...
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Discover North Texas' Wildflower Season on the Texas Bluebonnet Trail


Field of bluebonnets at Bluebonnet Park in Ennis
Happy Tax Day, everyone.  In addition to the day where we must all pay the piper also known as the Tax Man, mid-April brings something altogether more pleasant to the prairies of North Texas - blooms of the Texas state flower, the ...

My Experiences with Travel and Dining in India

I had a business trip to India in late 2014.  While visiting Gurgaon, Chennai, Vellore and  Ahmedabad I was able to explore various cuisines as well as a few of the domestic airlines.  I have already reviewed some of the excellent hotels I visited (The Westin Gurgaon and the ITC Grand ...
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Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge Hong Kong (HKG)– The Wing Review

Cathay Pacific First Class lounge The Wing at Hong Kong International Airport is THE LOUNGE that most flyers love to talk about. The large space offers all the bells and whistles one would expect in an airport lounge and a few extra offerings that are not replicated anywhere else across the globe. ...
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A Delightfully Exhausting 30 Hours in the City by the Bay


Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco

During a recent trip to San Francisco, due to a tight work schedule where I really couldn't take any time off, my wife and I had no real option but to fly in Saturday morning and fly back Sunday evening.  Not the preferred option, of course, ...
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Review: Suite at The ITC Grand Chola, Chennai India


On my business trip to India, we spent a few days in the south of the country, in Chennai.  There are some excellent hotels here, and while there we stayed at the ITC Grand Chola, which is affiliated with Starwood Preferred Guest.  Like my stay at the Westin Gurgaon, I successfully ...
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Malaysia Airlines B737 Thailand to Malaysia Review

Malaysia Airlines short haul Intra-Southeast Asia service offers top quality service even on short flights within the region. Blowing competition out of the water by offering full service even on flights less than 2 hours in length!

As my trip around the world continued, I flew from Kuala ...
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Malaysia Airlines First Class Lounge Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Airlines First Class Golden Lounge at Kuala Lumpur international airport is supposed to be Malaysia Airline’s finest lounge; the 24 hour lounge offers both a business class and first class lounge and is located in the Satellite terminal, where all long haul flights operate from. I ...
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Hotel Review - The Kimpton Argonaut Hotel, San Francisco

When I stay in hotels, I'm normally a Hilton man, but on our trip to San Francisco for Valentine's Day weekend, the opportunity presented itself to mix things up a little bit.  The Argonaut Hotel (a Kimpton property) was offering a great deal, and since both my wife and I love older boutique ...

Review: Executive Suite at the Westin Gurgaon, India

The Westin in Gurgaon, India is a fresh, modern hotel relatively close to Indira Gandhi Airport in Delhi, and to the office where I would be working for a few days.  It also came highly recommended from a colleague, and it is pretty well reviewed online.  It was a very nice hotel, and ...
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Malaysia Airlines A380 First Class Paris To Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Airlines First Class is supposed to be among the World’s Best inflight experiences. The Airline is a one of the few Skytrax 5 star airlines and offers First Class exclusively on their six A380 Aircrafts that fly between Kuala Lumpur and Paris and London. After the MH370 and MH17 ...
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Sightseeing at 35,000 Feet - Dallas to San Francisco

I've made many, many trips to California since I met my wife in 2006, but all of those have been to Southern California.  My wife and I made an impromptu trip to San Francisco for Valentine's Day, and on the way, a nearly cloudless sky all the way from Dallas to the City by the Bay made for an ...
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