Trip Reports Posts

Initial thoughts on my first trip to Africa

As I mentioned previously, last week returned from my first trip to the African continent.  I am planning a complete trip report, but I'll try to finish a few other reports first. Here are a few comments and some photos from my trip.

My first view of Africa from the ...

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Swiss Air Lines Business Class to Luxembourg


After Liverpool, another leg on my trip was to Belgium for some touring and tasty beers.  I also was able to and get the somewhat elusive passport stamp in Luxembourg.

Early morning in Manchester UK 

My ...


Singapore Airlines Business Class from Seoul to Singapore

After an enjoyable dinner in Seoul, we boarded the Airport Railroad Express (AREX) train at Seoul Station, bound for Incheon Airport. The train ride takes just over forty minutes and costs less than $16.00 for a round-trip.

Upon retrieving our bags from the Korean Express Parcel Service, ...

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Exploring Liverpool


The main reason for my trip to Europe was to attend a English Premier League match at Anfield, the home of Liverpool Football Club.  I've visited Liverpool before, but never attended a football match there.  I'm a fan of most sports, and love attending live events, but I've really ...

Iberia Madrid Barajas T4s Lounge


The Iberia Lounge at Madrid Barajas airport in terminal 4s is by far the best Iberia lounge in Madrid. The lounge offers all the amenities of other lounges, but also offers an upgraded buffet along with cold prepackage items as the lounge is located in the non-schengen  secured flight area ...

Asiana Airlines First Suite Class - New York/JFK to Seoul

The shuttle ride from the Sheraton took less than fifteen minutes, which surprised me for New York. I had been expecting a long commute, as I've experienced when staying at other JFK airport hotels.

I had arrived to JFK about three hours before departure, figuring on spending time in the ...


Turkish Airlines 777 Business Class from Houston to Istanbul

Turkish 777

The first leg that I will review from my winter trip to Europe is the flight from Houston to Istanbul in Business Class on the Turkish Airlines 777.  The eastbound flight is typically about 11 hours, which is an ideal length for my preferences; with enough time to enjoy a meal, work or watch ...


Review: Sheraton JFK

When I first booked my trip to Singapore, I reserved a room at the JFK Hilton. The rates were reasonable, for an airport hotel, and the Hilton seemed like the best option. One month before the DO, I began a Platinum challenge with SPG, and quickly dumped the Hilton in favor of the ...

US Airways First Class - Kansas City to New York/JFK

Living in the midwest, it can be a challenge to fly to JFK. Unlike those on the West Coast with almost hourly transcon service, or those on the East Coast with products like the US Airways Shuttle, those of us in the midwest don't have decent flight options to JFK, especially if wanting to ...


Booking an award trip Europe in Turkish Business Class with United Miles

With all of the devaluations of travel loyalty programs in the past year or so, I've tried to do a better job of burning miles, and not just growing my balances.  It was a change in my mindset, but I think the right choice.  I recently returned from another Star Alliance Business Class ...


AA 321T LAX-JFK Flagship First Review


American Airlines revolutionized transcontinental flying in the 60’s by being the first airline to fly coast to coast and today, the airline is doing it again by introducing brand new aircrafts and being the only airline to offer a true three class aircraft from New York, JFK to San ...


American Airline Flagship Check-In LAX


Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a part of American Airlines most exclusive fliers? Or what it would be like to traveling in true luxury? If so, American Airline’s  most premium passengers (those traveling in true international first class or transcontinental JFK-LAX first ...


The Le Meridien Vienna - Star to Spain


This trip was primarily intended to go Spain, but I was happy to explore some new places even for a short stay.  We ended up book ending this trip with some short overnights in some major capitals, Zurich, Madrid and now Vienna.

The sitting room ...

Delta BusinessElite JFK-SEA B757 Trip Report


Delta’s Transcontinental BusinessElite is supposed to bring international flying amenities to the domestic market. Delta offers Trancontinental Business Elite from New York-JFK to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The upgraded service includes lay flat seats on some planes, ...


The Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville- Star to Spain


After our time in Málaga and Granada, our last stop on our trip in Andalusia was in Seville.  Here we let a hotel promotion help guide our destination planning to some extent.  I had some free SPG nights to use, so we tried to maximize this redemption. ...

Get Lost Project: Introduction


It is amazing how fast time goes by. As my time in college as an undergrad is about to end, I wanted do something to mark the end of an important chapter of my life. And so the Get Lost project was born, with the goal to travel as much as possible before dealing with the stingy 2 week vacation ...

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