Trip Reports Posts

First Class On the Cheap - American Airlines DFW to Orlando (Flight Review)


I survived driving my mom and her cat 1,200 miles across the country, but I wouldn't have much time to rest, as I'd already booked a trip to visit mom at her temporary home at my sister's place in Florida over Labor Day weekend.  AA does offer nonstop flights from Dallas to Ft. Myers, but ...


The Lobster Shanty, Salem, Mass. - Restaurant Review


This is Part 10 of my Bermuda trip report series.  Two weeks ago, I covered our roughly half day exploring historic Salem.  With our visit stretching from about 10:30 in the morning until around 3 in the afternoon, we needed to find a place for lunch, and while my wife was enjoying a ...

Using United Miles to Visit Japan and New Zealand


Back in January (and before the great devaluation), my friend and I decided to use the last of our remaining United Airlines Mileage Plus miles for a trip to Japan and New Zealand. The all business class award redemption cost my friend 135,000 miles and my ...


On a Witch Hunt in Salem, Massachusetts


American Colonial building on Salem Commons

This is Part 9 of my Bermuda trip report series.  Parts 8 featured our last day in Bermuda, touring the south shore beaches and the city of Hamilton, ...


A Day at the Beaches on Bermuda's South Shore



Footprints on a beach, east of Horeshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda

This is Part 8 of my trip report series about our road trip and cruise to Bermuda.  Parts 6 ...


The Lobster Pot Restaurant & Bar, Hamilton, Bermuda - Restaurant Review


I haven't written my review of our day visiting Bermuda's south shore beaches and the city of Hamilton yet, but in keeping with this week's restaurant review theme, I'm skipping ahead to my review of our lunch stop in Hamilton.  We rode the bus from Warwick Long Bay Beach, intending to walk ...

White Horse Pub & Restaurant, St. George's, Bermuda - Restaurant Review


In keeping with the upcoming DFW Restaurant Week(s), which officially begins Monday, I'm continuing my Bermuda trip report series with a pair of restaurant reviews.  As we were planning to spend all day off the ship during our three days in port, we'd need to find someplace to grab lunch ...

Dragon Air Business Class Review: Kota Kinabalu to Hong Kong


After an amazing week of scuba diving, relaxing, people watching, and exploring the tiny island of Mabul, Malaysia I was on my way back to the states. I had originally booked an economy class award ticket from Malaysia back to San Diego flying TWU-KUL-NRT-SAN, however the night before business ...


To Rome And Back: US Airways SAN-PHL Trip Report


Since the AA/US merger, I had avoided US-Scareways like the plague (I've been flying them a lot recently though). Yet, with having an unexpected week off of work I decided instead of sitting around my house, I would jet off to a part of the world that I had never been to, as long as I could cash ...


Arik Air from Accra and lounge hopping during a long layover in Lagos


A short flight on a tired 737 built for AirTran then a nearly 12 hour layover in Lagos.  Not my best travel day, but I tried to make the most of it.  Due to limited flight options between Accra and Lagos, I ended up with along layover before my flights home. Like my outbound trip, I ...

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Cathay Pacific Business Class HKG - KUL Trip Report


After an amazing stay at the Renaissance Harbour view Hong Kong Hotel and rendezvousing with friends, it was time to continue my trip on Cathay Pacific to Kuala Lumpur. I visited the Pier lounge shortly, as I didn’t have much time for a long stay at any lounges due to check in and baggage ...

Travel to Kakum National Park and being the only obruni on the bus to Accra


From walking among the treetops, to an hour long sermon on a bus ride.  My last few days in Ghana had some unique experiences, and only some of them were intended.   Since my time in country was pretty brief, I didn't get to explore too far, but I tried to make the most of the time I ...