Trip Reports

One Mile at a Time
Review: Emirates First Class 777-300ER Dubai To Amman

Surprisingly, this was my first time actually transiting in Dubai. Like this one, my previous trips on Emirates had been booked through Alaska Mileage Plan, which allows... Read More

Live from a Lounge
401 reasons to visit Andaz Delhi, hospitality is not one of them!

I checked into the 60-day old Andaz Delhi hotel today, only to be surprised by the low bar they set for themselves in terms of delivering service and a consistent... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Lets Tallinn that again! Hotel Ulmestie, Tallinn Airport

Lets Tallinn that again! Hotel Ulmestie, Tallinn Airport In this 200 Tier Point Adventure: 155 Tier points to go (because my mathematical skills are as bad as my... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Emirates First Class A380 San Francisco To Dubai

While I've flown Emirates first class on the A380 a half-dozen times (oof that's an obnoxious sentence, sorry), my husband hadn't. He had flown Emirates first on the 777... Read More

The Military Frequent Flyer
Wine Tasting in Soggy Sonoma Part 2

Continuing on from yesterday’s post. Sapphire Hill Winery in Healdsburg was a great value.  It was $30 for a wine tasting for two, but there was a food... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Pentahotel Hong Kong

The MTR is an 8-10 minute walk from the Pentahotel in Kowloon, though taxis are better for shorter journeys since their starting price is so low. The entrance is on the... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Emirates Lounge San Francisco Airport

Our connecting flight arrived in San Francisco about three and a half hours before our flight to Dubai. As we had plenty of time, and my husband still didn't feel great,... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Let’s Tallinn that again! Further Exploring old town Tallinn…. and an iPhone 7

Lets Tallinn that again! Further Exploring old town Tallinn… and an iPhone 7 In this 200 Tier Point Adventure: 155 Tier points to go (because my mathematical... Read More

The Military Frequent Flyer
Wine Tasting in Soggy Sonoma Part 1

The wife and I had a great time a couple of years ago wine tasting by flying into Sonoma, CA (STS) via Alaska Airlines.  It was great getting out of the D.C. cold... Read More

Jeffsetter
Review: My Belly’s Playlist (Renaissance Midtown Room Service)

I really try not to eat within the hotel at which I’m staying.  Usually, but not always, hotel food isn’t all that great.  Even if it is good, it... Read More

Wild About Travel
Challenges on the Malaysia/Thai Border- A Rail Journey through Asia Part #2

Padang Besar to Hat Yai State Railways Thailand (SRT) Third Class Scheduled Departure: 18:00  Scheduled Arrival: 18:10 1 hour 10 min (time... Read More

TravelSkills
Reader Report: Shakedown in Mexico

Driver, beware. As we approach the peak of spring break travel season (March-April), and many TravelSkills readers (or their family members) may be headed to Mexico on... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Twice As Nice: China Airlines A330 Business Class

My Jakarta award via Flying Blue included CI679 from Taipei to Jakarta. When booking, there was no indication the flight was not non-stop. I later found the... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Introduction: Road-Trip Through Jordan

Yay! It's Jordan-trip-report time! I'm so far behind on trip reports (they take me forever), but I'm really excited to finally share this one with y'all. Jordan was a... Read More

Travel With Grant
My Favorite Hilton Lounge in the World is…

Do you have a favorite hotel lounge? I don’t mean one that’s good, but rather one that takes good and turns it into GREAT. Seems to me, many lounges are... Read More

Travel With Grant
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Good morning everyone, happy Presidents Day! I am writing this post from beautiful, sunny Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and I hope you have the day off as well to explore the... Read More

The Gate
Hilton Copenhagen Airport to Switch to Clarion: Retro Review

Effective as of Friday, March 31, 2017, the Hilton Copenhagen Airport will become a Clarion hotel property after its acquisition by the founder of the Nordic Choice... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Wow! Great Flight on China Airlines A350 Business Class

Hello from Taipei. Fresh off a 12.5hr flight from AMS-TPE in China Airlines’ new A350-900 Business Class, I am pleased to report another great in-flight... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: United Polaris Lounge Chicago

We arrived on our United "Polaris" flight from London and had a four hour layover in Chicago before our connecting flight. This gave us plenty of time to check out the... Read More

Michael W Travels
The Oddest Airline Passenger I’ve Ever Seen

The other day the Michael W Travels Family flew on Iberia Airlines to Madrid on the way to our final destination, Dublin, Ireland. I have to say that Iberia did not... Read More

Will Run For Miles
Hey Brussels- What’s Up with the Face Masks?

Greetings from the gorgeous city of Brussels. I’m having a spectacular time sightseeing, reliving memories, practicing my bad French and even worse Dutch, drinking... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Lets Tallinn that again! – AY107 Helsinki to Tallinn

Lets Tallinn that again! AY107 Helsinki to Tallinn In this 200 Tier Point Adventure: 155 Tier points to go (because my mathamtical skills are as bad as my gramatical... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Etihad First Class Lounge Abu Dhabi

A couple of days ago I finally had the chance to visit Etihad’s new first class lounge in Abu Dhabi. The lounge opened in May 2016, after substantial delays. While... Read More

TravelSkills
Trip Report: Inaugural SFO to Tampa flight on United [PHOTOS]

Last week new United nonstops took off between Tampa and San Francisco with cakes and parties on both ends of the inaugural flight. TravelSkills was invited along to... Read More

Travel Codex
Review: Hampton Inn Omaha Midtown – Askarben Area

Four years into my new job, I finally got to take a business trip.  To Nebraska.  In January.  But hey, I love cold weather, and I’d get to check... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: United Club London Heathrow

This was the first time that we had passed through London since the new Queen's Terminal opened and we were curious to see it. I don't remember that much of my last... Read More

No Mas Coach!
Two of the most amazing Cuban restaurants you’ll find in Havana

If you want a true authentic Cuban experience in one of the many Cuban restaurants in Havana, look no further than these two gems! The post Two of the most amazing Cuban... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Lets Tallinn that again! Can you transit Helsinki airport in 20 minutes flat?

Lets Tallinn that again!  Can you transit Helsinki airport in 20 minutes flat? In this 200 Tier Point Adventure: 155 Tier points to go (because my mathematical... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Kiev to New York in Ukraine International Airlines 767 Business Class

My expectations for this flight were quite low. Lucky and Tiffany had just flown the same route a month earlier and posted a decidedly negative review. So it might... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: SAS Plus Oslo To London Heathrow On A 737

We left the lounge and quickly headed over to the gate for our 7:50 AM flight down to London Heathrow. Boarding was already underway, which isn't too uncommon for us.... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: W Hotel Punta De Mita Mexico

Prior to this trip I had never visited Mexico as an adult. As a kid we took a couple of cruises there (though 12 hours at a Cozumel cruise port probably doesn't give you... Read More