Trip Reports

Jeffsetter
Tea Lovers Should Visit Hawaii Island

When you think of the Big Island, you probably think of Kona Coffee or macadamia nuts. But, there’s a tea farm there too, which is why tea lovers should visit... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: An Irish Aviation Enthusiasts day out – Back to being a passenger in T2/T1

An Irish Aviation Enthusiasts day out Behind the Scenes at Dublin Airport. In this adventure Cheap flights? Not at £95 one way… Birmingham to Holyhead with... Read More

Travel With Grant
Hotel Review: Sweet Upgrade to the Presidential Suite at Historic San Diego Courtyard Marriott

Good afternoon everyone.  After our short Alaska Airlines flight from Santa Rosa / Sonoma County to San Diego, we took an Uber to the Courtyard San Diego Downtown... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: The Silo Hotel Cape Town

To finish off our trip we spent three nights in Cape Town. To be honest, I really struggled with where to stay in Cape Town: -- In general I value luxury hotels much... Read More

Travel With Grant
My New Favorite Alaska Airlines Route: Santa Rosa / Sonoma County (STS) to San Diego (SAN)

Full Disclosure: Alaska Airlines provided 2 round trip tickets for my wife and I to experience and write about their new daily flight from Santa Rosa / Sonoma County to... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Back in time with the Super Constellation

It was supposed to be the "Comeback of a Legend." Lufthansa, Lufthansa Technik and many partners planned to bring the Lockheed L1649A Super Constellation back to the... Read More

Travel With Grant
Say Hi to Me at the Chicago Seminars Travel Conference (October 18-20)

Good afternoon everyone.  We are a few days away from the Chicago Seminars travel conference!  It is held every October near Chicago O'Hare at the Holiday Inn... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Summer Premium Adventures – Into Bangkok and The Dream Hotel

Heading into Bangkok and The Dream Hotel Summer Premium Adventures In this Summer Premium Adventure (Warning: Long!) In the Summertime when the weather is hot…... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: An Irish Aviation Enthusiasts day out – Behind the Scenes at Dublin Airport

An Irish Aviation Enthusiasts day out Behind the Scenes at Dublin Airport. In this adventure Cheap flights? Not at £95 one way… Birmingham to Holyhead with... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
UNGEMÜTLICH: Saphire Plaza Premium Lounge Jakarta

Review der Saphire Plaza Premium Lounge Jakarta … Read More

The Gate
Exploring the Inside of a Dormant Lava Tunnel in Iceland

The island of Iceland was formed as a result of volcanic activity — it lies on the divergent boundary between the Eurasian plate and the North American plate, over... Read More

Your Mileage May Vary
Mystery Woman Sneaks Onto Flight, 7 Apps You Should Have When Traveling, I Wish Hotel Housekeeping Would Stop This, & More!

Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
DLD 263: A Hong Kong connection

With 4.5 hours to connect in Hong Kong there are a few options on the table. Sure, the first class lounges call, but a quick trip into town to chat with a friend can... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Summer Premium Adventures – Scoot TR604 Singapore to Bangkok

Scoot TR604 Singapore to Bangkok Summer Premium Adventures In this Summer Premium Adventure (Warning: Long!) In the Summertime when the weather is hot… Off to... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: An Irish Aviation Enthusiasts day out – Exploring Dublin Early in the Morning

Exploring Dublin Early in the Morning An Irish Aviation Enthusiasts day out In this adventure Cheap flights? Not at £95 one way… Birmingham to Holyhead with... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Part III: Heartfelt Conversations With Iraqi Kurds

As Turkish forces embark upon a massive offensive into Kurdish-controlled Northeast Syria, memories of my 2011 trip to Iraqi Kurdistan are in the front of my mind. >... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Part II: Exploring Erbil, The Capital Of Iraqi Kurdistan

As Turkish forces embark upon a massive offensive into Kurdish-controlled Northeast Syria, memories of my trip to Iraqi Kurdistan are in the front of my mind. >Part... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: An Irish Aviation Enthusiasts day out – Holyhead to Dublin Ferryport aboard M/V Ulysses (Club Class)

Holyhead to Dublin Ferryport (Club Class) aboard M/V Ulysses An Irish Aviation Enthusiasts day out In this adventure Cheap flights? Not at £95 one way…... Read More

Jeffsetter
Tex Drive In – A Lunch + Malasadas Review

For those of you that don’t already know, I love malasadas. My favorite before they closed was Champions in Honolulu. So, I had to give the Big Island’s... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Hanoi’s Train Street is awesome and is being shut down

A shrill whistle blows. Like much of Vietnam's rail network the signaling system here is mostly manual. And that whistle means the next train will be passing through... Read More

Travel Codex
City Review: Spending Some Time in Kathmandu, Nepal

Slightly different from my more typical reviews on flights and hotels, in this post I’ll discuss our time in Kathmandu. We spent parts of 3 days here before and... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Summer Premium Adventures – To Changi, The Jewel and the Pokemon Centre

Back to Changi, Exploring the Jewel and the Singapore Pokemon Centre Summer Premium Adventures In this Summer Premium Adventure (Warning: Long!) In the Summertime when... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: An Irish Aviation Enthusiasts day out – Night Train to Holyhead

An Irish Aviation Enthusiasts day out Night trains to Holyhead In this adventure Cheap flights? Not at £95 one way… Birmingham to Holyhead with London... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Review: Qantas A330 Business Class (Sydney – Perth)

A review of the Qantas A330-200 Business Class cabin, service, and experience on an evening flight between Sydney and Perth. Get a view inside the A330 all-aisle-access... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Part I: A Day Trip To Iraq

As Turkish forces embark upon a massive offensive into Kurdish-controlled Northeast Syria, memories of my trip to Iraqi Kurdistan are in the front of my mind. It was... Read More

Jeffsetter
Code 3 Urgent Care at McCarran Airport

As you’ll recall from the intro post of this series, I got violently ill during my time in Vegas. So, to get myself some medical attention, I headed to Code 3... Read More

Travel Codex
Review: Korean Air B747-8 First Class, Atlanta to Seoul

After a nice couple of hours in the Concourse F Sky Club, the time for the real fun began.  I headed to the gate to begin my first experience in First Class on an... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Summer Premium Adventures – The National Orchid Garden, Singapore

The National Orchid Garden, Singapore Summer Premium Adventures In this Summer Premium Adventure (Warning: Long!) In the Summertime when the weather is hot… Off... Read More

Bald Thoughts
West Yellowstone Food Tour: Amazing Variety in a Small Town

After attending the TBEX travel blogger conference in Billings, Montana, I was selected to visit for a West Yellowstone food tour with three other bloggers. During our... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Summer Premium Adventures – The Intercontinental Singapore, Bugis

The Intercontinental Singapore, Bugis Summer Premium Adventures In this Summer Premium Adventure (Warning: Long!) In the Summertime when the weather is hot… Off... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: An Irish Aviation Enthusiasts day out – with Dublin Airport, Irish Ferries and Aer Lingus

An Irish Aviation Enthusiasts day out – with Irish Ferries and Aer Lingus Or Train vs Plane – The Irish Edition In this adventure Cheap flights? Not at... Read More

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