Trip Reports

The Military Frequent Flyer
Mandatory Fun (Travel Inspiration Edition)

ALL HANDS: Mandatory Fun (Travel Inspiration Edition).   Greetings, Fellow Travelers!   BLUF: Anything can inspire you to travel. Whether it be price, a movie,... Read More

Jeffsetter
Review: Hawaiian Airlines 146 HNL-OGG

Last month, I had a last-minute work trip to Maui. So for the first time in a few years, let’s do an intra-Hawaii flight review. Specifically, I’ll be... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Review: ‘The MORE’ Premium Lounge Taipei (TPE) Is A Priority Pass Oasis

The MORE lounge at Taipei Taoyuan International is the best Priority Pass lounge at the airport. Here's what makes this lounge such a gem. Read More

One Mile at a Time
Visiting Hoi An, Vietnam: Delightfully Touristy (No, Really!)

Unlike Phu Quoc, Hoi An is a town that has figured out their tourism industry -- to the max. The golden-hued UNESCO city is atmospheric, and charming, and in ways... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: More Business, More Pleasure – The Cathay Pacific, American Airlines Lounges… and a five-hour delay

The Cathay Pacific, American Airlines Lounges… and a five-hour delay More Business, More Pleasure. In this divided trip report Part One: The Pleasure Part 1 Two... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Wizz Air A321 Basel To Warsaw

My Wizz Air flight from Basel-Mulhouse to Warsaw was spartan and late, but clean and comfortable. I booked my ticket the day before travel for only 58CHF (about $57). I... Read More

Jeffsetter
Visiting the Apple Park and Apple Campus

I’m an Apple fan, if you didn’t already figure that out.  So, while in the Bay Area, visiting the Apple Park and Apple Campus was a goal of mine, even... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Introduction: Buddy trip to Phuket, Thailand

Sometimes, all it takes is a direct flight, howsoever painful, to get to your destination and meet your friends. In one such episode of a trip report, Shipra and I... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Airbnb Review: Orchid House Hoi An

We decided to stay in Hoi An rather than Da Nang primarily because of weather concerns -- everyone cautioned that Da Nang wouldn't be warm enough to enjoy the beach in... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: United 787 Business Class Munich To San Francisco

It was nice to catch up on sleep aboard an 11-hour flight from Munich to San Francisco in United Polaris Business Class. This was again on a 787-9 in business class, a... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Six Nights Free At MGM: Taking Advantage Of Hotel Status Matching

Mlife status is valuable. Here's how I got six nights comped at MGM resort properties using my newly acquired Mlife Gold status (matched from Marriott). Read More

Michael W Travels
Kimpton Eventi NYC’s Very Confusing Welcome Gift

I recently had a tough decision to make, what to do with my last uncapped IHG Anniversary Free Night. After deciding that the free night wouldn’t be of much use on... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Nam Nghi Phu Quoc Review (A Hyatt Unbound Collection Property)

We knew that we wanted to incorporate a few days of beach time into this trip, but had been cautioned that Da Nang and Hoi An would be far too cold to enjoy the beach in... Read More

Michael W Travels
240,000 AA miles + $193.68 in Hotels.com credits + $734.14= Trip for 4 to Argentina & Uruguay

The Michael W Travels family is currently in South America over Spring Break. This is the first time to the region for Lucas and Theo, Kim and I have been here a bunch... Read More

Your Mileage May Vary
Newest Passengers of Size Policies, End Severe Ear Pain On Planes, 3 Reasons I Was Glad We Didn’t Book 737 MAX, & 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

One Mile at a Time
Cu Chi Tunnels: What You Need To Know About Visiting These Vietnam War Sites

With only about 40 hours in Saigon, we had to be fairly aggressive about how we spent our time. While we of course wanted to enjoy the city and the local cuisine,... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: More Business, More Pleasure – Two o’clock in the morning. I love this time of day. Honestly.

Two o’clock in the morning. I love this time of day. Honestly. More Business, More Pleasure. In this divided trip report Part One: The Pleasure Part 1 Two... Read More

Michael W Travels
Hotel Review: Kimpton Eventi New York City

I recently shared details about what I booked with my last uncapped IHG anniversary free night. Last year, I used my free night for a stay at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Park Hyatt Saigon

When it came time to book our hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, I didn't even look beyond the Park Hyatt Saigon. Ben had stayed there a few years ago and raved about it (though... Read More

Will Run For Miles
Art in NYC – The Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition in the East Village

I was blown away by the Basquiat Exhibit. If you will be in NYC during the next month, go visit! The post Art in NYC – The Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition in the... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
My Return To Paradise, Italian-Style

What a pleasure it was to return to the small town of Atina nestled in the mountains between Rome and Naples. In between meetings last week, I took a day off to visit my... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
More Business, More Pleasure. To Chicago and Hamburg with American Airlines and British Airways

More Business, More Pleasure. To Chicago and Hamburg with American Airlines and British Airways Featuring Aircraft Interiors Expo, The Crystal Cabin Awards, and a lot... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Introduction: Vietnam, Laos, & Cambodia

I feel like we've been talking about this trip my cousin Heather and I were going to take with our moms for months now (granted, we booked much further in advance than I... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: EasyJet A319 Rome To Basel

Despite a long delay that ruined by Saturday plans, there is just something about EasyJet I still very much appreciate. Let’s start with the delay. It was... Read More

The Gate
Yes, You Can Walk From the Airport to the Las Vegas Strip. Here is How…

“I have read about the taxi scams with the tunnel and the Interstate highway” is what I wrote in this article on Friday, September 19, 2014 pertaining to... Read More

Michael W Travels
Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs #14: Kung Fu Deer- Thailand

I love coming across funny signs both at home and while traveling around the world. Most of the time these signs aren’t meant to be funny, regardless, humor can be... Read More

Travel Codex
Which Alliance Airlines Have I Flown?

I’ve seen a few posts recently tracking how many alliance members people have flown. I’m admittedly pretty geeky about tracking my travel. Intrigued bt this,... Read More

Travel Codex
Reflections on My Visit to Notre Dame Cathedral

Over lunch on Monday, I saw the horrific news of the fire at the iconic Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.  We’ve since seen images of the devastation of... Read More

Ultima Llamada
Reporte: Primera Clase de American Airlines A321 New York-Los Angeles

Reseña de mi vuelo en la primera clase de American Airlines a bordo del A321, una cabina realmente particular con solo dos asientos por fila en avión de... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
REALLY: Pliska Lounge Sofia

Review der Pliska Lounge Sofia ... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Snapshot: British Airways 967 Hamburg to London (Club Europe/Business Class)

It’s time to look at the passenger experience again, this time focusing on British Airways 967 between Hamburg Airport and London Heathrow. For those of you who... Read More