Trip Reports

Will Run For Miles
The Confidante Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida

A perfect three-day weekend in Miami Beach (pre-covid) The post The Confidante Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida appeared first on Will Run For Miles. Read More

TravelUpdate
Four Days In Bogota: Exploring Colombia’s Capital During COVID-19

It’s been a couple weeks since I returned from spending a week in Colombia. I split my time between Bogotá, Colombia’s capital situated high in the Andes, and... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Impressions: The Hyatt Place West London Hayes (A Mini Review)

The Hyatt Place West London Hayes is one of two Hyatt properties in the vicinity of London Heathrow and it's the cheapest Hyatt property in the UK. I visited this... Read More

Jeffsetter
Dinner at the Hau Tree at the Kaimana Beach Hotel

I don’t know what I was looking forward to more during our Royal Weekend staycation – our stay at the Royal Hawaiian or dinner at the Hau Tree at the Kaimana Beach... Read More

The Gate
Tear Down This Wall. And This Fence. And That Wall. And That Fence…

“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” is what Ronald Reagan — who was the 40th president of the United States — said at the Brandenburg Gate of the Berlin Wall on... Read More

Jeffsetter
Review: Tsurutontan Waikiki Deals

After settling into our suite at the Royal Hawaiian, we decided to get some lunch. Given the pandemic, that’s a bit more difficult than you’d think. But, I... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Plaza Premium Lounge Delhi T3 Domestic: My Experience during the Pandemic

Here is how the Plaza Premium Lounge Delhi T3 Domestic is handling the pandemic and getting guests to visit while they wait for their flights in a comfortable... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Bird Lounge Dehradun Airport: My Experience during the pandemic

I recently accessed the Dehradun Airport Lounge operated by the Bird Group. Here is a quick look inside the lounge and the amenities it provides during the CoVid-19... Read More

Travel With Grant
Last Day to Register for Tomorrow’s FTU Virtual Seminar (Saturday February 20)

Good morning everyone, happy Friday!  I just wanted to remind you that today is the last day to register for tomorrow's FTU Virtual Seminar.  If you have no plans... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: American Express Centurion Lounge – Denver (DEN)

The new American Express Centurion Lounge in Denver is spacious, comfortable, and offers a great menu of food and drinks. American Express Centurion Lounge Denver Review... Read More

The Gate
A Spontaneous Bad Joke Gone Harmlessly Wrong

As was mentioned in this article pertaining to the unusual weather pattern which resulted in a massive winter storm that has been affecting much of the United States and... Read More

Travel With Grant
Attend FTU Virtual Seminar on February 20 ($25) or Free with FTU Online Annual Membership

Good morning everyone, happy Presidents' Day and I hope you had a great Valentine's Day weekend too.  If you have no plans this coming Saturday (February 20), I highly... Read More

Travel With Grant
Happy Valentine’s Day and My Miles & Points Love Story

Good morning everyone, happy Valentine's Day!  I hope you are celebrating with your loved ones today.  Laura and I are having a lazy Sunday after we made some... Read More

Jeffsetter
Review: Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

As I mentioned during my Royal Weekend Staycation introduction post, I mentioned my stay at the Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. It’s someplace I didn’t... Read More

The Gate
Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign. Fun With Signs. Part 1: Road Signs.

Whether I travel the world or simply walk near where I am based in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, I notice signs. Metal signs. Illuminated signs. Signs, cosigns... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Another Coup In Rangoon, Burma (Vintage Trip Report)

I was saddened this week by news that Burma, also known as Myanmar, had suffered another military coup. It brought back memories of my first trip there in March 2013... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
My First Flight (A Lufthansa Review From My Daughter)

Nearly four years ago, my son Augustine offered a “review” of his first flight, a United 787-9 from Los Angeles to London. In the spirit of equality, my daughter... Read More

Jeffsetter
Royal Weekend Staycation – Introduction

With tourist arrivals still incredibly low in Hawaii, local hotels have been offering great kama’aina deals. So, to bring you guys a bit more reviews (and for a change... Read More

Travel With Grant
Last Day to Buy FTU Online Annual Membership for $49 (Price Increases to $129 on February 1)

Good morning everyone, I hope your weekend is going well.  I've written about the FTU Online Annual Membership a few times, but I wanted to remind you that today is the... Read More

Michael W Travels
Visiting NYC’s The Hole To See Misaki Kawai’s Moko Moko Doki Doki

Earlier in the month I heard about a free art exhibition at The Hole in New York City with a really fun name. The exhibition from Misaki Kawai, called Moko Moko Doki... Read More

Jeffsetter
Review: Hawaiian Crown Cafe (Waikiki)

During our recent staycation at the Waikiki Beach Marriott, we chose not to get breakfast on-property. However, the choices didn’t look that great. So, we decided to... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Introduction: A Flight To Germany

After canceling our trip to Spain and even opting to stay home for Christmas in Los Angeles and not even see my family, we made the choice to travel to Germany…a... Read More

Ultima Llamada
Reporte: Sala Vip de Barcelona Pau Casals (Renovada)

Reseña de mi visita a la recientemente renovada sala vip del aeropuerto de Barcelona Pau Casals, destinada a los pasajeros de todas las aerolíneas viajando dentro del... Read More

Travel With Grant
Buy FTU Online Annual Membership for $49 & Get Free Access to FTU Virtual Seminar (February 20)

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  I just received an email from Frequent Traveler University (FTU) that the $49 FTU Online Annual Membership price has been... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Trip Report: 2021 Biden Inauguration

Even though I ultimately watched the 59th Presidential Inauguration on a screen, my trip to Washington, DC was not in vain. This report recounts my quadrennial January... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Photo Essay: The 59th Presidential Inauguration

I have much to say about my time in Washington, DC for the 59th Presidential Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, but photos often speak louder than words and I... Read More

Jeffsetter
Restaurant Review: Island Vintage Wine Bar

When we have staycations at the Waikiki Beach Marriott, we usually dine at Sansei Waikiki. But, thanks to the pandemic, none of the hotel’s restaurants are open. As a... Read More

Travel Codex
Review: Alaska Railroad Denali Star Gold Star Class

After a couple of days in Anchorage, it was time to head north through The Last Frontier. By far the easiest way to reach Fairbanks is by air, with a flight time of just... Read More

Travel With Grant
Listen to Grant & Nick (from Frequent Miler) on the Risk of Ruin Podcast

Good morning everyone, I hope you had an enjoyable MLK Jr. Weekend.  I am a big fan of miles & points podcasts and I recently had the pleasure to join Nick from... Read More

Ultima Llamada
Reporte: Business Class de Alitalia Magnifica B777 Roma-São Paulo

Reseña de mi vuelo en la clase Magnifica, la business class de Alitalia, a bordo de un Boeing 777 viajando desde Roma a São Paulo. Read More

Miles To Memories
Travel Isn’t Always Glamorous. In Fact, Sometimes It Sucks.

Travel isn't always glamorous. In fact, sometimes it sucks. Here's a good example of compounding problems that made travel suck a lot. The post Travel Isn’t Always... Read More

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