Trip Reports

One Mile at a Time
Review: The Grain Store, London Gatwick (Priority Pass Restaurant)

I won't be writing many reviews for this site, firstly because Ben has reviewed just about everything, and secondly because his reviews will probably be far better than... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Premier Lounge Jakarta (CGK)

The best thing this Priority Pass lounge has going for it is the spa inside. That’s worth a visit, even if you skip the food and drink. In terms of Priority Pass... Read More

The Gate
A Much Better Uber Experience

I expressed how unimpressed I was with my first try at using Uber — which is a ride-sharing service — in this article. I have not used Uber before... Read More

Travel With Grant
Trip Report: Kimpton Glover Park Hotel in Washington DC

I had a one night stay during a work trip to Washington DC, and decided to try out something new since it was less expensive than my usual hotel, the Kimpton Glover... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Malaysia Airlines A380 First Class Kuala Lumpur to London

As boarding neared completion, I looked around the Malaysia Airlines A380 first class cabin…seven seats remained open: I was the only passenger onboard. A FA... Read More

Ultima Llamada
Reporte: Hotel Maksoud Plaza São Paulo, Brasil

Reseña de mi estadía en el Hotel Maksoud Plaza de Sao Paulo, una propiedad que hace años fue un ícono del lujo en la ciudad. Pero muuuuchos... Read More

The Gate
Completely Unimpressed With My First Uber Experience

I have never had a desire to use ride-sharing services. They were either too expensive; unavailable in whatever area in which I was located; or there was a better... Read More

Points With a Crew
Trip Report: Nine Crazy Fun Days in Peru

We just got back from Peru. Here's a recap- how we booked with our crazy business class flights, where we stayed, our adventures in Machu Picchu, our dining experience... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Hong Kong Airlines Lounge Hong Kong Airport

My flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles was scheduled to depart at 12PM. However, when reviewing lounges I always like for them to be as empty as possible so I can... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Hong Kong Airlines Business Class A350 Hong Kong To Los Angeles

Introduction: An Unexpected Round The World Trip Review: Ukraine International Airlines Business Class 777 New York To Kiev Review: Hyatt Regency Kiev Review: Vietnam... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Cathay Dragon First Class A330 Shanghai To Hong Kong

I've flown Cathay Pacific a countless number of times, but had never flown Cathay Dragon, which is Cathay Pacific's subsidiary that operates many of their shorthaul... Read More

Travel With Grant
Trip Report: JTB Tour from Tokyo to Hitachi Seaside Park and Ashikaga Flower Park

Buenos dias everyone! I recently found this article gathering dust in the vault, and decided to clean it up and share it with you all. When we started talking about... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Cathay Pacific Lounge Shanghai Airport

My connection in Shanghai was supposed to be about two hours -- I was scheduled to arrive at 12:40PM, and I was scheduled to depart at 2:30PM. I know, planning a... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Vietnam Airlines Business Class A350 Ho Chi Minh City To Shanghai

I was looking forward to the opportunity to do a side-by-side comparison of Vietnam Airlines' 787 and A350. I boarded through the forward door of the plane, and turned... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Malaysia Airlines 737-800 Business Class Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur

The last time I had flown a Malaysia Airlines 737-800, I had experienced the scariest flight of my life. Since then, two 777s from the same airline had gone down: one... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Eurovision… Douze Points! Europe! Start Voting Now

Europe: Start voting now! Eurovision… Douze Points! In this musical spectacular… Who wants to go to Eurovision? Where did my wallet go? Off to Birmingham... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: JAL First Class Lounge Tokyo (NRT)

The Japan Airlines First Class Lounge in Tokyo Narita (NRT) is a great business class lounge…but doesn’t cut it as a first class lounge. Even though this... Read More

Mommy Points
Inside the New Andaz Costa Rica Beach House

The Andaz Costa Rica is one of the best hotel redemption values in the world at just 15,000 World of Hyatt points per night for a world-class resort. The property... Read More

Travel With Grant
Copenhagen to Stockholm: How Would You Get There?

Cousins ask me the darnedest questions. And they seem to think I’ve been everywhere. One recent question stumped me, so I did some research, but I’m still... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Japan Airlines 777-300ER First Class

Three FAs, one passenger makes for a great ratio in first class. Not only was I blessed to fly Japan Airlines (JAL) in first class, but I had the entire cabin to myself.... Read More

Jeffsetter
Silvercar Las Vegas Revisited

Last time I was in Vegas, I rented from Silvercar, and overall it was a great experience.  So, naturally, I rented from them again this time.  But things were... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: To the trains – Europe! Start Voting Now!

Europe: Start voting now! To the Trains! In this musical spectacular… Who wants to go to Eurovision? Where did my wallet go? Off to Birmingham Airport SN2038... Read More

Travel With Grant
Bean Around the World: A Great Coffee & Bakery Combo

My favorite combo is when a great coffee space is coupled with a great bakery. Even if those two are across the street from each other. Or even next door. I discovered a... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: FR8513 Porto Airport to Birmingham Airport (Ryanair) – Europe! Start Voting Now!

Europe:  Start Voting Now! FR8513 Porto Airport to Birmingham Airport (Ryanair) In this musical spectacular… Who wants to go to Eurovision? Where did my... Read More

Travel With Grant
How do you Handle Rude Taxi Drivers?

Time for a reality check! And when I need one, who better to check with than TWG readers? Here’s the backstory. I have a taxi service I use to go to the airport.... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: JAL 767-300 Economy Class

This review recounts my journey from Guangzhou to Tokyo Haneda aboard a 767-300 on Japan Airlines. I give JAL high marks for its shorthaul economy class service. This... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Vietnam Airlines Lounge Ho Chi Minh City Airport

My flight from London was scheduled to arrive at 5:20AM, while my flight to Shanghai was scheduled to depart at 7:50AM, so I had a 2hr30min layover. We seemed to be one... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Porto Airport and Lounge – Europe! Start Voting Now!

Europe: Start voting now! Porto Airport and Lounge In this musical spectacular… Who wants to go to Eurovision? Where did my wallet go? Off to Birmingham... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Vietnam Airlines Business Class 787 London To Ho Chi Minh City

After spending a night at the Sheraton Skyline Heathrow, I arrived at Heathrow Terminal 4 at around 9AM, plenty early for my 11:10AM flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam... Read More

Travel Codex
Review: Qantas First Lounge, Los Angeles

I figured all SkyTeam airlines used the mediocre Korean Air Lounge LAX for premium cabin passengers.  So, color me surprised when my La Premiére guide walked... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Premium Lounge Guangzhou (CAN)

The Premium Lounge in Guangzhou has great coffee. That’s enough to earn this Priority Pass lounge high marks in my book. You actually have quite a choice now of... Read More