Trip Reports

One Mile at a Time
Review: WestJet Plus 737 Denver To Calgary

Since I had flown in from Miami the same day and wanted to leave a buffer in Denver (given American's on-time performance) I had quite a long layover. I spent my time in... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
VIDEO: Korean A380 First Taipei – Seoul

Mit der Korean A380 First von Taipei nach Seoul ... Read More

The Gate
How to Keep a Car Clean When Driving in Iceland

Driving a vehicle in Iceland in general is not difficult in and of itself; but it does have its pitfalls — and one of them is driving on the many unpaved roads... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Park Hyatt Hyderabad

I enjoyed a lovely three-night stay at the Park Hyatt Hyderabad, one of the best-value Category 2 Hyatt properties in the system. As a reminder, I’m in the midst... Read More

Jeffsetter
Model Bakery + Castello di Amorosa

On our last morning in Napa, we decided to maximize what little time we had left. So, we left the hotel and went into the town of St. Helena to grab breakfast at Model... Read More

Travel Codex
Review: Lufthansa A320 Economy Class, London to Frankfurt

My journey to Germany for rubber ducks finished up with a short hop from London.  I’ve flown Lufthansa longhaul coach a few times, and left consistently... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Etihad Airways A380 First Class Apartment London To Abu Dhabi

My flight from London to Abu Dhabi in Etihad’s first class “Apartments” could not have been more perfect. As a reminder, I’m in the midst of a... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Introduction: WestJetting To Gatwick

Welcome to my next trip report, covering travel in WestJet's new 787 business class, Air Europa's 787 business class, and more. The motivation for this trip was really... Read More

Jeffsetter
The French Laundry Experience

After our blissful in-room breakfast, our pampering session at Atrio Spa, and our brief visit to Beringer Vineyard, it was finally time for the moment we’ve been... Read More

Jeffsetter
A Brief Visit to Beringer Vineyard

After our visit to Atrio Spa, we headed back up to our room. Being that we had a few hours till we needed to head to dinner, though, we decided to pay a brief visit to... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
NEU: Domes Miramare (The Luxury Collection) Corfu – Suite

Review einer Suite im neuen Domes Miramare The Luxury Collection Corfu ... Read More

Your Mileage May Vary
Disney’s “River of Poop,” Starbucks’ Newest Ho-Hum Promo, Do This Before You Leave Your Hotel Room, & 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
Review: KLM Business Class 787 Amsterdam To New York

We boarded through the second set of doors and turned left into the business class cabin. KLM's business class cabin takes up the entire space between the first and... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: KLM Crown Lounge Amsterdam Airport

We had a lengthy layover in Amsterdam, as we were arriving from Abu Dhabi at around 6:30AM, and were departing to New York at 1:25PM. I was happy to have some time to... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Emirates 777-300ER NEW First Class Dubai To Brussels

The day finally arrived. The perfect opportunity had arisen. It was time to check out Emirates’ new first class on the 777-300ER. But with expectations so high,... Read More

Points With a Crew
Bangkok (BKK) Blue Ribbon Club Lounge Review

For Priority Pass holders flying domestically in Thailand, Bangkok Airways' Blue Ribbon Club Lounge offers comfy seats and good food away from the crowds Read More

Live and Let's Fly
A Unforgettable Trip To Normandy Via Brittany Ferries

Some trips leave indelible marks, with sights and sounds forever-ingrained in your memory. My journey to the beaches and cemeteries of Normandy was one such trip. My... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: KLM Business Class A330 Abu Dhabi To Amsterdam

We arrived at Abu Dhabi Airport shortly before midnight, plenty early for our 2AM flight to Amsterdam. KLM departs from Terminal 1 in Abu Dhabi. The check-in process was... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: EDITION Abu Dhabi

We had about 28 hours in Abu Dhabi, as we were arriving around 10PM and departing around 2AM two days later. Abu Dhabi has lots of hotels to choose from, and on this... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: SriLankan Airlines Business Class A321neo Colombo To Abu Dhabi

I've passed through Colombo Airport more times than I can count, and in general have had decent experiences. It's by no means a great airport, but I've never had an... Read More

One Mile at a Time
What’s Involved In Writing A Trip Report?

We get a lot of questions about what blogging is like, and even more questions about writing trip reports. Having just wrapped up an extremely lengthy... Read More

Wild About Travel
NOK Air Trip Report

If you travel around Thailand, you will see Nok’s bold yellow planes with an image of a bird at the front of the aircraft nose. The word “Nok” is Thai... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Amanwella, Tangalle, Sri Lanka

In the last installment I reviewed our three night stay at Amangalla, and in this post I'll be reviewing our four night stay at Amanwella. While Amangalla is located in... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai (B Concourse)

The Emirates First Class Lounge in Dubai’s Concourse B is well-suited for the huge crowds that pass through it each day, but lacks the intimacy and luxury that... Read More

Jeffsetter
Atrio Spa at the Las Alcobas Napa Valley

Ahead of our highly anticipated celebratory dinner in Napa, I decided to take the pampering up a notch by scheduling a spa day. Thankfully, I didn’t have to look... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Amangalla, Galle, Sri Lanka

Amans are my favorite hotels in the world. I find that the group consistently delivers an experience that's unparalleled, and I'll go out of my way to stay at Amans, and... Read More

Points With a Crew
Cathay Pacific 777-300ER Business Class Review: Hong Kong to San Francisco

As the capstone flight of our trip to Asia in 2018, my kids and I enjoyed 13 hours in Cathay Pacific 777-300ER business class. Here's our experience: Read More

One Mile at a Time
Raffles Hotel Le Royal Phnom Penh Review

This will be the final segment of my trip report on Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, which feels bittersweet. This has been a very long series (and was a long trip to start... Read More

Your Mileage May Vary
Why Flying With Frontier Is Better Than Basic Economy

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t expecting that much from our first trip with Frontier Airlines. Sharon and I will avoid ULCC (Ultra Low Cost Carriers) whenever... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Emirates A380 Business Class Los Angeles To Dubai

My 15.5-hour flight from Los Angeles to Dubai on Emirates was comfortable and restful. While there were some service lapses, how can I complain about two great meals and... Read More

Your Mileage May Vary
Orlando-Miami Train Travel, Where To Keep Passport When Sightseeing, New TSA Marijuana Rule & 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