Trip Reports

Jeffsetter
Pandemic Waikiki Staycation – Introduction

It’s been over a year, now, since my last jaunt off-island. And, since I have many high-risk people in my life, it’ll probably be another year-ish until I travel... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: JetBlue A321 Mint Business Class

Last week, JetBlue introduced a new soft product refresh for its Mint business class product. I was already scheduled to travel from Los Angeles to West Palm Beach and... Read More

The Gate
Review: Holiday Inn Express Kimball

Located in the Sequatchie Valley in Tennessee almost 30 miles west of Chattanooga, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kimball was a quiet hotel property at which to... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: United Club San Francisco (SFO – F Gates)

The United Club at San Francisco International Airport near Gate F11 is near and dear to my heart and remains on the of the last “vintage” United lounges. This... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Lufthansa Business Class Lounge Frankfurt – Pandemic Edition

While the physical space has not changed, do not expect much in terms of amenities if you’re traveling through a Lufthansa Business Class lounge in Frankfurt during... Read More

Michael W Travels
Ridiculous Street Signs: Carry Out Your Fecal Matter- Kittery Point, ME

2020 hasn’t been a good year for travel or really anything else thanks to COVID-19. We usually take a month-long summer trip to international destinations. However,... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt – Pandemic Edition

After landing in Frankfurt on LH457 and clearing passport control, my first stop was the first class lounge near gate A13. It is currently the only Lufthansa first class... Read More

Michael W Travels
Food Quest: We Tried 12 Whoopie Pies In Maine During Our 10 Day Trip!

Back in August, the Michael W Travels family took a 10-day road trip around Maine. While it wasn’t the international trip we’re accustomed to, we had a great time... Read More

Out and Out
Trip Report: My Texas-sized road trip to Austin, Big Bend National Park & Marfa

I spent most of last week partying in Austin, hiking in Big Bend National Park, and driving. Lots of driving. I drove over 1,000 miles last week. But let me tell you:... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Flight Review: Lufthansa First Class In The Pandemic Era

Today, I invite you for a ride onboard the Lufthansa 747-8 in first class from Los Angeles to Frankfurt. While we live in an unprecedented era of uncertainty, I am... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Hyatt Rosemont (Near Chicago O’Hare)

Hotels have cut back quite a bit during the pandemic, but the inability to get any sort of breakfast was quite disappointing at this otherwise-comfortable hotel just... Read More

Jeffsetter
Restaurant Review: Delores PDX

For our last dinner outing in Portland last year, we decided to check out Delores PDX. The specialty here is Polish food, which is something that’s nearly... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: A Change of Scenery – A welcome change

A welcome change A Change of Scenery In this adventure Well, 2020 is turning out to be a fine year for travel… Travel preparations Off to Birmingham Airport LH959... Read More

Jeffsetter
Review: Wailua Shave Ice Portland

I love all natural shave ice. I can’t even eat the old school syrupy stuff anymore. So, while we were in Portland last year, I made it a point to finally give... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: A Change of Scenery – Welcome back to the UK

Welcome back to the UK… or “What’s Social Distancing and a Mask?” A Change of Scenery In this adventure Well, 2020 is turning out to be a fine... Read More

Miles To Memories
How Is Traveling Right Now? Recent Experiences At 3 Major Airports

How is traveling right now? Here are my experiences from a recent trip passing through 3 major airports on 3 different continents. The post How Is Traveling Right Now?... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: A Change of Scenery – Lufthansa LH954 Frankfurt-am-Main – Birmingham

Lufthansa LH954 Frankfurt-am-Main – Birmingham A Change of Scenery In this adventure Well, 2020 is turning out to be a fine year for travel… Travel... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
November 2020 Trip Report Roadmap For Live And Let’s Fly

Just a housekeeping post, geared toward my regular readers. As the new month begins, I wanted to check in concerning trip reports. Trip Report Roadmap For November 2020... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf, Germany

We recently spent four nights in Dusseldorf. In a previous post I reviewed Deutsche Bahn's Intercity Express (ICE) first class, and in this post I wanted to review the... Read More

Miles To Memories
I Was A Victim Of Discrimination At The Airport & It Sucks

On a recent trip, I was a victim of discrimination at the airport. Here's what happened, from start to finish, and what I'm doing about it. The post I Was A Victim Of... Read More

The Gate
My First Stay at a TownePlace Suites by Marriott Hotel — and The Verdict Is…

Having decided to leave where I am based in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, I headed north on Interstate 75 to Chattanooga, which is a city that I always... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: A Change of Scenery – Back to Frankfurt Airport

Back to Frankfurt Airport and the joy of German Effienceny. A Change of Scenery In this adventure Well, 2020 is turning out to be a fine year for travel… Travel... Read More

The Gate
Photographs of What Tropical Storm Zeta Did in Atlanta

I posted a brief article yesterday, Thursday, October 29, 2020 pertaining to the aftermath of Tropical Storm Zeta in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area; and this... Read More

Miles To Memories
Ethiopian Airlines Review: 787 Business Class, Lounge & Skylight Hotel

Our Ethiopian Airlines review of the 787 business class looks at the hard & soft products, plus the new lounge & new Skylight transit hotel. The post Ethiopian... Read More

Ultima Llamada
Reporte: Estadía en el Hotel Arts de Barcelona

Reseña de mi estadía en el emblemático hotel Arts de Barcelona, uno de los mejores cinco estrellas de la ciudad, en plena pandemia de Coronavirus. Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: A Change of Scenery – Exploring Frankfurt in these odd times

Exploring Frankfurt in these odd times A Change of Scenery In this adventure Well, 2020 is turning out to be a fine year for travel… Travel preparations Off to... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: A Change of Scenery – Mercure Hotel Hauptbahnhof/Messe

 Mercure Hotel Hauptbahnhof/Messe A Change of Scenery In this adventure Well, 2020 is turning out to be a fine year for travel… Travel preparations Off to... Read More

Ultima Llamada
Reporte: Lounge de Primera Clase de Lufhansa en New York (JFK)

Reseña de mi visita al lounge de primera clase de Lufthansa en el aeropuerto JFK de la ciudad de New York antes de embarcarme con ellos rumbo a Frankfurt y,... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: A Change of Scenery – Into Frankfurt… and a CurryWurst

Into Frankfurt… and a CurryWurst A Change of Scenery In this adventure Well, 2020 is turning out to be a fine year for travel… Travel preparations Off to... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: A Change of Scenery – The Frankfurt Airport XXL Tour

The Frankfurt Airport XXL Tour A Change of Scenery EDITORS WARNING: IMAGE HEAVY In this adventure Well, 2020 is turning out to be a fine year for travel… Travel... Read More

Ultima Llamada
Reporte: Hotel Axel Barcelona (Hetero Friendly)

Reseña de mi no estadía en el Axel Hotel de Barcelona, el hotel gay por excelencia de la ciudad. Read More

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