Trip Reports

Eye of the Flyer
Review: Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel South Beach Miami

A gorgeous beach, nice pool area, and major resort fees are some of the features we encountered during a stay at the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel South Beach Miami. The post... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Escaping One Village to Another – Leaving Birmingham by Train – Escape to the Village

Escaping One Village to Another – Leaving Birmingham by Train Escape From The Village A trip to The Village to escape from the world. In this journey I want time off.... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Escape to The Village – A Trip to Portmeirion with Train Travels

A Trip to Portmeirion with Train Travels Escape From The Village A trip to The Village to escape from the world. In this journey I want time off. I will not be stamped,... Read More

Travel Codex
Review: Air Canada E175 Business Class, Toronto to DFW

With the Canadian border opening (allegedly, for real) in a few weeks, now seemed as good a time as any to finish this trip report. Pre-pandemic, Air Canada offered 4x... Read More

Michael W Travels
Did I Finish Pete & Elda’s XXL Pizza In The Whole Pie Eater’s Challenge?

Besides travel, pizza and baseball are a couple of my other favorite hobbies. Traveling doesn’t always mean getting on a plane or even driving very far. Sometimes, we... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Trip Report Roadmap: Summer 2021

While I’ve been doing better at staying up to date on my trip reports, I’ve been traveling quite a bit over the last couple months and have fallen behind. Here’s... Read More

Jeffsetter
Sheraton Waikiki Breakfast at KAI Market

During our stay at the Sheraton Waikiki, I once again decided to check out the property’s on-site breakfast options. Sure, there are other options conveniently located... Read More

Ultima Llamada
Reporte: Business Class de American Airlines Boeing 777-200 Miami-Barcelona

Reseña de mi vuelo en la business class de American Airlines en la ruta Miami-Barcelona a bordo de un Boeing 777-200 Read More

Out and Out
Kimpton Palomar Philadelphia review: My first (free!) Kimpton hotel stay was a $500 value

Before this week, I’d never stayed at a Kimpton hotel. I realized I had two IHG free award nights (thanks to my Chase IHG card) that were expiring soon. So I combined... Read More

Michael W Travels
Putting Green, An Awesome New Mini Golf Course For Good In Brooklyn

Months back, I came across a Time Out NY article about a new mini golf course coming to the Williamsburg (Brooklyn) waterfront this summer. We visit Williamsburg pretty... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
DLD 342: Red, Green, or Christmas??

Points for paying rent? That's the underlying premise of the new Bilt Rewards program and, well, it is very different from others that came before. The post DLD 342:... Read More

Out and Out
New River Gorge trip report: Almost heaven in wild and wonderful West Virginia

Wow. Go now. It’s amazing. That’s my New River Gorge trip report – thanks for reading! Oh wait – I need to be specific and add photos and say what I did and... Read More

Jeffsetter
Review: Eating House 1849 Waikiki Revisited

It’s been years since we last dined at Roy Yamaguchi’s Eating House 1849 Waikiki. But, a recent restaurant week even brought me back in to try some of their new... Read More

Michael W Travels
A Mashup Of Cultures In El Salvador, The Pupusa Becomes The PuPizza!

During our visit to El Salvador, we had to try the national dish of El Salvador, the pupusa. For those of you not familiar with the dish, the pupusa is “a thick... Read More

Michael W Travels
So That’s Where All Of Those Dollar Coins Went…

While preparing for our trip to El Salvador, we learned that the country uses the US dollar as their currency. This made things a bit easier for us since we wouldn’t... Read More

Michael W Travels
The Ultra-Mini Bajaj QUTE, A Fun Way To Get Around In El Salvador

While planning our visit to El Salvador, we considered renting a car to get around. However, after much debate, we decided to hire a guide with a car to make things a... Read More

Travel With Grant
PSA: Track Existing Marriott Reservations & Rebook When Points Price Drops (or Switch to a Free Night Certificate)

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  Long story short, I had a 1 night reservation at a Marriott property that was charging 60,000 Marriott Points... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
DLD 339: An uneven (and uneasy) recovery

Opening back up is great, but the inconsistencies are hard to handle. So are the lines. The post DLD 339: An uneven (and uneasy) recovery appeared first on Wandering... Read More

Travel With Grant
Last Day to Register! FTU Virtual Seminar on Saturday June 26 ($25) or Free with Online Annual Membership

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  If you have no plans tomorrow (Saturday, June 26), I highly recommend attending the FTU Virtual Seminar (tickets available for... Read More

Dots, Lines & Destinations
DLD 339: An uneven (and uneasy) recovery

Opening back up is great, but the inconsistencies are hard to handle. So are the lines. Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Domes Zeen Chania, Marriott Luxury Collection

For our first four nights in Greece we stayed at the 102-room Domes Zeen Chania, a Marriott Luxury Collection property on the island of Crete. In this post I wanted to... Read More

Travel With Grant
Attend FTU Virtual Seminar on Saturday June 26 ($25) or Free with Online Annual Membership

Good afternoon everyone.  If you have no plans this coming Saturday (June 26), I highly recommend attending the FTU Virtual Seminar (tickets available for $25) or free... Read More

Travel With Grant
AutoSlash Saved Me Another $500 on 2 Rental Car Reservations

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you all had a great Father's Day Weekend.  2 weeks ago, I wrote AutoSlash Already Saved Me $400 on 2 Rental Car Reservations.  Over the... Read More

Travel With Grant
Happy Father’s Day! Rafting / Floating Down Rivers at Lake Tahoe, CA and Boise, ID

Good morning everyone, happy Father's Day!  Over the last few weeks, I spent time with my family in Lake Tahoe staying at the Marriott Grand Residence Club, Lake Tahoe... Read More

The Gate
A Glimpse of New River Gorge: The Newest National Park and Preserve in the United States

A river runs through it: that is the key component of how what was once a national river flowing through a gorgeous gorge became the newest national park and preserve in... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
DLD 338: On Island Time

Back on the road and exploring the world, with some thoughts on just how well that's going overall and why we're not in a huge hurry to do more of it too soon. The post... Read More

Dots, Lines & Destinations
DLD 338: On Island Time

Back on the road and exploring the world, with some thoughts on just how well that's going overall and why we're not in a huge hurry to do more of it too soon. Read More

Miles To Memories
What’s It Like At Universal Studios Orlando Now? My Recent Experience

Wondering what it's like at Universal Studios Orlando now? I share my recent experiences at the 2 parks, so you can plan accordingly. The post What’s It Like At... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Quick Look: United Airlines 737-900 First Class (SFO-LAX)

Recently, I needed to get from San Francisco back home to Los Angeles, and rather than flying with one of the carriers I would normally choose (American Airlines or... Read More

Will Run For Miles
Our Pandemic Escape to the Bowery 50 Hotel, a JDV by Hyatt Hotel

Our stay at this hotel brought light into the dark time we were living in The post Our Pandemic Escape to the Bowery 50 Hotel, a JDV by Hyatt Hotel appeared first on... Read More

Traveling For Miles
American Airlines 777-300ER Business Class LAX – LHR (Night Flight)

Last week I wrote about my American Airlines Business Class flight between London and Los Angeles which took place during the hours of daylight so this post will take a... Read More

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