Trip Reports

Eye of the Flyer
Dear IHG and Holiday Inn: Please Read This Post About One of Your Hotel Employees

I wrote about a recent trip I took to a funeral and my stay at the Holiday Inn Sioux Falls City Centre. This originally was going to be part of my review post. But trip... Read More

Eye of the Flyer
A Suite Treat: The Holiday Inn Sioux Falls City Centre

Surprise upgrades are always fun. I scored a rather nice one last week during a stay at the Holiday Inn Sioux Falls City Centre. Why I Booked the Holiday Inn Sioux... Read More

Ultima Llamada
Reporte: Estadía en The Bernic Hotel New York by Hilton

Reseña de mi estadía en el hotel The Bernic de New York Read More

Eye of the Flyer
Our First Time Taking the NYC Subway to JFK Airport!

My wife and I recently enjoyed a new travel experience: using the New York City subway to ride to JFK airport! It was relatively easy and much more affordable than a... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
How I Spent My 24-Hour Layover In Frankfurt

On my recent duck trip, I spent about 24 hours in Frankfurt, well Mainz to be precise. But I have to confess, I mostly just slept. Sometimes we need to catch up on our... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Virgin Atlantic A350 Upper Class Review (New Suites – Daytime Flight)

Because something called COVID became a word all too familiar to all of us just a few months after Virgin Atlantic started offering the new Upper Class suite, it took a... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Taj Fort Aguada Resort and Spa: My stay in the Hermitage Villa

Here is everything you need to know about Taj Fort Aguada Resort and Spa, the oldest Taj hotel in Goa, and perhaps still one of the best hotels in all of Goa. We stayed... Read More

Michael W Travels
Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s In Slovenia!

While traveling, we love visiting McDonald’s for a few reasons. It’s a real treat for the kids, its (kind of) a taste of home and I love checking out what... Read More

Eye of the Flyer
Delizioso! Delta One Marinara Braised Meatballs [Review]

I hit a jackpot last week: I scored a Delta One upgrade on my Los Angeles to New York-Kenndy flight last week and was served my favorite Delta One meal: Jon &... Read More

Eye of the Flyer
Baby, It’s Not Perfect (But Definitely Good): the InterContinental New York Times Square Hotel [Review]

My wife and I recently stayed someplace we always wanted to experience: the InterContinental New York Times Square Hotel. We love The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo.... Read More

Live from a Lounge
ITC Grand Goa Resort and Spa: My first stay at my old favourite

Check out everything you need to know about the ITC Grand Goa Resort and Spa in this experience that we had at the resort in July 2021. The post ITC Grand Goa Resort... Read More

Michael W Travels
Happy Birthday Theo, 5 Years Old- 40 Countries Visited!

On the last full day of our month-long trip around the Balkans, we wished Theo a very Happy Birthday! Theo got to celebrate his 5th birthday in Croatia! And while he... Read More

Eye of the Flyer
Bellagio Spa Tower Room and Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts Stay Review

A couple of friends recently visited Las Vegas and invited me to meet them for dinner. So I took the opportunity to stay a night at Bellagio — and use The Platinum... Read More

Michael W Travels
Visiting The Air Force Plane Wreck On Lake Suchitlan, El Salvador

While looking into things to do in El Salvador, Kim and I both agreed that Suchitoto was worthy of a full day visit. The small, walkable town has interesting colonial... Read More

Michael W Travels
This Spar Supermarket In Split, Croatia Is UNESCO Protected, Kind Of…

While researching things to see and do in Split, Croatia, I came across a bizarre and interesting site that I had to check out. I came across a UNESCO-Protected Spar... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Vistara Business Class Domestic Delhi to Goa: Onboard the A320neo during the pandemic

At the end of July 2021, Shipra and I packed up for our first time out in many months. We were headed to Goa, as I explained in this post. While I’ve experienced and... Read More

Michael W Travels
A Visit To Family-Friendly Froggyland in Split, Croatia!

Split, Croatia is an amazing city to wander around primarily due to it’s old town including the Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. To change things... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
DLD 348: Lost and Found

We lost last week's episode, but came back strong this time around with planes big and small crossing oceans and some fun new routes and money for US startups. The post... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Plaza Premium Lounge: Delhi Terminal 3 Domestic (VIP Section) Experience

With the American Express lounge open and shut as per the pandemic waves, the Plaza Premium Lounge remains one of the only lounges in Delhi Terminal 3, which operated... Read More

Travel With Grant
Last Day to Register for FTU Virtual Seminar on Saturday, August 28 ($25) or Free with Online Annual Membership

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday.  If you have no plans tomorrow (Saturday, August 28), I highly recommend attending the FTU Virtual Seminar (tickets available for... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
24 Hours In São Paulo: A Perfect Itinerary

São Paulo is a lovely city in so many ways, but perhaps most of all in its diversity of food and drink, all delicious and all cheap by U.S. and Western European... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Goa in the Monsoons 2021 Edition: Introduction

Getting started with a trip report about Goa, where we tried out three different hotels this time around. Here we go... The post Goa in the Monsoons 2021 Edition:... Read More

Michael W Travels
A Visit To The Falconry Center in Dubrava, Croatia!

During our Mid-East Gulf Trip around 6 years back, we visited the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital. The following summer, Lucas and I visited the World Center for Birds of Prey... Read More

Dots, Lines & Destinations
DLD 348: Lost and Found

We lost last week's episode, but came back strong this time around with planes big and small crossing oceans and some fun new routes and money for US startups. Read More

Will Run For Miles
We Found All this Public Art on Our Little Stroll Around Boston Harbor

Sometimes the beauty of travel is NOT knowing what you'll see next The post We Found All this Public Art on Our Little Stroll Around Boston Harbor appeared first on... Read More

Andy's Travel Blog
Hiking The Wave: Sun, Reflections, and Epic Views

After five years I finally visited The Wave! Click through because you have probably seen The Wave on your Windows lock screen. The post Hiking The Wave: Sun,... Read More

Eye of the Flyer
Seat Review: Delta A321 14D (aka “The One Behind the Flight Attendant’s Jumpseat”)

My family and I just returned from a wonderful, family vacation to central Minnesota. On our Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to Los Angeles (LAX) flight, I had the... Read More

Michael W Travels
Finding Neapolitan Pizza Excellence At Pop’s Place- Ljubljana, Slovenia

Before heading off on our trip to the Balkans, I had read that Slovenia had excellent pizza. This was in part due to the country being so close to Italy. I pinned a few... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Introduction: A Sensational Weekend In São Paulo, Brazil

I’m up for a weekend trip to most anywhere, but I now have a new city I will look forward to returning to: São Paulo, Brazil. When my friend asked if I wanted to join... Read More

Michael W Travels
Searching For Invader In Ljubljana, Slovenia!

We showed up in Ljubljana, Slovenia very tired and feeling a bit under the weather. Our plan for the first day was no real plan. We figured it would be best to wander... Read More

Travel With Grant
Attend FTU Virtual Seminar on Saturday, August 28 ($25) or Free with Online Annual Membership

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday.  If you have no plans next Saturday (August 28), I highly recommend attending the FTU Virtual Seminar (tickets available for $25)... Read More

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