Trip Reports

Travel Codex
Review: ANA First Class 777-300ER, Tokyo to Los Angeles

After flying to Asia in Korean Air First Class, I tried a different way home. This time, my flight came courtesy of another new airline, ANA, also in First Class.... Read More

View from the Wing
Review: Santa Monica Proper Hotel (Design Hotels Marriott Redemption)

My wife, daughter and I spent the night at the Santa Monica Proper hotel in late November. It was stylish, staff were friendly, and the location was fantastic for our... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Finnair Platinum Wing Helsinki Airport

I had a roughly five hour layover in Helsinki, as I arrived shortly before 7PM from London, and would be departing shortly before midnight to Singapore. I was quite... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Finnair A321 Business Class

After spending my layover at the British Airways Arrivals Lounge and then the Aerotel, it was time to continue my journey on Finnair to Singapore via Helsinki. While I... Read More

View from the Wing
Trip Report: Introduction to Thanksgiving in Bora Bora on Miles and Points

My wife and I were thinking of going back to the Maldives for Thanksgiving. We've cancelled stays at the St. Regis there several times. I've still only stayed (5... Read More

Your Mileage May Vary
Uber Loses License In Major City, Why Plane Seats Are Blue, Ways To Spot American Tourists Abroad, What We Got For Our Broken Shower Handle, & 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

The Travel Sisters
Tips for Visiting the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a must when visiting Abu Dhabi.  If you are thinking of visiting this beautiful mosque here are 10 tips to make the most of your... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Aerotel Heathrow Terminal 3

I had a roughly seven hour layover at Heathrow, as I arrived shortly before 7AM, and departed shortly before 2PM. I knew I wanted to check out the British Airways... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: British Airways Arrivals Lounge Heathrow Airport

I had quite a long layover at Heathrow Airport, so my first order of business was to check out the British Airways Arrivals Lounge, which I had never visited before.... Read More

Jeffsetter
Kerry Park – Excellent Views of Seattle

Despite being to Seattle a few times now, I’ve never been to Kerry Park until this past April. And it’s almost criminal that I haven’t been here, as... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: British Airways A350 Club Suites Business Class

To kick off this trip I flew British Airways' A350-1000 Club Suites from Toronto to London Heathrow. The A350 features British Airways' brand new business class... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Taking the Longer Way Home: Finnair AY10 Chicago O’Hare to Helsinki (Economy Pro)

Finnair AY10 Chicago O’Hare International to Helsinki Vantaa (Economy Pro) Taking the Longer Way Home EDITORS NOTE: IMAGE HEAVY In this trip So. Keeping it... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Delta 767-300 Business Class Los Angeles To New York

This is a tale of two very different experiences on one Delta flight, taking place on two sides of the same Delta One cabin. I had one primary objective on my redeye... Read More

Jeffsetter
Meridia at the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

For our second and final dinner on the Big Island, I chose to make reservations at Meridia at the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, which is the hotel’s signature... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Taking the Long Way Home – Back to O’Hare, Air France/KLM Lounge

Back to O’Hare, Air France/KLM Lounge Taking the Longer Way Home In this trip So. Keeping it original for autumn, aren’t we? Off to Heathrow in the Dead of... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
A Rainy But Lovely Weekend In Carmel

I spent Thanksgiving weekend in Carmel, which has now become a family tradition. Even with the rain, we had a wonderful time together. California highways and... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: British Airways Lounge Toronto Airport

My trip started off with a flight in British Airways' A350-1000 Club Suites business class from Toronto to London Heathrow. I flew up from Miami the same day, though... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Introduction: My Journey To The Stolen Jewel

You guys asked for more reviews, and that's exactly what you're going to get. I'm trying to finish off the year on a high note when it comes to trip reports -- Tiffany... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Taking the Longer Way Home – The Art Institute, Chicago

The Art Institute, Chicago Taking the Longer Way Home In this trip So. Keeping it original for autumn, aren’t we? Off to Heathrow in the dead of the night Terminal... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Alila Ventana Big Sur

After two nights at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills and three nights at Las Alcobas in Napa Valley, the last portion of our trip had us staying three nights at Alila... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
VIDEO: Cathay Pacific A330 Business Hong Kong – Taipei

Mit der Cathay Pacific Business von Hong Kong nach Taipei ... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
A Kuala Lumpur visit that was not to be

I put a lot of effort into tweaking my travel schedules just so. With the opportunity for a layover to explore a new city or an extra segment the gets me on a new... Read More

Renés Points
Are Carnival Cruises as bad as everyone says? My Carnival Imagination Review from Long Beach California.

Are Carnival Cruises as bad as everyone says? My Carnival Imagination Review from Long Beach California. The post Are Carnival Cruises as bad as everyone says? My... Read More

Your Mileage May Vary
Real Meaning of Forbes’ Boarding Pass Warning, The Airport Designed by Disney Imagineers, Why Hotel Sheets & Towels Are White, & 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

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Taking the Longer Way Home – Airplane Art from the 10th Floor of the Hyatt Regency O’Hare

Airplane Art Extra from the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Taking the Longer Way Home In this trip So. Keeping it original for autumn, aren’t we? Off to Heathrow in... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Making the Airbus BelugaXL a Miniatur star

Certification of the Airbus A330-700, more commonly known as the BelugaXL, earlier this month was a significant milestone for the aircraft manufacturer. But it is a... Read More

Jeffsetter
Kona Cookies and Shopping at KTA Super Store

Following our adventures at Big Island Bees, Mrs. Island Miler and I made our way back to Kona to get some Kona Cookies. Also, we got some lunch and did a little... Read More

Travel Codex
Review: Cathay Dragon Business Class A330 From Kathmandu to Hong Kong

After our trek in the Annapurna, and our remaining time in Kathmandu, it was time to head home. For me this meant flights from Kathmandu to Chicago on Cathay. More... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Las Alcobas Napa Valley

After two incredible nights at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, our next stop was Napa Valley for three nights, where we booked Las Alcobas, a Marriott Luxury... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Taking the Longer Way Home – Hyatt Regency O’Hare

Hyatt Regency O’Hare Taking the Longer Way Home In this trip So. Keeping it original for autumn, aren’t we? Off to Heathrow in the Dead of the Night Terminal... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Taking the Longer Way Home – Fooding Around Chicago (Part of Travel Plus)

Fooding Around Chicago (Part of Travel Plus) Taking the Longer Way Home In this trip So. Keeping it original for autumn, aren’t we? Off to Heathrow in the Dead of... Read More

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