Trip Reports

The Wandering Aramean
Lit up: Green laser directed at my plane

What is it like to have a laser pointed at your plane from the ground? I found out this week, and it was not good. The post Lit up: Green laser directed at my plane... Read More

Travel With Grant
Attend FTU Virtual Seminar on Saturday, January 22 ($25) or Free with Online Annual Membership

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you are having a great MLK Jr. weekend.  If you have no plans this Saturday (January 22), I highly recommend attending the FTU Virtual... Read More

Travel Codex
Brussels and West Flanders: Lambic Beer and Battlefields

I’ve been to Belgium a few times before, and changed planes in Brussels multiple times. Until this trip, I hadn’t spent any time in Brussels itself. This was just a... Read More

Miles To Memories
My Experience Flying To Dubai…In Economy! Booking, Lounges & Flight Experiences Are All Covered

In another guest post John shares his experience flying economy to Dubai. Booking, lounge & flight details discussed. The post My Experience Flying To Dubai…In... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Lounge Review: Primus Lounge, Amritsar Airport

India is full of mom and pop lounge operators. Of the major lounge operators, there is Plaza Premium, Bird Group and TFS Global, which operates the lounges on behalf of... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Hotel Review: Holiday Inn Amritsar Ranjit Avenue

I had a three-night stay at the Holiday Inn Amritsar recently. A decent hotel for the price point it was being offered at. Here is my review. The post Hotel Review:... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Melrose Arch, The Gated City Within Johannesburg

There’s so much more to Johannesburg than simply sitting in a hotel room or going out to eat, but if safety is on your mind, the Melrose Arch neighborhood—a gated... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
HOTEL CHECK: Premier Inn, Worcester (M5, J6)

Time for another hotel check – this time focusing on the Premier Inn. This one is located on the outskirts of Worcester. Price Paid I paid £39 for a room-only rate,... Read More

Michael W Travels
We Got To Hold Half A Million Dollars At The Arkansas Capitol Building!

During our winter break trip, we flew into Memphis and then drove to Arkansas. While we’ve been to Tennessee a couple of times before, this was a good opportunity to... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Introduction: A Conscientious Journey To Omicron Ground Zero

As I alluded to a few weeks ago, I took a trip to “ground zero” of the omicron variant, South Africa, for just one day last month. Now it’s time to share about... Read More

Wild About Travel
A Year of Walking Thailand

In 2021, my goal was to walk or run 2,400KM (1,440 miles) which is kind of a lot in a year! With lockdowns in Thailand (where I am based) shutting down pubs, clubs,... Read More

Travel Codex
Dubrovnik, Exploring Without Crowds

A bit of catching up to do, as this trip was some time ago, but finally getting it up.  This was from our trip to Dubrovnik this summer. June 2021, and travel was... Read More

Travel Codex
Review: Breeze Airways Nicer Class, Charleston to New Orleans

Fresh off my ride in Nice Class from Louisville, I continued my trip to New Orleans in Breeze Airways Nicer Class. Compared to Nice, “Nicer” fares include a carryon,... Read More

Miles To Memories
Highlights and Low-lights: My Best and Worst Travel Experiences in 2021

These are the best and worst of my travel experiences in 2021. Travel isn't always glamorous, but there were some gems this year, as well. The post Highlights and... Read More

Travel With Grant
Last Day! Buy a $69 Frequent Traveler University (FTU) Online Annual Membership & Attend All 2022 Virtual Seminars for Free

Good afternoon everyone, happy New Year's Eve - wherever you are celebrating it this year!  I have been a long time fan and attendee at Frequent Traveler University... Read More

Travel Codex
2021 in Travel: Some Goals Reached, but Some Missed

What year is it? 2021 is ending?  Did 2021 seem much different than 2020?  To me, yes, but sadly more similar that I expected or definitely hoped for, but in terms of... Read More

Travel With Grant
Have you Read my Most Popular Posts of 2021?

Good morning everyone, happy New Year's Eve!  Every year, I like to check out my stats from Google Analytics to see which blog posts were the most popular.  I created... Read More

Michael W Travels
Stumbling Across The Cafe Du Monde NYC Pop-Up!

While on the way to Momofuku Noodle Bar in NYC’s East Village, we parked by Tompkins Square Park. On the walk over to the restaurant, we stumbled across a really sweet... Read More

Miles To Memories
I Spent How Many Nights in Hotels in 2021? Let’s Look

I spent how many nights in hotels in 2021?? It's quite a lot. Here's a look at the number of nights and the status I earned along the way. The post I Spent How Many... Read More

Travel With Grant
My Wild and Crazy 2022 Airline, Hotel & Credit Card Predictions

Good morning everyone, happy New Year's Eve Eve (emphasis on the extra Eve).  Yesterday, I wrote about my dismal prediction performance (I didn't predict I would do so... Read More

Travel With Grant
How Right (or Wrong) were my 2021 Airline, Hotel & Credit Card Predictions?

Good morning everyone, I hope your week is going well.  A year ago, I wrote My Rock Solid 2021 Airline, Hotel & Credit Card Predictions.  It is now time to review... Read More

Travel With Grant
Buy a $69 Frequent Traveler University (FTU) Online Annual Membership & Attend All 2022 Virtual Seminars for Free

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you are having a great holiday season and looking forward to 2022.  I have been a long time fan and attendee at Frequent Traveler... Read More

Travel Codex
Review: Breeze Airways Nice Class, Louisville to Charleston

The impetus for my recent return to the skies was the opportunity to try out a new airline. Both Breeze Airways and Avelo Airlines began service in the past year.... Read More

Traveling For Miles
The British Airways Club Suite: My first impressions

After more cancelled flights than I care to think back upon, I have finally had the chance to try out the (relatively) new Club Suite that British Airways is slowly... Read More

Eye of the Flyer
WATCH: Rene’s EPIC First Cruise in Two Years — the Haven Experience!

René and his wife, Lisa, returned to international travel a couple of months ago. Many of us know the de Lamberts are “frequent floaters” — people who enjoy... Read More

Traveling For Miles
The tier point run I really didn’t want to do

Back in March, the news that the vaccine rollouts were gathering pace led to a moment of over-optimism on my part that resulted in me booking a multi-segment tier point... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
I’m Flying To South Africa…For One Day

In protest of the fear-driven omicron flight bans from Southern Africa, I am traveling to South Africa…for a day. My One-Day Trip To South Africa Thus far, it seems... Read More

Eye of the Flyer
Hooray for (tommie) Hollywood? [A review of Hyatt’s new tommie Hotel in Los Angeles]

Hyatt just opened a new property in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles: tommie Hollywood, a boutique hotel from its JdV brand. Coincidentally, my World of Hyatt Credit... Read More

Will Run For Miles
Great Trip to Santiago, Chile and Wonderful Stay at Hyatt Centric Las Condes Santiago

Thanksgiving is springtime in Chile - a perfect time to visit Santiago! The post Great Trip to Santiago, Chile and Wonderful Stay at Hyatt Centric Las Condes Santiago... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT – To Stuttgart and Schwabisch Hall – Innovation remains the driver

Innovation remains the driver To Stuttgart and Schwabisch Hall In this trip report: An Invite to Germany Testing and Paperwork Off to Heathrow, Terminal 5, and the South... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
United Airlines Segment Run – Los Angeles To Washington Via Orlando And Newark

I got a bit creative this week to get Washington, DC on United Airlines but wanted to use this report to share with you the beautiful mundanity of flying a segment run.... Read More

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