Satri House Luang Prabang 12

Review: Satri House Hotel Luang Prabang

Sorry for the delay on this folks -- not to get too much into the sausage-making, but we had planned to pause this particular narrative while Ben finished sharing details on his trip to Sri Lanka, with the idea being that I'd publish the rest of this…

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Lax Terminal Connector – 6

How To Get Between Terminals At LAX

Airports can be confusing, particularly in the case of terminals designed for the jet era that haven't adapted as well to modern aviation. The terminal shift at Los Angeles International Airport earlier a few years ago has inspired improved wayfinding,…

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Brunei 4

Brunei Won’t Enforce Death Penalty For Gay Sex

I wrote about this a bit over a month ago, and now I think it's only fair to provide a (positive) update. In 2014 the small, oil-rich country of Brunei introduced sharia law, and they’ve been progressively rolling out more laws ever since. The latest…

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Air Europa 787 Business Class – 2

Impressions Of Air Europa’s 787-8 Business Class

Hello from Miami! After flying WestJet's 787-9 business class from Calgary to London, and then Air Europa's 737-800 business class from London to Madrid, it was time to fly home on Air Europa's 787-8 in business class for the nine hour flight from Madrid…

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Air Europa 737 Business Class – 8

Air Europa’s Impressive Short Haul Business Class

After flying WestJet's 787-9 from Calgary to London, I made my way back to Miami on Air Europa, flying from London to Madrid to Miami (I booked this using Flying Blue miles). Here's the thing about Air Europa: -- Seemingly almost no one outside of Spain…

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Westjet 787 Business Class – 5

WestJet’s New 787 Business Class: Almost Amazing, But…

Hello from London! Last night I took a flight I was really excited about. Within the past few days WestJet launched 787-9 service between Calgary and London, which represents an exciting new phase for the airline. The 787-9 is brand new for them, and…

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Hanoi Awesome Travel Street Food Tour 7

Visiting Hanoi, Vietnam: 6 Things I Loved (And You Might Too)

We only had a quick 30ish hours in Hanoi. That was enough to get a taste of the city, begin to appreciate the culture and mix of architectural styles, and of course enjoy some great local cuisine. We loved strolling in the neighborhoods around Hoàn Kiếm…

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Delta First Class A320

Delta Air Lines: A Little Bit Better At Just About Everything

When it comes to the "big three" US airlines, generally Delta is regarded as being the best. It's not like they're that much better than the competition, but they generally lead when it comes to profitability, customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction,…

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Etihad A380 First

Etihad A380 First Class Apartment: How Is It Holding Up?

Hello from New York! Yesterday I flew Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi to New York, which I booked using Etihad Guest miles (they're transfer partners with Amex Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou). I've flown the Etihad First Class Apartment several times…

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Hilton Hanoi 38

Review: Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel

After a quick breakfast at our Airbnb in Hoi An we left for the Da Nang airport, arriving about an hour before our 10:30AM flight. The airport was clean and efficient, our flight was on-time, and our pre-arranged driver met us at arrivals when we landed…

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Hoi An Vietnam 8

Visiting Hoi An, Vietnam: Delightfully Touristy (No, Really!)

Unlike Phu Quoc, Hoi An is a town that has figured out their tourism industry -- to the max. The golden-hued UNESCO city is atmospheric, and charming, and in ways reminded me of Italy; particularly the towns on the Amalfi Coast. There's a tacit understanding…

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Hoi An Airbnb 5

Airbnb Review: Orchid House Hoi An

We decided to stay in Hoi An rather than Da Nang primarily because of weather concerns -- everyone cautioned that Da Nang wouldn't be warm enough to enjoy the beach in February, so we figured if it was going to be too cold to swim we'd prefer being in…

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Winston

What I Miss About Home When Traveling

A bit over a month ago I wrote a post entitled "I'm Over My Travel Addiction." I've flown millions and millions of miles and even lived in hotels for years. Now that I've settled down I'm really happy at home, and my addiction to travel is over, which…

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Nam Nghi Phu Quoc 26

Nam Nghi Phu Quoc Review (A Hyatt Unbound Collection Property)

We knew that we wanted to incorporate a few days of beach time into this trip, but had been cautioned that Da Nang and Hoi An would be far too cold to enjoy the beach in February (this ended up being far from the truth, but weather is like that sometimes).…

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Emirates 777 Business Class

Impressions Of Emirates 777-300ER Business Class

Hello from Dubai! After flying Air France's 787-9 business class from Detroit to Paris, MEA's A330 business class from Paris to Beirut, and then spending a few days in Beirut, it was time to continue to Dubai. I flew Emirates' 777 business class on the…

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Beirut Lebanon – 5

Impressions Of Beirut, Lebanon

I just wrapped up an incredible three days in Beirut (well, minus the airport experience), and wanted to share my impressions of the city and surrounding area. While I'm more of a fan of nature than cities, Beirut has been on my top five list of cities…

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