Air France A350

Introduction: A Week Above The Atlantic

I just wrapped up my last trip report, and now it's time to get started with the next one! Unfortunately this trip doesn't involve road tripping with Tiffany through Transylvania, but rather this is intended to just be a really efficient review trip,…

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Cluj Romania 7

One Cup At A Time: Musings About Airline And Hotel Coffee

In this post I wanted to talk about something I'm very passionate about -- good coffee. Since I travel all the time, am constantly jetlagged, and am an early riser, I'm going to keep this focused on the core of the blog, and talk specifically about good…

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Qantas First Lounge Singapore

The 9 Airport Lounges I’m Most Excited To Review

Earlier I wrote a post about the airlines I'll soon be reviewing, which I'm looking forward to, since there are quite a few fun ones on the list. As I take that trip, in this post I wanted to write about the lounges I'm most excited to review in the…

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Finnair A350 Nordic Business Class 12

BOOKED: 9 Airlines I’m Reviewing Shortly

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about 10 airlines I still want to review in 2019. As I explained, it has been a slow year of reviews for me due to my mom's health situation. But I also want to make sure that I can get you guys the content you've been asking…

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Impressions Of The New Louis Armstrong New Orleans Terminal

It's not every day that you get to fly out of a brand-new terminal on its first day open, but that is precisely what I, and thousands of other passengers, experienced in New Orleans on Wednesday, November 6th. Due to a stroke of luck (or misfortune,…

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Transfagarasan Highway

Driving In Romania: My Experience

When Tiffany first recommended a road trip I was open to the idea, but also a bit apprehensive. As it turns out, I think that Romania may have actually been my favorite place ever to drive. Several people have asked about our experience with the actual…

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Brightline Virgin Trains – 6

Review: Brightline Florida / Virgin Trains USA

I think I've just found the new most economical way to get drunk on Saturday nights... and it involves riding the train. Yesterday I took Brightline for the first time, and while my enthusiasm for transportation is typically limited to airplanes, Brightline…

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Driving Romania 1

Romanian Road Trip: Part Two

Gosh we have had incredible weather this week! I'm sure we'd be having a grand time regardless, but the literally picture-perfect autumn glow making everything golden and cozy sure doesn't hurt. Other than exclaiming in delight at the landscape as we…

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Hilton No Desk

6 Of The Worst Hotels We’ve Ever Stayed At

We've invented a new game on this road trip, having exhausted our previous car-ride favorite of Airport Code Jumble, and while I don't have a catchy name quite yet, the theme is "Name Hotels That Were Literally The Worst." I'm not quite admitting to…

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Lyft

Is The New “Lyft Pink” Membership Worth It?

Uber and Lyft compete fiercely for business -- not just trying to gain market share from other forms of transportation, but they also have to compete against one another. As a result we constantly see them offer all kinds of promotions. In the meantime…

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Transylvania Brunch Romania 22

Brunch In The Transylvanian Countryside

To start off our second full day in Romania, we headed out to the countryside of Transylvania, and the tiny hamlet of Veseud. I can't remember where I first heard of these Saturday brunches, but I was instantly enamored by the idea. The brunch moves…

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Air China A350 Economy

Chinese Airlines Losing Billions On International Flights

I assumed Chinese airlines were mostly losing money on international flying, though I think I didn't fully appreciate just how much money they've been losing. Finally we have some insights about that, and the numbers are shocking. If you've looked at…

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Veseud Church Romania 1

Romanian Road Trip: Amazing So Far

I really have to thank you guys for all your insights into Romania as we were planning this trip. I ultimately chose our itinerary by pasting all your suggestions on hotels and activities into a geographically-grouped table, chunked things out by how…

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American 737 800

US Bans Flights To All Cuban Airports Except Havana

Under the Trump administration we've seen increased restrictions on travel to Cuba. Well, the US Department of Transportation has just issued a notice that adds yet another major restriction. US airlines are now banned from operating scheduled flights…

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Turkish 787 9

Introduction: Transylvania Unknown

Hello live from Turkish Airlines' gorgeous new 787-9, as I'm watching Hotel Transylvania on my iPad for the first time, so I can really get some historical context for where we're headed. ;) My goal is to make this a live trip report, and I'm going to…

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Intercontinental Hong Kong 3

Hong Kong’s Silly Plan To Boost Tourism

Hong Kong has seen a huge drop in visitors after months of protests, which have increasingly impacted the airport and airlines as well. Not only has the number of inbound travelers dropped, but given the disruptions the airport has seen, the number of…

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Ana New 777 Business Room

10 Airlines I Still Want To Review In 2019

Unfortunately over the past several months I haven't been able to review as many new airlines as I would ordinarily like to, and that's largely because I've been prioritizing spending time with my mom over flying. While I have no regrets about that,…

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Pf Changs Lax

PF Chang’s LAX Leaving Priority Pass

Priority Pass is the world's largest network of independent airport lounges, with over 1,300 lounges around the world. One of the cool things that Priority Pass has done is that they've added all kinds of restaurant locations to their portfolio. With…

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Istanbul New Airport – 5

Istanbul Airport Finally Gets Priority Pass Lounge

The new Istanbul Airport opened earlier this year, and it represents quite a change over the old Istanbul Ataturk Airport. The airport is beautiful, but also absolutely massive and poorly designed, in my opinion. Anyway, for many travelers one major…

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Ethiopian A350

Planning A Trip To Namibia!

We just recently went on our first safari in South Africa, which was incredible. As I explained, we're excited to go on safari again, though we'd like to do a different kind of safari, meaning going to an area with different animals and/or different…

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