ANA Trip Recap: Get Like Me


ANA Trip Recap is the conclusion of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report.

In the words of David Banner, “Get Like Me.” Here’s why:

Award Booking OCD = Fortnite Addiction

Booked! ANA RTW: 22,000 Miles in Glorious Business

United Polaris: Best US Carrier Lounge by Default

United Polaris EWR-BRU: The Horror Show!

Relax, Gate Info Coming

Brussels Airlines THE LOFT Lounge: Buffet of Beers

Lufthansa Equipment Change: BRU-MUC

Lufthansa Business Class Lounge Munich: Pretzel & Nap

Lufthansa Business MUC-OLB: Where’s OLB?

Travel Planning: Check Prices Or Just Go?

Sardinia: The Isola of Expensive Taxis

Porto Cervo, Sardinia: My Yacht Is Bigger

TPOL’s Best Travel Advice: Stick to the Plan!

Hotel Cervo: Luxury in the City Center

Hotel Luci di la Muntagna: My Other Hotel in Porto Cervo

Guns & Butter: Porto Cervo, Sardinia Travel Guide (Party Edition)

Travel Anxiety Sucks: Can It Be Prevented?

Lounge Review: There’s a Priority Pass in Olbia, Sardinia!

W Hotel Barcelona: Don’t Miss the Day

For One Night Only: Barcelona Party Guide

Priority Pass Barcelona: Check Lounge Reviews Before Travel Plans

Turkish Business Barcelona to Istanbul: Glad to Lie Flat

New Turkish Airlines Lounge Review: I Miss Chuck E. Cheese

Turkish Business IST to Beirut: Just the Basics

Turkish Business Istanbul Beirut Flight Review

Searching for the Best Shawarma Beirut

Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand: Suite? Spa? Breakfast? Yes!

IC Phoencia vs. Le Vendome Beirut: Either Way, Time to Splurge

Ahlein: Priority Pass Lounge Review Beirut

Guns & Butter: (Overrated) Beirut Travel Guide

Turkish Business Beirut to Istanbul: Lamb Chop!

Turkish Business IST-PVG: Really, 2-3-2?


This trip was interrupted by my expat assignment, also known as TPOL in Shanghai. Read the recap of that trip, Recap! TPOL in Shanghai, represented by this photo:

And now back to the ass kickin’, ANA, ‘Round the World conquest.

Juneyao Airlines: My Panda Express to Chengdu

Panda Panda: Chengdu Panda Visitor Guide

老码头火锅: Best Hot Pot Chengdu

Grand Hyatt Chengdu: Where Pandas Sleep

Help! I Don’t Know What Terminal My Flight Departs From

Buying Cheaper Tickets at the Airport

Air China Lounge Chengdu Vs. Priority Pass

Air China Business Chengdu Kathmandu: Sleeping Through Breakfast

How to Book a Trip to Bhutan


Nepal Visa on Arrival, Needed Even in Transit

Priority Pass Kathmandu: Best Food in the PP Network

Drukair: My Flight to Bhutan to Find Happiness

Finding Happiness: Bhutan Day 1

Finding Happiness: Bhutan Day 2

Total Consciousness: Golfing in Bhutan

Finding Happiness: Bhutan Day 3

Guided Tours: Like Attending Class, It’s Boring But Sometimes Useful

Finding Penis (Happiness): Bhutan Day 4

Finding Happiness: Tiger’s Nest (Bhutan Day 5)

Beware of Selfie Death!

Finding Happiness: Bhutan Day 5 (Post Tiger’s Nest)

Traveling to Bhutan? Contact Bucket List Adventure

Finding Happiness: TPOL’s Search for the Point of Life in Bhutan

Guns & Butter: Bhutan Travel Guide (Happiness Edition)

A 45 Minute Time Difference in Kathmandu? Stupidity Knows No Bounds

Master Bargainer: TPOL’s TIPS for Shopping Abroad

Why I Lie to Taxi Drivers About Where I’m From

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu: It’s A Different World Out There

Guns & Butter: Kathmandu Travel Guide (Bargaining Edition)

Nepal Domestic Flight Misery

Yeti Airlines: Finally Taking Off from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Souvenir Pricing Guide: Pokhara, Nepal

Rip-off Alert: Golfing in the Himalayas

Big Pillow Pokhara: Better Accommodation in a Backpack Town

Paragliding Pokhara: Born to Be Alive

TPOL’s Biggest Fears: Some Conquered, Some Endure

My Fault vs. This Place Sucks: How to Grade Destinations

Guns & Butter: Pokhara, Nepal Travel Guide (Cautionary Edition)

The One-Horned Rhino: My Safari in Chitwan, Nepal

OMAAT: The Hell Journey from Chitwan to Kathmandu

Easy-Boarding Lounge Guangzhou: Don’t Pass on This Priority (If It’s Open)

China Southern’s Pork Dumpling Flight Review

Four Points Shanghai, Daning: The Best TPOL’s Seen

Air China PVG-TPE: Good ZZZ

Eva Air Lounge Taipei: Don’t Arrive Early

TPOL Knows Cologne, Just Don’t Buy It on a Plane

EVA Air Flight Review TPE-JFK: The Best Business Class

Welcome to USA: The Anticlimactic Return

Hotel Indigo Brooklyn: Just Basic

Rainy Season? Visa? Lessons from Travel (ANA Edition)



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