Sunday, December 4, 2022

Pho 2000 Saigon: President Clinton’s Bad Dining Advice

The normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam occurred on July 11, 1995. Five years later, former President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea Clinton went to the Land of the...
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The Conrad Maldives: Heaven Can Wait

Island breezes, world-class hospitality with no care in the world, that's my idea of heaven. At the Conrad Maldives, heaven, like good service, will have to wait.
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The St. Regis, My Mauritius

For he who says, "It is the journey not the destination that is important," I say, "Have you stayed at a St. Regis?" My constant internal struggle of whether I prefer the posh life of...

5 Continents, 13 Countries, 17 Cities: 1 RTW Ticket

This is the picture preview of the $77,000 Trip Heard Round the World Trip Report where I used my American Airlines Explorer Award to go to: San Diego, California Tokyo, Japan Melbourne, Australia Wellington,...

Why AA Admirals Lounge San Diego Is Inspiring

This is the American Airlines Club Lounge Review San Diego as part of the Trip Report: The $77,000 Trip Heard Round the World which covers 5 Continents, 13 Countries, and 17 Cities. Tokyo, Japan Melbourne, Australia Wellington,...

JAL 787 Dreamliner: An American Marvel: SAN-NRT

JAL 787 Dreamliner Review SAN-NRT: Those who say that America doesn't manufacture anything anymore have not had the privilege of flying aboard a Boeing 787.

Conrad Tokyo Review

Hilton Gold is the best status abroad for those of us lucky enough to have it. Suite upgrades in Seychelles, the best buffet breakfast in Maldives, and lounge access in Istanbul make it well worth the cost of qualifying each year.

Guns & Butter: Tokyo Travel Guide

Here is what to do in Tokyo using the Guns & Butter methodology: A trip is composed of two factors: Labor And Lazy. Anything on the line (Production Possibilities Frontier for my fellow economists) is an efficient use of your time depending on your tastes and preferences.

Cathay Pacific The Arrival Lounge Hong Kong

After a smooth business class flight aboard Cathay from NRT, I had three hours in Hong Kong before my first lie-flat experience. Cathay has more lounge varieties than Chevy trucks. As a transit passenger, I was given access to The Arrival Lounge, a quiet sanctuary in the middle of the bustling HKG airport.

Cathay Pacific HKG-SYD Business A330

It's all about the Dreamliner and the 777 vs. A380, if not the A350 these days. Back then TPOL was just happy to fly business and get free champagne and ice cream.
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