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Podcast 13 | Marriott Anxiety, Boracay Blues and my Return From Cabo!
7 months ago

Podcast 13 | Marriott Anxiety, Boracay Blues and my Return From Cabo!

Marriott has an announcement, but not today. We apologize for hyping Boracay in the Philippines. Plus, Jake is back from Cabo and offers his take on the area.

Marriott …
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JW Marriott Resort and Spa – Los Cabos, Mexico | Review
8.8
7 months ago

JW Marriott Resort and Spa – Los Cabos, Mexico | Review

A quick trip without the kids was due for my wife and I so off to Cabo we hopped. Using a combination of cash and points converted to Marriott from …
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Does Flying Backward on United Make it Better? I Still Don’t Know.
5.5
10 months ago

Does Flying Backward on United Make it Better? I Still Don’t Know.



Airline: United Aircraft: 777-200 Seat maps: Seat Guru Our Seat(s): 1G (Bulkhead) Class: Business But I’m Not Tired!

Lie-flat seating is nice but when you’re up, you’re up. These seats unfold into nap-worthy …
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How NOT to Take a 360° Photo: Main Cabin on Delta’s A350.
10 months ago

How NOT to Take a 360° Photo: Main Cabin on Delta’s A350.

I thought I had a genius idea. I didn’t.

Having only the miles to book economy, I figured I’d cheat a little and just snap a quick 360° shot of …
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Free Access to Tokyo Narita’s Quietest Lounge?
12 months ago

Free Access to Tokyo Narita’s Quietest Lounge?

The allure of an airport lounge can be overstated in so many ways. The pitch of your premium credit card is heavy with words like “escape” and “quiet” in selling …
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Live | A whole #platinumchallenge in one Exhausting Trip. Delta’s new A350…and more.
1 year ago

Live | A whole #platinumchallenge in one Exhausting Trip. Delta’s new A350…and more.

The upgrades I’m getting on this trip are tiny ones that have required obsessive levels of seat monitoring in the weeks before. Now, I’m off to Singapore for 6 or …
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The Colorful Rooms at Hyatt LAX Have a Little Magic in Them.
8.6
1 year ago

The Colorful Rooms at Hyatt LAX Have a Little Magic in Them.

Here’s why Here

My LAX go-to hotel for convenience at LAX has always been the Sheraton Four-Points LAX since it’s directly across the street from Budget Car Rental. The routine …
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Our Favorite Thing in Virgin America First Class is the Pancakes.
8.5
1 year ago

Our Favorite Thing in Virgin America First Class is the Pancakes.

Virgin America A320 Seat 1D – Transcon First Class.

 

Airline: Virgin America Aircraft: A320 Seat maps: Seat Guru Our Seat(s): 1D (Bulkhead) Class: First No Lie-flat Seat? No Problem.

The race to …
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My Amazing but boring Room at Sheraton Frankfurt Airport
6.4
1 year ago

My Amazing but boring Room at Sheraton Frankfurt Airport

Location, Location.

With 2 little kids at home now, solo trips are faster than ever. Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel did it’s part in making sure I didn’t miss my return …
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Being Back at the Alaska Lounge at LAX Made me Smile.
7.8
1 year ago

Being Back at the Alaska Lounge at LAX Made me Smile.

360° view of the Alaska Lounge at LAX. (2 360° images of this lounge are on our flickr.)

Dont Touch Anything!

This Alaska Lounge at LAX (then called the Alaska Airlines …
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