Trip Reports

Dubai, Afghanistan, Germany, Denmark, Sweden



Afghanistan (2011) Part 1: Kabul

Afghanistan (2011) Part 2: Northern Afghanistan

Hamburg, Germany

Dubai and Afghanistan on Points and Miles


Review: Admiral’s Club Charles De Gaulle Airport

British Airways Business Class Lounge Heathrow Airport

British Airways Business Class: London – Dubai

Chaos at Dubai Airport

Review: Safi Airways Dubai to Kabul

Trip Report: Kabul, Afghanistan

Arghandeh, Afghanistan

Northern Afghanistan

Kabul Airport

Hyatt Regency Dubai Review

Hyatt Regency Dubai: Al Dawwar Restaurant Review

Warlords at Dubai Airport

Review: Qatar Airways Dubai to Istanbul

Istanbul on Points and Miles

Review: Qatar Airways Dubai to Istanbul

Grand Hyatt Istanbul Review

Istiklal Avenue Istanbul Tour

Blue Mosque Istanbul Tour

Hagia Sophia Istanbul Tour

Topkapi Palace Istanbul Tour

Old Town Istanbul (at night)

Eminonu New Mosque & Egyptian Spice Market

Doubletree Istanbul Old Town Review

KLM Business Class Review: Istanbul to Amsterdam to San Francisco

5 Things I Love About Istanbul

Maui on Points and Miles

Hyatt Regency Maui Review

Hyatt Regency Maui Restaurants: Swan Court, Umalu, Japengo, Regency Club Lounge, Starbucks

Maui Activities: Parasailing, SNUBA Diving, Jet Skiing, Atlantis Submarine

Road Trip: Hana Highway Maui

How to Save on Maui Activities

Honolulu and Sydney on Points and Miles

Australia Trip Report: Introduction

United 777 First Class Review: San Francisco – Honolulu

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Review

Review: United Club Lounge + United Global First 747 Honolulu to Tokyo

Thai Airways First Class Review: A380 Tokyo to Bangkok

Thai Airways First Class Lounge & Spa Bangkok

Thai Airways First Class Review: 747 Bangkok to Sydney

Christmas Eve on Darling Harbour

Park Hyatt Sydney Opera King Room Review




Park Hyatt Sydney Review: Room Service and Breakfast at The Dining Room

Sydney Opera House and Manly Beach

Hilton Sydney Hotel Review

Air New Zealand Lounge + United 747 First Class Review: Sydney to San Francisco

6 Observations About Sydney

Singapore, Bali, Hong Kong on Points and Miles

How I Booked a $90,000 Trip to Singapore, Bali and Hong Kong for Less than $1,500 Out of pocket

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge San Francisco Airport 

Cathay Pacific Business Class Review: San Francisco to Hong Kong

Dragonair Business Class Lounge Hong Kong Airport Review

Cathay Pacific Business Class Review: Hong Kong to Singapore

Grand Hyatt Singapore Grand Corporate Suite and Deluxe Room Review

Grand Hyatt Singapore Club Lounge and Straits Kitchen Review

Garuda Indonesia Economy Class Review: Singapore to Bali

Review: Villa Bulung Daya in Antap, Bali

Conrad Bali Nusa Dua Review

Conrad Bali Pool Suite Review

Conrad Bali Penthouse Suite Review

Conrad Bali Club Lounge, Restaurants and Jiwa Spa Review

Cathay Pacific Economy Class Review: Bali to Hong Kong

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong Grand Suite & Club Lounge Review

Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge Review: Hong Kong Airport

Cathay Pacific First Class Review: Hong Kong to San Francisco

Cabo on Points and Miles

10 Things to Know About the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos: Tips for Saving Points and Cash

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos All-Inclusive Resor Review

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos Pools, Activities and Transportation

Thessaloniki, Calais, and London on Points and Miles

How I Booked a $5,000+ Trip to Thessaloniki, Calais, and London with Points and Miles

Air France KLM Lounge Review: San Francisco International Airport

AirBerlin Business Class Review: A330 San Francisco to Dusseldorf

Hilton Munich Airport Hotel Review

Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki Hotel Review

Met Hotel Thessaloniki Hotel Review

Aegean Airlines Economy Class Review: Thessaloniki to Paris

Hyatt Regency Paris Charles de Gaulle Hotel Review 

Taking the TGV Train from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Calais

Hotel Ibis Calais Review

My Observations of the Calais Jungle Refugee Camp

Calais Diaries: Day 1 at the Help Refugees Warehouse

Calais Diaries: Lost in the Calais Jungle

Calais Diaries: Saucepans, Jungle Books and a Conversation with a Weirdo

Calais Diaries: That Time I Got Yelled at by one of the Refugees

Calais Diaries: Banksy’s Mural and the American Living in the Calais Jungle

Calais Diaries: New Kabul Restaurant, The Kid, The Welcome Wagon, and a Momento

Umrah: Mecca, Medina, Dubai and Abu Dhabi on Points and Miles

How to Book Umrah Travel with Points and Miles

Etihad Business Class Review: San Francisco to Abu Dhabi and Jeddah

Conrad Makkah Review: Haram View Suite

Conrad Makkah Review: Executive Lounge and Al Mearaj Restaurant

My Umrah Experience: Inside Masjid Al Haram in Mecca

Pullman Zamzam Medina Review: 2-Bedroom Executive Suite

Conrad Dubai Review: New Year’s Eve 2016

Hyatt capital Gate Abu Dhabi Review: Executive Suite

Flight Reviews

Virgin America First Class: San Francisco to New York

Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Hilton San Francisco Financial District Hotel Review

Hyatt Regency Sacramento Review

Hyatt Place LAX King Room vs. Boardroom Suite

Hyatt Carmel Highlands Hotel Review

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Balcony Suite Review

Grand Hyatt San Francisco Review

Hyatt Olive 8 Seattle Hotel Review

Hyatt Centric Chicago The Loop Hotel Review

Hyatt Place Chicago Downtown The Loop Hotel Review

Kimpton Ink48 Hotel NYC Review

Nizuc Resort and Spa Cancun Review: Master Suite

Conrad Chicago Hotel Review

Andaz 5th Avenue Hotel Review

The Verdict On Cronuts: A Dominique Ansel Bakery Review

Andaz West Hollywood Hotel Review

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.