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Hotel Review: The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

When I planned my HKG over MLK weekend I booked flights which allowed for a two night stay in Hong Kong. Having never been to Hong Kong I wasn’t exactly sure where to stay. I searched for hotels for a few days trying to figure out the perfect place to book. With each search I…
Is Mileage Running Legal?

So, I know what you’re thinking, of course it is, and you’re right. Mileage Running is perfectly legal, but that doesn’t mean that customs agents aren’t going to give you a hard time when doing it. Over the past few months my international travels have increased exponentially. In the past year I’ve been around the…
My Experience Successfully Applying For A Brazilian eVisa

Applying for a traditional Visa to visit Brazil is extremely difficult. To begin the application process you must first fill out an application online. After completing the application you must then print it out and affix a passport photo to the top left corner. Once that’s complete you then mail the completed application, several other…
Conclusion: Around The World In A Weekend

My Around The World In A Weekend trip was one for the (personal) record books and one that almost didn’t happen. The first flight of my trip departed Chicago just 6 days after I flew 40,000+ miles in a single week during my insane Qatar Airways Mileage Run. I was ready for a break and…
Why I’m Considering Booking An Emirates First Class Flight

I’ve spent the first part of 2018 trying to come up with a few aviation related goals. For starters, I want to review one or two OneWorld Partner Airline’s First Class products. I’ve already booked one flight in Qantas First Class for later in the year and am trying to decided on which other airline to…
American Airlines Adds Shuttle Service Between Chicago And New York

Today was a big day for American Airlines. Earlier today the airline officially announced several additional routes for 2018 and beyond. American added a few international destinations to their route network; namely Budapest, Prague, and Reykjavik. Additionally, the airline added a few new, much less exciting, domestic destinations such as South Bend, IN. The press…
Review: Cathay Pacific 777-300ER Economy Hong Kong To Chicago

When I set off on my Around The World In A Weekend trip I hadn’t booked a flight home. I know that sounds absolutely crazy, but it’s just the way I like to travel. I like to keep my options open. You never know when that perfect last minute award space may open up. It…
PSA: DO NOT Put Cannabis Stickers On Your Luggage!

Every now and then I like to share little snippets of things I see when traveling. I especially enjoy sharing stories of “things not to do when traveling” based on first hand things I’ve seen. A great example of this is a prior post about not eating fruit in a customs line where they’re asking…
Why You Should Always Put Your Oxygen Mask On First

If you’ve ever been on a commercial airline there’s a good chance you’ve heard this phrase before. As some point during the safety video or demonstration you’ll hear some version of the following; “Make sure your mask is secure before helping others.” Here’s an example from United Airlines. I’m sure you’ve heard this announcement several…
Review: Cathay Pacific A330 Economy Class Ho Chi Minh To Hong Kong

The midpoint of my Around The World In A Weekend adventure was back in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam. I arrived back in Vietnam after a series of Qatar Airways business class flights. The first flight of my trip was on the Qatar Airways Boeing 777 from Chicago to Doha. Next, I spent nearly 10 hours in the…