Singapore Airlines Changi buffet

Singapore SilverKris lounge in Changi, a relaxing visit with a tea time trolley

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One of the perks of flying international business class (even if award ticket) is access to the airline’s lounge, but not all lounges are created equal.  I would visit a few on the Australia award trip (USAirways PHL lounge, Asiana using KLM Chicago, Singapore SilverKris, Thai Melbourne, Thai Bangkok and finally Star Alliance Paris CDG). […]

Asiana approach to ICN windmills

Flying Asiana Airlines Business Class from Chicago (ORD) to Seoul (ICN)

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As part of my award ticket, I would need to reposition myself to Chicago to get the first of three flights to Melbourne.  My USAir flight from Philadelphia to Chicago, where I would stay overnight, was quite interesting.  I had heard commotion from the rows behind me during the flight – apparently a man locked […]

Iconic Twelve Apostles rock formations along The Great Ocean Road

Exploring The Great Ocean Road in Melbourne

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As I look back on the Australia trip, the stars seemed to align for my day on The Great Ocean Road (the GOR) – the weather began sunny and bright on the cool side.  When I was researching “things to do in Melbourne”, driving  The Great Ocean Road was at the top. For me, I […]

Sailing in Hobart, Tasmania on water with blue skies and puffy clouds

Two Months – Three trips, 16 flights, 43,000 miles and I’m exhausted

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I knew it was wrong but I couldn’t stop myself, my body was craving chocolate at 9 a.m., so  there I was eating pretzel M&Ms with my breakfast. My body had no clue what time zone it was in and how long we were staying here as for almost two months, I was on a […]

Leaving Lima…..Meeting Noah

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The flight from Lima to JFK was set to leave after midnight which made the last day in the city quite long.  Having toured the Incan ruins at Pachacamac in the morning and the Magic Water Circuit at night, I was pretty exhausted and looking forward to a bit of sleep on the plane.  The […]

LAN flight Easter Island

Flying to Easter Island from Santiago

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  When was the last time you acted like a child on a plane?  Tantrums and crying don’t count!  Flying to Rapa Nui (Easter Island), I was reminded of the childish wonder of flying to a new land – the wonder of surprise, the unknown. I was flying to Easter Island (Rapa Nui) from Santiago, Chile to so […]

The LAN flight JFK -SCL (Santiago)

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My flight to Santiago would be 12 hrs and 30 minutes with a stop in Lima. I had redeemed 40k British Airways miles for the one way business class flight to Easter Island.  I scheduled an allowed stopover in Santiago for three days.  It was a long flight to prepare for both mentally and with respect to […]

Safari camp lounge at Oddballs Okavango Delta Botswana

Oddballs Camp Safari Review in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

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Landing in Maun, Botswana, the airport was awash in small bush planes and one building for passengers to transit.  You exit the plane and walk to the terminal -something that became commonplace in Africa -walking to/from your plane  which I liked.  I had been traveling for four days to get here and had one more […]