Trip Reports

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos – Trip Report

Introduction The Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos is one of six all-inclusive Hyatt resorts throughout Mexico and Jamaica. These properties provide tremendous value for the miles and points enthusiast, as all the food and drink you can consume during the duration of your stay is included in the room cost. The Hyatt property is located just south of San Jose Del…
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Which Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge at HKG should you visit: The Pier or The Wing?

Forewords Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways (rightfully) prides herself on an industry-leading first class product both in the air and on the ground. There are many well-written Cathay’s First Class reports out there on the web, so in this post I will focus on one important aspect of ground experiences: airport lounges. The last thing HKG—Cathay’s home airport—is devoid of is lounges….
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The Lounge at BOS Review

The Lounge at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is one of three airside Priority Pass accessible lounges at BOS. I was recently flying Jet Blue out of the C terminal and stopped in for a light breakfast and pre-departure beverage. Access is provided for all C Terminal departures EXCLUDING Gate C40 and C42, and from Terminal E via the walkway near Gate E1. While The Lounge is…
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(Arguably) the best business class product between Asia and North America: EVA Air Royal Laurel Class, BR30 TPE-JFK

Recently awarded 5-Star by SKYTRAX, EVA Air has a very prestigious reputation among frequent fliers. During a recent trip to China I finally got the opportunity to get some first-hand experience on EVA Air’s business class (Royal Laurel class), which turned out to be above and beyond. Compared with other airlines flying across the Pacific, EVA Air in my opinion has the…
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Dancing with fugu: dinner at Usuki Fugu Yamadaya, a Michelin 3-Star restaurant

Japanese culture is renowned for its fine craftsmanship and the pursuit of perfection. The same spirit extends to food, too. Even a non-connoisseur of food would recognize Japan as one of the best places in the world to enjoy delicacies. Indeed, as of 2017 Tokyo alone has 12 Michelin 3-Star restaurant, surpassing even Paris. In Japan, there are 296 1-star restaurants, 98 2-stars, and 25 3-stars. Most…
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AMEX Centurion Lounge Seattle (SEA) – Review

As a resident of Seattle, I am happy to report that expansion of the AMEX Centurion Studio into a full Centurion Lounge at SeaTac International Airport is now complete (ahead of schedule!). The expansion, which includes a new full-service bar, additional seating, and a shower, adds approximately 1,400 square feet of much-needed space to the smallest of AMEX’s seven domestic Centurion Lounges. The expanded space has…
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