Category: Trip Reports

Trip Report: Avianca Business Class Medellin to Cartagena

Trip Report: Avianca Business Class Medellin to Cartagena Avianca Flt. 9510  Medellin to Cartagena (MDE-CTG) Airbus A320, Business Class Sch. Dep. 1:03PM             Sch. Arr. 2:10PM Act. Dep. 1:40PM             Act. Arr. 2:41PM This is the fifth in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. The flight to
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Hotel Review: Intercontinental Medellin

This is the fourth in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. My first night in Medellin was at the Ibis, a very cheap, basic property. I’m not doing a full review since I was there only about 9 hours, and it was an unremarkable
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Playa Del Carmen Trip Preview

Things have been quite busy since I got back from Colombia three weeks ago, but I should get back to posting more from that trip soon.  In the meantime, I’ll be heading back south in a few days and figured I’d share the plan as I head to…. Playa del Carmen. So the origin of
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Exploring Medellin, La Piedra, and Guatape

This is the third in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. I originally was supposed to have 2.5 days in Medellin, but a schedule change on my flight to Cartagena effectively eliminated that half-day. I think that would have been the right length of
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Flying to Colombia: Avianca Business Class Washington to San Salvador to Medellin

This is the second in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. Avianca Flt. 583 Washington-Dulles to San Salvador (IAD-SAL) A319 Business Class, 4h 45m Sch. Dep. 3:15PM ET       Sch. Arr. 7:00PM CT Act. Dep. 3:16PM ET       Act. Arr. 6:36PM CT   Avianca Flt. 369
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Colombia Trip Overview and Preview

For the past several years, I’ve taken a big trip in the fall and another in February.  Last year, that was New Zealand and South Africa/Namibia; the year before was South Korea/Taiwan and Brazil. But with my change in jobs, I have less vacation days, less holidays, and less money.  So, I decided this year
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Aeromexico Coach Mexico City to Washington and Amex Centurion Lounge MEX

This is the last of 4 posts summarizing a short trip to Mexico City in December 2017.  You can read about the genesis of the trip and my flight down here, my hotel stays here, and what I did in Mexico City here. Aeromexico Flt. 622  Mexico City (MEX) to Washington-Dulles (IAD) B737-700, AM Plus (Economy comfort)
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Three Days in Mexico City

This is the 3rd of 4 posts summarizing a short trip to Mexico City in December 2017.  You can read about the genesis of the trip and my flight down here, and my hotel stays here. Mexico City was one of the first places I ever traveled by myself, back in 2008 as a short
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2017 Year in Review and YWW Index

Every year, I take a look back on my year of travel and take a look at the year ahead. It’s an interesting time to look at trends and also to compile all of the year’s posts in one place. I started my 2016 retrospective post with “I won’t belabor the point, but 2016 was
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Reviews: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Mexico Zona Rosa and Sheraton Mexico City Maria Isabel Hotel

This is the second of a short series about my December 2017 trip to Mexico City. You can read the first post here. As mentioned in my first post about my Mexico City trip, this trip was built around the need to spend a night at an IHG property. There are many in Mexico City,
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