The End of an Era

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Well, since I haven’t posted in eight months, this has been coming, but, I am making it official. After ten years, this blog is coming to an end. There are a few reasons. The pandemic obviously slowed travel. And I never had it in my heart to even finish blogging… Read more »

Tokyo Day 1: Courtyard Marriott Tokyo Station & Ginza

This is Part 3 in a series summarizing my February-March 2020 trip to Japan, taken just before COVID-19 became a pandemic.  It will likely not reflect what you can expect now, but I figured I’d post it anyway. You can read my last post, about my flight in Japan Airlines… Read more »

2020 Year in Review and YWW Index

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For the past 9 years, I’ve done a year in review post where I spew some facts and figures about my travel, comment on trends, and give out awards. You can check out prior years here: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.  I was trying to think if it made sense to do one… Read more »

Trip Report: Japan Airlines First Class New York to Tokyo (Pre-Covid)

Japan Airlines Flt. 5  New York-JFK to Tokyo Haneda (JFK-HND) Boeing 777-300ER, First Class Sched. Dep. 12:50pm     Sched. Arr. 5:10pm +1 Actual Dep. 12:42pm      Actual Arr. 4:38pm +1 This is Part 2 in a series summarizing my February-March 2020 trip to Japan, taken just before COVID-19 became a pandemic.  The… Read more »

Japan in the Before Times, Part 1: Intro, AA First DCA to JFK, & JFK Terminal 1 Lounges

This is Part 1 in a series summarizing my February-March 2020 trip to Japan, taken just before COVID-19 became a pandemic.  You can read about my decision not to cancel the trip and a brief overview of the trip here. I’m not sure how much I’m going to end up… Read more »

Pandemic Travel Interlude: Avis Drama, Lower Hudson Valley, Tarrytown House Estate, and Sheraton Tarrytown

I said my next post would begin my trip report of my February/March 2020 trip to Japan, but I changed my mind. Instead, I’ll give you a quick report of some travel I did this summer. Being in isolation for months, living alone and working from home, was rough. My… Read more »

2020 Seemed So Bright: Dublin to London on British Airways and London to Washington on Virgin Atlantic

Boarding a BA A320 at DUB

This recap of my return trip, British Airways Dublin to London and Virgin Atlantic London to Washington, is the sixth in a series of six posts about my December 2019/January 2020 trip to Dublin and Belfast. My last post, covering my stay at the Hilton Belfast, is available here. Note:… Read more »

Review: Hilton Belfast

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Front of Hilton Belfast

This review of the Hilton Belfast is the fifth in a series of six posts about my December 2019/January 2020 trip to Dublin and Belfast. My last post, covering the Giant’s Causeway and my exploration of Western Belfast, is available here. Note: this trip was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic,… Read more »

Belfast Part 2: Causeway Coast & Black Taxi Tour

This is the fourth in a series of posts about my December 2019/January 2020 trip to Dublin and Belfast. My last post, covering the first part of my stay in Belfast, is available here. Note: this trip was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic, and thus may reflect a very different… Read more »

Belfast Part 1: The train from Dublin and Exploring the City

River Lagan at dusk

This is the third in a series of posts about my December 2019/January 2020 trip to Dublin and Belfast. My last post, covering my three nights in Dublin, is available here. Note: this trip was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic, and thus may reflect a very different world than we… Read more »