Etihad First Class Apartment Sydney to Abu Dhabi – Review

If you’ve never slept on a double bed and taken a shower on an airplane, you’re missing out! Here’s our experience flying Etihad First Apartments from Sydney to Abu Dhabi.

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Grand Hyatt Baha Mar review – Part III, restaurants

By Michael and Joe: This is the third and last installment of a 3-part series where we review the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, a brand new property that just opened in Nassau, Bahamas. You can read the first part of …
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Japan Airlines JAL First Class – ORD-NRT

By: Joe I recently had the pleasure of flying Japan Airlines First Class from Chicago to Narita and back. I had originally booked Business Class awards using AA miles some 11 months out and luckily within the last few weeks …
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Grand Hyatt Baha Mar review – Part II, Amenities

Great pools and lots of space to spread around at this brand new property.

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Grand Hyatt Baha Mar review – Part I

Beautiful brand new property in Nassau.

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(Targeted) Amex Offer – 2.5 Amex points per dollar, no strings attached

Earn 2.5 membership rewards points per dollar spent (targeted)

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Not up for spending $220 on Sydney Bridge Climb? Do this instead.

By: Michael Last year as I was planning my trip to Australia I read this interesting review by Pizza in Motion about having climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I have to admit I didn’t even know climbing the bridge was a …
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Virgin Australia Business Class LAX to Sydney flight review

By: Michael Recently we had the opportunity to fly Virgin Australia Business class on their 777-300 from Los Angeles to Melbourne during our westbound flights around the world. I was very impressed with the experience, and enjoyed the flight very …
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CBP makes it right and restores my Global Entry!

By: Michael Well I have to admit I never saw this coming and never expected such a quick resolution, or even a resolution at all. After my incident involving Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at LAX, which led to my …
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My Global Entry clearance was revoked – You won’t believe why

By: Michael UPDATE 6/5/2017: A CBP officer called me on this date and noted this article had caught CBP’s attention and noted that he had reviewed my particular situation and concluded my Global Entry had been revoked for an invalid …
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