AJK then smartly asked Joseph if he wouldn’t mind changing the Tokyo-Chicago-Newark flight to the Tokyo-JFK nonstop. [AJK: When you get an agent as good as Joseph, you make sure to leave it all out on the floor 😛 ] ANA award space from Tokyo-Chicago is much easier to find then Tokyo-JFK, but as Joseph was rebooking us in a revenue fare class that didn’t matter at all. He happily rebooked us to the JFK flight and booked a connection from Newark-Cleveland for me with enough time to grab dinner in Manhattan along the way. … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 2: It’s Time To Hop!
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We were traveling with 14 Pomegranate meals. Normally I would just freeze them and put them in a regular suitcase as things stay frozen in the belly of the plane. However this trip would have too much downtime so AJK brought along ice packs and his Polar Bear Cooler, which is truly an awesome bag. [AJK: This bag is highly recommended. We’ve had stuff remain frozen on a scorching hot tarmac in Dubai for 18 hours without a hiccup. What I’ll do for POM’s boneless spare ribs in Abu Dhabi, eh?] We put it in a freezer when we could, but it did a great job making sure everything stayed frozen. And its perfectly durable to be checked in. … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 1: Honolulu
The Park Hyatt has a free shuttle that runs between the hotel and Shinjuku station, but the station is sprawling and despite asking the hotel for the location of the shuttle we were unable to figure out where to go. So we hopped in a taxi for a quick ride to the hotel. … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 4: Tokyo, Japan And Back Home In ANA First Class
I noticed I had left behind my Hydro Flask on the boat. The front desk agent called IMPAC and they found it and offered to shuttle it over. When I tried to tip the person who brought it over to the hotel he point-blank refused the tip and said that it was his pleasure. All in all we were truly blown away by IMPAC and their staff. … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 3: Koror, Palau And Jellyfish Lake
View from the bridge of the RCGS Resolute as waves crash over the bow. We encountered 11 meter (over 30 ft) waves and winds that were just below hurricane force. The ship managed just fine. It was a wild ride! Photo by Dave [email protected] @RCGS_SGRC @CanGeo_Travel pic.twitter.com/KY6OEIdJwB … [Read more...] about Antarctica Trip Notes Part 3: Diverted To The Falkland Islands!
In case you were following my Island Hopper (Part 1 and Part 2, parts 3 and 4 haven’t been written yet) you’ll remember Nordy. Well apparently her father Nord is a celebrity in Montreal because there are directions to find him from pretty much everywhere in the city. … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: Eating Our Way Through Montreal