Continued from:-Round-The-World Trip Notes, Part 1: Khao Lak, Thailand. -Round-The-World Trip Notes, Part 2: Chiang Mai, Thailand.-Round-The-World Trip Notes, Part 3: Melbourne, Australia. Here are some more trip notes from the round-the-world trip my wife and I took for a month between December 2010 and January 2011. Australia had long been on my bucket list, so it was really exciting to finally make it down under! I hope these notes will prove useful for somebody. You can read more of my trip reports by clicking on the trip notes tab. This trip was made possible by AA’s unique OneWorld award chart where we flew around the world in first class for the cost of opening up a few credit cards. With myriad of rules it’s not designed for beginners, but it sure is a whole lot of fun to play with! I helped prepare for the trip down under with info from the Australia Master thread on the DansDeals Forums,-Fodor’s Australia-Lonely Planet Australia-Lonely … [Read more...] about Round-The-World Trip Notes, Part 4: Sydney, Australia.
-Find dozens of trip notes like this one by clicking on the “Trip Notes” tab on top of the DansDeals banner at the top of this site. ———————————————————————-–These trip notes are continued from Part 1. Please read that installment first for background information.United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 2: It’s Time To Hop!United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 3: Koror, Palau–United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 4: Tokyo, Japan And Back Home In ANA First Class For the 2nd day in a row, it was off to the airport in the wee hours of the morning. We knew it would be a long and exhausting day before ending in stunning Palau, but we had no idea how long it would become. Or that a 50 minute connection in Guam would allow for some pretty cool snorkeling (Be sure to change the quality up to 1080p HD and don’t miss the school of … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 2: It’s Time To Hop!
-Find more articles like this by clicking on the “Trip Notes” tab on top of the DansDeals banner at the top of this site. This is a long trip report but my philosophy on trip reports is to write everything on a destination in one shot as opposed to dragging it out into dozens of annoying installments. I’m always open to suggestions and criticisms though, so sound off in the comments. Posts like these take days to write so your feedback is appreciated! It’s not much of a secret that I have a bit of a love affair with the Hawaiian islands. $87 was the cost for my hotel and airfare on my first trip in 2006. I’ve been back 5 times since. In this post I’ve included activities and pictures from 5 trips to Kauai. Why go back to the same place so many times? I’ve been lucky enough to travel to many far-flung corners of the world but there’s no place where I’m in as good of a place of mind as Hawaii. The air is … [Read more...] about Trip Notes Kauai: Heaven On Earth
-Continued from Winter Break 2015 Trip Notes Part 1: Miami -Find dozens of trip notes like this one by clicking on the “Trip Notes” tab on top of the DansDeals banner at the top of this site. There are a plethora of warm weather destinations you can fly to from Miami on the cheap with British Airways Avios. The decision on where to go was made easy thanks to having lifetime Fairmont Platinum status. The Fairmont Riviera Maya has been calling my name for some time now. We flew from Miami nonstop to Cancun from Sunday morning through Thursday afternoon in the last week of January. We got 4.5K Avios awards for myself, my wife, and our 2 kids. That’s a total of 36K Avios (about 25K AMEX points during the 40% bonus that was going on then) for the 4 round-trip tickets that would have cost upwards of $1,500 otherwise, an incredible use of miles. The flight was nearly full in both directions, but thanks to Main Cabin Extra seating, having 4 seats on a plane with a 3-3 … [Read more...] about Winter Break 2015 Trip Notes Part 2: Cancun And The Riviera Maya
-Find dozens of trip notes like this one by clicking on the “Trip Notes” tab on top of the DansDeals banner at the top of this site. ———————————————————————-These trip notes are continued from:United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 1: Honolulu–United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 2: It’s Time To Hop!Please read those installments first for background information! AJK chilling with the Jellyfish: “The opportunity to Kayak and Snorkel in Palau, you will see things that you won’t see anywhere else in the world:” Not an opportunity that should be passed up… Select 1080p under settings to view in HD: Read my trip notes and video of Jellyfish Lake, snorkeling, and kayaking on Palau after the jump: After a doggy misconnection caused AJK and I to have a 25 hour delay in Guam it was … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 3: Koror, Palau And Jellyfish Lake