When Do 24 Hour Layovers Make Sense?

I love layovers of under 24 hours on a single ticket – they allow me to explore a new city for a day or just catch up with friends for dinner in a city I’ve visited countless times. A day on the beach? Not a problem. I am of course referring to layovers of up to 24 hours on a single ticket. Say I’m flying… Read More

Seattle’s Incredible Flight Expansion

For a number of years, international flights to Seattle were limited. There was no sign of expansion and for a long time, the airlines operating flights to the city remained the same, and few routes were introduced. However, that all changed a few years ago as Seattle became the fastest-growing city on the west coast, and arguably the new technology centre of America. The “revolution”… Read More

My 2019 Flight Plan: First and Business Class

Happy 2019! The first day of the year is almost over for me and I spent today writing down and thinking about the places I’d like to visit this year and the airlines I want to fly. My first big trip of the year will involve the Middle East and South Pacific sometime in late January or February. While I currently have the Etihad First… Read More

Why I Now Plan and Book Before I Travel

I used to not plan any of my trips at all. In fact, I would literally book a random, one-way flight for the next day with no hotel reservations and no further flights or anything planned… not even with the slightest idea of where I’d be going next. This worked for a good number of months until I found myself stranded in Bali last year… Read More

Most Relaxing Destination: Fiji

It is no secret that I love travel (obviously). I’ve been very lucky to be able to travel around the world and visit some incredible destinations. I’ve been on every continent already and have visited dozens of countries (I probably should count them). My most memorable trips are those that I’ve taken with family and friends – not the ones where I travelled alone. There… Read More

Flying Long-Haul Economy Because It Is Cheap?

Over the years, I’ve been very fortunate to fly Economy Class the least during all of my travels. This is mainly thanks to miles & points, but also due to how cheap Business (and Economy) Class has become over the past few years. You can generally now fly from North America to Europe round-trip for $300 in Economy Class… something that was unthinkable a few… Read More

Olympics are Messing up Asia Award Availability

I love Asia. Amazing places, delicious food, kind people, etc, etc, etc. Oh, and fantastic airlines and incredible airline lounges! Asia is generally the easiest region to travel to and within on miles and points because there is always award availability – on all major alliances. Well, I am sure some of you have noticed that February is the worst month to travel to and within… Read More

Too Much Travel Is Never Good

I’ve been doing some thinking the past few days and I was basically reflecting on my past trips around the world and how frequently I travelled last year – around 200k miles flown, which is a lot.. in fact, I think it’s too much. Too much travel is never good – no matter how luxurious the travel can be. Last year, I flew too much…. Read More

Montréal: North America’s Hidden Gem

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting one of my blogger friends in Montréal, Québec, Canada and I am simply amazed at the beauty and culture that Montréal holds – it is truly North America’s hidden gem; there’s no place like it. Having spent over a week in the city, I was able to visit the main sights, sample local and international food, and interact with many… Read More

Revenue Based Frequent Flyer Programmes in Europe Don’t Make Sense

Airline loyalty is dead.. or mostly dead. It has been a dark past couple of years with frequent flyer programmes significantly being devalued and changed to a revenue based model, meaning you earn miles based on how much you spend rather than the actual distance you fly. Revenue based only rewards high spenders, meaning unless you buy full-fare First/Business Class tickets, you will generally earn less… Read More