Japan bound! Or so we hoped…

September 2017 As I mentioned previous (in this post) my grandmother and I had booked our flights over on EVA airways, Vancouver-Taipei-Fukuoka.  Our departure date quickly approached and we were soon ready to start our trip. I had convinced my grandmother that we would only be taking carry-on this trip.  She didn’t have a proper … Continue reading Japan bound! Or so we hoped…

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Heading South to… America? South America that is – Part 2

August 2017 Continuing on my journey to South America... I had just left the lounge I believe. The reason I was sitting in the international terminal was that the inbound flight was actually from Australia.  This meant the flight would have an international configuration! woohoo!  Business class with lie flat seats FTW!  I made my … Continue reading Heading South to… America? South America that is – Part 2

Heading South to… America? South America that is – Part 1

August 2017 A lot of people are surprised when they find out the long list of countries I have visited doesn't include South America. I just had never really had the opportunity or chance to visit... until recently, that is. Periodically, American Airlines has really good sale fares to places like PTY (Panama) and SJO … Continue reading Heading South to… America? South America that is – Part 1

Back to North America: NYC edition

Maybe Liechtenstein - Part 6 (March 2017) Before leaving Switzerland, we spent a night out by the airport as we both had morning flights the next day.  We arrived at the Radisson Blu hotel and checked in for our last night in Switzerland.  I was looking forward to the stay as they have a huge … Continue reading Back to North America: NYC edition

Paris, tu m’as manqué!

Maybe Liechtenstein - Part 1 (February 2017) This trip started way back when I thought I would need a ticket back from Europe in March. I found some award space on American Airlines from Zurich to NYC to LAX and home. As it turns out, I ended up not being in Europe, so instead of … Continue reading Paris, tu m’as manqué!

5 Tips for Maximizing Your Points

I get asked often how I travel so much, but really there's no simple answer to that.  It's a combination of many things: keeping an eye on flight deals, searching message boards, taking crazy routings, and last but certainly not least, using points.  Points tickets have allowed me to make some spectacular trips, but I … Continue reading 5 Tips for Maximizing Your Points

3 ticket, 6 fights, and 56 hours…

In order to get a good deal on tickets, I'm willing to fly a bit out of the way; okay a lot out of the way.  My flight home from Sweden was not only long, but ended up being longer than anticipated. The journey started out decently.  I found a cheap flight to Istanbul on … Continue reading 3 ticket, 6 fights, and 56 hours…