What’s In My Overhead Bin? Ben’s Travel Carry-On Essentials

Traveling about 200,000 miles per year, there's a lot of packing (and un-packing) in my routine. Over and over. Every trip is a little different from climates to occasions, but the majority of the time, my carry-on essentials are the same every time.   So what...
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Trip Report: American Airlines 777-200 Retrofitted Business Class | Dallas to London

Making our way to Berlin for a long weekend trip, we found ourselves in American Airlines' Business Class from Dallas to London on the 777-200. While this wouldn't be my first flight on one of American's retrofitted 777-200s, it would be my first flight in the 777-200...
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Trip Report: Swiss 777-300ER Business Class | Los Angeles to Zurich

Making my way to the the Cote d’Azur for a week long holiday, my outbound journey would be in Swiss 777-300ER Business Class. I booked an award journey on Star Alliance carriers via Aeroplan, Air Canada’s reward program. Aeroplan represents a great value for...
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Travel Secrets: How Do I Actually Find Cheap Flights?

If you follow along with me on this blog and via social media, you'll know that I fly. A LOT. The top question I get over and over is "How Do I Find Cheap Flights?". While I earn and burn lots of airline miles and award points, the nature of my travel requires me to...
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Lover of Travel and Aviation? 20% Off Gear at 08 Left

As a fan of all things travel and aviation, I am surprised that I hadn't heard of 08 Left until the end of last year. I cam to discover their site after a good friend and fellow #AvGeek bought me one of their awesome canvas prints. After my first look at...
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Lounge Review: Cathay Pacific | The Pier First Class Lounge | Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of my favorite airports for lounge access, thanks to Cathay Pacific's phenomenal lounges at their home base airport. All of the lounges set the bar high but The Pier First Class Lounge sets the highest bar in Cathay Pacific's lounge portfolio. While...
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Lounge Review: Plumeria Lounge Honolulu

Due to some island hopping on our recent Hawaii trip, we departed from HNL twice times in a week. On the first departure, we tried to enter the Plumeria Lounge was but turned away due to being over capacity. This was a Tuesday around 2 pm. On our second...

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Photo Op: 7 Best Instagram Spots in Madrid

Making your way to Spain's vibrant capital soon? Eager to snap some tasty photos for your Instagram feed? Here's not only some of my favorite spots in Madrid but the Best Instagram Spots in Madrid to spruce up your photo feed (or for Facebook...

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