Review: Qatar Airways Al Safwa First Class Lounge

Hello! Back in February I scored a deal for a roundtrip Qatar Airways flight from Muscat to JFK with the Q Suites. I reviewed my first Q Suites flight from Doha to JFK already including the Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Class Lounge. At the time I was ineligible to experience the airlines’ most exclusive…

Weekend in Valparaiso and Santiago, Chile

[Weekend Trip Series] A few weekends ago I ventured off to Chile. Chile is a long narrow country in South America, home to famous wines, a desert and of course Patagonia (shared with Argentina). Like many of its neighbors, Chile was not immune to dictatorship in the 20th century and itself saw some turbulent times…

Luang Prabang, Loas: Mystical and Welcoming

Sabaidee (Hello in Laos)! Apologies for the long delay in getting this particular post up. The longest portion of my Asia Trip Spring 2018 was 5 days 4 nights in Laos. By now I have visited every Southeast Asian country, on this trip I visited my last two which were Brunei and Laos. It would…

Review: Qatar Airways 777-300ER Q Suites Doha to New York JFK

This is a continuation of my Asia Trip Spring 2018. Introduction: Asia Trip Spring 2018 24 Hours in Brunei  Review: Royal Brunei Airlines A320 Business Class Bandar Seri – Kuala Lumpur Luang Prabang, Laos Review: Avani+ Luang Prabang Review: Rosewood Luang Prabang Review: Oman Air 787-9 Business Class Bangkok-Muscat Review: Qatar Airways 787-8 regional “First…

Review: Qatar Airways 787-8 regional “First Class” Muscat-Doha

This is a continuation of my Asia Trip Spring 2018. Introduction: Asia Trip Spring 2018 24 Hours in Brunei  Review: Royal Brunei Airlines A320 Business Class Bandar Seri – Kuala Lumpur Luang Prabang, Laos Review: Avani+ Luang Prabang Review: Rosewood Luang Prabang Review: Oman Air 787-9 Business Class Bangkok-Muscat Review: Qatar Airways 787-8 regional “First…

Review: Oman Air 787-9 Business Class Bangkok-Muscat

Hello! This is a continuation of my Asia Trip Spring 2018. Introduction: Asia Trip Spring 2018 24 Hours in Brunei  Review: Royal Brunei Airlines A320 Business Class Bandar Seri – Kuala Lumpur Luang Prabang, Laos Review: Avani+ Luang Prabang Review: Rosewood Luang Prabang Review: Oman Air 787-9 Business Class Bangkok-Muscat Review: Qatar Airways 787-8 regional…

Review: Rosewood Luang Prabang

Hello! This is part of my Asia Trip Spring 2018. This is a bit of a detailed hotel review so if you’d rather not read and just look at pictures, in short:  Only 20 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from downtown. Stunning design and landscape, wonderful management and friendly staff, delicious food curated…

Review: Avani+ (formerly Azerai) Luang Prabang

Good Day, This is a post that is part of my larger Spring 2018 Trip across Asia. I am playing catch up now on the posts per the outline below as the trip ended up being quite packed near the end and I spent about a week recovering and organizing photos. Introduction: Asia Trip Spring…

Review: Royal Brunei Airlines A320 Business Class BWN-KUL

This is part of my Spring 2018 Asia trip, which you can follow per the below list of prior and upcoming posts! Introduction: Asia Trip Spring 2018 24 Hours in Brunei  Review: Royal Brunei Airlines A320 Business Class Bandar Seri – Kuala Lumpur Luang Prabang, Laos Review: Avani+ Luang Prabang Review: Rosewood Luang Prabang Review:…

24 Hours in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

This is part of my Spring 2018 Asia trip, which you can follow per the below list of prior and upcoming posts! Introduction: Asia Trip Spring 2018 24 Hours in Brunei Review: Royal Brunei Airlines A320 Business Class Bandar Seri – Kuala Lumpur Luang Prabang, Laos Review: Avani+ Luang Prabang Review: Rosewood Luang Prabang Review:…

Introduction: Asia Trip Spring 2018

I’m trying a little something new on my site. An introduction post to an upcoming trip so I can hopefully hold myself accountable to update my blog as I go. Welcome to follow along especially on Instagram where I update the most frequently, @gastronomictraveler. I’m soon departing for an 11 day (12 including travel) trip…

Weekend in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

[Weekend Trip Series] This past weekend I jetted off to Bonaire. A Caribbean island off the north coast of Venezuela that was formerly a part of the Netherland Antilles, and is now a special municipality under the nation of the Netherlands. Bonaire is relatively unknown to most I feel, as most people did not even…