Review: Thai Airways 747 Royal First Class SYD-BKK-HND

I kicked off my 2019 air travel experience with Thai Airways in Royal First Class aboard their 747s from Sydney to Bangkok to Tokyo Haneda. This allowed me to experience both types of 747 first class products that Thai Airways has on offer. One is the newer “suite” style first class with only 9 seats…

Fairytale White Christmas in Tallinn, Estonia

After spending the first half of my Christmas weekend in Prague, I flew up to Tallinn, Estonia to spend actual Christmas eve there. Estonia is the last of the three Baltic states that I had yet to visit, I started 2018 with a trip to Latvia and Lithuania and it seemed fitting to end it…

24 Hour Christmas in Prague

Happy Holidays 2018! and by now when this is posted, Happy New Year! I spent the first half of my Christmas weekend vacation in Prague, Czech Republic. It has long been on my list and plenty of people who have been consistently rave about how beautiful and affordable it is. Its Christmas Market is also…

Review: Six Senses Duxton, Singapore

I just returned from another whirlwind around the world journey through Asia. This time the trip included stops in cities I had not been back to in years including Tokyo and Singapore. For my one-night stop in Singapore, I chose to stay the the brand new Six Senses Duxton. Located on Duxton Road occupying a…

24 Hours in Stockholm, Sweden

Hello! Last weekend I ventured off to Stockholm, Sweden. I had never been before and have a couple of friends who are from and live there and thought I’d try to visit them. Stockholm, like Copenhagen, Denmark, is stunning. It is also a lot more north than I was expecting. It is popular in the…

24 Hours in St. Lucia: Boucon by Hotel Chocolate Review

On the last weekend of September I flew down to the West Indies island nation of St. Lucia in the Caribbean. I have always wanted to visit this island with the picturesque Piton mountains and the world famous Jade Mountain Resort, the internet famous resort where each open-air room has an infinity pool overlooking the…

Day trip to Liechtenstein from Zurich

In September I ventured out to the Kingdom of Liechtenstein. This tiny sovereign kingdom is nestled between Switzerland and Austria. And by tiny, I truly mean tiny. Of course, its bigger than say the Vatican City, but you can basically drive from top to bottom of the country in an hour. Most folks do a…

Review: Toberua Island Resort, Fiji

Bula! Fiji Bula, the ubiquitous greeting and Fijian word for Hello, yet it seemingly embodies more than just a simple “hi, how are you?” It is the spirit of the South Pacific archipelago island nation of Fiji. Bula is a robust and burly word yet it also so soft, mellow and welcoming and that is…

Weekend in Warsaw, Poland

[Weekend Trip Series] In August I spent a quick weekend in Warsaw, Poland. Although my desire had been to visit Krakow as my first introduction to Poland and its history, I ended up in Warsaw which was just as fine. Most of Warsaw is reconstructed as the city was essentially obliterated during WWII. However, the…

Dinner at Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana

The summer evening of Saturday August 25, 2018 in Modena, Italy was to become one of the most surreal and unforgettable ones of my life. It would be the night, with a massive stroke of luck, that I, after two previous failed attempts at securing a reservation and giving up on the waitlist, clear the…