‘Tis the Season – The 5 Best Summer Beach Bars

Condé Nast Traveler interviewed Romée de Gorïanoff, co-owner of Experimental Beach in Ibiza (amongst other places), for his favorite beach bars/clubs. His picks span from Long Island to Greece, the first two are included below and the full list of top 5 with detailed descriptions of each can be found here. Juan Y Andrea – Formentera, Spain – Thanks…

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Trip Report, A Week in the Gulf – Introduction: QR J, EK J, Qatar, Oman, and the UAE

A Week in the Gulf: QR J, EK J, Qatar, Oman, and the UAE Introduction, Planning, and Booking Qatar Airways JFK Check-in and British Airways Galleries Lounge Review Qatar Airways A350 Business Class JFK-DOH I’ve always been fascinated by the Middle East and, in particular, the Persian Gulf region. The rich history and culture and…

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The 25 Most Wish-Listed Destinations of 2017

Here’s another travel list to celebrate the holiday weekend, these are the “25 Most Wish Listed Destinations of 2017” according to Condé Nast Traveler. We couldn’t publish the full 25, but the top 10 are below. Check out the full list and details as to why each location was noted here. 25 – Portugal 24 – Norway 23…

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Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta Review – Part 2

This is a continuation of my review of the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, at which I stayed for five nights in May. Part 1 covers booking, general information about the property, and the Club Ocean Front Hot Tub King room. This post will cover activities and dining, as well as give a quick overview of the…

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My new SkyMiles award flight crush: China Airlines

China Airlines Skymiles SkyTeam award availability

If Delta’s SkyMiles program is the Mohave Desert of award travel, China Airlines is a hidden oasis waterfall. Once considered an also-ran to competitor EVA Airways, Taiwanese flagship carrier China Airlines now operates one of the best services across the Pacific Ocean. It also has the best award availability of just about any airline in…

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Review: Air France Salon Lounge, Paris Charles De Gaulle Terminal 2E, the Best SkyTeam Lounge?

Most airport lounges serve as hideouts. A good lounge makes for a respite, one step away from the nonsense and noise of an airport terminal, with drinks, a few snacks and slightly improved wi-fi. Then there are those few lounges that transform the airport experience from a pass through into something outright pleasurable. I consider…

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