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Delta’s First Class Lox Croissant Breakfast

a sandwich on a plate

It’s hard for me to turn down breakfast on the road. So when I get an interesting breakfast option while traveling, I usually just give it a try. First there was the excellent Delta First Class Omelette and then they enhanced breakfast options in the Sky Clubs like the Atlanta T SkyClub. And for road trips, my personal…

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Waldorf Astoria Jr Suite Underwhelms This Frequent Traveler

a bathroom with a marble countertop and a glass shelf

With such an iconic hotel, it’s almost saddening to write this post. The Waldorf Astoria’s current building history dates back to 1931 when the Art Deco building was designed by Schultze and Weaver and built at its current address of 301 Park Avenue. The original hotel opened on the site of the current Empire State…

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Vanilla Reloads At Gas Stations – Are They Coming To An End

a group of credit cards on a machine

A few weeks ago I stumbled on a bunch of Vanilla Reloads at a gas station then just like Delta and United enhancements in 2014 I started seeing Vanilla Reloads everywhere, eventually finding them at these four stores and then more. They were humming along until today when I visited a friendly neighborhood gas station…

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Can You Really “Enjoy” Time At The Airport?

a patio area with a red awning

Something that I’ve always done is take time to relax between connections. Whether it is checking out some truly great airport restaurants, lounging in a Club, having a drink to relax, or just grabbing a cookie, I try to find something that makes being at the airport enjoyable. A fellow BoardingArea blogger, Rene at DeltaPoints,…

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Once In Lifetime Golf With Dad At St. Andrews = Best Round Ever

a building with a clock on the side

This past year I was fortunate enough to take a once in a lifetime guys trip to play golf where the game began with my brother and father. We played some of the best courses in the world including St Andrews Old Course. Those rounds were easily the most challenging rounds in all of the rounds…

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Best Hyatt Diamond Breakfast – Key Lime Waffle, Lemon Poppy Seed Or Home Made Donuts?

a table and chairs on a balcony overlooking a beach

Could this be the new champion of the Hyatt Diamond Breakfast world and possibly beat out the lemon poppy seed pancakes or the home made donuts from the Hyatt 48 & Lex? We’ve had some great Hyatt Diamond breakfasts in our day, like the one at the Park Hyatt in Buenos Aires, or the one at the Park…

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Hyatt Diamond Breakfast At New Restaurant In Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

Late last year we were upgraded to a Casita Suite at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. The room was amazing and had just gone through a complete renovation. It was complete with all the bells and whistles, including a wine fridge. But the rest of the hotel hadn’t gone through a renovation yet, the restaurant…

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First Pan Am Flight With Pictures From June 1969

Here’s a picture trip report from a flight onboard a Pan Am Boeing 707 from June of 1969. Granted, I wasn’t born yet in 1969, but my mouth dropped when I saw these pictures from Grandma Weekly Flyer’s first international trip to Scotland and London. Grandma Weekly Flyer had just graduated high school and signed…

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British Airways 777 First Class Trip Report

After what seemed like the quickest week of my life playing golf at some of the worlds best courses, it was time to head home. I separated from my brother and father in Edinburgh. They took a British Airways flight to London Gatwick and I caught a British Airways flight to London Heathrow. I had…

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Scotland Golf Trip – Once In Lifetime Guys Trip

Here are some words about our guy’s Scotland golf trip summed up in a few paragraphs. Something we’ve been waiting multiple generations to accomplish. This was a special trip, one that we thought may never happen, and one that slipped past generations before us. My grandfather asked his son (my father), who was at the…

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Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando–Marriott Autograph Collection

The Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando is a Marriott Autograph Collection hotel. As a result, Marriott members can redeem Marriott points for a stay at this hotel which is located in the heart of downtown Orlando. During a recent golfing trip to Orlando, I was able to redeem for 2 nights at this property for only…

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