It Never Hurts to Ask In Asia: Lounge Access at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and a Suite Upgrade at the Conrad Tokyo

I consistently embarrass my friends. Most of the time, it’s just for asking for things – upgrades, service at restaurants, access to locations, etc. They think it’s the opposite of couth; shameful, even. Even though I always ask politely with a smile, my friends never let me live down “x” moment when I became out…

Paris-Bangkok-Koh Samui-Hong Kong-Tokyo-Seattle. One Vacation. 13 days. (Part 2 of 2)

The goal of this blog is to show how a regular person with a job can afford to jet set on a grand level. Well, time to prove, as I showed in Part 1. In this post, I will detail exactly the miles, points and dollars required for my next vacation. 1) Lufthansa Business-Class: New…

Paris-Bangkok-Koh Samui-Hong Kong-Tokyo-Seattle. One Vacation. 13 days. (Part 1 of 2)

What’s your dream vacation? No, five days at Tranquility Base doesn’t count – the Moon would be be a scientific expedition. Same with Antarctica. Atlantis isn’t real and while I’m sure drinking Moet in the Gardens of Babylon would be super, those plants have ceased to be anything but topsoil. So, we are stuck with…

5 Nights In Tokyo for $100: BOOKED!

I’m writing this somewhere over Nebraska, 35,000 or so feet up. Coach on United really isn’t that bad from New York to San Francisco, although I think my days of flying United to Europe in economy are over – SWISS has my favorite economy product and a pretty great business class product from what I’ve read,…