DC to Dubai and Tokyo via… Santiago?: Introduction

TAM Economy Class New York JFK – Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
LAN Economy Class Santiago – Sao Paulo
TAM Economy Class Sao Paulo – New York JFK
United BusinessFirst Denver to Tokyo Seattle (Emergency Landing)
United BusinessFirst on the 787 Seattle to Tokyo
Cathay Pacific Regional Business Class Tokyo Narita – Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific “The Wing” Business Class Lounge Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific Business Class Hong Kong – Dubai
Dubai, Day 1  (Traiteur Brunch, Park Hyatt Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Atlantis Palm Islands)
Dubai, Day 2 (Shark Dive at Dubai Aquarium, Burj Al Arab, 360)
Cathay Pacific Business Class Dubai – Hong Kong – Tokyo Haneda

If you read the title and found yourself wondering, “uhhh… what?”  Don’t worry, it’s not you.

It’s me.

Over the next few weeks, I will be chronicling my adventures through three different continents, over a dozen flights, and of course all the fun I have in the different cities I’ll be visiting.  This trip has ended up being a rather complex one to plan and organize, so I will  make  separate post that details how this thing ultimately came to fruition.  Planning for this trip has ultimately been in the works for well over a year thanks to the continual delays of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

United 787-8 Dreamliner

United’s 787-8 Dreamliner

I will detail parts of my trip that I find interesting — especially the international flights in premium cabins.  I’ll also highlight some of the other flights, possibly some hotels, and definitely my activities in the various destinations on this trip.  I may however, choose not to mention in detail the shorter, domestic flights — especially the one(s) in economy class  unless something unusual happens.



This is my first trip report that will be covered on this blog, so please bear with me.  I’ll try to make the updates as timely as possible, but I also want to enjoy my vacation.  So content will be added, but I’m not sure at what pace I’ll be able to publish it.


Here goes nothin’…

So, here we go.

I wasn’t sure if I’d ever get to this point, but I’m giving it a shot.  Time to start my own travel blog!  Friends and family have been saying that I should do this for a while, and I finally have taken them up on it.

Enjoying First Class on the Korean Air A380

Enjoying First Class on the Korean Air A380

Right now, I’m lucky if I have the viewership of one or two people. But that’s okay.  In the coming days, I will work on getting some content populated onto the site so that there’s something to look at.  Please bear with me, as I continue to setup my site and simultaneously add content.

After thinking about this blog for several weeks, I still haven’t come up with an overly clear direction for it, but I will instead mention bits and pieces of travel related tidbits.  I’ve been traveling all over the country and world for the better part of the last two years thanks to a combination of searching for ridiculous deals, and collecting an absurd amount of miles and points.

In the coming days, weeks, and months I aim to bring the reader along with me as I travel all over.  At the same time, I will provide insight into the strategies and methods that allow me to travel so frequently, highlight awesome deals, and provide a perspective on travel industry-related news and current events.

Any feedback is appreciated.  Thanks!