Japan Airlines’ First Class Cabin Review

Written by Hao Tang on January 31, 2016

Since Japan Airlines unveiled their new first class product not too long ago, I’ve been itching to test it for myself. My wife and I spent Christmas/New Years in China last month and this was the perfect opportunity to check this off of my “to review” list. I booked us to fly from Tokyo, NRT to Chicago, ORD on Japan Airline’s 777-300ER.

As I approached the front of the plane, the senior attendant greeted me (smiled and bowed at a 47

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Airport Review: Japan Airlines’ First Class Lounge

Written by Hao Tang on January 28, 2016

On our recent visit to Asia, we decided to route through Tokyo on the way home so we can test out Japan Airlines’ new first class. We arrived at NRT airport in plenty of time to try out Japan Airlines’ first class lounge as well.

One of the lounge’s seating areas.

We breezed through the first class check in and headed to the private security line. It was an awesome perk as there were hundreds of people waiting to get through

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Luxury Hotel Review: Viceroy Riviera Maya

Written by Rod Lundgren on January 21, 2016

The Viceroy Riviera Maya is a slice of luxurious, tranquil jungle paradise set right on the Caribbean Sea. Every step of the way — from the check-in process, to the endless pampering, to the most luxurious villa we have ever had the privilege to enjoy — the Viceroy is in a class of its own. After staying here, it’s no wonder it’s been ranked the second best resort in Mexico and top 100 in the world by Conde Nast.

The minute

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Hotel Review: The Westin Playa Bonita Panama

Written by Rod Lundgren on January 19, 2016

Located roughly 30-60 minutes away from the airport (depending on traffic), and a good 10-15 minutes from Panama City (again, depending on traffic), the Westin Playa Bonita is a slice of tropical paradise! Upon entering the hotel’s massive lobby, you’re greeted with drinks, ocean views and a warm hospitality only found in this type of property. The resort features 3 infinity-edge pools, 6 restaurants, the Sensory Spa by Clarins, and business travelers can take advantage of over 20 meeting spaces.

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Flying with Pets: A Travel Advisor’s Experience

Written by Rod Lundgren on January 17, 2016

The last thing someone who loves to travel wants to hear is that you have to cut back on how much you fly. This could be due to a variety of reasons: finances, work, new baby, or, in me and my partner’s case, new puppies!

Prepping for puppy’s first flight!

Puppies require a lot of work, just like babies, so every hour of every day has been spent training, walking, feeding, bathing, grooming, and playing with our two brand new adopted

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Destination Spotlight: Copenhagen, Denmark

Written by Rod Lundgren on January 14, 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark

On a blustery day wandering the streets of Copenhagen, there was only so much a jacket, gloves, hat and scarf could do to keep me warm. Wanting to have an authentic Copenhagenian experience, I remember reading about this indoor market with some delectable food offerings. And since my partner and I had been walking a better part of the day to take in the sights, coffee and pastries were sounding pretty good right about now.

As we made it

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Wellness Travel in Austin, Texas: Lake Austin Spa Resort

Written by Jeri Donovan on January 5, 2016

I recently had the distinct pleasure of visiting Austin, Texas for a wellness travel experience at two very different health-conscious properties that were both equally amazing.

My wellness travel adventure began at Lake Austin Spa Resort. Hands down this has become one of my very favorite wellness resorts for those seeking a spa destination and/or fitness retreat. I utterly fell in love with this all inclusive boutique property with 40 comfy rooms and want to shout from the roofs what a gem it is.

The peaceful lakefront

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Destination Spotlight: Jordan

Written by Linda Smith on December 7, 2015

An example of the rock-cut architecture in Petra.

Another adventure! I just returned from spending a week in Jordan, where I toured all the great historical places the country has to offer. My favorite spot was Petra which is a UNESCO world heritage site and was named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2007. This archaeological city in southern Jordan is famous for it’s rock-cut architecture. There are almost 900 different buildings, the Treasury being the

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Luxury Hotel Review: W Doha Hotel & Residences, Qatar

Written by Donna Evans on November 8, 2015

When visiting a city I want to explore, it is important to be in a safe area, close to the sights and staying in a hotel with all the amenities.

I recently was fortunate to stay at the W Doha Hotel & Residences and it lived up to its brand within the Starwood family. It is trendy and chic, located in the bustling city center and had extremely comfortable signature W beds.

The staff, from arrival to departure, seemed eager to please

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Luxury Hotel Review: Club Med Kani, Maldives

Written by Donna Evans on November 5, 2015

Splattered in the Indian Ocean on the peacock blue clear water are motus of varying sizes (a motu is a reef islet – like a very small island) hosting beach resorts with assorted accommodations and amenities. The Maldives, as they are affectionately known, play host to jet setters and beach lovers from around the world.

Club Med Kani beach

The most popular and yearned for overwater bungalows and suites perch on the water with privacy and even personal plunge pools, in

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