Trip Reports & Photos Archive

A visit to the Swedish Royal Palace in Stockholm

As I was walking through Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town, I realized that the Changing of the Guard ceremony was going to be taking place at the Swedish Royal Palace in an hour or so, but there were already large crowds. While I could walk through the area prior to the ceremony, I couldn’t linger for long. It […]

A visit to Fotografiska in Stockholm, Sweden

The morning after I arrived in Stockholm for TBEX Europe 2016, I headed to the Visitor’s Center to get my welcome pack for the conference. Although it didn’t start for a few days, there were some perks to take advantage of including a transit pass and a Stockholm Pass, which gave unlimited 48-hour access to […]

The best craft beer in Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg is the 2nd largest in Sweden, and the largest on the country’s West Coast. The city has a bit of a hipster reputation, with great restaurants, shopping, and culture. This of course includes craft beer, which is growing in popularity all over Sweden, but especially in such a cool city as Gothenburg. I spent […]

Photo of the Day: Alcazaba of Malaga, Spain

The Alcazaba of Malaga, Spain is a fortification that sits above the city on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. While not as outwardly picturesque as some other Moorish citadels & palaces such as La Alhambra, the Alcazaba is still an imposing sight, even if large parts of it have not been completely preserved. The views […]

A visit to Wimbledon on People’s Sunday 2016

When I travel, I like to attend sporting events. Whether they are massive world-famous events or local competitions, watching live sports in person can be a uniquely local experience. Attending the Wimbledon tennis tournament in London, England has always been one of my dreams. Attending Wimbledon isn’t easy, though. Tickets go on sale far in […]

American Airlines Business Class Boeing 777-300ER Los Angeles LAX to London Heathrow LHR review

American Airlines’ longest flight to Europe is from Los Angeles to London Heathrow on a Boeing 777-300ER. As such, it’s the best value for a premium cabin award redemption if you can manage to snag a seat.  With fairly limited availability, that can be hit or miss. At just 50k AAdvantage miles + $5.60 (pre-devaluation, […]

JAL Sakura Lounge Osaka KIX review

Before my flight from Osaka to Los Angeles on Japan Airlines, I visited the JAL Sakura Lounge at Osaka Kansai airport. The lounge wasn’t the easiest to find, since it’s in the center of the concourse and not well-marked. Even this little map I got was only semi-helpful in getting me to the right spot. Once […]