Andy's Travel Blog
Picture of the Week: Chichen Itza, Mexico

You want dramatic clouds over ancient Mayan pyramids? You're gonna get dramatic clouds over ancient Mayan pyramids. The post Picture of the Week: Chichen Itza, Mexico... Read More

The Short Final
Happy Father’s Day, Weekly Recap, and Blog Stuff

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! Today I enjoyed a really nice day with my dad, mom and girlfriend. We went to dinner early in the afternoon and... Read More

Muslim Travel Girl
Muslim-Friendly Holiday in the Maldives on a budget of just $1500 for two- including flights, accommodation and excursions.

When thinking of visiting the Maldives you always associate $$$ signs and blue waters, but this one reader went on a Muslim-Friendly Holiday in the Maldives on a budget... Read More

Bald Thoughts
Filthy Airplane Bathroom, Andaz Papagayo Blocking Availability, Spirit Launching International Routes

Welcome to The Morning Shave.  We read a ton of travel articles each day for our personal research and to share the best travel tips and... Read More

TravelTheGlobe4Less
How To Unleash Your Tarzan For The First Time On An Exciting High Ropes Course

I step nervously onto a sliver of wood slung across the chasm between two towering trees. Small planks, joined by plastic coated steel ropes, sway perilously from side... Read More

Bald Thoughts
Southwest Cancels Multiple Same Day Reservations, IHG’s Upscale Brand, Free Parking in Vegas

Welcome to The Morning Shave.  We read a ton of travel articles each day for our personal research and to share the best travel tips and... Read More

The Short Final
Should I Apply For the Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard?

Back in January I signed up for the Amex Platinum card because I was looking to see what all of the hype is about with premium credit cards. Up until then, I... Read More

The Short Final
Flight Deal: LA to Madrid Nonstop for Under $500 Round-trip!

This is my first foray into flight deals so apologies if it isn’t as refined as some other sites out there. I’ll try to keep it as simple as possible. I... Read More

Bald Thoughts
Join the American Heart Association Support Network today

Today’s post may not be directly travel related, but miles and points have been a blessing in my life. They’ve enabled me to regularly travel from California... Read More

The Short Final
Fly These Widebody AA Jets Domestically Until The End of June

Every couple of months, American releases a schedule on their cargo website detailing a number of routes that include widebody airplanes both domestically and... Read More

The Short Final
Why You Should and Shouldn’t Use a Travel Agent

Back when I was a kid my parents always used a travel agent to plan our trips. I remember we had an agent named Karen from Liberty Travel (why do I feel like all travel... Read More

Bald Thoughts
Blow-Up Doll Forces Emergency Landing, Which Airport Has Best Free WiFi, United Is Watching

Welcome to The Morning Shave.  We read a ton of travel articles each day for our personal research and to share the best travel tips and... Read More

The Short Final
How To Book Awards Using British Airways Avios

British Airways is one of my favorite frequent flyer programs due to the distance-based award chart and ability to book short-haul award tickets on the cheap. Since BA... Read More

The Shutterwhale
Hotels Upselling Breakfast and Club Access after Reservation has been Made – Is it Worthwhile?

I have been on a mission to obtain Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Platinum Status ahead of the upcoming program merger in August 2018. Since I have not really stayed... Read More

The Shutterwhale
W Kuala Lumpur now taking Reservations from October 2018 – Officially Opening on 31 August?

The 150-room (inclusive of 18 suites) W Kuala Lumpur is currently taking room reservations from October 2018 even though the official website still states that the... Read More

The Shutterwhale
Lounge Review: Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge – Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)

One of the many perks with traveling on Business Class is the airport lounge access that you get before your flight - some of these are impressive like The Private... Read More

Will Run For Miles
Combating Marine Plastic Pollution and Saving the Oceans One Sneaker at a Time!

Adidas and Parley are helping to save the oceans by transforming marine plastic garbage into shoes and apparel! The post Combating Marine Plastic Pollution and Saving... Read More

The Short Final
How Do I Earn Elite Qualifying Miles If I Upgrade My Seat?

A great way to travel in premium cabins without giving up a ton of miles is to book a paid seat and upgrade using miles. For example, if you pay for an economy seat,... Read More

The Short Final
How to Master ExpertFlyer (Part 3): Predicting Your Upgrade Chances

This is the last post in the How to Master ExpertFlyer series and I really hope all of this information has been helpful. As always, if you have any additional... Read More

The Short Final
Welcome to The Short Final!

Welcome (welcome back for some) to The Short Final! I’m Dom and I started this blog back in 2016 as a contributor to TravelUpdate and recently was given the... Read More

The Shutterwhale
Pullman Singapore by AccorHotels to open in 2022 – Singtel Hill Street Site

When local developer EL Development Pte Ltd bought over the Singtel Hill Street site back in 2017, it has already been announced that the plot of land would be... Read More

The Shutterwhale
Jump Start your Weekend with IHG Singapore – Discounted Weekend Stays with Added Benefits!

IHG Singapore has just launched a brand new weekend stay experience across all nine properties in Singapore to offer more value for couples and families alike. From... Read More

The Shutterwhale
Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi to be rebranded into Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi

The iconic Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi will be rebranded into the first Andaz-branded hotel in the Middle East late 2018. The hotel which is currently owned by... Read More

The Shutterwhale
Hotel Review: Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates (Corner Suite) – Great for First Time Visitors to Dubai

The Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates which I was staying at was located approximately 26km away from Dubai International Airport (DXB) and it took around 25-30... Read More

Bald Thoughts
JetSuiteX Flash Sale: Bay Area flights as low as $79!

You’ve heard me talk about how awesome JetSuiteX is. They make flying in a semi-private jet an affordable luxury. With the JetSuiteX Flash Sale, flights are now as... Read More

Bald Thoughts
Enter to win a Mammoth Mountain trip from JetSuiteX

JetSuiteX is my favorite airline and they’ve partnered with Mammoth Lakes Tourism board to get your opinions. They want more people to experience the awesomeness... Read More