Good evening from Los Angeles. I am resting up after a whirlwind trip to Washington, DC and Frankfurt, happy to be home for the next couple weeks*. Although a trip to Las Vegas was in the cards for this week, I ended up not straying too far from home.
*The travel bug is such an infectious virus — I find myself craving my next trip like a chain smoker craves his next cigarette. Not that I want to be away from family, friends, or home — I just need a constant fix of air travel and after flying 10,000 miles in 48 hours this week, it seems that was not enough. Perhaps there is a 12-step program for me…
With news today of an esclating diplomatic row between the United States and Iran over immigration, international travel may become tricker for many of the world’s citizens, Americans included, in the coming days. We’ll be monitoring that.
Next week I will finish the Africa report and then we will move to a more recent trip report covering Air New Zealand, EgyptAir and Ukraine Airways.
TOP STORY: What is World’s Most Powerful Passport?
What is world’s most powerful passport? The answer may surprise you.
United is retiring both its 747-400 fleet and Polaris First, but this review still provides a great look at what United’s Polaris soft product looks like.
Can you plan a safari yourself? Read about how we “winged” Kruger National Park with no advance planning.
Read about our wild ride getting from Washington back to LA via Germany!
REPORTS & REVIEWS
A Safari in Kruger National Park
Review: Nkambeni Safari Camp
Driving through Swaziland
Review: Mountain Inn Mbabane, Swaziland
The Trip Home from DC…Washington to Los Angeles via Frankfurt
Review: Johannesburg to Livingstone, Zambia in British Airways Comair Economy Class
Review Update: Park Hyatt Washington D.C.
Two Amazing Meals: HKG-LHR NZ39 in Air New Zealand Economy
Our Humble Abode in Zambia
Review: Frankfurt to San Francisco in United Polaris First
Victoria Falls from the Zambian Side
From Hate to Great: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
NEWS & COMMENTARY
What is World’s Most Powerful Passport?
UA Christens First 777-300ER “New Spirit of United”
Woman Thrown Off Alaska Flight After Anti-Trump Rant
Will Emirates Squeeze United Out of Athens?
United May Cut p.s. Name, but not Premium Service
Uber Annoys in Washington, DC
Park Hyatt Bangkok Opening in June
Video: 100 Years of Flight Attendant Uniforms
United Airlines’ Secret Expansion Plan at LAX
Retaliation: Iran Will Ban Americans