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NEW ENGLAND (CT/MA/NH/RI)
| Newport, RI | Boston,
MA | Martha's Vineyard, MA
| Plymouth Rock, MA |
Now, let us take a "Nor'Easter" and move into the North Eastern part of our
PA | New York City, NY |
Atlantic City, NJ | Washington, DC
| Niagara Falls, NY (and Ontario)
Chicago Deep Dish Pizza anyone? Let's move into the Great Lakes region.
GREAT LAKES REGION
IL | Milwaukee, WI
| South Bend, IN (Notre Dame) |
Sea World of Ohio (Aurora) | Mackinac Island, MI
| Upper Peninsula, MI | Grand Rapids,
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E....Mickey Mouse. Y'all know the song. How
about we go visit the home of Disney World and get some work on our tans
down in the Sunshine State?
THE SUNSHINE STATE
OF FLORIDA (FL)
Orlando | Tampa & Clearwater
| Ft.Lauderdale & Miami |
Florida Keys | Sarasota | Ft. Myers-Naples-Marco Island
Bourbon Trail & Louisville, KY |
Nashville, TN | Charlotte, NC
| Baton Rouge, LA |
Vacherie, LA | Savannah, GA |
Little Rock, AR
GA | Southern Louisiana Bayou Country
| New Orleans, LA |
Great Smokey Mts. Nat Park | Asheville,
NC | Greenville, SC |
Hilton Head, SC
to party! How about we head down to Vegas? I love Vegas, and
I have been there so many times that I lost count of the exact number.
I posted some pictures of the rooms & suites from a few of the hotels
on the strips.
SOUTHERN NEVADA INCLUDING LAS VEGAS
Street Experience (Downtown LV) | Treasure
Island & Mirage | Bellagio, Paris &
City Center | Venetian & Palazzo
Rock Canyon | Vegas Rooms & Suites On The Strip
| Tonopah, NV | Laughlin, NV
Land Of Enchantment is what New Mexico is called. Arizona and Utah
are home to some of the best national parks in the country as well.
Let's get on Route 66 and explore the natural beauty of the Southwest.
Meteor Crater, AZ | Grand Canyon, AZ
| Bryce Canyon, UT |
Arches National Park, UT | Salt Lake
City & Park City, UT | Sedona, AZ
| Las Cruces, NM
| Petrified National Forest, AZ |
St. George & Zion National Park, UT |
Lake Havasu City, AZ | Albuquerque &
Santa Fe, NM | Tombstone, AZ |
White Sands National Park, NM
is a very LARGE state, and there are lots of things to see. I think
I have pretty much seen most of it all here. Grab an energy drink or
two, it is a long drive down the I-5 from the Oregon border to San Diego.
THE GOLDEN STATE OF CALIFORNIA (CA)
up the Oregon coast is very scenic and beautiful. We can stop in Coos
Bay to explore a nice small town or even ride some ATVs in the Oregon Dunes.
Once we get to Portland, we can grab a box of Voodoo Donuts.
| Portland, OR & Vicinity |
Oregon Coast | Crater Lake, OR
| Sun Valley, ID | McCall, ID
| Boise, ID | Glacier
National Park, MT | San Juan Islands,
WA | Mt. Rainer, WA | Coeur
The Rocky Mountains are a sight to behold, and the mile high air up in Denver
is not as bad as people say. Wyoming is home to "Old Faithful" in Yellowstone
National Park and other natural beauty.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN AREA (CO/MT/WY)
National Park, WY | Jackson Lake, WY
| Cheyenne, WY | Ft.
Laramie, WY | Denver/Golden, CO
| Breckenridge & Vail, CO |
Glenwood Springs, CO
put some of that midwest work ethnic into action as we hike all over the
beautiful trails and explore some of the monuments from that old computer
game, "Oregon Trail."
MIDWESTERN STATES (MO/NE/OK/SD)
St. Louis, MO |
Muskogee, OK | Chimney Rock, NE
| Mt. Rushmore, SD |
Badlands National Park, SD | Branson,
South Lake Tahoe and the northern side of the lake are amazing, but the "biggest
little city" in the world, Reno, has lots of fun things to do.
NORTHERN NEVADA INCLUDING RENO & TAHOE AREA
City, NV | South Lake Tahoe Area
| Reno, NV | Squaw
north to Alaska, and be prepared for sunlight until midnight in some areas.
Don't be fooled and get some shut eye as one needs their energy to explore
this beautiful state.
Prince William Sound | Denali National
Park | Mt. McKinley
from the beautiful state of Hawaii. I have explored two of the islands
there, and I am still willing to go back to see the rest.
Island Of Hawaii | Oahu
Domestic or International, the Premium
Cabin is the way to travel!
Always remember to preorder meals when flying in the premium cabin also!
Number of Countries Visited:
27 + 4 Territories (Aruba/Hong Kong/Macau/Turks
& Caicos Islands)
Belize, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark,
Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico,
Netherlands, Ireland, Barbados, Panama, Singapore, Peru, South Korea, Sweden,
Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom incl. England, Scotland, and
Junior Jetter Anirban Roy en route
to Copenhagen, Denmark from New York JFK International Airport on Scandanavian
Airlines (SAS). One can see the old DC-10 SAS aircraft in the distance.
I am wearing a set of airline wings also on my shirt.
City, Quebec | Vancouver & Whistler
British Columbia | Victoria, British
Columbia | Calgary, Alberta
| Banff National Park-Lake Louise, Alberta
Saint John, New Brunswick | St. Andrews, New Brunswick
| Bay of Fundy | Prince Edward Island
| Halifax, Nova Scotia
Delta has the best first class service
of any of our domestic carriers in my opinion. I took them to Canada
on my trip to our neighboring land to the north in 2019.
Kolkata, India | Bangkok, Thailand
| Chichen Itza, Mexico | Tulum,
| Cancun, Mexico |
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico | Puerto Vallarta,
Mexico | London, England
Having Hilton HHonors Diamond Status
is great, but it goes farther overseas where Hilton properties go out of
their way to welcome Diamond guests with gifts or specialty snacks and baked
Windsor Castle, England
| Stonehenge, England |
Paris, France | Edinbourgh, Scotland
| Nassau, The Bahamas
Zagreb, Croatia | Dubrovnik, Croatia
| Croatian Islands of Hvar & Brac & Makarska Riveria
| Pocitelj, BIH
One of my worst experiences in the
first class cabin was on US Airways. Luckily, USAir merged with American
and went away. One would expect a full meal service on a four hour
flight in the premium cabin. but we just got "premium" snacks. LOL.
Mostar, BIH |
Munich, Germany | Dubai (UAE)
| Taj Mahal (Agra, India) | Jaipur,
Delhi, India |
Costa Rica | Hong Kong
| Macau | Tokyo, Japan
I took the Shinkansen "Bullet" Train
all over the island of Honshu in Japan. The maximum speed of this train
is about 200 mph. It is a fun experience!
Kyoto, Japan |
Hiroshima, Japan | Seoul, South Korea
| Guanajuato & San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
| Ambergris Caye, Belize
Caye Caulker, Belize
| Lamanai, Belize |
Belfast, Northern Ireland | Dublin, Ireland
| Cork, Ireland
I have enjoyed all my international
stays at the Waldorf Astoria properties including the location in Panama
and France. The Waldorf Astoria is Hilton's top luxury brand.
This is my room key from the property in Panama City, Panama.
| Panama City, Panama |
Panama Canal | Jamaica |
Santo Domingo, DR
Cana, DR | Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
| Cusco & Sacred Valley, Peru | Machu
Picchu, Peru | Lima, Peru
Having A-List on Southwest Airlines
is awesome since I get checked in ahead of others so I can board early and
get my favorite window seat. Since they fly international also, I have
taken advantage of my A-List benefits overseas also.
Barbados, West Indies
One of my favorite activities is travelling all around the country and the
world. Since I was a little boy, my family took vacations around the
world. I have been to the England, Denmark, Holland, Japan, Thailand,
Singapore, Canada, and India before I became a teenager. Since then,
I have also been to Mexico, Aruba, France, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland,
Iceland, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sweden, Peru, Germany, Panama, Jamaica,
Turks & Caicos Islands, Hong Kong, Macau, Belize, Dominican Republic,
and the Bahamas too. I have been to most of the states as well including
Hawaii, Florida, and New York. During my college years, we had many fraternity
"road trips" as well as other opportunities to travel. I currently
work for an European pharmaceutical company so I get over six weeks of vacation
every year! As a result, I take full advantage and travel as much as
I hold VIP status with several frequent traveler programs
as well from all my business travel too! As a result, when I travel,
I like to travel in style. Whether it's flying first class or enjoying
an airline club like the Delta Sky Club or United Club, I am all about traveling
in comfort and enjoying my travels. I also like to indulge in fine
dining when I travel also. I have held some of the highest statuses
on airline loyalty programs including Platinum Pro on American Airlines,
Sapphire on OneWorld, Silver Status On Star Alliance, and A List on Southwest
Airlines. Moreover, as an elite member of several hotel chains, I get
upgraded to large suites and receive executive lounge access as well!
I have been a Hilton HHonors Diamond member since 2012. I also have
my Known Traveler ID from my Global Entry membership so I get TSA Pre-Check.
Furthermore, I have a membership in Priority Pass Select which gives me access
to numerous VIP airport lounges across the world.
What about business travel? I travel a lot for business
as well. In fact, check out the card below that was attached to a basket
of delicious custom cookies that a hotel in Truckee, CA sent me for Christmas
one year since I stayed at their property every other week for years.
They would do their best to upgrade me to their nicest suites also with a
jacuzzi tub in the bedroom and fireplace. I got my Hilton Honors Diamond
status from all the overnight travel I had with my current company since 2010.
Since 2016, my business travel has slowed down, but I have still been able
to maintain my Diamond status with all the personal travel I do. I
enjoy traveling for business as well. We have had large meetings at
a few of the Las Vegas hotels including the Venetian and Palazzo as well
as Caesar's Palace. The company has rented out the hottest dance clubs
in Las Vegas for private parties for us. We have had meetings near
Disney properties as well with events inside Disneyland. There was
even a private concert by the group O|A|R at a meeting I went to. One
of my favorite properties that we have had meetings at is the Resort at Squaw
Creek in beautiful Squaw Valley, CA. The annual kick off meetings there
allowed us a chance to play broomball on the ice rink as well as do some
The Hampton Inn in Truckee appreciated all the stays I had with them so they
sent me a nice cookie basket one year for Christmas!