Today we embark on a 10 day trip to Japan. What prompted this trip was an opportunity to fly home using points in the fabulous Etihad Apartments. More about that later. So building around this flight we decided to travel to parts of Japan we have yet to explore: Sapporo and Nagoya.
Normally I am a hotel traveler when I go on holiday; it’s the fastest simplest way to make a plan of where to stay. From individual hotel sites to aggregate sites like Expedia, Kayak or Hotels.com, I’ve always done quick and easy online bookings to secure my travel plans. Last fall when I decided to do a little California roadtripping I figured it was the perfect opportunity to try out some new accommodations experiences and compare options along the PCH from LA to San Francisco.
Fallingwater is a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright nestled in the woods in Pennsylvania. I have wanted to visit this house for a while to check out this amazing piece of history and architecture. My curiosity was piqued when I started collecting Lego Architecture sets and Falling Water was one of the sets you could purchase. Finally, this past birthday, Brad special ordered the Lego set (it has been discontinued) so we booked a trip down to PA. My rule is that I won't build the set until I see the real thing, so I was excited to finally make it down.
In order to retain status, Brad had to work in a trip that will give him enough miles to once again reach 1K status with United. Brad will be heading to Hawaii for a whopping 4 hours, turning around, and then heading back to Toronto.
In order to reach my goal of 100,000 status miles with United, I'm going to fly to Singapore for a day. It may take me 24 hours to get there and 24 hours to get home, but Business First for cheap was very tempting.