Reviews

Review: United Polaris Lounge Chicago

Review: United Polaris Lounge Chicago

United’s Polaris Lounges are taking the North American premium cabin ground experience to a whole new level. Discover all that the Chicago Polaris Lounge has to offer.


Review: Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront

Review: Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront

I stayed at the Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront for four nights during my recent trip to the West Coast. Here’s my review of the guest rooms and M Club lounge at the hotel.


Review: Asiana Airlines First Class Seoul to Los Angeles

Review: Asiana Airlines First Class Seoul to Los Angeles

From the enclosed private suite to the impressive Korean and Western dinner menu, here’s the full review from my Asiana Airlines First Class flight across the Pacific this past summer.


New Video: Asiana Airlines First Class Review!

New Video: Asiana Airlines First Class Review!

Watch the latest installment in my First Class video series, this time from onboard Asiana Airlines First Class from Seoul to Los Angeles!


Review: Asiana Airlines First Class Lounge Seoul

Review: Asiana Airlines First Class Lounge Seoul

I visited the Asiana Airlines First Class Lounge at Seoul Incheon Airport before my flight to Los Angeles, although I was a little disappointed with many aspects of the lounge.


Review: JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul

Review: JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul

A review of my quick overnight stay at the JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul. The hotel was more boutique than I was expecting, though the Executive Lounge certainly impressed.


Review: The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo

Review: The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo

I stayed at the Prince Sakura Tower, a Marriott Autograph Collection hotel, during my recent visit to Tokyo. The hotel’s public spaces and Executive Lounge impressed me, although the rooms were a little dated.


Review: W Suzhou

Review: W Suzhou

I had a wonderful time revelling in the stylish and extravagant interiors of the W Suzhou, my first-ever W hotel stay. Here’s the full review my stay at the luxury hotel.


Review: Trans-Mongolian Railway Second Class Ulaanbaatar to Beijing

Review: Trans-Mongolian Railway Second Class Ulaanbaatar to Beijing

I hopped onboard the distinctive Mongolian trains for our final 29-hour leg from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing, bringing my Trans-Siberian Railway trip to a satisfying end.


Review: Best Western Gobi's Kelso Ulaanbaatar

Review: Best Western Gobi's Kelso Ulaanbaatar

The Best Western Gobi’s Kelso hosted me in Ulaanbaatar on my train journey from Moscow to Beijing. Here’s a review of the hotel and some highlights from my brief time in Mongolia.


Review: Trans-Mongolian Railway Second Class Irkutsk to Ulaanbaatar

Review: Trans-Mongolian Railway Second Class Irkutsk to Ulaanbaatar

We bid farewell to Russia as we made our way down to Mongolia’s capital in the Second Class carriages of Russian Railways Train #306.


Review: Trans-Siberian Railway Third Class Novosibirsk to Irkutsk

Review: Trans-Siberian Railway Third Class Novosibirsk to Irkutsk

Find out what it’s like to travel as a Third Class citizen on the Trans-Siberian Railway as our journey continues eastbound towards Irkutsk and Lake Baikal.


Review: Marriott Novosibirsk

Review: Marriott Novosibirsk

The Marriott Novosibirsk is one of the best hotels in Siberia’s largest city, featuring stylish new rooms and excellent elite status recognition.


Review: Trans-Siberian Railway First Class Nizhny Novgorod to Novosibirsk

Review: Trans-Siberian Railway First Class Nizhny Novgorod to Novosibirsk

The full review of my 41-hour train ride to Novosibirsk in the First Class carriages of the Trans-Siberian Railway. What an experience!


Review: St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya

Review: St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya

I was fortunate to be upgraded to the incredible St. Regis Suite at the St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya. Here’s the full review of the luxurious experience.


Review: Renaissance St. Petersburg Baltic Hotel

Review: Renaissance St. Petersburg Baltic Hotel

A review of the Renaissance property in St. Petersburg, Russia. Despite rather dated interiors, the location and elite member treatment were excellent.


Review: Marriott Moscow Tverskaya

Review: Marriott Moscow Tverskaya

Read about my stay at the Marriott Moscow Tverskaya, which hosted me for seven nights when I attended the FIFA World Cup in Russia.


Review: Lufthansa Business Class Toronto to Frankfurt

Review: Lufthansa Business Class Toronto to Frankfurt

I bring you all the details from my transatlantic flight in Lufthansa business class on the upper deck of the Boeing 747-400.


Review: Copa Airlines Business Class Rio de Janeiro to Panama City

Review: Copa Airlines Business Class Rio de Janeiro to Panama City

Copa Airlines offers excellent connectivity between North and South America, although their international premium product is slightly uncompetitive.


Review: Star Alliance Lounge Rio de Janeiro

Review: Star Alliance Lounge Rio de Janeiro

The excellent Star Alliance Lounge in Rio’s Galeão International Airport combines a spacious and soothing interior with impressive food and facilities.