Elsewhere on this website you can read individual reviews of Hotels, Flights and Airport Lounges.

Below however is where you will find my Trip Reports. Full narratives combining numerous reviews into one. Reading individual reviews out of context can be useful but honestly I feel that a lot more can be learned from seeing what is possible when you combine all the elements together.

For example did you know that I flew around the world in First Class in the space of a week?:

Sun, Snow and Sushi – One Week, OneWorld F Round The World

Then came home, worked 4 days in London, keeping my body clock on Asian time – only to to fly back to Asia and try four different Singapore airlines in the space of another 5 days?

The Singapore Four

Or maybe you want to read about the time I surprised my Dad by flying us both to Sao Paulo in First Class for Dinner for his 70th birthday?

D.O.M. and Dom with my Dad a.k.a 70th Birthday silliness

The Trip Reports are where you’ll see me break down the logic behind how I plan my trips, including any tips and tricks I have to offer. This is the hardcore, the deepest recesses of my site, the best bits…

To get started: Click a year to expand all available reports and then click on the name of the report that you want to read.

lhr dxb - Trip ReportsSeptember

Another birthday trip to Dubai…this time during COVID
Dubai, UAE
BA J
Waldorf Astoria, Andaz, Four Seasons

dolce vita route - Trip ReportsJuly

La Dolce Vita in the Summer of COVID
Italy, Vatican
BA J
Waldorf Astoria, NH Collection, Lupaia, AirBnb

new year asia  - Trip ReportsDecember

Christmas and New Year in Asia
China, Japan, Indonesia
CX F,  SQ J & F, JL J & F
Park Hyatt, Plataran, Four Seasons, Conrad, Sheraton

too good to refuse - Trip ReportsJune

An Offer too Good to Refuse
Vietnam, France, China, Tunisia
AF J, VN J, CZ J
Park Hyatt, LHW, Aman, Four Seasons

too good to refuse - Trip ReportsApril

A Trip to Islay House with Stratajet
Scotland
  Stratajet (Private Jet)
Islay House

chicago mileage run 768x567 - Trip ReportsDecember

Year end mileage run to Chicago for dinner… 
USA
BA J, AA J
The James Chicago

q suites to japan - Trip ReportsNovember

Q Suites and First Class to Japan
Japan
QR J, QR F
Ritz Carlton, Prince Gallery

weekend in jakarta - Trip ReportsMay

Garuda Adventure: A Weekend in Jakarta
Indonesia
GA J, GA F
Ritz Carlton

lhr zrh yul - Trip ReportsMarch

SWISS First Class: One night in Montreal
Switzerland, Canada
LX F, LX J
Radisson Blu, W

sydney qatar - Trip ReportsOctober

The time I flew round trip to Sydney for £1080 in business class
Australia
 QR J/F, QF J
Hyatt, Shangri-La

 

luxurious long AUH - Trip ReportsSeptember

A Luxurious Long Weekend in Abu Dhabi
UAE
 QF F, EY F (Apartments)
Hyatt

 

DOM weekend - Trip ReportsSeptember

D.O.M. and Dom with my Dad a.k.a 70th Birthday silliness
Brazil
 SQ F
Renaissance (Marriott)

 

star viking - Trip ReportsJune

The Star Alliance Viking
Denmark, Switzerland, USA, Canada, UK
 LX J, AC J
Radisson, Hyatt

 

mladives apts - Trip ReportsApril

First Class Apartments to The Maldives
UAE, Maldives
 EY F, EY J, TMW Seaplane!
Conrad

 

cambodia and thailand - Trip ReportsMarch

Cambodia and Thailand
 Thailand, Cambodia
 QR J, QR F, PG Y
Radisson Blu, Conrad, Park Hyatt

return of the bali - Trip ReportsJanuary

Bali III : Return of the Bali
 Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia
BA J, CX J, GA Y, GA J
Conrad, Intercontinental, Alila, Airbnb

Novemberlhr hel - Trip Reports

To HEL and Back
 Finland
 AY J
Hilton, IHG

viking one - Trip Reports
October

Viking One – The £350 return Business Class trip to New York
New Jersey, New York
 BA J, AA J
My friends’ place

back to Bali - Trip Reports

Back to Bali
Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia
JL F/J, CX F/J, GA J
Private Villas, Park Hotel, Conrad, Ritz Carlton, Intercontinental

TATL showdown - Trip Reports
August 

Transatlantic Showdown : BA First vs AA Business
Ireland, USA
BA J, BA F, AA J
Hyatt, Hilton

tale of two islands - Trip Reports
May 

A Tale of Two Islands
Switzerland, Philippines, Thailand
SQ Suites, SQ F, TG J, TG F
Busuanga Bay Lodge, Conrad, Fairmont

singapore four - Trip Reports
April 

The Singapore Four
Singapore, China
SQ J, SQ F, SQ Suites, LH Y
Fairmont

sydney qatar - Trip Reports
February 

Sun, Snow and Sushi – One Week, OneWorld F Round The World
USA, Japan
BA F, AA F, JL F, JL J, JL Y
Hyatt, Hilton

star a getaway - Trip Reports
October 

Bali and Taipei – *A Getaway
Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan
BR J, TG J
Peninsula, Alila, Private Villa

30th bday - Trip Reports
September 

30th B’day trip to Dubai
Dubai
QF F, QR F
Park Hyatt

excellent adventure - Trip Reports
April

Excellent Adventure
Japan, Hong Kong, Australia
VS J, QF J, CX J & F
Park Hyatt, Crowne Plaza, Hilton, Novotel, Conrad

champlagnes - Trip Reports
February

Champlagnes
Thailand, South Korea, Japan
TG F, OZ J & F, NH F
Sofitel, Hyatt, Conrad, Hilton