Happy New Year! 2016 Review

Happy New Year!

2016 was my busiest travel year ever with over 210,000 miles of flying around the world. Here is a quick overview of my 2016 experiences…

Hotel Stays (18):

Element Denver Park Meadows – Lonetree, Colorado

Favehotel Graha Agung – Surabaya, Indonesia

Four Points Darling Harbour – Sydney, Australia

Four Points Sukhumvit – Bangkok, Thailand

Hutchinson Island Marriott – Stuart, Florida

Le Meridien – Jakarta, Indonesia

Palm Bungalows – Hamilton Island, Australia

Park Hyatt Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Park Hyatt Sydney – Sydney, Australia

ParkRoyal Darling Harbour – Sydney, Australia

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay – Half Moon Bay, California

Sheraton Lisboa – Lisbon, Portugal

Sheraton on the Park – Sydney, Australia

Sheraton Towers Singapore – Singapore

Virgin Hotel – Chicago, Illinois

Westin Grand Munich – Munich, Germany

Westin Michigan Avenue – Chicago, Illinois

Westin Siray Bay – Phuket, Thailand


Countries Visited (8, 4 more than 2015):








United Arab Emirates


Sports Cars Rented (2):

BMW i8 (Sixt)

Audi A4 (Silvercar)


Airlines Flown (18, 7 more than 2015):

Air Berlin

Alaska Airlines

American Airlines


British Airways

Cathay Pacific




Garuda Indonesia


Jetstar Asia

Thai Airways

Thai Smile

Singapore Airlines

Southwest Airlines

Virgin Australia

Virgin America


New Credit Cards (6 and 280,000 points/miles in signup bonuses):

AMEX Platinum Card (100,000 AMEX points signup bonus)

Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Business Credit Card (30,000 Alaska miles signup bonus)

Citi ThankYou Premier Card (50,000 ThankYou points signup bonus)

Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard (50,000 Hawaiian miles signup bonus)

Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card (2 Free Nights at a Ritz Carlton)

United MileagePlus Explorer Card (50,000 United miles signup bonus)


I look forward to new adventures in 2017! Do you have any exciting trips already planned?

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