Happy New Year! 2018 Review

Happy New Year!

Rose Parade 2019

Rose Parade 2019

During 2018 I was able to scale down business travel, but it was another busy year with over 80,000 miles of flying and visiting 13 countries. Below is an overview of my 2018 travel…


Hotel Stays (21, 3 less than 2017):

ARIA Resort & Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada

Aspire Residences at The Stanley Hotel – Estes Park, Colorado

Courtyard Oahu North Shore – Oahu, Hawaii

Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West/Pushkin – St. Petersburg, Russia

Holiday Inn Express Sheremetyevo – Moscow, Russia

Ibis Santiago Estacion Central – Santiago, Chile

Intercontinental Bali – Bali, Indonesia

Klaus K Hotel – Helsinki, Finland

Langham – Auckland, New Zealand

Moxy London Heathrow Airport – London, United Kingdom

Sheraton Grand Rio – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sheraton on the Park – Sydney, Australia

Sheraton Warsaw – Warsaw, Poland

The Mirage – Las Vegas, Nevada

The Royal Hawaiian – Honolulu, Hawaii

The St. Regis Bali – Bali, Indonesia

The US Grant – San Diego, California

Vasa Hotel – Surabaya, Indonesia

Westin Copley Place – Boston, Massachusetts

Westin Sydney – Sydney, Australia

W Santiago – Santiago, Chile

Countries Visited (10, 3 less than 2017):







New Zealand



United Kingdom

Sports Cars Rented (1):

2018 911 Carrera GTS Convertible – Frankfurt, Germany

Airlines Flown (14, 9 less than 2017):


Alaska Airlines/Virgin America

American Airlines

British Airways

California Pacific Airlines

Cathay Pacific


Garuda Indonesia




Singapore Airlines

Southwest Airlines


New Credit Cards (2 and 150,000 points in signup bonuses, 120,000 less than 2017):

AMEX Gold Card (50,000 AMEX points signup bonus)

AMEX Starwood Luxury Card (100,000 Marriott points signup bonus)

Elite Status Earned (3, 1 more than 2017):

AA (American Airlines) Gold – 38,786 Elite Qualifying Miles

Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75K – Status Matched from AA Executive Platinum

Marriott Premier Platinum Elite – 75 Nights

I look forward to new adventures in 2019, including Africa! Do you have any exciting trips already planned?

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