Happy New Year! 2019 Review

Happy New Year!

During 2019 I was able to limit my business travel to just 3 trips domestically, but it was another busy year with over 80,000 miles of flying and visiting 7 countries. Below is an overview of my 2019 travels…

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Accommodations (22, 1 more than 2018):

AC Hotel New York Times Square — New York, New York

Airbnb Cape Town — Cape Town, South Africa

Airbnb East Village — New York, New York

Airbnb Osaka — Osaka, Japan

Airbnb Hoedspruit — Limpopo, South Africa

Airbnb Praslin — Praslin, Seychelles

Buffelshoek Safari Camp — Manyeleti Game Reserve, South Africa

Denver Marriott Tech Center — Denver, Colorado

Encore Las Vegas — Las Vegas, Nevada

Hanafubuki — Ito, Japan

Hotel Gracery Shinjuku — Tokyo, Japan

Hyatt Centric The Pike — Long Beach, California

Hyatt Regency Monterey — Monterey, California

Marina Mamberamo — Sorong, Indonesia

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront — Portland, Oregon

Raja Ampat Dive Lodge — Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Residence Inn Las Vegas Convention Center — Las Vegas, Nevada

The St. Regis Deer Valley — Park City, Utah

The Westin Copley Place — Boston, Massachusetts

The Westin San Francisco Airport — Millbrae, California

Two Harbors Campground Catalina Island — Avalon, California

Ventura Beach Marriott — Ventura, California

Countries Visited (7, 3 less than 2018):

Hong Kong




South Africa

South Korea

United Arab Emirates

Sports Cars Rented (0):


Airlines Flown (11, 3 less than 2018):

Air Seychelles

Alaska Airlines

Asiana Airlines

Cathay Pacific

Delta Airlines

Etihad Airways

Garuda Indonesia

South African Airlines

South African Airlink

Southwest Airlines


New Credit Cards (2 and 85,000 points in signup bonuses, 65,000 less than 2017):

Chase Business Preferred (80,000 Ultimate Rewards points signup bonus)

Chase World of Hyatt (5,000 Hyatt points upgrade bonus)

Elite Status Earned (2, 1 less than 2018):

Alaska Airlines MVP – 39,560 miles

Marriott Lifetime Platinum Elite

I look forward to new adventures in 2020! Do you have any exciting trips already planned?


Marriott Lifetime Platinum Card

Marriott Lifetime Platinum Card

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1 Response

  1. Jon Young says:

    Never forget Hanafubuki.

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