Happy New Year! 2023 Review

Happy New Year!

2023 continued to improve and saw strong travel demand over 2022 as COVID restrictions are now nonexistent. During 2023, I was able to fit in a few fun international trips. I flew 94,000 miles and visited 10 countries. This reflects a ~8% increase in miles from 2022. Below is an overview of my 2023 travels…


Accommodations (32, 9 more than 2022):

AC Hotel Tokyo Ginza — Tokyo, Japan

Alila Villas Uluwatu —Bali, Indonesia

Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills — Tokyo, Japan

Carmel Valley Ranch — Carmel, California

Casa de la Patagonia — Puerto Natales, Chile

Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa — Monterey, California

D8 Hotel — Budapest, Hungary

Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve — Hokkaido, Japan

Hotel Citrine — Palo Alto, California

Hotel Indigo Seminyak —Bali, Indonesia

Hotel Kabuki — San Francisco, California

Hotel Nia — Menlo Park, California

Hyatt Centric Mountain View — Mountain View, California

Hyatt Place San Carlos — San Carlos, California

Hyatt Regency Tokyo — Tokyo, Japan

JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi — Hanoi, Vietnam

JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach — Singapore, Singapore

Linda Vista Apart Hotel — El Calafate, Argentina

Manzanita Lake Campground — Mineral, California

Monterey Marriott — Monterey, California

Moxy Boston Downtown — Boston, Massachusetts

Moxy Vienna Airport — Vienna, Austria

North Shore Studio Airbnb — Princeville, Hawaii

Park Hyatt Jakarta — Jakarta, Indonesia

Park Hyatt Kyoto — Kyoto, Japan

Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono — Hokkaido, Japan

Park Hyatt Siem Reap — Siem Reap, Cambodia

The Westin Singapore — Singapore, Singapore

Villa Canggu Airbnb —Bali, Indonesia

W Scottsdale — Scottsdale, Arizona

Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas — Las Vegas, Nevada

Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills — Woodland Hills, California

Park Hyatt Kyoto

Park Hyatt Kyoto

Countries Visited (10, 3 more than 2022):











Torres del Paine, Chile

Torres del Paine, Chile

Sports Cars Rented (0, same as 2022):

None 🙁

Airlines Flown (15, 5 more than 2022):

Aerolinas Argentina

Alaska Airlines

American Airlines



British Airways

Garuda Indonesia

Japan Airlines




Singapore Airlines

Southwest Airlines


Vietnam Airlines

New Credit Cards (4 and 465,000 points in signup bonuses, 250,000 more than 2022):

AMEX Business Platinum (200,000 AMEX points)

CapitalOne Venture Rewards (75,000 CapitalOne Reward Miles)

Chase Ink Business Preferred (100,000 Chase Ultimate Reward Points)

Chase Ink Business Cash (90,000 Chase Ultimate Reward Points)

Elite Status Earned (3, 1 more than 2022):

Alaska Airlines MVP Gold– 43,500 miles

Hyatt Explorist – 30 Nights

Marriott Titanium Elite – 75 Nights

I look forward to new adventures in 2024! Do you have any exciting trips already planned? Wishing everyone a healthy and fun filled year 🙂

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

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