May 1 marked one year since I started this blog. Although it's still mostly only read by Chris and my mother, I've really enjoyed being able to share my journey and experiences (including Chinese ER visits) via this blog. I love traveling more than anything else and in many cases, getting to where I'm going is really half the fun.
While I do want to try to blog more often and cover more than just reviews of hotels and flights, as someone who reads countless reviews before booking anything or making decisions, I like being able to contribute to the wealth of knowledge that can be found on some of the truly aspirational travel that can be had with miles and points.
Since I've now been doing this for a whole year, I thought I would look back at my top 5 most popular posts so far.
5. LAX Star Alliance Lounge Review
The LAX Star Alliance Lounge is possibly one of the nicest lounges I've visited in the US. It's a large lounge located in LAX's Tom Bradley International Terminal with a small, private area for First class passengers and a large area consisting of various seating areas, both an indoor and outdoor terrace, and an excellent food spread for Business class and elite passengers.
4. SFO American Express Centurion Lounge Review
I was fortunate enough to be one of the first passengers to visit the SFO American Express Centurion lounge on the day after it opened. SFO is my home airport and while I am mostly exclusively loyal to American, I sucked it up and flew United for a day so I could visit this lounge located in Terminal 3. While it's not extremely large; stylistically, it's one of the more beautiful lounges at SFO. You also can't beat the buffet and extensive wine selection, all of which are free for lounge visitors.
3. Park Hyatt Tokyo Review
The Park Hyatt Tokyo is one of those aspirational properties that many travel bloggers are over the moon about. It was also made famous as the setting of the movie Lost in Translation. The amazing views offered from every one of Park Hyatt Tokyo's windows plus the always incredible Japanese service make this an absolutely solid choice if you're visiting Tokyo.
2. HND JAL First Class Lounge Review
I'm honestly shocked at how popular this review has been. I had no idea how often people are searching for information on this lounge, but due to the lack of reviews, this was my number two most popular blog post this year. The JAL First Class lounge is massive and has everything you could need while waiting for your flight. It features multiple seating areas and plenty of hot food and alcohol to choose from. Absolutely a solid choice if transiting the somewhat bland HND airport.
1. Singapore Airlines Suites Class LAX - NRT
Not surprisingly, my most popular post this year (by a landslide) has been my review of Singapore Suites from LAX - NRT. Singapore Suites got a lot of attention last year when a review of the incredible "suite" went viral. I was fortunate enough to have my own suite last September when I traveled to Asia and it was an awesome experience. I'm glad so many people have been able to read about my take on the extremely hyped Suites class.
Overall, it was a great first year. I'm hoping to continue enjoying documenting my travels and I definitely have a lot more in store for this year! Next up: Denmark, Iceland, Norway, the UAE, and plenty more of China. Hope you'll join in for the ride!
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