I’ve never done a “mileage run” before, nor have I heard of it before actually becoming a United Premier Silver member. Basically once you fly a lot on a certain airline you get rewarded if you hit a certain number of miles, qualifying segments and dollars spent per 1 year. Reading that if you don’t hit it within 1 year after the new year comes around you lose all progress, so it would be a shame for me to miss “silver” status and all it’s perks by only $250.
So I decided to book a flight to Toronto for the weekend which ended up in a 4 night trip due to delays of course (classic United). I’ll explain more about Premier Silver status by United laater on. I did all the major tourist things and then some, especially when your gluten free you always know it’s going to lead you off the beaten path to more authentic local spots which is a bonus.
We accomplished a lot in the two days we were in Seattle before heaving off to Whistler, BC. Today we knocked out the Zoo, Pikes Place Market, and the Museum of Flight! I felt like it was the actual real ultimate Seattle experience and would recommend it for anybody coming for a 24 hour layover or stop. Favorite thing? Was probably the Pikes Place Market!
First stop: Nuflours Bakery (all gluten free) was decent, but nothing to write home about. But props to carry gf products at all!
Instead of doing a tradition blog post I decided to just make another video picture blog of my adventure, any questions feel free to ask, but click the video below to see my photos from the zoo, pikes market, and the flight museum!
Let’s go to Seattle, WA! I’ve never been there and I have always wanted to go. I guess being a computer nerd it’s always been in my mind to check it out. Also the picture of Pikes Place Market I remember from a grade school text book about rain and always thought it was cool and mysterious. I’d go back, a lot more to see and do.
Flew United’s 737-8 First Class, raw salmon was disgusting, no IFE’s and older plane. However not bad for a 4 hour flight from IAH-SEA.
Not bad views landing down in Seattle
I read about all the bums and homeless people downtown and what not but however my experience was a pleasant one and actually did not run into one homeless person that was “aggressive” as everywhere stated online to watch out for.
We stayed at the Stay Pineapple which was awesome, cozy, and perfect. However be warned hotels in Seattle are like NYC, even the dumps are $300/night.
Had a work trip in San Antonio and wanted to find a super cool hotel to stay at, hence finding the Havana. A sweet antique type hotel that was small, off the tourist riverwalk and smelled good. Had a cool restaurant and attached bar. Check it out below, I also flew out of Texarkana which was pretty sweet, on an old ERJ-140. Love the vintage planes.
It’s not much, but I think it’s totally rad. Like an aviation nerd’s kind of fun. Small airports are the best.
Vintage planes, vintage blinds, old school airport seats, the smell of the 70s, ah Texarkana.
Heres a photo video slideshow of my latest trip to Las Vegas. Checked out the new Luxor E-Sports Arena, had a full lunch at Gordon Ramsay’s newest spot Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace. Also flew United First class and experienced a gluten free dinner meal. Also tried a new spot at Paris “The Eiffel Restaurant”, was so good. Paris Casino is in fact the best gluten free casino in Las Vegas period.
If youhave ever wanted to go on a guided fishing excursion at Walt Disney World I will present you with some knowledge. It can be a fun in the sun adventure if you love to fish and the outdoors. You typically wake up at 9AM and meet up with your guide at the resort around 10AM and off you go, the resorts vary.
This time we met up at the Contemporary Resort Docks.
They go over a few basic rules then you launch out. I’ve been three times on this excursion. The first two times were awesome, the feeling of being VIP cruising through Seven Seas Lagoon and around the resorts is amazing and refreshing while in Florida.
Screw the fishing guide, I wanted to go on a mini jet boat so bad!
Our last adventure our guide Sean was a total asshole, don’t know how he even has this job. If you get a good guide everything is awesome and fun, usually they bait your hook, help you cast, teach you the good spots, etc. This guy was like a lazy piece of shit who didn’t say or help worth a shit, and then when we asked he was just was so apathetic it was useless to even bother. However we still had a great time. It costs around $300 for 2-5 people for 2 hours and then your suppose to tip your captain as well. Check out the photos below for the fishing adventure.
WDW Trip Report Day 3: We visit the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival! Was a lot like the Food & Wine Festival except the fact they had a bunch more flowers and topiaries at every turn. The merchandise was eh okay but still can’t find a 2018 poster, GRR! However, check out the adventure below. Also had dinner at Akershus House in Norway. The F&G Festival takes place every year sometime between Feb 28th-May 28th with several events, presentations all on flower & garden topics.
Love seeing the monorail, even before entering EPCOT!
We are IN! We always opt to take the photo at the end of the night, a lot more scenic to have a family photo at night.
Finally the countdown is over and we get to go back to Disney World! The most magical place on Earth. But I think the waiting part is part of the magical journey. I will be posting daily blogs of our trip report and updating. Today we flew in from Little Rock and met up with the rest of our family then checked into our “Magical Vacation Home” and then decided to hit up Disney Springs.
I will review each aspect including the Magical Home part as well! So stick along this week and feel free to ask any questions. There will be a lot of photos and I’ll put some explanations at the bottom. I wanted to do a seperate post on reviewing the Magical Vacation Homes experience but I think I’ll just leave feedback under each photo.
We opted to fly first class on the way their since it usually is a good deal compared to economy. Our plane got upgraded so we got lie flat seats all the way from Little Rock, was an awesome experience and a excellent start.