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***UPDATED 01/27/2019*** LATEST UPDATES! Thanks for supporting the blog!  As a result, we'll continue to add information as we meet more dealers and continue to visit these watch stores. Surprisingly, the most coveted steel sport watch, the Rolex Ref 116500LN Daytona is in higher supply these days. Market price is around $20k USD for new/unworn The Rolex GMT Master ii "Batman"...
Up until a couple of years ago, there was a technique for savy travelers to reach elite status by going on something called a mileage run.  This would consist of trying to find the cheapest tickets, regardless of the connections or duration to fly as far as one possibly can.  This was because back in the days, airlines would...
Mileage Plus updates.  In Q4 of 2018, United Airlines quietly released some changes to their Mileage Plus program.  As a 1K Member, Team GTE didn’t even get an email notification of these changes.  So, what does that mean?  This means, in 2019, United Mileage Plus members are going to get screwed.   Fortunately, most of the negative changes only affect...
Jiro Sushi was made famous by the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi released in 2012. The owner, Jiro Ono's sushi restaurant was the first sushi restaurant to receive 3 Michelin stars, and has maintained it's 3 star rating ever since the Michelin guide started including Tokyo in 2008.  This winter, Team GTE was invited through the Ritz Carlton Tokyo...
All Nippon Airways has maintained a Skytrax 5 Star rating since 2013.  This has made ANA one of the premier airlines for any traveler to fly.  In the last couple of years, ANA has expanded their routes significantly outbound to the US.  San Jose, Houston, Chicago, and New York are all direct routes available to Tokyo.  ANA flies modern wide...