I've been reading the news and social media rant about what happened on United Flight 3411. Here are some of my favorites: NY Times Gizmodo What's Really the issue? No one has correctly addressed the core issue, so I just had to write an extra blog post this week to explain. It's not about United being racist against asians, it's not about unfairly...
Tokyo may not be known as a watch shopper’s dream, but the culture’s of vintage/second hand style has led to an emergence of a growing Vintage Rolex Tokyo Watch scene. There’s no one street or area but they tended to be concentrated around the Shibuya area. You definitely need to seek these stores out, as they are near impossible...
Introduction For those who live in the Bay Area, San Jose Mineta International Airport (SJC), located in San Jose, CA is often an overlooked as a location to fly out of for international flights.  In the past 10 years, San Jose Airport was an international airport mostly because it had flights to Mexico, but in 2013 ANA started a direct flight...
So what is United Classified? This is OTG/United’s first attempt to reward United’s top customers by offering a secret “speakeasy” style restaurant tucked away somewhere in Terminal C.   Surprisingly, United doesn’t publicly disclose the qualification thresholds to be able to dine at United Classified.  Recognized as an up and coming travel blogger with unique and unbiased content, GTE...
Lifetime Status is awesome.  On April 16, 2018, Marriott finally announced the official merger of the Marriott Rewards and Starwood SPG loyalty programs.  The changes have generally been well received, with customers now getting the best of both programs.  You can read read the mainstream blogs to get "everything you need to know" about the points program, but based...
The EVA Air Amenity Kit have long been one of the better business class kits for commercial airline travel.  Earlier in the year, Eva Air stopped offering their Rimowa amenity kits on inbound flights to Taipei.  Instead, they started offering a leather kit by Georg Jensen.  While, it's not shabby, it's a big disappointment for those collectors that covet the Rimowa...
Japanese Eyewear - Globe Specs There are plenty of glasses /sunglasses shops all over in Tokyo, from the basics to high end. You don’t need to go to trendy spots such as Daikonyama, Ometasando, or Ginza to find the best in Japanese Eyewear. Located a quick walk up the hill from Shibuya Station is the optician Globe Specs. The store itself...
People always ask me, what are the Best Credit Cards For Travelers?  I see The Points Guy post all over the internet talking about all the credit cards that he receives a commission for when you sign up on his site, I wanted to make sure readers hear from a normal frequent flyer as to what cards have worked for...
Singapore is a 2-3 day destination for most people.  There is so much to do in the country, so GTE has listed 5 Singapore Travel Tips to help you travel through Singapore like a PRO.  Hopefully, ensuring that you get the most out of your stay in Singapore. Yes, You Can Eat At THREE Michelin Star Restaurants In One Day GTE’s...
Marriott Rewards Insiders is a great resource for hotel points junkies. Furthermore, it’s especially useful during the transition of SPG and Marriott loyalty programs. The great thing about the site is that normal travelers like yourself post questions that are answered not only by other forum members, but “Community Managers,” which are official Marriott staff. It’s easy to not...
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