My Trips

For a recent Southwest flight to Las Vegas, Stephanie and I spent several hours in Terminal 1 at the Los Angeles LAX Airport. Terminal 1 is served primarily by US Airways and Southwest so most flights are regional. That means you get fairly limited options within this terminal. If you’re a Lounge Club cardholder, you’re […]

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I’m a big fan of cool software and web apps that make my life easier. In the travel realm, my absolute favorite is TripIt — a free web & mobile app that allows you to track all of your upcoming trips in one place. TripIt also has a premium/paid version ($39-$49 per year, depending on […]

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For the last two nights, I’ve been sleeping on a W Hotel Bed at the Silicon Valley W Hotel. I’m doing this as I continue my search for the best hotel bed for my very own bedroom at home. Stephanie has been right here with me, so we can both test the beds and recreate […]

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For our recent trip to LA, Stephanie and I purchased two round-trip tickets on Southwest: OAK-BUR and BUR-OAK. As I mentioned in my review of OAK airport, we make this trip pretty frequently between northern and southern California. We typically prefer to fly either Southwest or Virgin America to earn miles with the same carriers. […]

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Today, Stephanie and I are flying OAK-BUR on Southwest. Living in San Francisco usually means we can choose between 3 accessible airports — San Francisco (SFO), Oakland (OAK), and San Jose (SJC). At this point, I’m still pretty undecided on which of the three airports I like most since each outweighs the others in different […]

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