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Day Two – Hong Kong

After a less than stellar night’s sleep, we were up and out of the room pretty early. We had plans to go to Stanley, on the quieter side of Hong Kong. So, after breakfast and stopping at the Hong Kong tourism bureau, we hopped the Star Ferry over to Hong Kong and then took the … Continue reading

Day One – Hong Kong

After about a 30 minute cab ride (~$30), we arrived at the Intercontinental. We were quickly helped with our bags. Walking into the lobby, we were immediately struck by the stunning view of the Hong Kong skyline. The Intercontinental is in Kowloon which is across from Hong Kong island. As we quickly learned, it’s very … Continue reading

Cathay Pacific Flight 845 JFK – HKG

At about 1250am, boarding for our flight was announced in the lounge. We made our way over to the gate where we found organized chaos. A Cathay Pacific employee was holding up a sign indicating which rows they were boarding at the moment. We eventually found the premium boarding line but getting through the crowd … Continue reading

And We’re Off!

So our trip for two to Asia has begun… Everything could not have gone any smoother between dropping off the kids at my sister’s and our Jet Blue flight from Portland to New York (JFK). The kids were excited about a fun-filled week with family and couldn’t have cared less about us leaving. Their mother … Continue reading

Our Trip for Two to Asia – Part III

As a continuation of my posts on our almost free “Trip for Two to Asia,” I’ll be discussing how we got “almost free” hotel for 8 nights. To start, we will be staying for 2 nights at the Intercontinental Hong Kong and then in Bali, we’ll be staying 3 nights at the Intercontinental Bali. The … Continue reading

Our Vacation for Two to Asia

Our Vacation for Two to Asia

Almost a year ago we learned that British Airways was going to be changing their Executive Club program from a region based award redemption system to a distance based system meaning that the amount of miles it would take to get from point A to point B would now depend on the distance between these … Continue reading