Embrace the Turbulence: A Lavatory Explosive

Embrace the Turbulence: A Lavatory Explosive

A few days ago someone asked me why I blog. My response was “I enjoy sharing stories of life on the road with my readers” and I think that’s accurate. Having said that, I think the time has come to invite new voices to share their stories, since there are so many interesting people with whom I cross paths in the skies!

I’d like to introduce you to my good friend The Travel Director (she’s headquartered at www.thetraveldirector.com, on Facebook at The Travel Director, and on Instagram at @thetraveldirector). What is The Travel Director, you ask? Straight from her mouth:

The Travel Director is an extension of the event planning industry and is hired on a contractual basis by third-party event planning companies as an extension of their team. Fueled by wanderlust, this “warrior of the sky” travels the globe executing high-end events at a first class level.

As we’ve traded stories over the past month or so, The Travel Director has graciously agreed to share some of her favorites with Andy’s Travel Blog. So, without further ado, please welcome The Travel Director!

Picture of the Week: Macro Edition

Picture of the Week: Macro Edition

Every once in a while I’ll take my camera if I’m walking around a place where I think there will be flowers or other interesting things to photograph. Something I’ve been getting into more and more lately is macro photography. I own the Sony 90mm FE macro lens, which is one of my favorites for portraits, but only recently I’ve started actually using it to shoot close up images.

Well that was a long explanation…I found a pretty flower that had a bunch of miniature blooms on it so I took a picture of it. Click through for this week’s Picture of the Week!

The American Express Centurion Lounge in Houston is now open!

The American Express Centurion Lounge in Houston is now open!

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of American Express’s Centurion Lounges (Here are my Dallas and New York LaGuardia Centurion Lounge reviews). I find the level of service and the various amenities to be a cut above even the nicest airline lounges in the USA.

As of today their most recent addition to the lounge network is now open at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport! Located in Terminal D (the main international terminal for everyone except United), the lounge retains the feel and decor of the rest of the lounges in the network, as you’ll see in the post!

Picture of the Week: Tokyo Tower Sunset

Picture of the Week: Tokyo Tower Sunset

Well, I had a great week in Tokyo. It was a bit exhausting but was nonetheless wonderful. My schedule was so jam-packed that I didn’t have time to get out and photography much, but the last evening of my stay in Tokyo I glanced out the window of my office building and saw absolutely beautiful light over Shiba Park and the Tokyo Tower.

Click through for the Picture of the Week!

American Airlines “innovates” again and puts the AAdvantage program out of its misery

American Airlines “innovates” again and puts the AAdvantage program out of its misery

American Airlines announced today (well, yesterday for me because I happen to be in Japan at the moment) some more Super Happy Fun changes to their AAdvantage program. It’s not just that they’re bad, but American executives continue to lie to investors and consumers by using words like “innovation” or “innovative” or “good” when describing these changes. They are literally copying and pasting what Delta and United have done. That is not innovation, that is laziness.

Click through for all the innovative details…