Travel News: Week of September 11, 2013

Travel news September 11, 2013

Top Travel News Thai Airways tries logo cover-up after A330-300 skids off runway Etihad Airways introduces flying nannies TSA expands Pre-Check program; expedited screening will be at 100 U.S. airports by year’s end New Berlin airport has 66,500 problems Vermont Airport Introduces “Lactation Station” For Mothers Qantas’ New Seats Let Business Class Flyers Recline During […]

Make the Most of Tokyo: What Not to Miss

Tokyo Tower views

Fireworks… Subway system by Jackson Pollock… Monkeys make most sense as pets… Cats are very good luck… Udon, Sushi, BBQ, tempura, yes please… No garbage cans anywhere = No garbage anywhere… PRAY often… Toilets talk to you, this is not God… Bad fortune is Good fortune, you learn more and grow more… Life is one […]

Japan Airlines to Launch Nonstop 787 Service Between Boston and Tokyo

On Sunday, April 22, 2012, Japan Airlines will launch new nonstop 787 service between Boston and Tokyo. Milestones of this new service include: Japan Airlines launches a new route (Boston -Tokyo) and a new plane (787 Dreamliner) on Sunday, April 22. Japan Airlines is first to directly link Boston with Asia, by strategically utilizing the […]

Maid Café in Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Taxi

Hiroshi, my Japanese friend from college took me and Facebook sensation Hitomi Kumasaka to dinner to a Korean BBQ (you grill your own meat). Afterwards, we walked a couple blocks in the snow to a bizarre place called Maid Café. They have multiple floors and we went to the main one on the fourth floor. […]

Top Nine Reasons to Stay at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

Mandarin Oriental

I was invited to check out the 173 room Mandarin Oriental Tokyo that opened in December 2005. It was billed as the first official six-star hotel in the world and believe it or not I almost passed on the invitation since their lobby is on the 38th floor and after Japan’s 9.0 earthquake I didn’t […]

Tokyo, Japan Resources For Your Next Trip

Mt Fuji

-Did you know Tokyo, Japan is the largest city in the world with a population of 32,450,000? -Tokyo is an international city and they have every type of cuisine here. -World cup soccer change most language signs so they are now in both Japanese and English – EnglishFriendlyJapan.com lists all English-speaking businesses, restaurants, services etc. […]

Japan Travel 2012

Japan Travel 2012

Here are the stories from my recent trip to Japan.

Tokyo to Los Angeles

Singapore Airlines A380 parked at LAX

This is the last segment of my around the world trip on Singapore Airlines’ A380- the world’s largest commercial aircraft. My routing was New York (JFK) to Frankfurt to Singapore to Tokyo to Los Angeles. The links to each segment are below but be sure to read the JFK-FRA since that was the first flight […]