Ah… it feels good to be back in the saddle – or first class seat if you will. It was a five day whirlwind – seven air segments, two car rentals, three hotel rooms. And I still slept in my own bed for four nights. But that’s only a tiny bit of my weekly recap… there was so much to it!
With the return to travel, I’m slowly catching back up on my travel talk. I keep getting sidetracked, but managed to work on a few pieces – my typical travel day, , and a review of the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. I also updated my Hotel Reviews Master Page.
Other P2B bloggers also shared some great travel news this week. I highlighted a few of my favorite stories here.
I might have gotten more reviews and trip reports caught up if I hadn’t been sidetracked by not one, but two Uber stories. First I discussed several ways that passengers are cheating Uber (hopefully flaws in their software that will get fixed!) Then a day later, UberX announced rate cuts in 48 markets. I’ll have some analysis this week of what that actually looks like now that it’s in place – I did eight hours of butt-in-seat time and also took three UberX (and one Lyft) rides of my own this weekend. I’ll share more analysis this week once I can run the numbers on my pay statement.
Its back to good television again – The Bachelor (which I love to hate – but something I will now associate with long distance dating). I also binge watched all of Season 3 of House of Lies (something that occasionally hits a bit to close to home after all my years in management consulting!) just in time for Season 4 to premiere last night. Also in the category of “good television”, my Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys in a thrilling playoff game. I managed to make it out of the sports bar here in enemy territory (Dallas/Fort Worth) in my green jersey unscathed.
I got to attend a wonderful party this weekend thrown for the 40th birthday of one of my travel friends. It’s the second milestone birthday party I’ve been to recently for someone I know thanks to my frequent flyer status. I shared my thoughts on that world in The Rêveurs, a reflective bit I wrote. These are the things I love about my travels – the people, the experiences – the good stuff.
This week its back to the grind – six more segments, two more rental cars, two more hotels, and a ship – no rest for the wicked! It will be a great one – and hopefully fabulous for all.