Category Archives for Tokyo.

Use Hyatt Points for Immersive Tokyo Experience

As promised just before the new World of Hyatt program launched, you can now redeem Hyatt points for immersive travel experiences via their partner AFAR. The first experience that is now up for reservation for up to 75 World of Hyatt members is a four-night, three-day trip in Tokyo that will take place from November 10 – 13, 2017. If you redeem Hyatt points the package includes four award nights at the Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills (normally 25,000 points per night),…

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Flying United BusinessFirst from Tokyo Narita to Houston

With the United award chart devaluation on the very near horizon, and premium cabin award flights with Star Alliance partners about to get a lot more expensive, I’ve been reminding myself that flying United operated flights isn’t bad. Honestly, I think that the United BusinessFirst product is solid, and is totally fine for sleeping and relaxing on a long-haul flight, which is the whole point of a premium cabin flight for me. Being Houston based, United is absolutely the carrier…

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When Jet-Lag Bites You in Tokyo, Head to the Fish Market

Almost inevitably if you are coming from the US or similar locations to Japan you are going to really get bit by the jet-lag bug. I’m a wonderful sleeper if given the opportunity, but even I can’t beat this monster. Tokyo is 14 hours ahead of my home of Houston, so I am completely off my normal schedule. For as short a trip as I have, completely switching to their time zone really isn’t all that helpful anyway, so I…

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