Category: USA

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Missed a delayed Southwest flight due to airline

This is an interesting story. I was traveling in the US from SLC to LAX on Southwest Airlines in January. Flight originally scheduled for 6:00pm, delayed notification on smartphone app showing departure at 6:40 pm. OK, so rather than sit at the airport and do nothing, I’ll arrive at...

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Hilarious Looney Tunes & other announcements on Southwest Airlines

Came across this hilarious video recently, though it was taken back in September 2016. Upon arrival (presumably from Salt Lake City, Utah to Chicago) Southwest Airlines flight attendant Zach Haumesser goes on his normal arrival announcements, using voices of various Looney Tunes characters.  He impersonated Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Foghorn Leghorn, Porky...

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Pasadena California Free Overnight Parking

As I stayed at the Westin Hotel Pasadena, I also needed to park my car. However, they charge a lot for parking, so I decided to search around if I can find street parking for free. Pasadena and surrounding cities have weird parking rules where you can’t park...

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Westin Hotel Pasadena Review, California

Westin Hotel in Pasadena is a nice property, one of the better ones if you need to be there. It’s very close to Old Town and the Rose Bowl. The Paseo Colorado outdoor mall is only 2 blocks away. Went I got there check-in was swamped…moved slow and...

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Global Entry / TSA Precheck Application Process & Interview at LAX

As a U.S. Citizen, it’s extremely cumbersome to come back from international travel into my home country. Lines are often horrendous as the whole plane pours into the immigration area and you need to be checked one by one by a custom’s officer. Certainly not the level of...

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How to rent a car in Hawaii

It’s very easy to rent a car here, most tourists do and it’s very easy to get around Hawaii with a car. My experiences were at the airports in Honolulu, Oahu and Kahului, Maui. Coming from big cities, I didn’t find parking too particularly difficult. They’re fairly lax in Hawaii...

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Residence Inn by Marriott Wailea, Maui Review

I’m staying here at the Residence Inn in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii. It’s a brand new property, opened in early August. The property isn’t terribly large, and has suites, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom suites with fairly large kitchens. Great for families and groups. There’s a decent amount of amenities such...