About Brad Ott

Brad recently completed his Bachelors of Education at the University of British Columbia and is now enjoying his career as a high school teacher. When he’s not putting in long hours in the classroom, he relishes the chance to fly first class around the world with Tyler, or growing his tropical plant collection at home. Want to learn how you can travel the world on points, like Brad? Check out the ebook for more expert advice.

Fairmont Whistler Dog Friendly Pampered Pups Program

2018-05-22T08:17:00+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Fairmont, Hotels, Trip Reports|

Fairmont Whistler Dog Friendly Program Introduction As Tyler mentioned previously, the review of the Fairmont Whistler would be published in a series of posts rather than one large one. We decided to outline the new Fairmont Whistler Dog Friendly program, Pampered Pups, on its own, as Whistler itself is a very dog friendly city and the location of the hotel is very [...]

Asiana Airlines First Class Lounge Review, Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN)

2017-09-25T17:35:39+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Airport Lounges, International, Trip Reports|

Introduction: My business class flight on Asiana Airlines arrived in Seoul a little bit early, and I had about 3 hours before boarding my first class flight to Los Angeles on the Asiana Airbus A380! The airport felt really busy when I arrived, and the line for transit security was deep. I was a bit surprised there was no ground [...]

Asiana Airlines Airbus A321 Business Class Chongqing – Seoul

2017-09-24T20:27:39+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Trip Reports|

Introduction: After three long weeks in Chongqing I was ready to come home, and excited to fly Asiana for the first time! Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the experience to teach abroad, especially with a couple weekends away from campus at the Marriott Hotel Chongqing and the JW Marriott Chongqing Hotel, but I was eager to get home! I [...]

JW Marriott Chongqing, Executive King Room Review

2017-11-06T16:59:26+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Hotels, JW Marriott, Trip Reports|

Introduction: After a great stay at The Marriott Hotel Chongqing the week before, and another week of restless sleeps on my university dorm bed, I had Tyler book me a room for two nights at the JW Marriott Hotel Chongqing! The JW is a category 2 hotel, requiring 10,000 Marriott Reward points per night (or 3,334 SPG points per night), [...]

Marriott Hotel Chongqing, Review Of The Executive River View King Room

2017-10-11T11:18:53+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Hotels, Marriott, Trip Reports|

Introduction: As part of my Bachelor of Education, I was invited to spend 3-weeks studying at Southwest University in Chongqing, China. Initially Tyler wanted to book me at one of the Marriott hotels in the city for the entire stay, but the school was located about 45-minutes from the city centre, which was really impractical. I opted instead to stay [...]

EVA Air Business Class Lounge Review (The Infinity and The Star), Taipei Airport

2017-09-17T05:33:01+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Airport Lounges, International, Trip Reports|

Introduction: My business class flight on EVA from Los Angeles arrived just after 5:30am, and after a short wait at the transfer security counter and walk through the airport, I was at the EVA business class lounge entrance. All of the lounges are in the same area, and very easy to find with good signage throughout the terminal. I was [...]

EVA Air Boeing 777 Business Class (Royal Laurel) Review, Los Angeles to Taipei

2018-06-04T11:21:34+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Airlines, EVA Air, Trip Reports|

Introduction: I had the opportunity to travel to Chongqing, China with my university's Community Field Experience program. It had been over eight months since I experienced  ANA First Class from San Fransisco to Tokyo and I was very excited to try out another world class airline. Prior to booking this flight I was looking into economy flights on Air China, which [...]