It’s good to be home. As much as I love to travel, it’s always nice to come home. My week in Atlanta was successful. I will not post a full review of the W Midtown Atlanta as I’ve reviewed the hotel previously, and really don’t have anything to add to that other than what I posted earlier this week. The trip concluded on a high note as my SkyMiles Medallion upgrade cleared early on Friday morning. This might be my last trip to Atlanta this year. However, I’ll be back there in early January, and staying at the W Atlanta Buckhead. Yea! A new hotel to review.

Getting to Atlanta won’t be nearly as comfortable next year as I’ll be losing my SkyMiles Silver Medallion status. I’ve experienced quite favorable upgrade percentages on my trips this year. Probably north of 80 percent successful even as a Silver Medallion. I’ve chosen my flights wisely, and favor the Boeing 757’s with at least 20 first class seats if at all possible. So the program has worked well for me in that regard. Unfortunately, my work in Atlanta started a little later in the year than I’d planned so I’ve had far fewer opportunities to earn Medallion Qualifying Miles than I needed to have a prayer of keeping status. Hopefully, I’ll be able to earn it back in a reasonable amount of time next year. Time and travel will tell!

In other news, unless things change, I’ll be making trips to Dallas and Albuquerque between now and the Christmas holiday, so I’ll have some new experiences to post about.

Going forward, I should be able to post far more frequently now that life is returning to normal after our fabulous wedding. Perhaps I’ll post a picture or two soon. I’m expecting to make a regular weekly post on Saturday mornings with regular posts during the week with travel news that pops up from time to time. I’ll soon have some exciting new changes to announce about the blog. All with the goal of making time you spend reading more valuable to you.