As some of you know, I’m getting married on October 25th. I’ve been able to beg off a lot of work-related travel until then. After the wedding we will enjoy an 11-night cruise aboard Grandeur of the Seas for her annual repositioning from Baltimore to Tampa. That will require a one-way flight home from Tampa. We’re booked on American Airlines with a connection in Miami. Yes, I know there are nonstops from Tampa to DC, but the price was right, the upgrades were taken care of with miles nearly a year ago, and every segment helps me keep my Platinum status on American. So there!

The weekend after we return from the honeymoon, we head to the airport for a quick overnight to North Carolina and my 20 year high school reunion. And then it’s back to reality the very next day as I hop on a plane to Atlanta for a week-long work trip. Yes, I’m staying at the W Atlanta Midtown again, and probably will for every trip to Atlanta as long as the hotel is available at a reasonable rate that my employer will pay. You heard it here first: I am a W Hotels fan! And the Starwood points will keep me coming back.