Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas in Grand Suite Cabin 1286

Howdy, folks. I am taking a new cruise next year, which gave me occasion to recall a cruise from last year. In addition to the pictures below, you can see a short video. We left out of Galveston on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas and traveled from August 2-9, 2015. The itinerary was a sea day, followed by Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, and two more days at sea. This review is about the ship itself, and I will talk about the ports of call in a future post. The short version: Royal Caribbean isn’t as nice as it thinks it is, but this was still an excellent way to travel with children. Continue reading “Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas in Grand Suite Cabin 1286”

Changes coming to elite status on American

I received an email earlier this month about some coming changes to elite status on American. They kick in starting January 1, 2017, so they won’t really impact status for most of us for quite a few months after that. Full details are available from American. However, here are some of the things which stand out to me: Continue reading “Changes coming to elite status on American”

Domestic First Class on United (A319 and Boeing 737-700)

I was in domestic first class on United twice recently. On October 31, I flew from IAH to DCA in seat 2A on an A319, and on November 2 I was in seat 2A on a Boeing 737-700 for the return from DCA to IAH. Both planes had wifi which was $5.99 for the duration of the trip, although I also had the option of paying something like 810 United miles. The big advantage of the Boeing was that there was a personal screen at each seat with Direct TV, which is free in first class. It is also available gate to gate unless someone is making an announcement at the time. Sadly, the news channels featured the same depressing content that they do on the ground and there wasn’t an interesting game on at the time. C’est la vie, or something like that. Continue reading “Domestic First Class on United (A319 and Boeing 737-700)”

About Dine Drink Travel

Dine Drink Travel is an outgrowth of the John Brawley Tophat West Texas Bourbon Society. The Society, by extension, is a bunch of married guys who desperately need to get out of the house more often. Anyway, we created this blog to catalog our travels and hope it will be useful to many of you. Continue reading “About Dine Drink Travel”

Fantastic Pork and Bourbon at The Pig

I have eaten at The Pig in Washington, D.C. three times now. The most recent of these was on October 31- Monday of this week. That meal was with a work colleague, the one before that was by myself at the bar, and the one before that was a social occasion with a friend. All three meals have been fantastic. There is really only one problem: You pretty much have to be willing to eat pork to dine there. Happily, this wasn’t Lent and thus no obstacle for me. Continue reading “Fantastic Pork and Bourbon at The Pig”