An overview and links to coverage of my trip to New York, Vancouver, Seattle and Los Angeles via a mix of international business class flights and long distance trains.
In-depth report of my push for HHonors Gold and BA Silver, starting 2013 by hotel-hopping and tier-point running around California. Covers first class train travel in the UK, BA longhaul in premium economy and business, AA domestic first class in the US, various Hiltons, and sightseeing in three cities.
My first visit to the US was mostly spent at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington. But I did preface that work trip with four days of sightseeing in Seattle; here are a few photographic highlights.