Throwback Thursday: A Week In Sicily

As I mentioned last week, one of the greatest things about the miles & points hobby is being able to share incredible experiences with family & friends. The main reason I write trip reports is to share my travel experiences with you guys in hopes of everyone being able to travel as comfortably as possible. But another reason is that it’s sort of a fun record for me to have of some of the amazing experiences I’ve had over the years.

So with that in mind, I thought it would be fun to “throwback” to a trip I took to Sicily last Spring. Many of you will have read this before, but it’s one of my favorites (I mean, what can be better than going to a place where they have ice cream and bread? Together!), and I thought it might be a fun change of pace.

Right after moving out of my apartment last year I spent some time with some friends at their home in coastal Sicily, which was beyond gorgeous. The trip started in Vancouver, and you’ll want to start reading the trip report there as well.

From Vancouver, Tiffany and I then flew Lufthansa First Class 747-400 Vancouver To Frankfurt. She had a markedly different view of the flight than I did, and her perspective on my travel is one of the funniest things ever written on this blog.


After a quick overnight at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport, we flew Airberlin Economy Class Frankfurt To Catania, before Spending A Week In Sicily, which was amazing and relaxing at the same time.


To round up the trip, I flew Air Dolomiti Business Class Catania To Munich before enjoying a completely private cabin on my Lufthansa First Class A330 Munich To Washington Dulles flight.

All in all, it was a fantastic trip. I loved wandering the small towns and seeing the countryside, and getting a chance to experience a way of life that is very different from my usual one.


You can find the full series here:

Plaza Premium Lounge Vancouver Airport
Lufthansa First Class 747-400 Vancouver To Frankfurt
I’m Just Here For The Caviar: A (Less-Biased) Review Of Lufthansa First Class
Sheraton Frankfurt Airport
Airberlin Economy Class Frankfurt To Catania
Spending A Week In Sicily
Air Dolomiti Business Class Catania To Munich
Lufthansa First Class A330 Munich To Washington Dulles

And if you haven’t checked out my Trip Report Index, there are reviews of just about every flight I’ve taken and hotel I’ve stayed at. Hopefully you’ll find inspiration for your next trip!

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  1. * OFF *

    You eat all these delicious food but you’re thin. You eat bread, pasta, pizza, etc. and you don’t gain any weight. What’s your secret? Do you work-out on a daily basis?

  2. Seriously dude. New reports please.

    Or are there so many new members from the recent press tour that your longtime supporters just don’t matter anymore?

  3. @31583 There are people who have a very fast metabolism and are skinny no matter what they eat. I have a friend who is real skinny but all he eats and drink is cheese and Coke.

  4. What a sad miserable existence of a Life you lead, Lucky! Fly from here to there, stay in a hotel, never leave the confines of the hotel except to find a Starbucks. I mean GET OUT THERE and see the world instea…. Oh, wait. You spent a week in Sicily? Outside the hotel(s)? Wandering around small towns?

    Oh, never mind!


  5. Love Italy, and have visited several times. Would love to hear more about your time in Sicily. It’s on my radar for next year – but hoping to add on another visit to Rome, too.

    and @Tom+1 – esp. on Iceland. We just got back from Portugal (Porto, Coimbra, Lisbon) and we loved it there. .

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