Chai Bear Archives

Dear Travel Diary,

Hello! Welcome to the Chai Bear Archive. 

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This archive is categorized by location (up to June 2020) via the continents & countries we visited. Under each location, it’s listed in order of the most recent to the page’s inception. Enjoy this time travel! 


North America


United States



Déjà vu, We’re on the Ellen Show again!

Louis Vuitton X Instagram Heaven 

W Hollywood vs. W Beverly Hills – which locale vibe is better? 

Coachella 2019 AMEX Platinum House

Tomoko Spa – Japanese Luxury in Beverly Hills

I’m on the Ellen Show! (Guest post)

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

LAX Star Alliance First Class “VVIP” Private Room

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

JetSuiteX Shared Private Jet Experience

Coachella 2018 AMEX Platinum House

Saison the 3 Michelin Star Dining Experience

South Coast Plaza Private Events 

Ritz Carlton Palm Springs

Fairmont Miramar Santa Monica

Napa Valley

JW Marriott LA Live

Pelican Hill Orange County

SLS Beverly Hills

Marriott Newport Coast Villas (Vacation ownership property)

LAX Skyteam Alliance Lounge

Afternoon Tea Showdown: Langham vs. Peninsula Hotel 

LAX OneWorld Alliance Lounge

Access Lounge at South Coast Plaza

Porsche Experience Los Angeles

LAX Star Alliance Lounge

St. Regis San Francisco

Four Seasons Westlake Village

Monarch Beach Resort

LAX Qantas First Class Lounge

Equinox Irvine


AMEX Centurion Lounge Miami

Hyatt Centric South Beach vs. The Confidante Miami


AMEX Centurion Lounge Las Vegas

The Spa at The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas (Waldorf Astoria ownership as of 2018)

Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas (Waldorf Astoria ownership as of 2018)

Palazzo Penthouse Las Vegas

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

New York

Moxy NYC East Village

JFK Delta Sky Club Lounge

Park Hyatt New York

St. Regis New York

Delta One TransContinental Business Class

The Plaza New York


PDX Whiskey Tasting Lounge

Horsetail Oneonta Falls


AMEX Centurion Lounge Dallas




Fairmont Pacific Rim









Air China Beijing First Class Lounge

BlackSwan Beijing Afternoon Tea


Hong Kong


Renaissance Hong Kong Studio Corner Suite

AMEX Centurion Lounge Hong Kong

The Pier Day Suites at Cathay Pacific’s First Class Lounge

The Wing Private Cabana at Cathay Pacific’s First Class Lounge

The Deck, Cathay Pacific’s Newest Hong Kong Lounge

Ritz Carlton Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific Business Class

Cathay Pacific First Class Lounges

Cathay Pacific First Class




Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills

ANA First Class – Chloe’s 1st Flight! 

Japan Airlines First Class Lounge

Japan Airlines First Class

ANA Suite Lounge (Guest Post)

ANA First Class (Guest Post)

St. Regis Osaka

Singapore Airlines New First Class LAX-NRT

Onsen Ryokans

Ritz Carlton Tokyo




Asiana Business Class Lounge in Seoul Korea

Korean Air A330 Prestige Class

Korean Air A380 First Class




Best in the World? Qatar Airways Al Safwa First Class Lounge

Roundtrip Luxury High in Qatar Airways Qsuites LAX-DOH

Qatar Airways Qsuites is First Class in Business (Preview)




Singapore’s Jewel at Changi – World’s Best Airport

Singapore Grand Prix Formula 1

Singapore Airlines New Suite Class Experience

Singapore The Private Room

Marina Bay Sands

Fairmont Singapore

Singapore Suite Class




EVA Air Hello Kitty Special Jet in Royal Laurel Class

The Lalu Sun Moon Lake Taiwan

EVA Air Royal Laurel Class

EVA Air Taipei Infinity Lounge

Taiwan for New Year 2019

China Airlines Flagship Dynasty Lounge

W Taipei (Marvelous Suite)

Le Méridien Taipei

China Airlines Premium Business Class

Grand Hyatt Taipei

EVA Royal Laurel vs. China Airlines Premium Business Class

W Taipei




Thai Airways A380 First Class

Diamond Lounge at Gaysorn Mall Bangkok

Thai Airways First Class Lounge & Spa

Thai Airways B747-400 Vintage First Class

Six Senses Yao Noi Phuket (Remote island)

So Sofitel Bangkok

W Bangkok

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa (Vacation ownership property)

Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort


United Arab of Emirates


Etihad Apartment vs. Emirates A380 First Class

Emirates First Class

St. Regis Dubai (No longer Marriott property as of 2018 😦 ) 

W Dubai (No longer Marriott property as of 2018 😦 ) 

Etihad First Apartment Class

Etihad First Class Lounge & Spa

Skydive Dubai






Sydney Qantas First Class Lounge

Park Hyatt Sydney









Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht

Heineken Experience

Thalys EuroTrain First Class




Tomorrowland’s Sofitel Brussels Global Journey Hotel Package

Tomorrowland Belgium 2017




Air France TransAtlantic Business Class




I’m back! Lufthansa A380 First Class

Lufthansa First Class Lounge in Munich

Lufthansa First Class Experience

Lufthansa First Class Terminal Lounge in Frankfurt

Porsche Lufthansa First Class Excitement Autobahn




One Day in Monaco




Westin Warsaw Poland




W Barcelona




SWISS First Class Lounge in Zürich


United Kingdom


London Heathrow’s “Secret VIP” Personal Shopper Lounge

So expensive… paying cash for American Airlines RT Business Class to London

American Flagship TransAtlantic Business Class LHR-LAX

The Savoy London




Food for Thought(s)


Chloe’s favorite flight attendants

I’m turning 2 years old! Waah, is this my last fancy flight with mommy? (Guest post)

Travel is a privilege… never take it for granted

Redeem your Marriott 35K Free Nights at a Category 6 Hotel

Shortcut to Marriott Platinum Status without a single hotel stay

Success again! Europe trip for almost free thanks to Flight Delay

A Look Back at Our Travels for this Decade

Inside Look at the TPG Awards 2019

I’m ready to fly fancy! Should I use my miles for Business or First Class?

AMEX Business Platinum ($2700 value) WeWork Global Perk

First time in a Hostel is like a Terrace House Experience

Rolls Royce, Bentley, German Car services for First Class Flights & Hotels

Worth it?! Paying Cash for Infant First Class

Today is my 1st Birthday!  (Guest post)

Marriott Timeshare Vacation Club Points Explained

Wow, I’m Lifetime Platinum for Marriott Bonvoy!

Best Designer First Class Pajamas 

Goodbye SPG, you will be missed…

Flight Compensation Regulation EC 261/2004 (EU Law)

2020 (June-Present) Archives

PYGMY Masks for your next First Class travels

How to come out ahead for 2020

EVA Air Quarantine Journey to Thailand in Economy Class

Mövenpick Bangkok Quarantine Hotel Experience (Part 1)

Mövenpick Bangkok Quarantine Hotel Experience (Part 2)

Cost Breakdown of Thailand Alternative Stay Quarantine

Insane Marriott Promotion for Thai Residents at the St. Regis Bangkok

Thai Airways Flight to Nowhere Airplane Restaurant

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