*Note: I'm creating this thread now before my wife and I depart. Will be hopefully updating each day, hence the huge number of reserved posts. I'll add links to the hotels we stayed at when we stay at them and point to the right post. Gary's Advice to me: A Month In Asia: Japan, Thailand, and Cambodia Hotels Visited: Sheraton: Four Points @ BWI Airport Tokyo: Mercure Ginza Kyoto: Hotel Monterey Bangkok: (No hotel: swanky friend's apartment!) SIem Reap: (Swanky friend got a swanky place, don't know where yet) Krabi: Tubkaak Boutique Resort Hua Hin: Hua Hin Six Senses Cities we will visit! Tokyo, Japan -- Full Day Dynamic Tokyo Hato Bus Tour Kyoto, Japan -- We will be based in Kyoto for most of our time in Japan. We plan on going to Osaka and Nara for day trips. Phetchaburi, Thailand -- Half Day of walking around! Krabi, Thailand -- Apparently the best beaches in all of Thailand. I plan on very much relaxing on the beach with a drink for 3 straight days...Maybe go snorkeling, see an island nearby, etc. Hua Hin. Thailand -- Was recommended as a stop for a few days, former capital I think. Going on a Hua Hin Adventure Tour. Bangkok, Thailand -- Hoping to go to a Muay Thai fight night, do some swing dancing, get a few new suits, and enjoy the street food (hopefully...) Siem Reap, Cambodia -- Seeing Angkor Wat, 3 day pass. We have a guide who came very highly recommended from our good friend we are visiting in Bangkok. However, this guide was booked by an Australian group of people. Happily, the Australians are a-okay with having a few Americans tag along for a few days. I promise to not order a single Fosters. Flights: (Award Booking: Thanks Gary for the valuable advice) BWI-ORD United First (A320) ORD-NRT United Business First (747, Upper Deck) NRT-BKK United Business First (777) BKK-NRT United Business First (777) NRT-ORD United Business First (747, Upper Deck) ORD-DCA United First (A320) Train: JR Rail : 14 Day Green Pass (This is the first class cabin on the bullet trains) Thailand: Taking the Train from Bangkok to Petchaburi, touring for a half day, then in an overnight sleeper car to Surat Thani, bus takes us to Krabi. Taking the train back to Hua Hin for a short jaunt there before heading back to Bangkok. *SemiProtip: For booking an award trip, ORD-BKK, you can have a 2 week layover stopping at NRT. Sweet! Same miles cost! So, we look forward to sharing some awesome locations, awesome hotels, and more awesome photos n stuff. However, I sincerely doubt we'll be taking pictures of airline food. We all know what to expect. Who are we? Mid-30s couple living in the DC area, not quite part of the 1%, but getting very close. Estimated Total Trip Cost: 5K.