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About behindthecockpit

My passions are travel, food, golf and frequent flyer points which help my dreams turn into reality.

Star Alliance MegaDO 4 Video

I’ve already written an upcoming post on my experience at the #StarMegaDO4 and will post it up shortly after I get through that pain staking editing process. Until then here’s a video sneak peak: <p><a href=”″>megado#smd4</a&gt; from <a href=”″>Chris Holenderski</a> … Continue reading

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Shangri-La Vancouver Hotel Report

Arriving at the Shangri-La Vancouver isn’t the most glamorous experience. You enter an underground garage just like any other and soon after take a left into an underground check-in area. We made the reservations just hours earlier through a Virtuoso … Continue reading

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Trip Report: The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Edmonton AB, Canada

I recently completed my 4th stay at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in the last 3 years. The hotel is located right in the heart of downtown and overlooking the river valley. It’s about a 45 minute drive from YEG airport … Continue reading

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Food worthy of a detour: Mercato West in Calgary, Canada

It was a cold winter day in 2007, I worked at an auto body shop and an older gentlemen walked in to fix the damage on his new SUV. While I was working on his quote he gave me his … Continue reading

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Booking a trip can be an adventure itself

A week ago I was putting Google to good use and researching Myanmar (Burma). Let me backtrack even more, it was the night before around 1:00am when I noticed excellent deals out of Rangoon in Myanmar to the US and … Continue reading

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