Category Archives: Hotels

Hotel Review: Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong

This is the fourteenth in a series of posts documenting my January 2019 trip around the world, which took me to Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Chiang Mai, and Hong Kong.  You can read my last post, which reviewed the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui, here. Given the prices… Read more »

Mini-Review: Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui

This is the thirteenth in a series of posts documenting my January 2019 trip around the world, which took me to Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Chiang Mai, and Hong Kong.  You can read my last post, which covered my flight from Chiang Mai to Hong Kong in Cathay Dragon business… Read more »

The Holiday Inn Chiang Mai (and Bonvoyed by the Le Meridien Chiang Mai)

This is the tenth in a series of posts documenting my January 2019 trip around the world, which took me to Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Chiang Mai, and Hong Kong.  You can read my last post, which covered my flight on Cathay Dragon from Hong Kong to Chiang Mai, here…. Read more »

Review: Atrocious Customer Service at the Park Inn Cape Town Foreshore

This is the sixth in a series of posts documenting my January 2019 trip around the world, which took me to Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Chiang Mai, and Hong Kong.  You can read my last post, which covered my flight on Kenya Airways from Victoria Falls to Cape Town, here…. Read more »

Victoria Falls, Part 1: the Victoria Falls Safari Club

This is the third in a series of posts documenting my January 2019 trip around the world, which took me to Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Chiang Mai, and Hong Kong.  You can read my last post, covering my trip from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls here. I’ll be honest…. I’m not… Read more »

Off I Go: Hilton Garden Inn JFK Airport, Swiss Lounge JFK, and South African Airways A340 Business Class New York to Johannesburg

This is the first in a series of posts documenting my January 2019 trip around the world, which took me to Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Chiang Mai, and Hong Kong.  You can read an overview of the trip here. South African Airways Flt. 204, New York-Kennedy to Johannesburg (JFK-JNB) Airbus… Read more »

Hotel Reviews: Intercontinental London Park Lane, Conrad London St. James, and Hotel Indigo-London Paddington

This is the second in a series of reviews from my late December 2018 trip to London. You can read my last post, on my Air France journey over, here. I ended up staying at three different hotels in my three nights in London, utilizing free nights/points for all three…. Read more »

2018 Year in Review and YWW Index

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Every year, I take a look back on my year of travel and take a look at the year ahead. You can check out prior years here: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011. It’s an interesting time to look at trends and also to compile all of the year’s posts in one place. 2018… Read more »

Hotel Review: Hilton Playa del Carmen

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Last year, I got the Hilton Aspire American Express card. Although it costs $450, I figured it was worth it based on four of the perks (most of the perks are valueless to me): (1) Hilton Diamond status, which is *marginally* more valuable than my otherwise Gold status (not a… Read more »

Hotel Review: Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, the Caledonian – Is this really luxury?

This is the fourth in a delayed series about my August/September 2018 trip to Manchester, England and Scotland.  You can read a preview of the trip here. There are tons of hotels in Edinburgh, and I had initially booked myself into the Hampton Inn Edinburgh West End, before deciding to splurge… Read more »