Category Archives: Hotels

Hotel Review: The Gritti Palace, Venice, a Luxury Collection Hotel

This is the ninth in an eleven-part series covering my June/July 2019 trip to Slovenia and Venice. You can read my last post, covering how I got from Piran to Venice, here. July in Venice was actually pretty awful. Walking through the streets, particularly in the San Marco area, could… Read more »

Hotel Review: Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons

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This is the sixth in an eleven-part series covering my June/July 2019 trip to Slovenia and Venice. You can read my last post, covering Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, and Skocjan Caves, here. There are only two hotels affiliated with the big international chains in the Ljubljana area: the Intercontinental, where… Read more »

Hotel Review: Intercontinental Ljubljana

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This is the third in an eleven-part series covering my June/July 2019 trip to Slovenia and Venice. You can read my last post, covering the flight on Adria Airways from Copenhagen to Ljubljana, here. I spent a total of six days in Slovenia, with four days based in the Ljubljana… Read more »

Costa del Sol Part 2: Exploring Malaga and Torremolinos and the Hotel Ritual Torremolinos

In my last post, I covered how I got to and from the Costa del Sol.  Here, I’ll cover what I actually did there.  I actually had no idea what to expect. I didn’t know anyone personally who had been to Torremolinos, and I had heard some horror stories that… Read more »

Hotel Reviews: Triada Palm Springs and the Hilton Palm Springs

In March, I spent two nights in Palm Springs after visiting some friends in Los Angeles. I ended up staying in two different hotels, the Triada, a Marriott Autograph Collection property, and the Hilton Palm Springs. The hotels were radically different, and I much more preferred the former. I’ll review… Read more »

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 »