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Playa del Carmen and La Pasion Hotel Boutique

Posted by Adam YWW on April 29, 2018 in Hotels, Trip Reports

This is part 2 in a series about my February 2018 trip to Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya.  You can read my overview of the trip here. I have only been to the Yucatan once before – a trip to Cancun back in 2008 at an all-inclusive in the Hotel Zone, which I
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Help me decide how to spend 4 days in Asia next January!

Posted by Adam YWW on April 27, 2018 in About YWW, Trip Reports

Readers, I need your help! I’ve booked a round-the-world trip for this coming January. The plan is to spend some time in Victoria Falls, then South Africa, before heading back home via Hong Kong.  Right now, I have 4 days in Hong Kong, and I am not committed to spending any or all of them
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Playa del Carmen Trip Overview and Delta Business Class Washington to Cancun

Posted by Adam YWW on April 23, 2018 in Airlines, Trip Reports

In February, I did a short 2-night trip down to Mexico’s Riviera Maya, around Playa del Carmen. The genesis of the trip was a desire to use my free night certificate I got from meeting a spend requirement on my now-discontinued Fairmont Visa.  The certificate was good anywhere in the world, but with the catch
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Trip Report: Avianca Economy Bogota to Washington, or Allow LOTS of Time for Flights Leaving BOG

Posted by Adam YWW on April 15, 2018 in Airlines, Trip Reports

This is the twelfth and final post in a series chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. Avianca Flt. 246 Bogota-El Dorado to Washington-Dulles (BOG-IAD) A320neo, Economy Sch. Dep.  8:17am           Sch. Arr. 1:43pm Act. Dep.   8:24am           Act. Arr.  1:42pm As referenced in my last post, I’m not going to do
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Bogota Hotel Reviews: The Artisan D.C. and the Hilton Bogota

Posted by Adam YWW on April 14, 2018 in Hotels, Trip Reports

This is the eleventh in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. I stayed at two different hotels over my three nights in Bogota, the Artisan D.C. (a Marriott Autograph Collection property) and the Hilton Bogota.  Both stays were very positive, and the hotels are a
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Mini-Trip Report: Avianca Business Class Cartagena to Bogota & Avianca Sala VIP Cartagena

Posted by Adam YWW on March 31, 2018 in Airlines, Trip Reports

This is the tenth in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. Avianca Flt. 9789  Cartagena to Bogota (CTG to BOG) A319, Business Class, Star Alliance Livery Sched. Dep. 2:32pm   Sched. Arr. 4:02pm Act. Dep. 2:27pm        Act. Arr. 3:51pm Yes, I am running out of steam
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Hotel Review: Hyatt Regency Cartagena

Posted by Adam YWW on March 24, 2018 in Hotels, Trip Reports

This is the ninth in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. As a Chase Hyatt Visa cardholder, I get a free night at a category 1-4 Hyatt property each year. To be honest, it’s often difficult to use.  There just aren’t a lot of Hyatts,
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Hotel Review: Intercontinental Cartagena de Indias

Posted by Adam YWW on March 17, 2018 in Hotels, Trip Reports

This is the eighth in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. After my disappointing Intercontinental Medellin stay, overall, I was generally pleased with my stay at the Intercontinental Cartagena, which was more in line with what I expect from Intercontinentals.  On the plus side, the
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A Day Trip to Baru and the Rosario Islands (with bonus racists)

Posted by Adam YWW on March 3, 2018 in Trip Reports

This is the seventh in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. Although Cartagena is on the Caribbean, if you want to get a real beach experience, you have to leave the city. For a lot of people, this entails taking one of the tourist boat
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Exploring Cartagena

Posted by Adam YWW on March 3, 2018 in Trip Reports

This is the sixth in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. Cartagena has become a very hot destination over the past few years, with easy access to the Caribbean Sea and some nice beaches, a colonial walled city, and a lively food and music scene.
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