Category Archives: Hotels

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 »

I Haven’t Forgot You, My Lovelies: I’m about to go travel nuts

Hi all, It’s been awhile, but as I said in September, blogging is slowed down these days, both because I decided I wanted to focus more on enjoying the travel experience rather than recording it, and because I’ve been very busy at work fighting the man and such. But I’m… Read more »

Hotel Review: Doubletree Manchester – Piccadilly and Holiday Inn Manchester – City Centre

This is the third in a series about my August/September 2018 trip to Manchester, England and Scotland.  You can read a preview of the trip here. As a large city, there is no shortage of hotels in Manchester, with all the major international and European chains represented.  The city is super-walkable,… Read more »

Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Saga Reykjavik-You’ve got to be kidding me.

This is the fifth in a series of posts covering my June/July 2018 trip to Iceland. You can read an overview of the trip here. For my last night in Reykjavik, after exploring the South Coast and Golden Circle, I used 44,000 Radisson Rewards points to stay at the Radisson Blu… Read more »

Hotel Reviews: Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre and Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel (Curio Collection)

This is the fourth in a series of posts covering my June/July 2018 trip to Iceland. You can read an overview of the trip here. There are three Hilton-family properties in Reykjavik, all managed by the same company. The oldest is the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, which is a traditional Hilton, has… Read more »

Sitges on Memorial Day Weekend and the Hotel Galeon Pavilion

This is part 4 of a series documenting my Memorial Day weekend trip to Sitges, outside of Barcelona. You can read an overview of the trip here. I blogged about Sitges two years ago, and not a ton (or anything of note) has changed. My concerns about it being dead… Read more »

Sitges Trip Preview and Award Anatomy

In just a few days I’m heading off to Sitges, just outside of Barcelona, for a long weekend. In this post, I’ll give you an overview of the trip and how I booked it. The genesis of this trip was actually my upcoming August-September trip to Manchester and Scotland.  I… Read more »

A Day at the Fairmont Mayakoba

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This is part 3 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. What I was looking forward to most about my trip to Mexico was my stay at the Fairmont Mayakoba. And in… Read more »

Playa del Carmen and La Pasion Hotel Boutique

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… Read more »

Bogota Hotel Reviews: The Artisan D.C. and the Hilton Bogota

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,… Read more »