Category Archives: Hotels

Tokyo Day 1: Courtyard Marriott Tokyo Station & Ginza

This is Part 3 in a series summarizing my February-March 2020 trip to Japan, taken just before COVID-19 became a pandemic.  It will likely not reflect what you can expect now, but I figured I’d post it anyway. You can read my last post, about my flight in Japan Airlines… Read more »

2020 Year in Review and YWW Index

      2 Comments on 2020 Year in Review and YWW Index

For the past 9 years, I’ve done a year in review post where I spew some facts and figures about my travel, comment on trends, and give out awards. You can check out prior years here: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.  I was trying to think if it made sense to do one… Read more »

Review: Hilton Belfast

      2 Comments on Review: Hilton Belfast
Front of Hilton Belfast

This review of the Hilton Belfast is the fifth in a series of six posts about my December 2019/January 2020 trip to Dublin and Belfast. My last post, covering the Giant’s Causeway and my exploration of Western Belfast, is available here. Note: this trip was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic,… Read more »

[UPDATED] Cancellation experiences: Delta revenue, Aeroplan and American award, and Iberia award; Hotels.com and Club1hotels

There has been a lot of constantly shifting policies and debates as to what airlines are required to do with regard to existing bookings in light of COVID-19. There are lots of nuances and honestly it seems airlines are not being consistent at all.  But I thought I’d share my… Read more »

Three Nights in Dublin, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin and Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House

This is the second in a series of posts about my December 2019/January 2020 trip to Dublin and Belfast. My last post, covering my flights from DC to London to Dublin, is available here. I had five nights total in Ireland and Northern Ireland. After my long day of travel,… Read more »

One Unusual Day in Luxembourg and the Park Inn Luxembourg

This is the third in a much-delayed series covering my Labor Day (August-September 2019) trip to Paris and Luxembourg. My last post covered my hotel stays in Paris at the Intercontinental Paris Le Grand and the Mercure Paris Bastille Marais. I had a really nice few days in Paris, which… Read more »

Paris Hotels: The Intercontinental Paris Le Grand and the Mercure Paris Bastille Marais

This is the second in a much-delayed series covering my Labor Day (August-September 2019) trip to Paris and Luxembourg. My last post covered my flight out on Air France and my brief stay at the Ibis Paris CDG. For my three nights in Paris, I split my time between two… Read more »

Air France’s Dated A380 Economy Washington to Paris and Ibis Paris CDG Airport

This is the first in a much-delayed series covering my Labor Day (August-September 2019) trip to Paris and Luxembourg. Given how long has passed, the posts won’t be super detailed, but I’ll do my best from notes and pictures. Air France Flt. 55, Washington-Dulles to Paris-Charles de Gaulle (IAD-CDG) Airbus… Read more »

Hotel Review: Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

This is the second of three posts covering my November 2019 trip to Rio de Janeiro. You can read about the origin of this trip here, and my last post, covering my flights down on Delta, here. I’m not going to do a full report on what I did in… Read more »

2019 Year in Review and YWW Index

      1 Comment on 2019 Year in Review and YWW Index
World map showing flights flown in

Greetings from a train from Belfast to Dublin!! 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: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011. This year, I actually traveled more than in the last few years, but I’ve… Read more »