Tag Archives: Asia and Middle East Travel

Trip Report: Flying Home: Alitalia Magnifica – Tel Aviv to Rome to JFK

Getting out of Israel is a schlep. As I’d noted in an earlier flight, my departing flight from Tel Aviv to Rome left at the ungodly hour of 5:15 am.  This is actually quite common for European flights, and there’s a huge bank of flights to Europe leaving between 4:30… Read more »

Trip Report: The Blah Renaissance Tel Aviv

As promised, my final Tel Aviv post – and only 2.5 weeks late. The only Marriott property in Tel Aviv is the Renaissance Tel Aviv, literally next door to the Crowne Plaza, right on the water and part of the main strip of hotels.  I booked using Marriott Rewards points. … Read more »

Trip Report: My Amazing Stay at the Intercontinental David Tel Aviv

After a fun night out on the town, including a dinner featuring more types of sausage than I’d anticipated being  served at my maiden meal in Israel, I checked out of the Crowne Plaza and grabbed a taxi to the Intercontinental David, for what was my one paid stay in… Read more »

Trip Report: Tel Aviv Hotel Overview and the Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv

  My hotel plan for Tel Aviv was a little chaotic, and was a case of “mattress hopping.”  Due to the combination of high rates, points availability, and shifting plans of my travel companions, I planned to spend my five nights in Tel Aviv in three different hotels, broken out… Read more »

Trip Report: Alitalia Business Rome to Tel Aviv

Alitalia Flt. 812, Ottima Business Class (Skymiles redemption) Airbus 321 I left the Intercontinental with plenty of time to make my 11:35 flight out of Fiumcino to Rome.  I was a bit nervous about taking the subway with my luggage, but it was not a big deal at all.  On… Read more »