For our most recent visit to San Francisco, the city I love, we picked three boutique hotels to try out. I found the Hotel Union Square on sale on TravelZoo and it seemed like a good deal: It’s located right at Powell Street station in the heart of the city, offered stylish rooms and was less than $200 on a … Continue reading →
The Citibank Prestige MasterCard has been my go-to travel card for a while. Effective July23rd, 2017, there will be a number of changes to the benefits of the card. And, as is usually the case in the points & miles world, those changes add up to a devaluation. But the (rewards) world doesn’t end – the card retains its high … Continue reading →
San Francisco and New York are known for their many boutique hotels and on a recent trip to San Francisco, the city I love, I tried out three boutique hotels in the heart of the city – and Hotel Diva was my favorite: Great service, stylish rooms, good location and affordable prices make it a solid choice!. Read the full … Continue reading →
Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia and competes friendly but fiercely with Sydney. While Sydney was love at first sight with its beautiful setting on the harbor and the iconic Opera House and bridge, Melbourne has been growing on me from one visit to the next. It’s cosmopolitan, fun, foody and artsy – without some of the attitude … Continue reading →
George Town on Penang Island is one of my favorite cities in Malaysia: The colorful, multi-culturual city offers impressive cultural sights like Kek Lok Si Temple above, historic buildings like Town Hall and Fort Cornwallis from colonial times and the food & fun of the Old Town with lots of character. Add in the sandy beaches elsewhere on the island, and you have a complete vacation just a short flight from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore!
I booked the Westin Toronto Airport for a one-night stay prior to an early departure from Toronto and had low expectations based on the low price and mixed online reviews. I came away positively surprised – you get a very nice room and good amenities, making it great value and I wouldn’t hesitate to stay again! … Continue reading →
Manila is my current home town and I have discovered more and more about it – from the colonial architecture and beautiful churches to the modern skyline, from busy streets to quiet parks! And from bright sunny days to romantic sunsets – there is a lot to like about Manila!
Plaza Premium operates 140+ lounges worldwide, many of them available via the PriorityPass Lounge membership I have courtesy off my Citibank Prestige Card, so I was excited to see one open at the new Terminal 1 at Kota Kinabalu airport (BKI) on my most recent trip to Sabah, Borneo! … Continue reading →