Travel Made Easy: All you need to know about Choice Hotels

My “Travel Made Easy” posts are meant to provide easy access to new destinations, hotel groups or airlines, with a quick summary and links to more in-depth information you might be interested in about the brand. Today’s post provides all you need to know about Choice Hotels, their brands, the experience you can expect at their hotels like Quality or Comfort Inn and … Continue reading

Great value hotel in great location – Mercure Siam, Bangkok

I had previously stayed at the  ibis Siam and looked at the Mercure Siam in the same building. They are near Siam Square, one of my favorite locations in Bangkok. If you need a comfortable, mid-level hotel and want to treat yourself to some upscale touches without breaking the bank, the Mercure is a great option! Read why after the break! … Continue reading

Which hotel booking site is best to earn airline rewards?

You can not only earn airline miles with flying, shopping or credit cards, but whenever you book a hotel through a miles-earning portal like Rocketmiles, PointsHound or Kaligo. But how does that compare to hotel portals like or, or the favorite tool of miles & points fan, booking through the hotel web site with their “best-rate-guarantee”? I’ve done … Continue reading

PointsHound review – earning miles for hotel bookings!

I recently reviewed the option to earn airline reward miles with hotel bookings and now it’s time for an in-depth review of PointsHound, one of the portals allowing you to do that! Do the miles earned really make it a better deal than booking through the hotel website with their “best rate guarantee” or the big hotel booking portals? Find … Continue reading

Great stay, great value: Novotel Vilnius Central review

The Novotel Vilnius Central was my second hotel in Vilnius during my Baltic Explorer trip. I was very close to making Platinum in Accor’s LeClub program and picked it based on a promotion! It turned out to be a great choice: I enjoyed a beautiful suite in a central location at a reasonable price, making for a very good value! … Continue reading