The Wyndham Canterbury offers large, modern suits near San Francisco’s Union Square, making it great for longer stays. It’s excellent value on Wyndham Rewards points, but expensive at cash rates. As a timeshare property, the sales pitch can be annoying to some people, or an opportunity to save money on your stay for others. I’d be happy to stay on points … Continue reading
The Country Inn & Suites Dixon is a road-side hotel of California’s I-80 from San Francisco to Sacramento. It offers a large, clean room in good condition. You get a solid breakfast, friendly service and good amenities, including a pool, gym and laundry room. I liked the thoughtful touches in the room that made it feel a little more upscale … Continue reading
Best Western Hotels is running a promotion to stay for only 10,000 points/night at hotels in the US, Canada and the Caribbean from November 15, 2018 to January 15, 2019. That’s some of the best value to be found with Best Western Rewards, as properties can cost up to 36,000 points/night. Find out terms, conditions and details below! … Continue reading
The Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa Valley is a Dolce Resort owned by Wyndham Hotels. It offers large suites in a resort setting with a gold course, tennis courts, spa, gym and fine dining for a luxurious getaway to the wine country North of San Francisco. Considering the large suites, wealth of amenities and location, it’s great value with … Continue reading
Updated 2018: The Days Inn San Francisco Downtown Civic Center is a budget hotel in a nice neighborhood that offers basic, remodeled rooms at reasonable rates. The poor service, bathrooms in need of a remodel, poor breakfast and some safety concerns make it a more difficult choice. Find out for whom the Days Inn San Francisco can work! … Continue reading
Hotel Zelos, the former Kimpton Palomar, has a great location in the heart of San Francisco with easy access to the city. Stylish rooms, friendly service and a nice restaurant and gym offer a good base to explore the city. If you can snatch a good deal, Hotel Zelos can be great value, but prices can go sky high. Check … Continue reading
Last year I reported that Allegiant had almost 4 times as many incidents as the average for US airlines, with frequent mechanical issues due to the age of their planes and the poor maintenance. I recommended to avoid flying Allegiant, hoping for improvements as they retired their old planes. Now, CBS 60 Minutes has looked into the issues and found … Continue reading
The Radisson Rewards Premier Visa Signature card by US Bank is the replacement of the Club Carlson Visa card. In addition to the new name and design, you get a few changes in perks for the card. It’s a small improvement and I recommend to get and hold the card, despite the loss of a lot of benefits over the … Continue reading
Boarding might become easier in the near future. German Lufthansa tested a new biometric boarding process at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and was able to board a huge Airbus A380 in 20 minutes using facial recognition! After the successful trial, Lufthansa is planning to roll it out to other US airports – say goodbye to your boarding pass! … Continue reading
California was my home for close to 20 years and has magnificent natural beauty, from Lake Tahoe to Yosemite or my favorite Road Trip on Highway 1.
One you might have seen in Hollywood movies, but probably not heard much about, is the Mobius Arch in the Alabama Hills, part of the Sierra Nevada in California! You have to earn this sight with a hike in the heat, but it is an impressive view!
Robin took this stunning photo that captures the natural beauty of California– and he has many more, equally captivating photos on Robin’s Photo Site. You can view them, order photos or create photo products on the site!