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!
The Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf is a solid choice in my least favorite neighborhood in the city I love. It offers modern rooms, a pool, gym and mini-mart in walking distance from the most touristy spots of San Francisco. It’s more stylish than others in the area and decent value, if you must be in the Wharf area. … Continue reading
Death Valley, USA
Death Valley is one of the hottest places on Earth, with an unbelievable temperature of 134F (56.7C) measured there. Located on the border of Nevada and California in the Western United States of America, it also has the lowest point at 86m below sea level. It earned its name during the Gold Rush, but neither the temperatures nor the name have kept countless visitors from exploring this National Park!
Robin took this stunning photo that captures the natural beauty of Death Valley – 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!
The Cartwright Hotel Union Square, a Best Western Premier Collection Hotel, offers small, nicely renovated rooms in a central location with friendly service, making it a great choice for a shorter visit! It’s one of the more affordable chain hotels that allows you to earn and redeem reward points and it offers competitive prices, adding it to my list of … Continue reading
Lake Tahoe is one of my favorite destinations in Northern California for a summer getaway or a ski trip in winter! Robin got up very early to catch this great photo of the sun rising over Lake Tahoe on a trip to the North Shore during winter! If a photo like this doesn’t make you want to visit Lake Tahoe, I don’t know what will – it’s a beautiful nature destination and a great place to relax or have fun skiing or snowboarding!
Robin has more, equally captivating photos on Robin’s Photo Site. You can view them, order photos or create photo products on the site!