Every year Lonely Planet, my favorite travel guides, publishes a list of top destinations to visit. The countries and cities Lonely Planet selects are usually beautiful places that are just making it (back) onto traveler’s lists, yet before they become mainstream and the tour buses arrive. That always makes for an intriguing list to check out and find inspiration for … 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
Napa Valley is one of the most popular weekend getaways from San Francisco – in less than 90 minutes you are surrounded by the beautiful wine country, with rolling hills and vineyards. You’ll be tasting some of the best wines in the world by day, enjoying delicious food and be pampered in high-end spas and hotels – it’s pretty hard … 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
Copa Airlines is based in Panama and serves destinations across America. With it’s hub in Panama City, it can reach all of North and South America with their fleet of single-aisle Boeing B737 and Embraer E-jets. They are now introducing the latest Boeing B737 MAX9 planes with a reconfigured cabin, including fully flat business class seats and extra legroom premium economy … Continue reading
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!