Review: Sheraton Taitung – luxury in the South of Taiwan!

The Sheraton Taitung is the only major brand hotel in this Southern city in Taiwan and one of the most upscale ones! You get a central location, beautiful rooms, a stunning lounge, huge breakfast and a nice pool, wellness and gym as well as bicycles to explore town. While prices are high for Taitung, they a great value for Marriott … Continue reading

Booking Site HotelQuickly folds – the dangers of hotel meta-search!

The last-minute hotel booking site HotelQuickly has gone under, leaving hundreds of travelers stranded without hotel rooms and with worthless vouchers instead of refunds. The company based in Singapore was a copy cat of successful hoteltonight, offering last minute hotel stays at low prices. Meta-search sites that compare hotel and flight bookings across hundreds of sites and focus only on … Continue reading

Travel Made Easy: Accor Hotels

Accor Group is the largest hotel chain in Europe and among the largest in the world. Accor has been on a acquisition spree as much as an innovation spree – they have acquired the Raffles, Fairmont, Swissotel and Moevenpick brands at the luxury end and launched Jo & Joes at the hostel end of the spectrum. They are also venturing … Continue reading

Review: Lipault 22in wheeled carry-on – elegant & lightweight

In a world of practical, yet ugly carry-ons, the Lipault 22inch wheeled carry-on stands out as a practical and elegant luggage. It’s soft Nylon material has a nice sheen that looks good at a 5-star hotel and it also makes it one of the lightest wheeled carry-ons on the market, so you can pass the weight limits of a low-cost … Continue reading