I decided to spend my 41st birthday in Brazil this year, and we decided on the Sheraton Grand, I am so glad we did! The two hotels we were considering, were the Sheraton Grand, and the JW Marriott Copacabana. I am sure the JW was an ok hotel, but the […]
Added Fees and Charges to Hotel Stays add up FAST! Watch Out, or You’ll get a Surprise!, A RANT!
For a while now, certain resorts, and hotels in certain places have charged a “resort” fee. I never really understood this other than its a way for the hotel to make extra money! Usually , traditionally these fees were assed in places like Hawaii and Tropical getaways . Then Las […]
Don’t Leave Money, Points or Miles on The Table !!!
In this article I speak about how I saved almost two thousand dollars and made tons of points and miles booking my birthday trip to RIO !
What it Means to be TRULY LOYAL to Hotels and Airlines; Money Talks, Loyalty Walks!
As many of you may know, I am very big on loyalty programs with both hotels and airlines. I am like this for many reasons. I like the benefits that come from being loyal, I like having consistency with a certain brand, and there are just certain brands that I […]
Review: Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse
Let me start off by saying I was very excited to stay at this property as it was listed as #2 hotel in all of Bangkok on TripAdvisor, when I stayed. I stayed last year, now I see that it is rated #1 on TripAdvisor. I am always excited to […]
Marriott’s New Combined Loyalty Program, “Bonvoy” .
As many of you may already know, Marriott International merged with Starwood Hotels a few years ago, and over the past few years we have seen drips and drops of integration and combination. A few weeks ago, we saw what I feel is pretty much the last step in the […]
What Travel Apps I Use
Im not sure what we did before we had “apps” but now we really depend on them to do almost everything, including planning and executing travel. The apps I use may be different than you may need, but I hope to give you a good idea of at least what […]
“How Do You Travel so Much?” A Refresher Post!
Tony, “How do you travel so much” or, “How do you do it?”, I get asked this ALL THE TIME! As a matter of fact, the reason I started this blog a few years ago was because of this exact question! Sometimes people are rude about it, other times people […]
Review: The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
I have to start off saying that although this hotel could be fabulous, and probably is for some people, for the loyal SPG Elite, or leisure traveler that isn’t a VIP, its simply just a nice, pretty hotel. As part of my birthday trip to the UAE ,I of course […]
Review: Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre (Le Royal Club)
This review is a harder one to do, because this hotel actually has like three hotels within one compound. There is the Le Meridien , the Le Meridien Club, and the Le Royal Club, I stayed at the Le Royal Club. Although I made the reservation at the Le Meridien, […]
Review: Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Let me just start out by saying that the Sheraton North Houston at IAH is NOT your “typical” airport hotel. The hotel is not fancy, or bougie by any means, but its the staff and all around culture of the hotel that makes it great! The Hotel itself is on […]
What Exactly is a Service Dog, and how to Travel With one!
We have heard a lot in the news and social media about people traveling with “service animals” of all types, fro peacocks to snakes, in this article I will lay out the law , so to speak! Just like you cannot deny someone that uses a wheelchair access to a […]