Read about our experiences, as we travel around the world. In 2017, we will bring you new reviews from New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and the United States - and of course, the airlines that took us to those countries!
Our second hotel stay in the United States was for three nights at the Even Hotels Times Square South. A fitness friendly, modern, and unique hotel that I would recommend to anyone visiting the Big Apple.
To experience the West Coast of the US, you must have a car. We picked Alamo for our journey between Seattle and San Francisco, and they were excellent. This is the review of our car hire experience.
Our latest Cathay Pacific Business Class experience was on the new Airbus A350-900 between Auckland and Hong Kong, en route to the United States for our honeymoon. This is the pictorial review of our journey.
So I finally thought it would be a good idea to finally trial the InterContinental Ambassador membership. This post lists the price to join and renew, the membership benefits, and my rationale for joining.
On our fifth stop on the road between Seattle and San Francisco, we stayed the night at the Holiday Inn Express Eureka. A clean, quiet, comfortable hotel that I would recommend to anyone visiting the area.
Sandy and I got married recently, and instead of trekking home for the evening after the reception dinner, we spoiled ourselves to a night at the Hilton Auckland. This review covers the room, hotel amenities, and elite benefits.
I have finally earned 2,000 Rewards points with AccorHotels. Not a significant achievement by any means, particularly for those who stay at AccorHotels often, however I am not one of those people - so I have explored what I can do to get the best value out of their redemption.
I swear by best price guarantees, especially those offered by the major hotel chains. They're a great way of getting a cheaper rate, and the benefits that come from booking direct. However sometimes, you have to go through a minefield to receive your price match - here is my recent experience with Hyatt.
I recently made a customer enquiry with IHG through Twitter, and their customer service and response times were so excellent, and I just had to write about it!
One day I will write about how great the Emirates Lounge at Auckland International Airport is, at least compared to the Qantas lounge. But for now, you'll just have to look at some photos..
Learn about the different hotel, airline and car hire loyalty programs, including how to earn and redeem points, how to save money using exclusive member-only discounts, and generally how to get to get best value on your travels by minimising extra spend.