Here you can read about our travel experiences - flights, hotels, attractions, and more.
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..
Sandy had the pleasure of flying with Etihad for the first time on her trip to Europe late May to June 2016. She was lucky enough to experience Economy, Business and First Class with Etihad on this trip (thanks to Daniel secretly upgrading two of her legs), and has given a brief rundown of her experience with each Class and also of the lounges she visited.
The Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens in Melbourne is one of only a handful of Carlson Hotels in Australia, and I have had the pleasure of staying here twice. My most recent booking was made online as a Club Carlson point + cash booking, so the cost for a business class room for the night came to about AU$130 and 10,000 points - reasonable value.
You only live once, and so that is why I decided to spoil my Nan and bring her to the Intercontinental Adelaide to stay in the Presidential Suite; that famed room on Level 24 where some of the biggest celebrities to visit Adelaide have stayed.
During our stay in Queenstown, we wanted to take some time and enjoy a luxury massage to help ease some of our aches from work and cycling. It was difficult to find a spa that provided what we were looking for, within our price range, and had availability. However, after having a look online, we found the Nugget Point Hotel Spa.