The hotel chain you have never heard of – Joie de Vivre + Hotel Tomo San Francisco Review, Hotel Carlton San Francisco, Domain Hotel Review

tomo1 In the last couple of weeks I have been testing out a number of Joie de Vivre hotels in California and I must say I'm impressed. The company manages 30 hotels mostly Northern California but has been trying to expand to Southern California, Illinois and Hawaii as well. The loyalty program 'Joy of life club' […] Read on →

Fairmont San Francisco Hotel Review

fairmn7 The Fairmont San Francisco is a landmark hotel and has been in service since 1906! It's the hotel of choice for presidents for decades now if they come to San Francisco. President Obama was just here but President Bush famously never made it out to San Francisco. This was also my first Fairmont stay ever. […] Read on →

Star Alliance Lounge London Heathrow Review

star_lounge3 This article is part of my trip report 'Westward bound'. The trip report index will appear below once all posts have been published. The Star Alliance lounge in London-Heathrow is a pretty low key affair. The rooms have little natural light and you are looking directly at the nearby opposing building. The interior is designed […] Read on →

33 most beautiful abandoned places in the world

poland_abandoned Abandoned train depot in Poland Abandoned Chinese amusement park Sunken yacht in Antarctica Buzzfeed has a list of 33 Most beautiful abandoned places in the world. It's a great collection of beautiful, spooky places with a 'certain charm'. If you are traveling near to some of the places mentioned – consider a visit. I know […] Read on →

Etihad BusinessConnect registration successful

etihad2_5437 A couple of days ago Etihad invited us to BusinessConnect. I registered and my application was approved today without further documentation needed. Etihad Airways is pleased to welcome you and your company to Etihad BusinessConnect, our corporate travel loyalty program. You have now been registered as the 'administrator' for My Inc with BusinessConnect, which means […] Read on →

How to get to the Maldives using miles

maldives-wallpapers-hd-22 The Maldives is one of those awe inspiring destinations credit card companies use to 'make us sign up' for credit cards. It's a chain of tiny islands in the Indian Ocean south of India. Usually each resort is occupying a complete island. Tourists come in via speed boat or short flights from the capital Male. […] Read on →

Lifemiles 100% bonus on purchased miles

lifemiles_offer Avianca is back with it's 100% bonus offer for purchasing miles. You can buy up to 75,000 miles which will translate into 150,000 miles after purchase. The price per mile will be 1.5 cent. Avianca has a pretty reasonable award chart which looks similar to United or US Airways. Avianca charges no fuel surcharges. Before […] Read on →

5,000 free Etihad miles with Etihad BusinessConnect

etihad1 Etihad just sent out emails offering 5,000 miles just for signing up to their business loyalty program. Sign-up now to BusinessConnect, our loyalty programm for businesses, and your company's new BusinessConnect account will receive 5,000 bonus miles just for registering! Five great reasons to sign-up to BusinessConnect: 1. The BusinessConnect account receives 5,000 miles. 2. […] Read on →

Crowne Plaza Jerusalem Hotel Review

cpj1 Book the Crowne Plaza Jerusalem Hotel here. This article is part of my trip report 'Westward bound'. The trip report index will appear below once all posts have been published. The Crowne Plaza is one of the few chain hotels in Jerusalem. It's located just off the freeway and should be easy enough to find. […] Read on →

Up to 5,000 United miles for Hilton Stays

hiltn_united_promo For 5x 2-night-stays that is. So it's 1,000 miles per 2-night-stay. This is not making anyone stay at Hilton for the promotions sake but if you are booked there anyways – Register here. Terms & Conditions * To be eligible for this offer, you must (1) be a member of Hilton HHonors™; (2) select United […] Read on →

Turkish Airlines THY Lounge Istanbul Review

tk_lounge1 This article is part of my trip report 'Westward bound'. The trip report index will appear below once all posts have been published. Turkish Airlines is trying to become a globally competitive airline and is adding a new country to it's list of destinations almost every week. Istanbul airport is small airport which makes frequent […] Read on →