Village Hotel Edinburgh Review

Village Hotel Edinburgh I’m usually hesitant to book a chain hotel that I haven’t heard of that shows as a great deal on Expedia, but the Village Hotel Edinburgh seemed too good to pass up. For £64 ($84), it would indeed offer something more akin to an Aloft experience. The hotel is located about 5 miles outside the […] Read on →

Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh Review

Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh Edinburgh is a busy hotel market in summer, so I was happy to have found a good rate for the Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh in the middle of the old town. In fact, the hotel is just two blocks away from Edinburgh Castle, which attracts millions of tourists every year. Check-in was friendly and fast; […] Read on →

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Airport Review

Holiday Inn Express Update: I contacted IHG on Twitter which offered to contact the property on my behalf. The property never replied but the Twitter team sent 10k points my way a few days later – great customer service from the Twitter team! Edinburgh during summer is an expensive place. It’s hard to find hotels under £200, so […] Read on →

20% bonus when you convert Starpoints to AAdvantage miles

convert Starpoints What’s the deal where you convert Starpoints to AAdvantage? Starwood Preferred Guest members can earn a 20% bonus when you turn your Starpoints into American Airlines AAdvantage miles through September 14th, 2016. We posted about this same promotion in the summers of 2014 and 2015, too, so it’s turning into a Starwood/AA tradition! Remember that […] Read on →

Stay cheaper with Marriott this weekend with 20% off

Stay cheaper with Marriott What’s the deal to stay cheaper with Marriott? Marriott Rewards members can save 20% on participating stays across North America (and occasionally other destinations) each weekend, and this week existing subscribers can save between today, Thursday August 4th and Sunday August 7th, 2016. By subscribing to eBreaks, you get weekly emails with last-minute accommodation offers […] Read on →

Things to Do Tromsø

IMG_5208 Things to do Tromsø – Understand Tromsø is located a whopping 69 degrees north – that is further north than the Northern Alaska shoreline (or all of Iceland!)! However, with the warming gulf stream and a location near the sea, the temperatures are much less frigid than what this suggests. This small city is surprisingly […] Read on →

Radisson Blu Tromsø Review

IMG_4721 Tromsø is a surprisingly lively and developed town despite being so far north. The Radisson Blu Tromsø is located right in the center of town at the ferry terminal for busy Hurtigruten. The airport bus also stops right outside the door. You can’t beat the location. Check-in was in typical Norwegian fashion – super-fast, friendly […] Read on →

My 10 Favorite Things to do Oslo

IMG_4695 Things to do Oslo – Understand Oslo is a city with just 600,000 inhabitants but it feels much bigger and more ‘stately’ than the number suggests. Given its 60 degrees of latitude north, you may think it would be shockingly cold, but the Gulf Stream moderates winters and summers can see frequent heatwaves. Oslo a […] Read on →

My 11 Favorite Things to do in Stockholm

IMG_4817 Things to Do in Stockholm – Understand Stockholm is a city of 2 million people, near the Baltic Sea, with much better weather than you’d think given its northern latitude. Stockholm will impress you with its urban design, high-tech mantra and liberal thoughts. The city has over 70 museums and more than its fair share […] Read on →