Conrad Hong Kong Review

Book the Conrad Hong Kong here. After 3 days in the 'burbs were were excited to get to downtown Hong Kong and see a bit of the 'action'. I took a cab from the Hyatt Regency Sha Tin to the Conrad and paid about HKD300. The Conrad tower is tall (61 floors) but does have […] Read on →

Another option for cheap flights to the Maldives?

flyDubai the Dubai based discount airline has launched MLE, Male, Maldives as a new destination. Commencing on 19 January 2013, flights will operate five times a week between Dubai's Terminal 2 and the Maldives' Ibrahim Nasir International Airport on the island of Malé. Bringing flydubai's presence in the Indian Subcontinent to nine points across six […] Read on →

Book cheaper car rentals with discount codes

MillionMilesSecrets posted an interesting information about finding cheap car rental rates using two popular rewards malls. The secret weapon to slashing hundreds of dollars in car rentals is to book car rentals with cash (or you can redeem points) through the Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi Thank You or Capital One travel portals. I wasn't even […] Read on →

Flying Blue status match comes back!

Flying Blue has brought back the status match campaign. Any existing Gold status (Top Tier status may suffice, as many are not labeled Gold) with any airline is accepted. The status match is straightforward – the landing page itself provides the upload form. The status match is only available to members in DK/SE/NO/FI but you […] Read on →

Holiday Inn Resort Maldives Kandooma Review

Book the Holiday Inn Resort Maldives Kandooma here. I spent 2 nights here in August 2012. I was on a mini-RTW from San Francisco via Osaka and Shanghai (flights later got cancelled because of the hurricane that made landfall that day), Singapore, India and Europe. The majority of my time I'd be spending in India […] Read on →

Le Meridien New Delhi Review

Book the Le Meridien New Delhi here. Back in August 2012 I visited a number of places in Eastern Asia and India. I will post reviews from places visited in no particular order over the next weeks. The Le Meridien New Delhi is right in the center of New Delhi. It's just one block away […] Read on →

TripAdvisors Travelers Choice Awards 2013

Now we all know that Tripadvisor can fool you into relying on the wrong side of reviews. Still I find the aggregate option, taken with a grain of salt, quite useful. They have published the TripAdvisor Travelers Choice list with some interesting finds. In general Four Season seem to do very well anywhere in the […] Read on →

Cheap domestic travel in New Zealand

oh_jojojo Milevalue highlights a great option for cheap domestic flights in New Zealand – Air New Zealands 'grab-a-seat' program. Scott mentions that tickets can only be purchased for some of the last minute fares but it also leads into the regular booking workflow at Air New Zealand which can lead to ever lower priced tickets. […] Read on →

What’s best hotel iPhone app?

Having a handy iPhone app can drive bookings as travelers are by definition out and about. Here are my experiences with the iPhone apps of the major chains. Starwood First up is Starwood which has recently gone through a redesign. It's developed by mobile expert Bottle Rocket. It looks rather nice on the start screens […] Read on →

Island Hopping around Ko Phi Phi

This review is part of the 'Siam adventure' trip report – see below for the trip report index. During my stay at the Sheraton Krabi I also booked a speedboat tour of the nearby islands. The speedboat fleet at Ao Nang pier is impressive and there we at least 20 newish looking, high powered speed […] Read on →

Westin Phuket Siray Bay Resort & Spa Review

This review is part of the 'Siam adventure' trip report – see below for the trip report index. We drove ourselves from Krabi to Phuket with a rental car. Lots of our fellow travelers seemed quite respectful of the road conditions and driving hazards but I found driving very civil in Southern Thailand. Granted there […] Read on →

Extra United miles with Avis

AVIS more miles United Avis and United have a new offer: Rent with Avis on your next trip. You'll save up to 35% and earn 75 MileagePlus® award miles per day – plus 150 online bonus miles – when you book your rental through United® and use United's Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number K019376. Plus, […] Read on →