Blue Elephant Phuket Restaurant and Cooking School Review

Blue Elephant Phuket Restaurant and Cooking School Review

This review is part of the 'Siam adventure' trip report – see below for the trip report index. We got a recommendation from the Westin concierge for the Blue Elephant Restaurant and Cooking School which is housed in the former Phuket Town governors mansion. It's a very pretty 'colonial' style building in central Phuket. It […]

Posted on January 20, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Le Meridien New Delhi Review

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 […]

Posted on January 17, 2013 by in Hotel Reviews, Starwood Hotels

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TripAdvisors Travelers Choice Awards 2013

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 […]

Posted on January 17, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Win a American Airlines Systemwide Upgrade (SWU)

Win a American Airlines Systemwide Upgrade (SWU)

Thanks to an incredibly generous reader – we are having the option to give away an American Airlines Systemwide Upgrade. An SWU allows you to upgrade you to upgrade from Economy to Business or Business to First for ANY booked fare class on all American Airlines flights. It is valid until February 28th 2013 so […]

Posted on January 16, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Cheap domestic travel in New Zealand

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. […]

Posted on January 16, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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What’s best hotel iPhone app?

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 […]

Posted on January 15, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Island Hopping around Ko Phi Phi

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 […]

Posted on January 15, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Westin Phuket Siray Bay Resort & Spa Review

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 […]

Posted on January 15, 2013 by in Starwood Hotels

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Award availability on LOT and Austrian this summer – get to Europe in style

Award availability on LOT and Austrian this summer – get to Europe in style

Points, Miles and Martinis dissects the current award availability on Star Alliance' new gear to Europe this summer. LOT 787 (Photo by Eisenbahner) Apparently the new Business Class from Austrian (which looks much like Swiss' product) is still showing good availability for many dates to the East Coast from Vienna. LOT shows most availability from […]

Posted on January 10, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Great Deal Alert – AMEX 100k MR for Platinum and 50K for Gold Card

Great Deal Alert – AMEX 100k MR for Platinum and 50K for Gold Card

creditcards.com offer for AMEX Plat 100k and AMEX Gold 50k With the help of this Flyertalk Thread and travelsummary.com I just applied for these cards: The Platinum Card® from American Express Earn 100K Membership Rewards® points after you spend $3,000 during your first three months of Card membership Premium travel benefits: access over 600 lounges […]

Posted on January 8, 2013 by in Best use American Express Membership Rewards

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