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Pearl Lounge – Kigali Airport Executive Lounge Review

Pearl Lounge – Kigali Airport Executive Lounge Review

Kigali (and Rwanda) takes building ‘islands of excellence’ seriously. Infrastructure is a top priority and the Kigali airport, while small, could serve passengers anywhere in the world. In fact many US airports are far worse at serving passengers than this snazzy little airport. The service also includes a lounge – the Pearl Lounge is Kigali […]

Posted on October 27, 2015 by in Lounge Reviews

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Onur Air Review

Onur Air Review

I flew Turkish discount airline Onur Air (Review) last week. The segment was short – just 200 miles from Istanbul to Izmir – the airplane basically does not even reach cruising altitude for such a short distance. Onur Air sold tickets for just about $32 for the one-way – this was on a very busy […]

Posted on July 23, 2015 by in Travel Deals

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Is Mexico City safe?

Is Mexico City safe?

Before I went to Mexico City I heard that question a lot – is Mexico City safe? As with many things in life – my answer is – it depends! If you arrive at MEX airport and take a taxi (or better Uber) downtown you will see lots of poor neighborhoods and venturing into those […]

Posted on July 15, 2015 by in TOP Travel Destinations

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Things to do in Irkutsk Russia, Siberia

Things to do in Irkutsk Russia, Siberia

If you come from Novosibirsk you may feel you just landed in a smaller version of Novosibirsk. It’s a similar setup – the river, the Soviet era buildings and the parks. However Irkutsk has more character with more old Siberian houses and a more compact city center. The city has no Soviet era wide alleys […]

Posted on June 27, 2015 by in Things to Do (City Guides)

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Review: Sheraton Frankurt Airport Hotel

Review: Sheraton Frankurt Airport Hotel

Book the Sheraton Frankurt Airport Hotel here. The Sheraton Frankfurt Airport is located just off the Terminal Building at Frankfurt airport. There are a number of walkways so you don't have to fight the wintry elements in Frankfurt to get there from the main terminal. It was my 6th stay at the property and it […]

Posted on February 24, 2014 by in Hotel Reviews

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Interview with Johnny Ward from onestep4ward.com

Interview with Johnny Ward from onestep4ward.com

I'm really happy to have Johnny Ward as our most recent interviewee. Johnny has made his way through 107 countries and shares his stories at onestep4ward.com. How, why and when did you get started to blog your thoughts on travel? I started it in 2009 when I was in Australia on a working holiday visa. […]

Posted on January 31, 2014 by in Travel Deals

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Holiday Inn San Francisco Civic Center Review

Holiday Inn San Francisco Civic Center Review

Book the Holiday Inn San Francisco Civic Center here. Civic Center in San Francisco is not known for being San Francisco's best neighborhood. The area has a big homeless problem. But it also has a number of up and coming nightlife spots and it's close to Union Square. The hotel seems to cater mainly to […]

Posted on April 16, 2013 by in IHG Rewards Club

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Crown Plaza Eilat Hotel Review

Crown Plaza Eilat Hotel Review

Book the Crown Plaza Eilat 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. OK you guessed it – I chose this property because of the IHG BRG. I had no illusions about this property and kept my expectations […]

Posted on March 31, 2013 by in Hotel Deals, Hotel Reviews

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The Le Meridien Dead Sea Review

The Le Meridien Dead Sea Review

This article is part of my trip report ‘Westward bound’. The trip report index will appear below once all posts have been published. This property has built a reputation for itself as the ‘weirdest property’ in the Starwood system and I’m happy to confirm the reputation! It starts with the reservation – I first made […]

Posted on March 27, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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