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Air France Business Class Review (NEW Cabin) Paris (CDG) to Dubai (DXB) 777-300 ER and Air France Business Class Lounge Review

Air France Business Class Review (NEW Cabin) Paris (CDG) to Dubai (DXB) 777-300 ER and Air France Business Class Lounge Review

Ever since Air France introduced its new business class product, I have wanted to try it and with this Air France Business Class flight from Paris to Dubai, I got the chance. Air France Business Class seats are the newer generation of the seats we all love from Cathay Pacific Business Class. It’s very private, […]

Posted on October 22, 2017 by in Air France/KLM Flying Blue, Airline Reviews, Travel Deals

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Hilton Hanoi Opera Review

Hilton Hanoi Opera Review

The Hilton Hanoi Opera is located in the most posh neighborhood of Hanoi – right behind the Opera House. The building is really old though and the entrance of the hotel is hidden in a back alley for some reason. Rates are usually around $250 for weeknights and half that for weekend nights. Check-in was […]

Posted on November 16, 2016 by in Hilton Honors, Hotel Reviews

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Do Starwood Friends and Family Rates always save you money on your hotel booking?

Do Starwood Friends and Family Rates always save you money on your hotel booking?

  What are Starwood Friends and Family Rates? Starwood Hotels & Resorts offers employees’ friends and family members discounted rates for non-business leisure travel at properties around the world. Now that Starwood and Marriott are merging, we thought it was time to see what’s changed since our last post about Starwood friends and family rates and we’ll also try a dummy […]

Posted on October 9, 2016 by in Hotel Friends & Family Discounts, StarHOT

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Which countries are safe to visit along the ‘Horn of Africa’? (Ethiopia, Somalia, Somaliland, Eritrea and Djibouti)

Which countries are safe to visit along the ‘Horn of Africa’? (Ethiopia, Somalia, Somaliland, Eritrea and Djibouti)

  The Horn of Africa is where Eastern Africa meets the Saudi Arabian peninsula and is one of the most unruly regions in the world. But since we are adventurous travelers, let’s take a look at our options in the area. Somalia The bad news first – Somalia poses an extreme danger to tourists. The safest […]

Posted on April 25, 2016 by in TOP Travel Destinations

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My Favorite Things to do in Kampala

My Favorite Things to do in Kampala

Torsten has asked me to post this on behalf of him. Things to do in Kampala – Understand Kampala is a city that was set up by the British – at the time, the kingdom of Buganda (which is part of today’s Uganda) was just a few thousand people. The British set up a colonial […]

Posted on November 2, 2015 by in TOP Travel Destinations

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StarHOT rates and StarFRND rates compared with the usual cost of Starwood hotels

StarHOT rates and StarFRND rates compared with the usual cost of Starwood hotels

What’s the scoop with StarHOT rates and StarFRND rates? With StarHOT or StarFRND discounted rates, you can save yourself dollars on your Starwood hotel stays. Right now, certain participating properties start from just $49 per room per night. Both of these special rates are benefits for Starwood employees, to either use themselves or for their friends or family […]

Posted on July 14, 2015 by in StarHOT

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Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort Review

Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort Review

Trip Index (what we have published so far): United Club Honolulu Airport (HNL) Review United Economy Flight Review – a tale of two flights Review Hanauma Bay, Hawaii (near Honolulu, Oahu) Hyatt Place Waikiki, Honolulu Hotel Review American Express Centurion Lounge SFO Review Book your stay at the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort here. For my […]

Posted on May 2, 2015 by in Hotel Reviews, TOP Travel Destinations

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Updated in 2018: My Favorite 27 Things to do in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Updated in 2018: My Favorite 27 Things to do in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

My Favorite 27 Things to do Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Understand Addis Abeba (or Addis Ababa) is the capital of Ethiopia and located at 7,546 feet of elevation. It is a good idea to bring Diamox for the first week until you are adjusted to the elevation. Despite being north of the equator, Ethiopia’s ‘winter’ […]

Posted on March 12, 2015 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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Park Plaza Tel Aviv Hotel Review

Park Plaza Tel Aviv Hotel Review

Book the Park Plaza Tel Aviv here. Israel is expensive and Tel Aviv especially so. The hotels along the beach consistently quote between $200 and $300 during regular weekdays. For my stays just before and after New Year's Eve in Israel, the Park Plaza, which is located directly at the beach, displayed rates of $250 […]

Posted on January 8, 2015 by in Hotel Reviews

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Sheraton Deira (Dubai) Hotel Review

Sheraton Deira (Dubai) Hotel Review

Book the Sheraton Deira (Dubai) Hotel here. Last week, I had yet another quick layover in Dubai and I wanted to give the Sheraton Deira a try. The hotel is located in the oldest part of Dubai, a part of the city that would seem a bit forgotten if it were not for the airport […]

Posted on December 13, 2014 by in Hotel Reviews

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Sheraton Vancouver Airport Review

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Review

Book the Sheraton Vancouver Airport here. The Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel is located about 15 minutes drive from the airport with the complimentary airport shuttle. The shuttle (and in fact parts of the building) are shared with a casino, the Marriott Vancouver Airport and the Hilton. It's actually in Richmond and the last stop of […]

Posted on October 5, 2014 by in Hotel Reviews

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Review Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka, Japan

Review Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka, Japan

Book the Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka here. Osaka is an interesting hotel market with most brand hotels hovering in the $200-$400 range (the newish Marriott usually being the most expensive) and many smaller, cheaper options that usually price in the $100 range. I wanted to try out the Sheraton for one night and booked a […]

Posted on May 1, 2014 by in Hotel Deals, Hotel Reviews

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Review: Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta Hotel

Review: Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta Hotel

Book the Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta here. For this trip to Java I had the enviable choice between the Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta and the Sheraton Mustika. The latter is conveniently located right next to the airport in Yogyakarta and close to the historic Hindu temple of Prambanan. The Sheraton published prepaid rates of just $59/night. Given […]

Posted on April 21, 2014 by in Hotel Deals, Hotel Reviews

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Sheraton Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to open March 27th 2014

Sheraton Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to open March 27th 2014

Starwood has signed up the former Melia Santo Dominigo, Dominican Republic and plans to re-open the hotel as the Sheraton Santo Domingo soon. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced that its global powerhouse Sheraton Hotels has returned to the Dominican Republic with the opening of Sheraton Santo Domingo Hotel. Formerly known […]

Posted on March 26, 2014 by in Travel Deals

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