Aerotel London Heathrow – 13

Review: Aerotel Heathrow Terminal 3

I had a roughly seven hour layover at Heathrow, as I arrived shortly before 7AM, and departed shortly before 2PM. I knew I wanted to check out the British Airways Arrivals Lounge, and my connecting flight was departing from Terminal 3, which has some…

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Alila Ventana Big Sur – 98

Review: Alila Ventana Big Sur

After two nights at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills and three nights at Las Alcobas in Napa Valley, the last portion of our trip had us staying three nights at Alila Ventana Big Sur. This was, without a doubt, the highlight of the trip, as Big Sur…

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Las Alcobas Napa Valley – 10

Review: Las Alcobas Napa Valley

After two incredible nights at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, our next stop was Napa Valley for three nights, where we booked Las Alcobas, a Marriott Luxury Collection property that I've been wanting to check out for a while. Rates at Las Alcobas…

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Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills – 33

Review: Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

To kick off our eight nights in California we spent two nights at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. This is generally regarded as one of the top hotels in the area, and it's most definitely the most luxurious points hotel in the Los Angeles area. A…

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Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow – 14

Review: Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow Terminal 2

I had a quick overnight at Heathrow Airport, as I arrived shortly before 9PM, while my flight the next morning was before 7AM. I was lucky in the sense that both my arriving and departing flights were out of Terminal 2, so this presented a great opportunity…

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Hyatt Place London Heathrow – 8

Review: Hyatt Place London Heathrow

We had one night in London, as we were arriving at around 3PM from Bucharest, and were departing the next day at around 12PM to New York. We were going back and forth about whether to stay in the city or near the airport. Eventually we decided to just…

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Jw Marriott Bucharest – 3

Review: JW Marriott Bucharest, Romania

We spent our last night in Romania at the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel. As much as I loved some of the smaller properties we stayed at, I was kind of happy to be back at a major chain hotel for a night with easy access to coffee, a great shower,…

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Vila Economat Romania – 20

Review: Vila Economat Sinaia, Romania

Our fifth (and last) night in Transylvania was spent in the town of Sinaia. Below Tiffany will share why she chose this property, and then I’ll share my review. While I looked at hotels in Brasov, in plotting out our activities and the distances between…

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Hilton No Desk

6 Of The Worst Hotels We’ve Ever Stayed At

We've invented a new game on this road trip, having exhausted our previous car-ride favorite of Airport Code Jumble, and while I don't have a catchy name quite yet, the theme is "Name Hotels That Were Literally The Worst." I'm not quite admitting to…

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Casa Savri Romania – 22

Review: Casa Savri Sighișoara, Romania

Our fourth night in Transylvania was spent in the city of Sighisoara at Casa Savri, which was possibly our favorite hotel of the trip. Below Tiffany will share why she chose this property, and then I'll share my review. I debated whether or not to plan…

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Copsamare Guesthouse – 8

Review: Copsamare Guesthouses, Romania

The next stop on our Transylvanian road trip was in the cute town of Copsa Mare. As usual, I'll let Tiffany share the booking process, and then I'll share my thoughts on the experience as such. One of the things I wanted to do on this trip was spend…

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Art Hotel Sibiu – 14

Review: Art Hotel Sibiu, Romania

We spent our second night in Romania in Sibiu, so I'll let Tiffany share why we stayed where we did, and then I'll share my take on the hotel. Sibiu has quite a few hotels, ranging from large conference-style properties to guesthouses with just a couple…

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Doubletree Cluj Romania – 17

Review: DoubleTree By Hilton Cluj, Romania

We were spending a total of six nights in Romania, and would be changing hotels every night (apparently that's how road trips work?). Of those six nights we spent five in Transylvania, and a total of four of those five nights were in boutique hotels…

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Four Seasons Denver – 10

Review: Four Seasons Denver

After an awesome weekend in Aspen at the new W Hotel, it was time to head back home. We were flying into and out of Denver, and due to the flight schedules we decided to spend a night in Denver on the way back to avoid a redeye. Neither of us had spent…

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W Hotel Aspen – 56

Review: W Hotel Aspen

The W Aspen opened in late August 2019, and is the first new hotel in Aspen in about 25 years. That's exciting, since this presents an opportunity to redeem points in one of the most popular (and expensive) ski destinations in the US. I'd note that the…

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Silo Hotel Cape Town – 30

Review: The Silo Hotel Cape Town

To finish off our trip we spent three nights in Cape Town. To be honest, I really struggled with where to stay in Cape Town: -- In general I value luxury hotels much more highly in secluded places rather than cities, since I don't spend that much time…

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Singita Lebombo Lodge – 5

Review: Singita Lebombo Lodge Kruger Park

We were so sad to leave Singita Boulders after an incredible three days, though the fun wasn't over, as we were then headed to Singita Lebombo, considered by many to be the "flagship" Singita property. As mentioned in the previous installment, Singita…

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Singita Boulders Lodge Sabi Sands – 33

Review: Singita Boulders Lodge Sabi Sands

Spoiler alert: Singita Boulders is my favorite hotel experience ever, and I'm not sure how I'm ever expected to go back to Amans. ;) None of us had ever been on safari before, so suffice to say that we were super excited. When we were trying to decide…

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Intercontinental Johannesburg Airport – 14

Review: InterContinental Johannesburg Airport

We landed from Paris at around 10AM, and were departing the next morning at 10:30AM. We were in South Africa to go on safari, but rather than continuing to our first camp immediately, we decided to first spend a night in Johannesburg: -- Given that safari…

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The Beekman Hotel Lobby 15

Review: The Beekman Hotel, New York City

I had to be in New York for meetings earlier this summer, and decided to take the opportunity to check out some of the new World of Hyatt properties in the city, starting with The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel. The Beekman is a Category 6 property for World…

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