The Marriott Bonvoy hotel loyalty program offers a lifetime benefit program. While I had been chasing this status in the background for several years, the Marriott Bonvoy Lifetime Program had shown incorrect lifetime years in my account almost since the inception of the Marriott Bonvoy program. Despite writing in for resolution, the matter did not resolve completely until I checked my account this week. Fortunately, I am happy to report I’ve received… Read More

With a visit to the Dead Sea, we needed a resort to stay at for our first night in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The Dead Sea Marriott Resort and Spa happened to be that hotel. We ended up discovering a wonderful Marriott Resort. It was a resort we’d actually reluctantly come to leave at the end of our stay. Read on to see how our stay went at this wonderful Dead… Read More

With tourist attractions set out across a vast and wide area, we ended up getting a rental car in order to travel throughout Jordan. Before our travels, I didn’t find too much information on assessing whether it was practicable to drive within Jordan, so I created this post to help you assess whether driving in Jordan as an International visitor is viable for you? What to Expect Driving Through in the Kingdom… Read More

Turkish Airlines offers connecting flights around Europe and the Middle East through it’s connecting hub in Istanbul, Turkey. In doing so, it typically offers a wide body flight configuration that has a proper business class fully flat seat. Its’ competitors usually offer business class with an economy class seat with a blocked middle. How would our wide body experience measure up for our medium haul flight within Europe? Review: Turkish Airlines Business… Read More

Turkish Airlines recently relocated from Istanbul Atatürk International Airport to the newly built Istanbul International Airport. Along with the major move of operations from one airport to the other, Turkish Airlines received a brand new Turkish Airlines Lounge. We would get the opportunity to fully test out of the new lounge on our recent travels through the region. Review: Turkish Airlines Lounge Business, Istanbul International Airport, Turkey This visit was to the… Read More

Marriott typically offers a spring and fall promotion that aligns with the business travel season. While we saw a fall promotion promotion that barely moved the needle, this spring promotion is a bit more generous, depending on your needs. Marriott Bonvoy Launches Spring 2023 Promotion “Earn Twice Each Night”: Register Now Marriott Bonvoy has announced their spring promotion for the year 2023. We typically see hotels announce a fall promotion across many… Read More

Turkish Airlines offers connecting flights around Europe and the Middle East through it’s connecting hub in Istanbul, Turkey. In doing so, it typically offers a wide body flight configuration that has a proper business class fully flat seat. Its’ competitors usually offer business class with an economy class seat with a blocked middle. How would our wide body experience measure up for our medium haul flight within Europe? Review: Turkish Airlines Business… Read More

Air Canada assembles a pretty comprehensive and solid lounge experience in their Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges. Air Canada Maple Leaf lounges are offered throughout Canada, the United States and in select international locations including in the global cities of London, Frankfurt and Paris. Our visit today was to the oldest international Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge in Paris, France. How would visiting Air Canada’s oldest international Maple Leaf Lounge location fare… Read More

The Paul Maxence Lounge is presently the lead contract lounge located in between Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle, serving both Paris Terminal 2A and 2C. The Paul Maxence lounge offered a comfortable place to exist prior to our departing international flight. How would our experience fare compared to other international lounges? Review: Salon Paul Maxence Business Lounge – Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle International Airport – Terminal 2A/2C, France This review is… Read More

With a quick twenty five hours in Paris, France, we needed an overnight hotel room near Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport, France. We ended up at the nearby Residence Inn by Marriott – Paris Charles de Gaulle Central Airport, France for a quick overnight stay. With Residence Inn’s expansion throughout Europe, how would our stay with this brand fare? Review: Residence Inn by Marriott – Paris Charles de Gaulle Central Airport,… Read More

Icelandair offers connecting service from North America to Western Europe through it’s hub in Keflavik Reykjavik Iceland. It also offers a proper business class recliner seat to and from Iceland, where many other European carriers offer an economy class seat with a blocked middle. How does Icelandair fare up on an intra-Europe business class segment? Review: Icelandair Saga Premium Business Class Boeing 757-2, Reykjavík (Keflavik International Airport) – Paris Charles de Gaulle… Read More

Quirky Icelandair is one of the few major airlines left in the world that does not form part of any major international airline alliance. It operates on a model that offers connection to many European destinations through their hub in Keflavik Reykjavik Iceland. It is also known for offering the Iceland Stopover program that allows for a free seven day stopover in Iceland at no extra charge. Today’s journey was courtesy of… Read More