The Aspire Lounge Calgary International Airport was one of the first Aspire Lounge entries into the Canadian airport marketplace. The Aspire Lounge in the International Departures hall of the Calgary International Airport offers the sole lounge space servicing international travels. Read on to see how our visit to the Aspire Lounge International Calgary International Airport and how our experience was… Review: Aspire Business Lounge International “D” Concourse – Calgary International Airport, Alberta,… Read More

The town of Canmore, Alberta, Canada is located immediately outside of Banff National Park. Canmore is known for it’s plentiful hotels that are convenient for exploring Banff and Lake Louise, in addition to being a great place to attend a conference. How would my trip to the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre fare for a work trip through the area? Review: Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre, Alberta, Canada “A Conference… Read More

Oklahoma City found itself in the middle of the United States’ first serious domestic terrorism incident in April of 1995. After the dust had settled, the are was memorialized in a fitting memorial and historic museum that pays appropriate tribute to this horrific incident. Our visit to Oklahoma City would allow us an afternoon to take in this space and monument. Remembering at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, Oklahoma, United… Read More

The Aspire Salon Lounge Ottawa is the newest Aspire Lounge in Canada. Taking over the space previously occupied by the Porter Lounge Ottawa, the Aspire Lounge Ottawa has arrived to the scene offering a legitimate competitor to the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge next door. Read on to see how our first visit to the Aspire Lounge Ottawa was, and whether it would stand up to our review… Review: Aspire Salon Business… Read More

After two pandemic years, I returned to Ottawa for a recent business trip and stayed at The Sheraton Ottawa Hotel. The Sheraton Ottawa Hotel has been a fixture of downtown Ottawa for many years, and I have stayed many times as a result of it being a comfortable place to be while on the road. However, one of the hotel’s best features was suspended during my visit. Read on to see which… Read More

Every quarter or so, we see a promotion that offers value to select credit card holders. Now that we are well into fall 2022, we’ve seen the fall promotion for the Royal Bank of Canada Avion Rewards card launch with a good 30% bonus. Is taking advantage of this transfer bonus going to be in your best interest as an RBC Avion Rewards credit card holder? Read on to see what our… Read More

It has been about eight years since our last visit to the American Express Centurion Lounge Las Vegas. Our last visit occurred when this location was one of the initial Centurion Lounges in the system. Since then, the American Express Centurion Lounge Las Vegas has undergone a mild expansion to address capacity issues. How would the lounge fare after all these years, and did the American Express Centurion Lounge still deliver? Review:… Read More

The Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport conveniently offers several lounges operated by The Club at LAS. With two locations split between this version at Terminal 1 and the other version in Terminal 3, you’ll likely have a The Club at LAS nearby your departure gate. We would visit this particular location in Terminal 1 “D” Gates. How would our experience fare? Review: The Club at LAS Business Lounge, Terminal 1 –… Read More

The Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport conveniently offers several lounges operated by The Club at LAS. With two locations split between Terminal 1 and this version in Terminal 3, you’ll likely have a The Club at LAS nearby your departure gate. We would visit this particular location in Terminal 3 “E” Gates. How would our experience fare? Review: The Club at LAS Business Lounge, Terminal 3 – “E” Gates, Las Vegas… Read More

There are hundreds of restaurants in Las Vegas but there are only a few terrific breakfast restaurants that are located close to the Las Vegas strip. While there are ample buffets and other Starbucks coffee shop types restaurants, the Bouchon at the Venetian brings me back whenever I am through town. Read on to see why this restaurant is so special. . . Review: Bouchon at the Venetian, Las Vegas, Venetian Hotel… Read More

The British Chef Gordon Ramsey has developed a magnificent marketing empire of restaurants around the world. One of the latest additions to South Western United States are his franchises of Hell’s Kitchen restaurants. We would get the experience to try out the Hell’s Kitchen Las Vegas on our recent trip to town. How did the experience stand up to his brand ? Review: Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant Las Vegas, Nevada, United… Read More

There is something about renting a car that is very liberating. You plunk down a piece of plastic in the form of a credit card and you get to drive out with (usually) a beautiful ride. Car rental loyalty programs are trying to compete in this space but do their benefits actually deliver on what they promise? Read on to see how our dream experience with Hertz in Las Vegas actually looked… Read More