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

The Seattle Tacoma International Airport has a high volume of travellers that pass through it’s doors resulting in a need for premium airline lounge space. The Club at SEA “S” Concourse recently moved from its old location into space that was vacated by the Delta Sky Club “S” Concourse. How would The Club at SEA personalize their new lounge space and make it their own? Read on to find out… Review: The… Read More

A Long Layover at an airport can be a welcomed or completely un-welcomed thing. Whenever I pass through Seattle Tacoma International Airport in Washington – United States of America, it’s typically a welcomed thing as I’m usually headed off somewhere good. Zipping down from Vancouver – Canada, I’ve frequently found myself on five hour connections in Seattle, Washington between airlines. The 13 Coins Seattle Tacoma Restaurant remains among my most favourite layover… Read More

At times, a great discounted travel opportunity comes up that becomes the genesis of a new trip. While I was searching around for something to do in this pandemic disrupted travel environment, I came across a great international business class fare from Western North America to Europe. Without much hesitation, we booked ourselves into a trip to France, Jordan and Israel. Read on to see how we put it all together. Trip… Read More

We’ve all heard lots of stories on the problems on renewing a passport in a post pandemic world. With an upcoming international trip planned for the Maldives, I had timed out on my ten year Canadian Passport, which would be expiring in the summer of 2023. Without any options to extend, I was required to renew it. How would my experience fare? Let’s just say it didn’t go all that quickly… My… Read More

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