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

Westjet and Air Canada have taken a bit of a beating lately in the post pandemic return to travel era. As a result of frequent flight cancellations, and reductions of service in Eastern Canada, we are now seeing Westjet return to the market place with an effort to attract some of Canada’s most frequent fliers. Their latest promotion is by offering a status match and challenge to select Canadian frequent fliers. Westjet… Read More

Our second day of sightseeing around the city of Paris involved us taking in the Notre Dame Catherdral, the Ile St Louis, the Basilica du Sacré Coeur and the charming neighbourhood of Montmartre. We would spend a free style day of exploration through these charming sights, without the commitment of a firm schedule. This made for a pretty relaxing second day in Paris, France. What’s Left of Notre Dame Caterdral, Sacré Coeur… Read More

Once it a while, we get a great promotion that really adds value to it’s card holders. American Express (Canada) has just announced that it’s American Express Business Platinum Card Holders will now have complimentary access to Hilton Honors Gold Level status. Like many things with the American Express Platinum Card, enrolment is required, but it’s a simple process. Let’s review the announcement to see what the changes are for current cardholders…. Read More

One of the best deals on a tourist attraction in Paris, France are the Bateau Mouches Seine River Cruises. For a mere 15€, you can spend an hour riding on a river cruise along one of the greatest rivers in all of Western Europe. While there are many river cruise companies, I always seem to return to Bateau Mouches for my river cruising adventures in Paris. Read on to find out why…… Read More

With my business travel being mostly limited to Canada, and MrsWT73’s business travel being more international in nature, she’s had the fortunate opportunity to visit France several times over the course of her business travelling career. It’s usually the case that she’s travelling on her own, so when the opportunity presented for us to return to Paris, France, she’d have an opportunity to present some of her restaurant finds to me during… Read More

I’m always on the search for a new restaurant experience. While my tastes range anywhere from traditional bistro right up to fine dining, I am always up for a new dining adventure. On the other hand, MrsWT73 has much more generic tastes. She prefers straightforward food that isn’t too fussy or complicated. In researching Parisian restaurants, this led us to Bouillon Pigalle; Paris’ version of straight forward bistro dining. Read on to… Read More

There are times in travel where you get a unique opportunity to walk down memory lane. In this instance, it was returning to a restaurant where I had the opportunity to visit some thirty five years ago. When the average lifespan of a restaurant is only eight to ten years, getting the opportunity to visit a restaurant that’s been open for over one hundred and fifty years is something special to be… Read More

The city of Paris, France offers a wonderful introduction to a world class city in Western Europe. With wonderful landmarks, inspiring cuisine and enough museums and sights to fill a lifetime of visits, the city of Paris, France has something for everyone. Our first day in Paris, France consisted of a day of walking through some of Pari’s most famous sights. Returning to the Eiffel Tower & Central Paris, France There is… Read More

The Westin Paris – Vendôme was the clear winner in a choice of hotels in Paris, France where we could attempt to maximize our Marriott Bonvoy upgrade certificates. With a convenient location in the hip and upscale Vendôme neighbourhood of Paris, it met all the requirements for a deluxe hotel stay. How would we end up after experiencing the property for three days? Read on to see how we tested the Westin… Read More

Our last flight on Turkish Airlines would have us touching down in their oldest Airbus 330 series business class product. This aircraft featured some pretty tired and worn seats. Despite this, we still had the usual Turkish Airlines friendly service, along with excellent Do & Co Catering. How would our flight experience compare? Review: Turkish Airlines Business Class A330-3, Istanbul International Airport – Paris Charles de Gaulle Terminal 2A When I booked… Read More

Istanbul’s airport recently relocated from the Istanbul Atatürk International Airport to a brand new Istanbul International Airport facility located a short distance away. The move allowed the airport authority to develop many new lounges and amenities for its travellers. The iGA Lounge Istanbul represents one of these new lounges as the premier contract lounge at Istanbul International Airport. We would get the opportunity to fully test out of the new lounge on… Read More