World Traveller 73


We arrived to Winnipeg at about 9:30 PM at night. Our plans were to travel onwards to Killarney, Manitoba by car; a town that is about two and a half hours away. As a result, we opted to spend the night in Winnipeg prior to making the drive. We ended up at the Courtyard Marriott Winnipeg Airport. Review: Courtyard Winnipeg Airport, Winnipeg John Richardson Airport YWG, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada “An enjoyable addition… Read More

We were fortunate to be among the first to stay in this brand new Fairfield inn and Suites in Penticton, British Columbia. Our stay there had a few ups and downs, all of which were (mostly) resolved in the end. This post is one chapter on our trip through the Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada. This trip was booked using Marriott Bonvoy Points. For more information on how this trip was booked, please… Read More

Since safe travel during a pandemic is all about travel around your neighbourhood, it’s time for a review and report of a hotel from my home province’s capital in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. This hotel is situated in beautiful Downtown Victoria. It is a perfect location for a stay away from Vancouver for those looking for a hotel that is walkable from the Downtown Victoria core. If you enjoyed this post, please… Read More

Review: Le Meridien N’Fis, Marrakech, Morocco Booking: I picked this place as it was one of the bargains in the Starwood Preferred Guest portfolio. We stayed for 2,000 Starpoints (now the equivalent of 6,000 Marriott Rewards points) for the night with a free Platinum breakfast included. The hotel was also on the west side of Marrakech and the medina so it was situated close to the Marrakech airport. I can’t really complain… Read More

Review: AC Carlton Hotel by Marriott, Madrid, Spain We arrived to Madrid Peurta Atocha at about 7 PM. We walked the one block from the train station down to the AC Hotel Madrid Carelton. We only had one night in Madrid and we were planning on leaving town early the next day. Booking and the Arrival Process: We had last stayed at the AC Carleton Madrid on our first around the world… Read More

Review: The Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seville, Spain According to wikipedia, the hotel was designed by the architect José Espiau y Muñoz, it was built between 1916 and 1928 especially for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It officially opened on April 28, 1929, with a sumptuous banquet attended by King Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg. The Hotel Alfonso XIII was easily the most elegant Luxury Collection Hotel stay ever. The service was… Read More

Review: The Westin Palace, Madrid, Spain We rolled outside the airport with our baggage and hopped a 30€ flat rate taxi to the city center. Madrid has now fixed the rate from the airport to the city as a flat rate. Despite this, there were lots of advertisements for Uber inside the airport. It sounds silly but after watching years of SPG TV and seeing the promotion for the Westin Palace Madrid… Read More