World Traveller 73


Our travels to Hawaii hadn’t yet taken us to groovy and soul filled Kauai which is the quietest of the Hawaiian Islands. As an island that has a reputation for wet weather and being off the beaten path, it takes less of the shine than Oahu or Maui which have much larger resorts and hotels. Our visit would have us based in Poi’pu at the sunny south end of the Island of… Read More

After arriving into town on the United Airlines Island Hopper marathon day, I needed a one night stay at a hotel before my returning flight back to Honolulu. Since I had left my wife behind in Hawaii, I didn’t get the opportunity to check out Guam in the short time that I was there. I ended up at the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort for a brief thirteen hour stay. I would end… Read More

The Sheraton Waikiki is among the most legendary mega hotel properties in the Waikiki Beach area of Honolulu, Hawaii in the United States. The Sheraton Waikiki offers a renovated hotel experience that is well located in the heart of Waikiki and also offers a compact resort footprint with an assortment of loungers. How would our experience at the Sheraton Waikiki fare for a Waikiki Beach holiday? Review: Sheraton Waikiki – High King… Read More

The United Island Hopper is one of the world’s most unique travel routes. The route hops and skips its way across some of the most isolated islands in the Pacific Ocean. and is among some of the most popular flying for aviation fans that are into plain different routes. This trip outlines how I put together a trip through the United Airlines Island Hopper, along with what I saw along the way…. Read More

It’s always a treat to stay at almost brand new hotel property. The AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast, Northern Ireland met all these requirements. The AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast is Marriott’s newest addition to Belfast and is attracting a mix of leisure and business travellers alike in its location in the Donegal Quay just steps from Central Belfast. How would our stay at the AC Hotel end up ? Review: AC… Read More

Our travels through Ireland took us from Dublin across to the Galway area in Western Ireland. Marriott doesn’t have a huge presence in Ireland and Northern Ireland. When I located the Sheraton Athlone which was at a halfway point on our travels to Galway, and always chasing Marriott Bonvoy status nights, it made sense to check in here for an evening during our driving journey across Ireland and Northern Ireland. Review: Sheraton… Read More

The time we had in Dublin, Ireland had us starting and ending our trip in Dublin. In addition to being a great city, it has some terrific street scenes and a generally great vibe to the place. We would base ourselves at the Aloft Dublin City hotel, which was located a short ten minute walk away from the Temple Bar district of Dublin. Would we find the distance of the hotel from… Read More

Our travels had us requiring a brief night at the London Heathrow International Airport after a five day stay in London. We had an early departure the next morning so we were looking for something convenient with easy access to and from the rental car facility at Heathrow International Airport. We ended up at the Moxy London Heathrow Airport for a quick stay in a modern environment. How did the Moxy London… Read More

With dozens of hotel options in London, United Kingdom, I chose carefully for our family stay that included myself and my teenage son. We ended up at the Residence Inn by Kensington on a Marriott Bonvoy Reward Redemption. We would end up staying in a comfortable Premium One Bedroom Suite with enough space for everyone’s needs. Read on to see what the advantages of the Residence Inn were compared to a regular… Read More

For my stay in Lisbon Portugal, I was looking for a property that was going to be easy on a family stay, that was reasonably located to the airport and the attractions in town, and that offered value in terms of Marriott Bonvoy loyalty benefits. The Sheraton Lisboa Hotel and Spa offered all that. Despite being a business traveller hotel, it was a perfect fit for our four day stay in Lisbon,… Read More

Summer travel is often among the hardest to gain outsized value. Demand is often high with families travelling together, hotel rates are often high and planners often get the best points and miles seats. However, having a diversified points and mileage balance can help families achieve strong value out of your travelling points and currencies. In this trip, we outline how we put together a family trip through Europe in the middle… Read More

Marrakech, Morocco has a tremendous amount of riads and super luxury hotels that compete for indulgence on a world class scale. Sometimes though, you just need a hotel on your way in and out of Marrakech or perhaps something less over the top indulgent. The Le Meridien N’Fis Marrakech comes in perfectly in these circumstances. Read on to see how our experience with this property fared… Review: Le Meridien N’Fis, Marrakech, Morocco… Read More