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We had a five day stay in Cape Town and centred ourselves in the modern Westin Cape Town hotel. We had a terrific stay at this property, and really enjoyed our suite, the Executive Lounge, along with the central location of the property. This post is one chapter on our trip to South Africa, a Safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya and Mauritius. This trip was redeemed through Air Canada’s Aeroplan… Read More

We don’t often make a point of staying at Four Points by Sheraton hotels in our personal lives. I get a pretty steady frequency of them on my work travel circuit around various towns throughout Canada. I needed 2 last nights for renewing the next year’s Marriott Bonvoy status. When I looked at the cheapest Marriott Hotel property in the Vancouver area, this property or the Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport… Read More

There is a silver of warmth in British Columbia in the southern center of the province called the Okanagan. The center of this warmth is the city of Kelowna, which sees vacationers inundate the area during the summer months. The winter seasons see cool weather and occasional snows. While there are a variety of family motels and lower end hotels, the Delta Hotels by Marriott is the only major resort franchise in… Read More

With the year in 2020 coming to an anticipated close, as it some times happens, I was short a few night credits for renewing next year’s Marriott Bonvoy status. Even though Marriott was offering roll over elite status for the year 2021, I was only a few nights short of qualifying for Titanium status again. Not knowing how Marriott was going to calculate status for 2022 as a result of the worldwide… Read More

As the end of the year in 2020 came around, I was short a few night credits for renewing next year’s Marriot Bonvoy status. Even though Marriott was offering roll over elite status for the year 2021, I was only a few nights short of qualifying for Titanium status again. Not knowing how Marriott was going to calculate status for 2022, I figured it would be worthwhile earning status the actual way… Read More

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

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 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom Getting to the Hotel: We met our Blacklane driver at the Gatwick exit area. We walked out to a clean Mercedes E200 Touring and we were on our way. It was about 90 minutes drive up to the Piccadilly Circus but the door to door service was pretty much worthwhile over steps, stairs and trains on the Gatwick Express & London Underground routes. Arriving… 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

This post is one chapter on our trip to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne with The Great Ocean Road, exploring The Yarra Valley and the beaches of The Gold Coast via Qantas First Class. This trip was booked using Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index. If you enjoyed this… Read More