Thursday, June 29, 2017

United Club Denver: Getting My Passes’ Worth

Flying Frontier is a bad idea. The seats are tiny, there's no IFE, and everything is a fee. With a layover in Denver, I knew that I needed some drinks to get me through...

Train Vs Plane? Transport Decisions in Europe

I took a flight on Vueling airlines from Milan to Paris Orly. The plane cost $38.50. That is cheap until you factor in the train to the airport in Milan which was 13 euros...

Priority Pass Milan-Malpensa: Sambuca for Breakfast?

The Priority Pass Lounge in ‎Malpensa Airport was a lifesaver. Having 4PM checkout at the Park Hyatt Milan is meaningless when your flight is at 930AM and you have to be out of the hotel by 6AM.

Malpensa Express to Milan Airport: Forget The Automated Machine

The cost to take a taxi to Malpensa Airport is 95 euros. The smart solution is to take the Malpensa Express train which takes fifty minutes if everything goes right. The first problem was the...

Park Hyatt Milan: Let Me Live Here, Please

Everyone talks about traveling off the beaten path. Sometimes, it's nice to get off of that and get back on the red carpet. After my stay at the Insane Asylum, I was more than ready for pampering.

Agritourism in Sicily: The Insane Asylum Accommodation

Welcome to the insane asylum. That is the only way to describe Casale Poggio del tiglio - Catania 4584, an agritourism accommodation at the base of Mt. Etna. Before I get into the horror story...

Four Points Catania, Sicily: The Porn Suite

The hotel is far from the city center. After a day of visiting the center where I ate way too much and was overwhelmed by the crowds, I'd say that's a good thing. The hotel does offer a shuttle that has to be reserved which goes to and fro.

Palermo to Catania, Go by Train

27 euros for two will get you a decently comfortable train to Catania. The trip takes 2 hours and 48 minutes. I ended up in a seat with the only crying baby nearby which...

Mercure Palermo Excelsior City: Should’ve Stayed At Ibis

After a nice stay at the Palazzo Caracciolo Napoli, I decided to sample a Mercure hotel, another brand in the Accor portfolio. The Mercure Palermo Excelsior City is a lovely hotel on the outskirts of Palermo's city center.

Flying Alitalia Etihad Swiss to Palermo

The Etihad name was painted clearly on the side of the plane and the symbol was on the wing, as was the Swiss Airlines livery. ‎When I got on board, the flight attendants were...
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