Monday, September 20, 2021

Vdara: Fresh Meets Familiar

The trend now is to unVegas the Vegas experience. Hotels like the Delano, SLS, the new W, and the Vdara aim to provide a different Vegas vacation, one that Mr. Papagiorgio, almost twenty years later, would appreciate.

Travel Advice: Mistakes in Medellin

The Mistakes in Medellin Post is part of The Quest Around The Globe Trip Report which covers the following places: Las Vegas, Nevada  Grand Cayman  Cartagena, Colombia Medellin, Colombia Miami, Florida  Houston, Texas  Moscow, Russia ...

Marriott Grand Cayman: 7 Miles of Beach

I've always wanted to go to the Cayman Islands. My dream was to arrive there via private plane with steel suitcases full of cash. Then I found out the penalties of money laundering and decided to keep my cash in my US high yield bank account which provides 0.00005% interest.

Westin Las Vegas: Remodeled Review

I've reviewed the Westin Las Vegas before as part of my Vegas Knockout Series. Since then it has been remodeled. The highlights of the hotel include the 24 hour pool and hot tub, the breakfast buffet, and onsite Starbucks.

There’s Such A Thing as Too Much Aguardiente

Welcome back from Colombia. Medellin and Cartagena were great but this will not be a happy tale of pina coladas and chicas bonitas. This is a sobering tale of what can happen when you...

Aloft South Beach Review: Now A DoubleTree Review

Time flies when you're not blogging. I stayed at the Aloft South Beach in September. Moments after checking out of the hotel, the property changed from SPG to Hilton.

Aloft Brickell: In Miami’s Other City

It's not all about South Beach when it comes to Miami. There are many great areas of Miami including Brickell, the next most livable city after Scottsdale, Arizona. Brickell is the financial district of Miami which is why it has high end hotels like the Mandarin Oriental, the Four Seasons, and the Conrad.

Quest Around The Globe: Picture Preview

This is the picture preview of the Trip Report named The Quest Around the Globe, a wild time that covered 25,000 miles and 7 countries. USA Cayman Islands Colombia Russia Cyprus Jordan UAE It started...

The Russian Visa: A Country’s Cover Charge

There are certain things I hate paying for. These include annual fees for credit cards, valet parking, and visas. Trying to avoid both the payment and the process of sending in my passport is...

Grand Cayman Golf: You Can Afford It

Bored at the Holiday Inn, I opted for a round of golf at the North Sound Golf Club which is next to the hotel. A round of golf can cost well over $150 during the peak season but since it was the off season and since it was after 3PM, I paid the twilight rate of $85 which included club rentals.
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