Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Chateau Marlborough: The Best Hotel in Blenheim

I landed in Blenheim with nowhere to stay. I tried the Google Maps 'Hotels Near Me' trick and once again it was cheaper than the other searches.

Bollanos Hotel Albanian Riviera: Wait, Where Am I?

Random Hotel Review is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark. See the World Map for where I’ve been. We all make mistakes when we travel. Mine have been...

Hyatt Regency DFW: Fine for Freddy’s (And Business Travelers)

Looking for a place to stay in Dallas while attending the Freddie's? Check out the Hyatt Regency Dallas.

ibis Hobart: Aloft Decor, Sheraton Prices

There's nothing special about this ibis, including the price.

Confidante Miami Beach: Physically Hurting from No Status

Post Uber delays at the airport, I was ready to arrive at the hotel and maintain my streak of checking in early. I forgot to recall two points: 1. Miami is the worst place for customer service in the world. 2. Explorist status gets you Rodney Dangerfield respect.

My First Airbnb Experience: Old San Juan

Airbnb Old San Juan is part of the Despacito! TPOL Moves to Puerto Rico Trip Report. In April 2018, I visited Puerto Rico. In April 2018, I decided to move to Puerto Rico. In June...

Aura Hotel Melbourne: Flinders, Flinders, Flinders!

The US dollar is too strong to justify paying in points in Australia (see Too Cheap for Points, Too Much for Cash: DoubleTree Darwin). My bank account is too weak to pay $120 a night for Holiday Inns.

Frontier Hotel Darwin: My Case for Hostels

I decided to cut back on my spending and find an economical accommodation in Darwin.

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel: Name Says It All

Growing up, my favorite hotel was the Dolphin Resort in Disney. It has giant fish statues on its roof. When I learned‎ that there was a hotel shaped like a Crocodile in Kakadu National Park, I had to see it for myself.

Too Cheap for Points, Too Much for Cash: DoubleTree Darwin

Don't you hate when a hotel is too many points to validate booking and not cheap enough to validate paying? The DoubleTree Darwin was 19k points a night or $88.
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