Saturday, December 3, 2022

Dead Sea: A Must See Before You Die

After enduring the hike of Petra, I needed a return to relaxation. Without a plan, I hopped into the Uber and told him to take me to the Dead Sea.

Ayia Napa, Cyprus: Hotel vs. Hostel

Hotel vs. Hostel is part of the Quest Around the Globe Trip Report. I arrived in Ayia Napa, Cyprus with nowhere to stay. Spoiled by the perks of my Russian hotels (see Park Hyatt Moscow: Luxury...

Big Pillow Pokhara: Better Accommodation in a Backpack Town

Big Pillow is part of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report. Pokhara is the beginning of the journey for those looking to trek to Annapurna. For me, it was a refuge from...

Jamaica, Queens: How to Avoid Expensive Hotels in NYC

Jamaica, Queens is part of the ongoing TPOL in NYC trip report. Flights to New York from Puerto Rico are becoming increasingly common as Bachuwa Law continues its growth. Expansion notwithstanding, I do not like...

U Hotel Xintiandi: Decent for a Long Stay in Shanghai

After escaping the shakedown of Airbnb, I tried to find a serviced apartment. I had no luck finding anyone who wanted to take me in for three weeks.

Hotel Luci di la Muntagna: My Other Hotel in Porto Cervo

Hotel Luci di la Muntagna Hotel Review is part of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report. I typically don't review non-brand hotels because there are so many of them and this is...

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.

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.

Kibo Lodge Amboseli: It’s No Keekorok

Nothing will compare to Keekorok. Indeed, most things will disappoint. Unfortunately Kibo Lodge, a lovely resort at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, is included in this category.
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