Hotels

Green Hotels Forget About One Thing

More and more hotels are going “green” and publicizing their commitment to the environment and saving the planet (one towel at a time.)  Many hotels are doing very good things and have changed their practices.   It seems to me,…

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The Westin Siray Bay Phuket Thailand Hotel Review

I have been to the Westin Siray Bay Phuket Thailand several times.  The hotel opened in August 2010, and my first visit was in December 2010. I am planning a trip back in July 2015 and can’t wait to see…


Bangkok Boasts Unique Hotels

Having spent almost 10 months in Bangkok over the last two years, I’ve seen just about every temple, palace and museum I care to see – twice. So what next? Tour hotels. When you start touring hotels you know you’re…


Disney Vacation Club Bay Lake Towers: Review It’s Not All Magical

I recently had the opportunity to stay at the Disney Vacation Club Bay Lake Towers next to Disney’s Contemporary Hotel in Orlando Florida for the third time.  The first two stays were very good and I had looked forward to…


Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House & Animal Kingdom Kidani Village Villas Every year my entire family goes to Walt Disney World in Orlando for a family vacation. Growing up in Florida, I went to Disney often. But seeing it…


Starwood Flights and Nights 5 free nights 50k frequent flyer miles

Did you know that Starwood has a program called Nights and Flights? With Nights and Flights, you can redeem Starwood points for 5 free nights and 50,000 frequent flyer miles. Redeem 60,000 points for category 3 hotel and you get 5 nights…


Jean George J&G Steakhouse at Phoenician Scottsdale

The most amazing meal I’ve had at the Phoenician Scottsdale came at celebrity Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s J&G Steakhouse (for those of your die-hard Starwood fans – you’ll recognize Chef Jean-Georges name from his collaboration with the Le Meridien hotels.) J&G sits…


Phoenician Scottsdale Center for Well Being

The Phoenician Scottsdale Center for Well Being is located at the luxurious Phoenician Scottsdale hotel. I splurged on several treatments including a Thai Foot Massage and a neck, shoulder and back massage –  the therapist, was great; a facial – not the…