DoubleTree Times Square Review

DoubleTree Times Square Review I enjoy most of the hotels I stay at.  Most hotels, at least those that are branded by a chain like Hyatt or Hilton, keep up their rooms even if the building is dated.  I’ve found some lower end properties that still have great service to make up for the lack… Read More »

Is hotel shampoo racist?

Is hotel shampoo racist? Recently I have seen a lot of complaints about hotel shampoo.  From allergic reactions to added fragrance to outrage over wall mounted bottles.  However today I heard a new complaint.  That hotel shampoo is racist. Yesterday, American singer Halsey posted a tweet about hotel shampoo: I’ve been traveling for years now… Read More »

Alaska Airlines to Introduce Basic Economy Fare

Alaska Airlines to Introduce Basic Economy Fare I write a lot about Alaska Airlines — I find them to be a great airline, with a great loyalty program.  They mostly resist the race-to-the-bottom of other airlines.  Still, they are not immune.  They charge for checked luggage (though they have a great 20-minute guarantee).  They removed… Read More »

Seoul Metro Emergency Procedures

Seoul Metro Emergency Procedures When I mentioned to people that I was going to be visiting Korea for a few days, the two comments I received was “I hope you aren’t going to the North” and “I hope that are going to be safe”.  I was only visiting Seoul (and not venturing to the North). … Read More »

Japan Airlines First Class HND-SFO

Japan Airlines First Class HND-SFO I’m not going to write a full review of the flight, as much of it was the same as my JAL First Class LAX-NRT flight just a week prior.  Instead I will highlight the differences in the flight.  Overall, I came away realizing the importance of the crew on passenger… Read More »