Kimpton Buchanan Hotel San Francisco Review

Kimpton Buchanan Hotel San Francisco Review The Kimpton Buchanan Hotel is one of two (soon to be three) Kimpton properties in San Francisco.  The building was originally a 4-story office building before they added on an additional 4 floors and converted it to a 131 room hotel.  It reopened as a Kimpton in 2016. Location … Read more

How to Win Travel Contests

How to Win Travel Contests Over the years I have won some really great contests.  Amongst my friends it has become a joke: “How are you so lucky?”  Upon reflection, I am fairly confident that I do not possess some supernatural power.  Instead, I have some strategies that increase my likelihood of winning.  Today I … Read more

What makes for a good hotel shower?

What makes for a good hotel shower? One of the most variable features of a hotel room is the shower.  I also would say it is one of the more important parts of a hotel room to get right.  Which is why in all of my hotel reviews I mention the type of shower in … Read more

Staybridge Suites The Hague Parliament Review

Staybridge Suites The Hague Parliament Review Before flying home out of Amsterdam, I decided to visit The Hague as I wanted to try another city in the Netherlands.  It is a quick 30 minute train ride to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport which makes the Hague an easy alternative to Amsterdam as a jumping off point. I … Read more

Hotel Indigo Krakow Old Town Review

Hotel Indigo Krakow Old Town Review Krakow is a fantastic medieval Polish city and the jumping off location for visits to Auschwitz.  The Hotel Indigo is a modern hotel.  I booked my four night stay using IHG points.  Typically the rooms are 30,000 per night.  However I have the IHG Premier card that gives me … Read more

Hotel Indigo Helsinki Boulevard Review

Hotel Indigo Helsinki Boulevard Review After arriving in Helsinki on the Silja Sympony, I had two nights before heading out on to Estonia.  During an IHG sale I was able to book the Hotel Indigo for around $90 per night. It is hard to place Hotel Indigo in the IHG chain.  I would say it … Read more