Hotel (places to stay)

Hotels (or AirBnB) that I’ve stayed in

Sedona, AZ

It’s Stephen’s birthday and I wanted to take him somewhere that was known for stargazing. Originally, we were supposed to go to Joshua Tree, but due to the nearby fires , the air quality was…

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We’re heading to Disney World!

For my 50th birthday, I wanted to celebrate it at Walt Disney World. My birthday is actually in March, but it’s also Spring Break in Florida… meaning it’s even more crowded than normal. I found…

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Las Vegas: Flamingo hotel’s renovated rooms @FlamingoVegas

I use the Total Rewards “loyalty” cards from the Caesar’s Entertainment properties, where you earn points for free food, rooms, shows, and for any of their casinos throughout the world. I was in Las Vegas…

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Las Vegas: Caesar’s Palace

December is probably the best time of the year to visit Las Vegas. For one thing, it’s not scorching hot!  The weather is actually quite cool, even as low as 47 degrees, and the high…

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London: Z Hotel, Gloucester (Marylebone)

London has thousands of places to stay for almost any budget.  You can stay at a hostel, an AirBnb, a boutique hotel, or a high end, name brand hotel.  I chose the Z Hotel because…

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Edinburgh, Scotland: AirBnb

Typically when I travel, I like to stay in boutique hotels.  Lately, I’ve been noticing my friends taking advantage of AirBnb’s, so I made my first reservation in Edinburgh.  The other AirBnb was booked by…

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Aberlour, Scotland: Our AirBnb and dinner at The Mash Tun

After the Castle, we drove around the Highlands before heading to our AirBnb located in Aberlour, which is also home to a whiskey distillery (which unfortunately didn’t have time to visit).  The AirBnB was located in…

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Dundee, Scotland: APEX City Quay Hotel

By the time we got to Dundee, Scotland, it was close to 2:00 am. Yvonne booked us at Malmaison Hotel, only to discover (at 2:00) they overbooked and had no room for us. Thankfully, the…

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Las Vegas: Planet Hollywood 

Las Vegas… I’ve lost count on how many times I have been here. I usually visit every other month, and I am by no means a “high roller”.  I do use the casino’s “players card”…

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Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney 

We were in Detroit to check off another NHL Arena, and this was the final year for the Joe Louis Arena.  I wanted something centrally located, and came across the Aloft Detroit at the David…

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Las Vegas: Hard Rock Cafe Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas is a fun town to visit, and I try to visit every few months.  The Cosmopolitan is my favorite hotel, but for this visit, I was offered a free room with comps at…

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Leavenworth, WA: Abendblume Inn

Stephen and I stopped in Leavenworth about 2 years ago, and really loved the quaint German feel that this town had.  It truly reminded us of our visit to Germany. For this visit, Stephen wanted…

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Spokane bound! Heading to The Spokane Club

We left Yakima, WA a little after 1:00 and slowly made our way to Spokane.  As we did from the Hobo Inn to the Waffles Caffe, we stopped to take pictures and enjoy the beauty…

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Elbe, WA: The Hobo Inn

This place is a little over 1/2 hour away from Tacoma area, yet its in a rural part of Washington, at the east end of Alder Lake, about 20 miles from Mt. Rainier. Technology is…

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Portland: Evermore Guesthouse 

If you’re looking for the Ultimate Bed and Breakfast experience, with the gourmet chef and Laura Ashley linen.. this is not the place.  Think of this as a place where a friend of a friend…

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Splurging at the Cosmo, Las Vegas!

If you have been checking out my blog, you may have noticed I have a tab for Las Vegas.  I visit this city every 2 or 3 months, and have been staying at the Cosmopolitan…

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Bellagio Conservatory

Winter has arrived!! Las Vegas may be a desert town, but that does not mean that they don’t get into the Christmas spirit.  One hotel / casino that I like to visit is the Bellagio,…

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