Category: Hotel (places to stay)

Hotels (or AirBnB) that I’ve stayed in

Back at The Cosmo, Las Vegas

Nothing in Vegas is really free, but you can get “close” to free… for a price.  I’m not a high roller, but I do like playing the slots.  Some people will say that I should just take out a $100 bill and light it on fire. I disagree. […]

Budapest: Prestige Hotel

Our cruise is may be over, but we are extending our stay in Budapest by one day. Our hotel, the Prestige Hotel, is located just a few minutes walk from the ship, but with luggage and a steep incline, we chose to take a taxi, which cost €10,00. […]

Las Vegas: Nobu hotel

5 star hotel, but gets a 3 1/2 star review.  I originally booked a 2-night’s stay with Caesar’s Palace, and then was offered an upgrade to the exclusive Nobu for $45 more. Of course, I said yes! This boutique hotel is not really affiliated with Caesar’s Palace, but […]

December 2014: New York

My cousin was getting married in Fishkill, NY and so we decided to visit Manhattan for a few days prior to the event. We stayed at the Fitzpatrick, a boutique hotel located off East 44th and Lexington in east Midtown. My dad found this on Priceline, and it […]

June 2014: Seattle, WA

In June 2014, we accompanied Stephen’s mom to Tacoma, Washington so she could visit her childhood friend, Helga.  While she was at Tacoma, Stephen and I stayed in Seattle at a bed-and-breakfast, went to the famous Pike Place, and squeezed in a visit to the Boeing factory, met up […]

Ducks Road Trip to Vancouver

Whenever the Ducks are on the road during my birthday, I try to catch that game.  This year, the Ducks were playing in Vancouver, BC against the Canucks.  We were able to get tickets in the lower bowl in section 117, and our hotel, the Georgian Court, was […]

February 2014: Berlin, Germany

Our trip to Germany almost didn’t happen as we received word from Air France that our flight got canceled! Fortunately Delta helped us out, and I was able to get us on Lufthansa, and we made it, even though for the 12 hours, Stephen and I were seated […]

Sept 2013: Walt Disney World

I have an annual pass for both Disneyland and Disney World.  Last year I was a roommate with Sandy and this year I’m staying with her again, as well as with Kelly and Sandy’s significant other, Dan, at Yacht and Beach Club, which is a Disney Vacation club resort. […]

Inn on 1st, Napa

I’m sitting in the Inn’s patio enjoying breakfast outside, sipping coffee and contemplating which winery to visit at 10:00.  I already know I’m giving this place 5 stars and I still have another day. I wanted to take Stephen somewhere for his birthday, and my sister suggested this […]

Berkeley and Napa Valley, CA

Virgin America was having a special rate to kick off their LAX to SJC (San Jose) route, a buy one-get one free! I couldn’t resist such a deal, that I booked the trip, and found a weekend deal on Jetsetter at the Lafayette Park Hotel located midway between […]

Greetings from WDW: Beach Club resort

I used to visit Disney World frequently with Martin and my friends. I stopped going and was traveling instead. This year I decided to return and attend the “pin event”, themed this year as Mickey’s Circus.I am staying with pin trader Sandy at the Beach Club resort. She’s […]