I was in Amsterdam this weekend for a 25-year school reunion (I studied International and European Business Law there). As is often the case, one person of the group took charge and made 98% of the plans (What would we do without those people? [Thank you Jenn!]). Since we all had already seen all of the … Read More
In December 2014, the announcement was made that the Kimpton boutique hotel chain was being acquired by IHG. We were assured that the boutique-ness of Kimpton would not change, and frankly we have heard little on this front for some time. Well we did hear that seven of the Kimpton Hotels in San Francisco were leaving … Read More
This week I flew Delta Business (renamed Delta One) Class to Amsterdam, connecting to a 40 minute flight to Luxembourg in a KLM “Fokker” Cityhopper. I used 62,500 SkyMiles for this one way trip ( I’ll be returning home on Air Berlin out of Düsseldorf.) The Business Class area was only about half full. … Read More
Day 5 (Around the World in 8 Days), Monday, January 12th: Prague, CZ to Amsterdam, NL I spent three nights at the Radisson Blue Alcron Hotel in Prague. Monday morning, I made coffee using the Nespresso machine in my room. The hotel bill was less than $100, since the first two nights were on Club … Read More
The genesis of Around the World in 8 days, as well as planning, costs and logistics.
I love posting Jogging Maps from Hotels! It shows a hotel’s commitment to fitness. Moreover, even if you don’t like to run, the maps usually supply an interesting route for a scenic walk as well as a good souvenir. This map from Park Hotel in Amsterdam is great. It is a boutique hotel, and … Read More