The Gate with Brian Cohen
My Glimpse Into Akureyri in Iceland: Hilton Announces New Hotel Property
Hilton officially announced a franchise agreement with Bohemian Hotels ehf. to open the Akureyri “Skáld” Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton hotel property, which will be the first internationally branded countryside property in the north of Iceland sometime in the summer of 2025. This article contains some photographs which give my...
Wingtips
Hotel Room Review: W Goa India.
Ok, I’ll come out and say it: some hotels will advertise themselves as 5-star hotels, but the reality… The post Hotel Room Review: W Goa India. appeared first on Wingtips.
Frequent Floaters
Carnival Glory Shows and Entertainment Review 2024
Prologue: The Most Stressed Out Cruise Vacation Ever – So Much Just Went Wrong! Introduction: My “Free” Carnival Glory 14 Day Crossing Cruise from Barcelona Spain Not Very Impressed: The Atlanta American Express Centurion Lounge (Review) Fox Brothers Bar-B-Q Beef Short Rib Delta Air Lines First Class Meal Review How...
The Travel Sisters
The Best Things to Do in Chicago This Summer (From Locals!)
The best things to do in Chicago in the summer The post The Best Things to Do in Chicago This Summer (From Locals!) appeared first on The Travel Sisters.
Dots, Lines, & Destinations
DLD 488: Blame Taylor Swift
We finally managed to work a pop culture reference into the show…only took a decade.
Travel Codex
Review: EVA Air B777-300ER Business Class, San Francisco to Taipei
go, I After 3 1/2 years of anticipation, the time finally came to take this flight. I initially dreamed up the idea of a round-the-world trip centered around EVA Air B777-300ER Business Class back in 2019. Though initially scheduled on the longer overnight route from Houston, I ended up rescheduling...
2PAXfly
HOTEL REVIEW: The George Hotel, Christchurch (Ōtautahi). Luxurious local comfort.
Introduction The question of where to stay becomes a little piquant in a city that an earthquake nearly destroyed in 2011 and nonetheless killed 185 people. Do you stay in something that survived the calamity or one that has been built to withstand one in the future? I’d spent considerable...
The Gate with Brian Cohen
La Luce in Tulum. Restaurant Review.
La Luce in Tulum is an Italian restaurant which is one of the dining options at the Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya All-Inclusive Resort property in Mexico. “Authentic Italian cuisine with all of the natural flavors of Italy” is how this restaurant is introduced at this official Internet web site. “Enjoy...
Wingtips
Review: Oasis Lounge Mumbai Airport.
Okay, so I’ve arrived in India and am on my way to Goa from Mumbai. I was excited… The post Review: Oasis Lounge Mumbai Airport. appeared first on Wingtips.
Wingtips
Hotel Room Review: The St Regis Mumbai.
I’m sure that everyone who reads this site knows that I’m currently in India. I started by flying… The post Hotel Room Review: The St Regis Mumbai. appeared first on Wingtips.
The Gate with Brian Cohen
Driving a Rental Car in Mexico Was Easy — This Time…
“I was just in Tulum in April 2024, it was a great time” Mike — who is a reader of The Gate With Brian Cohen — wrote in the Comments section of this article pertaining to a review of one of the dining options at the Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya...
Eye of the Flyer
Using Our Delta Stays Credits at the Hilton Minneapolis Bloomington (Review)
I took my family on a special trip to Minnesota (more on that in a future post) and we based ourselves out of the Minneapolis area. We were there for three nights and stayed at one of my parents’ favorite Twin Cities hotels: the Hilton Minneapolis Bloomington. This presented us...
The Gate with Brian Cohen
Auma in Tulum. Restaurant Review.
Auma in Tulum is a steakhouse which is one of the restaurants at the Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya All-Inclusive Resort property in Mexico. “Enjoy the finest beef, cooked to perfection by our highly skilled chef” is how this restaurant is introduced at this official Internet web site. “Tantalizing side dishes...
The Gate with Brian Cohen
Chiringuito Seasalt in Tulum. Restaurant Review.
Chiringuito Seasalt in Tulum is an outdoor poolside grill that is one of the dining options at the Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya All-Inclusive Resort property in Mexico. “Whether it’s beef, chicken, or vegetable you prefer, our Mexican fusion grill offers a delightful selection of tapas, ideal for sharing” is how...
Sam Chui
Trip Report: Onboard a HAJJ Flight – Garuda Indonesia B747-400
Join me on a Boeing 747 Hajj Flight from Indonesia to Saudi Arabia. An experience to remember for my whole life! Video Garuda Indonesia has wet leased 2 B747-400s from Aquiline International (ER-TRV and ER-BOS) among other wide-body airplanes. Together, they're bringing over 100,000 Hajj pilgrims in just a month...