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Genuine Egyptian Hospitality In Alexandria
One of the blessings of living in Los Angeles is what a diverse place it is; a great watering hole of people and cultures from around the world. With that diversity comes a network of friends with contacts around the world. Case in point: I was treated to a lovely...
HOTEL REVIEW: Scheduled housekeeping is my wish come true!
I’m in Adelaide at the moment for the Adelaide Festival and Writers Week. I’ve been staying at the Indigo Hotel in Market Street, adjacent to the wonderful Central Market. The hotel is part of the Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG), and as a Diamond member, I get free breakfast and late...
Travel Codex
Review: KLM Boeing 737 Business Class, Helsinki to Amsterdam
I arrived at Helsinki Vantaa International Airport at approximately 5:30 AM for my 7:00 AM flight. Check-in was quick and easy and I was able to drop off a bag and obtain my boarding pass in under 10 minutes. Security was also easy and I was seated in the lounge...
View from the Wing
Notes On The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Hyatt’s ‘Disney Hotel’
Hyatt has a Disney hotel. It's not 'on property' like Marriott's Swan and Dolphin, but being off-property is a plus for many. And the remarkable thing is that it's actually an excellent hotel. I stayed at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress at the end of 2019, and...
Travel With Grant
Register for FTU Virtual Seminar on Saturday, March 11 ($25) or Free with Online Annual Membership
Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well.  If you are not busy this Saturday, March 11, I highly recommend attending the FTU Virtual Seminar (tickets available for $25) or free if you have the FTU Online Annual Membership.  The seminar starts on Saturday, March 11, at 8am...
Live and Let’s Fly
A Sublime Weekend In Green Lake
My friend Denny recently messaged me and asked where my annual Green Lake trip report was. I realized that I forgot to publish it last autumn, but here it is now. As always, I enjoyed a sublime weekend in beautiful Green Lake, Wisconsin. Green Lake, Wisconsin – My 2022 Trip...
Live and Let’s Fly
Is One Day Enough To See Egyptian Pyramids?
Yes, one day is enough to comfortably visit multiple Egyptian pyramids and the ancient city of Memphis. How Much Time Do You Need To See The Pyramids Of Egypt? Even in the early spring, Cairo was warm and the idea of spending a full day or multiple days out in...
Will Run For Miles
Hidden Gem NYC – My Favorite Pre-Theatre Spot for a Drink or Bite to Eat
My recommendation for a delicious pre-theatre experience without the glitz or the cost! The post Hidden Gem NYC – My Favorite Pre-Theatre Spot for a Drink or Bite to Eat appeared first on Will Run For Miles.
No Work All Travel
Trip Report: The New Terminal A at Newark International Airport (EWR)
stAfter reading about the opening of the new Kansas City International Airport (MCI) terminal on 28 February, I was … less excited about trying out the relatively new Terminal A at Newark’s airport (EWR), which debuted to the public on 12 January of this year. Current airlines at Terminal A...
Loyalty Traveler
The High Line elevated park in Manhattan
One objective I had on our 15 hours overnight stay at Crowne Plaza HY36 Midtown Manhattan was take a walk along the High Line, an urban park created along the former New York Central Railroad elevated tracks through west side Manhattan.  The High Line runs from 34th Street to 14th...
Will Run For Miles
Trip Report: A Day in Toledo and Carcamusa for Lunch
Toledo is known for Carcamusa, a hearty pork and vegetable stew The post Trip Report: A Day in Toledo and Carcamusa for Lunch appeared first on Will Run For Miles.
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Hotel Review: Crowne Plaza HY36 Midtown Manhattan
Crowne Plaza HY36 Midtown Manhattan is a hotel two blocks from Penn Station. This was my first time in New York City since 2012 when I participated in the Starwood Hotels Amex Stars 2012 blogger influencer promotion and attended the U.S. Open Tennis and New York Fashion Week. New York...
Nonstop Points
Booking a Vacation Rental with Points: My Thoughts
Hotels… or vacation rentals? AirBnb or Marriott? It has been the age-old debate between which many travelers argue. Some want to earn and use points while others want extra space. Personally, I like a balance of rentals and hotels, finding a place for both of them during my travels. While...
Loyalty Traveler
Milan-Venice-Amsterdam-Oslo winter 2023 trip overview
Last week my wife and I returned from a 23-day trip from San Francisco to New York, Milan, Venice, Amsterdam and Oslo. A couple weeks before leaving for Europe I had a little sticker shocker at our travel expenditures after booking two extended trips for winter and spring 2023. I...
3 Things to See in Malmo, Sweden
Sitting just across the narrow Oresund strait from Copenhagen, Denmark is the port city of Malmo, Sweden. The Danes and Swedes fought for control of this strait for years. It is the entrance to the Baltic Sea, and whoever controlled it controlled regional commerce. So, don’t skip the city’s history....