When traveling for business or on vacation, I often take photos of the hotels I visit with every intention of posting a review on the hotel in the future. Then I get busy with other matters and the review sits untouched and photos are ignored. The result is a backlog of hotel reviews that I have been meaning to write, many of which no longer follow any sort of chronology, … [Read more...] about Welcome to Random Hotel Review Month!
Jeffsetter Blog (featuring Island Miler)
Delta takes a beating in the blogosphere for many good reasons. Even though Delta is my primary airline of choice, I am often one of those lined up to criticize Delta for their various policies that are viewed as unfriendly to casual flyers and loyalists alike. With policies like only allowing round trip awards (no one-ways), difficult to secure international upgrades, … [Read more...] about Should I Double Down on Delta After the United Devaluation?
Perhaps the most pleasant surprise while walking through Istanbul was seeing Dolmabahce Palace, an extravagant living space located on the banks of the Bosphorus river. Along with landmarks like Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia, Dolmabahce palace is a must see attraction in Istanbul. While you are allowed to take photos outside of the palace, you are not supposed to be able to … [Read more...] about [Friday Photo] The Harem at Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul
I have to admit when I saw this Virgin America flight safety video come through my email, Twitter and RSS feeds, my first reaction was “not another safety video!” It’s not that I don’t enjoy airline safety videos with a humorous twist, I just figured that most of the innovation had already been done in this area. When I finally clicked through to watch the Virgin America … [Read more...] about The Airline Safety Video to End All Safety Videos
A few weeks ago I wrote briefly about my trip to Indianapolis in a post titled "Impressed with Indianapolis." In that post, I promised that more would follow, including a review of the Conrad Indianapolis hotel, where I stayed for the night. Here is that review. One of the benefits to arriving at your hotel after 11 PM is that at that point most of the room assignments are … [Read more...] about Conrad Indianapolis Hotel Review
America the Beautiful! We often write about the beauty of places we visit across the globe, but in reality the United States are beautiful in their own right. This week's poll asks you to do the impossible: Choose the most beautiful state in America. Lots of tough choices here, and in order to get you into the spirit I have found photos that best represent my knowledge of … [Read more...] about What is the Most Beautiful State in America?