The above quote was what the very stressed out front desk clerk said to me when I again went to see if our room was ready. This was after nearly 2 hours of waiting and 6 hours after our supposed check-in time. If we weren’t so tired, and it wasn’t so late, the hotel’s inefficiency would almost be comical. Keep reading for more great quotes and to understand your recourse in these situations.
AirBnB can truly change the way you travel and help move the dial from tourist to traveler. As mentioned in my Top 5 Reasons Why I Love AirBnB post, AirBnB offers unique properties, the chance to live like a local, save money, have a washer and dryer, and support the local community. With all these stated benefits, it is a bit trickier than booking a hotel, so I will share my tips to help you pick that perfect property and avoid potential mistakes.
Have you ever taken a roof top shower with majestic views of Mount Vesuvius? Have you stayed in a hermitage, on a small island, with a balcony view of magical sunsets over the Tyrrhenian Sea? These are just two of our priceless AirBnB experiences that were actually significantly cheaper than a standard hotel. AirBnB has been a game changer for our family travel.
The whole point of getting points is to use points. In this post I will share an example of a point booking I just made for my family for an upcoming trip to Japan. I ended up booking economy one-way tickets with American Airlines and Singapore Airlines using 280k points for 8 one-way flights between California and Japan. The cost for these flights would have been $9.2k (closer to $6k if booked as RT).
Happy New Year!! It’s that time of year to make those half-hearted resolutions you know you won’t keep. The problem is you’re picking the same boring resolutions, i.e. exercise, diet, drink less, etc. Why not try something new this year and make a travel resolution?
The travel gods conspired against me this Christmas break. I’ll TRY and be optimistic that they were preventing me from getting lost at sea or buried in an avalanche. Silver lining…there are some good key learning.