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When I started planning this trip, I wasn't sure if I wanted to make a stop in Yangon, but at the recommendation of a friend, I added it on to the itinerary. I was choosing between the Belmond Governor's Residence and the Strand, but found...

After a few days of travel, we had made it to Bagan! The temples and pagodas of this ancient capital had long been on my bucket list, and finally, we had made it! Our first -checking into the Aureum Palace Bagan hotel. ...

I've found airport hotels to generally be sub par - and I can see why - they have a steady stream of guests who stay at their property for no reason other than convenience and proximity to the airport. Now, imagine a hotel in the...

After a couple days in Niagara Falls, we headed down to Buffalo to spend the day in the small city known as the creator of (well) the buffalo wings. Since this was a last-minute decision, we weren't sure what we'd find in terms of hotels....

Easter weekend is a funny one, because not all companies give off an extra holiday for it. Even so, airline tickets are remarkably expensive for that weekend, but since Brian had the Friday off (I didn't), we were itching to make an escape from the...

A few years ago, a couple of good friends of mine moved to Richmond for work and decided to settle down there. For years, Brian and I had been meaning to visit, and finally, we were able to find a weekend that worked for all...

I was in Milan for work for a quick week, and just my luck, a Westin was located right across the street from my office! I usually never find a decent hotel so close to work, so I really lucked out here....

Thailand is essentially the ideal weekend getaway for folks based in Singapore. If you want the hustle, bustle and chaos of Bangkok – it’s a 2 hour flight away with a huge range of options to fly on and stay in. If you want the...

Introduction - The weeks after the Christmas holiday season without a doubt the worst - weeks of winter on the horizon with not much to look forward to. As such, I decided to escape an admittedly mild New York City winter and head to California...

Introduction - I was making plans to be in Boston to see my family for Christmas weekend, and was picking between a few SPG properties. I had initially booked the Westin in the Seaport area to be close to where my sister lives, but after...

Prague, Czech Republic Room 336 November 26-30, 2016 Room Rate: 250 Euro   Introduction After a four hour train ride from Berlin, we had finally made it to Prague! Figuring out how to get out of the train station to meet our uber was a bit of a challenge, but after...