Beat the polar vortex with Booking.com’s 5 best airport hotels

Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel

2014 has not been kind to travelers. On-time departures, flights and even entire airports have been frozen like the rest of us in the insane, polar vortex-level cold that’s gripped most of North America thus far. And it’s not over yet. With forecasts suggesting more of the same may be on the way next week, Booking.com (which I’ve […]

Thailand’s Phi Phi Islands – Getting To “The Beach”

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I’ve been dreaming about “The Beach” ever since I saw the movie with Leonardo DiCaprio around 2000. I always dreamt I would make it there some day to see what that solitary beach paradise was really like. After leaving chaotic grimy Bangkok we took an hour or so plane ride to the southern coast of […]

Top Reasons to Stay at the Aloft Bangkok

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If you are looking to be in the nuttiness of it all in the city that feels like an assault on your senses, then Aloft Bangkok should be your first choice. Aloft Hotels pronounced “uh-loft” have been popping up all over the world in the most unexpected places creating a modern, hip, and fun destination. Part […]

Singapore Airlines Vacations Package Deal to Bangkok from $1,846

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Singapore Airlines Vacations is offering all-inclusive, affordable flight and hotel packages from Los Angeles to Bangkok. The package deal includes round-trip flights aboard Singapore Airlines’ A380, the world’s largest and most spacious commercial aircraft. All fuel surcharges, taxes, and luxury hotel accommodations are also included. The Bangkok vacation package is available for travel now through Dec. 31, […]

Bangkok, Thailand

Hidden Temple Buddha

Floating Markets, fabulous seafood, vegetables and fruit, the world’s best massages for under $10, Buddhas everywhere – we must be in Bangkok! GETTING THERE I have to be honest, I was nervous about flying to Thailand. Not just about being cramped in a metal tube for hours on end, but because I had never been […]

Thai Airways

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What a crazy week. It was as if the story line had come straight from Hollywood. It began with a fairy tale wedding and ended with the villain being taken out. Okay, in Hollywood the events would have been reversed (who doesn’t like a happy ending?) but you get the point. Mark Twain said it […]

Eastern & Oriental Express

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First of all, I want to say that my heart and prayers go out to all those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. It’s horrifying and heartbreaking to see the images. What’s crazy is that I was supposed to be in Tokyo on Friday with American Airlines as they were highlighting their new […]

Marriott Exec Apartments in Bangkok

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Last week I wrote about my trip to Bangkok, but I saved the best part(s) for this week. What if I told you about a hotel option that many travelers don’t know about where you could spend a night, a week, a month, or a year in a solid 4.5-star hotel for less than $120 […]