Category Archives: Travel Articles

Mini Soap Bottles Could Soon Be Banned At New York Hotels

new yorkA little over a year back I wrote a post wondering, will hotels get rid of mini shampoo bottles.

Over the past few years, we’ve noticed more and more properties offering wall mounted soap and shampoo rather than the mini bottles. While we don’t love this system, it is better for the environment. Continue reading Mini Soap Bottles Could Soon Be Banned At New York Hotels

Hacked! 140,000 IHG Rewards Points Were Stolen From My Account

IHG Rewards ClubYesterday I tried logging into my IHG account but ran into some trouble. From what I recall, the last time I checked out my account was just before we left for our month long trip around South Asia (figure mid-July 2019).

When I went to log in through Award Wallet, I got a message that my pin didn’t match! This made little sense but I then attempted to reset my pin. I then ran into another issue. When  I typed my e-mail in for the reset, I received a message that the e-mail didn’t match for my account!

Once this happened, I figured that while we were away, my account must’ve been hacked! Continue reading Hacked! 140,000 IHG Rewards Points Were Stolen From My Account

Hilton Hotels Has A Cookie-Themed Suite At One Property!

Hilton HotelsHilton Hotels has various brands among their properties. However, one of them has been a favorite of ours due to a tasty snack given out to guests.

During our most recent visit to a Doubletree in Philadelphia almost a year back, we enjoyed their famous cookies at check-in, checkout and when we came back from dinner one night.

The cookies are a nice touch which kids and adults both love (at least in the Michael W Travels family)! Continue reading Hilton Hotels Has A Cookie-Themed Suite At One Property!

TWA Hotel Offers $340 Helicopter Ride, Anthony Bourdain’s Items To Be Auctioned, Barron Hilton Dies at 91, Travel Contests & More- The Rehash!

rehashAfter returning from our month long trip around South Asia a few weeks back, I’m a bit behind on writing about our interesting adventure.

I’m hoping to write more about our experiences in future posts.

2019 is probably my weakest year for credit card sign up bonuses. I’m currently considering a deal where  I can upgrade a card I currently have for a significant amount of bonus points. Continue reading TWA Hotel Offers $340 Helicopter Ride, Anthony Bourdain’s Items To Be Auctioned, Barron Hilton Dies at 91, Travel Contests & More- The Rehash!

JetBlue Adding Flights To Country I’d Love To Visit, AA Adding Flights To US States I’d Like To Visit, Airline Files For Bankruptcy- Strands Over 10,000 People & More- The Rehash!

rehashIt’s been an uneventful week here when it comes to travel but Lucas had an interesting experience at a New York Mets game on Saturday related to Korea.

Let me explain…

Lucas and I showed up early at Citi Field and a family in front of us on line started asking us when the gates opened. After a few minutes, I noticed a group bringing lots of boxes of shirts towards the gate. I mentioned that it looked like some sort of giveaway. Continue reading JetBlue Adding Flights To Country I’d Love To Visit, AA Adding Flights To US States I’d Like To Visit, Airline Files For Bankruptcy- Strands Over 10,000 People & More- The Rehash!

CheapOAir Screws Up Our Booking, Prince Harry’s Sustainable Travel Program, Visiting The Famous Pequod’s Pizza In Chicago, Searching For A Traditional Nepalese Hat & More- The Rehash!

rehashThis is the first time in a while that I’ve logged into TripIt to see the app say No Upcoming Trips!

Besides some potential short weekend getaways, I don’t plan on traveling (flying) again until winter break. That seems like a long time from now. I have no ideas yet as to where we might go so I’ll definitely start looking into some things soon. Continue reading CheapOAir Screws Up Our Booking, Prince Harry’s Sustainable Travel Program, Visiting The Famous Pequod’s Pizza In Chicago, Searching For A Traditional Nepalese Hat & More- The Rehash!

CheapOair Screws Up Our Flight Booking, Makes Good

cheapoairDuring our month-long trip around South Asia we visited five countries. The last stop on our trip was to India where we visited a bunch of different areas.

We booked a flight with AirAsia (through CheapOair) to get us from Delhi to Goa.

For those who don’t know, traffic in Delhi is beyond awful. Our flight was at 7:55 pm and we hoped to arrive at the airport two hours early. However, the ride to the airport took a lot longer than expected due to that fun Delhi traffic. Continue reading CheapOair Screws Up Our Flight Booking, Makes Good

Best Secret Button On Airplane Seats, Changes To Hotels.com Loyalty Program, Star Wars Coke Bottle Banned By TSA, Searching For A Dhaka Topi & More- The Rehash!

rehashWe got back from our month-long trip to South Asia a couple of days ago.

Our flights home with Etihad were pretty comfortable and the IFE was one of the best screens I’ve seen in a while.

Now that our trip is over, it’s pretty much back to reality as Kim and I have to go back to work today… I guess, all good things come to an end… until our next adventure! Continue reading Best Secret Button On Airplane Seats, Changes To Hotels.com Loyalty Program, Star Wars Coke Bottle Banned By TSA, Searching For A Dhaka Topi & More- The Rehash!

The Best Secret Button I’ve Found On Airplane Seats

airplane seatsIn December 2017 I wrote a post about the secret button on airplane seats.

The secret button allows you to raise the  aisle seat’s armrest which can help your flight experience for a couple of reasons. It can give you more space to stretch your legs and also makes it easier for you to get up from your seat after the plane has landed. Continue reading The Best Secret Button I’ve Found On Airplane Seats

Couple Steals Sand From Beach-Faces Time In Jail, Positive Marriott Bonvoy E-Mail, Save Money With Uber In India, Our Experience Flying To Mount Everest & More- The Rehash!

rehashOur month-long trip to South Asia is almost coming to an end.

We’re currently in India where we have a few days left before heading home and back to the real world.

Overall, we visited some very interesting places and got to check out some really incredible sites. Continue reading Couple Steals Sand From Beach-Faces Time In Jail, Positive Marriott Bonvoy E-Mail, Save Money With Uber In India, Our Experience Flying To Mount Everest & More- The Rehash!