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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

Bonus Offer: 2X Wyndham Rewards Points On Next 5 Stays

Wyndham RewardsWyndham Rewards used to be a pretty straight-forward program. A one night stay at any property used to cost 15,000 points (unless you opted for the cash + points option).

The program got a bit more complicated a few months back when they introduced three award pricing tiers (7,500, 15,000 & 30,000 points per night). For lower-end  properties this could be a good thing, not so much for their higher end ones. Continue reading Bonus Offer: 2X Wyndham Rewards Points On Next 5 Stays

GROSS: Chinese Hotels Being Inspected for Unsanitary Cleaning Practices

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You never know how well  hotels have been cleaned after guests checked out and you show up for your stay.

Were the bed sheets changed, was the toilet seat wiped down properly? How about the the cups & utensils , were they washed or replaced with clean ones?

14 hotels in China are being inspected by the authorities  due to hidden camera recordings of cleaning crews using dirty towels to clean cups and glasses. Continue reading GROSS: Chinese Hotels Being Inspected for Unsanitary Cleaning Practices

Budget Travel Tip: Save Money, Visit the Hotel Fitness Center

Hotel Fitness CenterAround 2.5 years back I wrote a post where I shared a tip about a way that the Michael W Travels family saves some money during trips thanks to the hotel fitness center. We still do this on most trips so I felt it was worthy of sharing again…

It’s safe to say that the majority of you love to save money when traveling and in everyday life. I know I’m constantly looking for ways to save money, get a deal or earn a sweet bonus of miles/ points or cash back.

If you’re looking for an easy way to save some money on your next trip, I’d recommend that you continue reading. Continue reading Budget Travel Tip: Save Money, Visit the Hotel Fitness Center

Earn An Easy 10,000 Bonus Radisson Rewards Points

radisson rewardsOver the years, Radisson Rewards (formerly Club Carlson) points have been quite valuable for our travels.

After the Club Carlson credit card’s 2nd night free benefit went away, their points lost a ton of value. Regardless, we’ve still used our points for stays at some very nice properties.

A couple of days back I received an e-mail about an easy way to earn 10,000 bonus Radisson Rewards points. Continue reading Earn An Easy 10,000 Bonus Radisson Rewards Points

Former Victorias Secret Model Suing Hotel Over Bedbugs

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A former Victorias Secret model is suing a hotel in Califorina “after alleging she was bitten across her entire body while staying in a bedbug-infested room two years ago,” according to People.

The model, Sabrina Jales St. Pierre said through her attorney that the situation at the hotel has left her with psychological trauma and “affected her ability to model”. Continue reading Former Victorias Secret Model Suing Hotel Over Bedbugs

Will Hotels Get Rid Of The Mini Shampoo Bottles?

hotelsWhen we visit hotels, the most important things that go into our bookings are the price and location. Other things which might stand out are an easy check-in process, comfortable bed and clean bathroom.

Another important thing are the amenities. Some hotels offer free breakfast, have a nice gym and maybe even a pool.

One popular amenity could soon be disappearing from hotels- mini shampoo bottles. Continue reading Will Hotels Get Rid Of The Mini Shampoo Bottles?