Over the years, we’ve spent many nights in hotel rooms, hostels and Airbnbs.
We try to keep our room costs to a minimum while sprinkling in nicer hotel stays using hotel points earned from credit card sign up bonuses.
During our current trip to France and Monaco, we recently arrived at our third hotel.
Continue reading My Biggest Pet Peeve In Hotel Rooms
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
Around 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
Over 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
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
When 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?
The Westin Store is running a sweepstakes where one lucky winner will win a five night stay at any Westin Hotel!
Five other winners will also win a prize like a Westin Heavenly Bed, bed sheets, pillows and more.
Continue reading Win A 5 Night Stay At Any Westin Hotel Or 1/5 Other Prizes!
Back in January I wrote how . IHG missed me, offering 3,000 bonus points for my next stay
While I haven’t been able to take them up on the offer, I did receive another offer to earn up to 5,000 bonus IHG Rewards Points for my next stay.
Continue reading Earn Up To 5,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Points For Booking Through App
In the middle of August I wrote about where you could’ve earned 7,500 bonus points per stay up to two times. an offer from Wyndham Rewards
If you completed the offer, this would get you one free hotel night at any Wyndham in the world! Kim and I both completed the offer, which recently expired. One of my 7,500 points bonuses posted but I’m still waiting for the other and to date, none of the bonus points have posted for Kim.
Yesterday I received an e-mail about a new offer from Wyndham Rewards.
Continue reading Wyndham Rewards Promo: Free Night in Bonus Points After 3 Stays!
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I love coming across fun and bizarre stories related to travel and Kim recently sent me a great one.
Some hotels will give you various amenities as a courtesy if you forget them at home. One hotel wants to help you out if you’re feeling lonely and need a friend…
Continue reading Hotel Rents Out Fish To Guests Looking For Company