Tag Archives: Philadelphia

What Did I Book With My Marriott 25,000 Points Free Night?

MarriottI recently put together a list with various hotel points and free nights which I needed to redeem/ book over the next few months.

On this list were two free nights at Marriott hotel properties. One night was good for a room valued at up to 35,000 points from my old SPG Amex card, the other good for a room worth up to 25,000 from my old Chase Marriott Rewards card. Continue reading What Did I Book With My Marriott 25,000 Points Free Night?

We Tried & Conquered The Philly Taco! (No, It’s Not Really A Taco)

philly tacoOver the weekend, the Michael W Travels family headed to Philadelphia for a one night stay at the DoubleTree located in Center City. (We booked the stay to use our Spend A Night On Us Certificate from our recent Hilton Grand Vacations Timeshare Offer.)

We had no set plans besides visiting the close-by Legoland Discovery Center the following day.

One of the reasons we love Philadelphia is because its such a great food city. Continue reading We Tried & Conquered The Philly Taco! (No, It’s Not Really A Taco)

Hotel Review: The Kimpton Monaco Philadelphia

kimpton monaco philadelphiaThe Michael W Travels family recently stayed at the Kimpton Monaco Philadelphia thanks to an IHG Anniversary Free Night.

When we checked in, I gave the Kimpton Social Password. Due to this, we ordered room service at a hotel for the first time ever. We also received a jerky IHG Rewards Club elite benefit.

For those of you curious about the Kimpton Monaco Philadelphia, here’s a photo tour of our stay. Continue reading Hotel Review: The Kimpton Monaco Philadelphia

Chestnut Street in Philly Might Have The Fanciest Bus Stops

chestnut streetDuring our recent visit to Philadelphia, we stayed at  Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco.

I wasn’t about to pay the hotel’s ridiculous $50 per night parking fee. Through the site BestParking.com, I was able to find an outdoor lot which cost a reasonable $15 for 24 hours.

The lot is located on S.9th and Chestnut Street, a short walk to the hotel. Continue reading Chestnut Street in Philly Might Have The Fanciest Bus Stops

What Did I Get For Saying The Kimpton Social Password?

Kimpton
image: instagram

Earlier in the month I shared the details about where we would be staying with my IHG Anniversary Free Night. (Hint: It’s a Kimpton property…)

Before our first ever stay at a Kimpton Hotel, I came across an article on TravelUpdate by MJ On Travel. MJ shared news that the Kimpton’s social password was back. Continue reading What Did I Get For Saying The Kimpton Social Password?

Radisson Blu Warwick Philadelphia LEAVING Club Carlson

Radisson Blu Warwick Philadelphia
image: Radisson Blu

Kim, Lucas and I have enjoyed staying at Radisson Blu properties around the world. When it comes to finding locations in the US, its slim pickings.

With only four Radisson Blu’s in the United States, those picking are about to get 25% slimmer.

I just found out that Radisson Blu Warwick Philadelphia will be leaving the Club Carlson family of hotels and it’s happening very soon. Continue reading Radisson Blu Warwick Philadelphia LEAVING Club Carlson

Selfie Sticks Banned For Pope’s Visit

Pope Visit

I could see how the selfie stick could be a helpful device in some situations but I find that they do more bad than good.

Selfie sticks could cause damage and be quite annoying to others also trying to take a photo. For instance, when Kim, Lucas and I went to Disney I couldn’t image why someone in the front row at a parade would need to use a selfie stick to get a photo. I do know that this selfie stick did manage to ruin quite a few of the photos I was trying to take! Continue reading Selfie Sticks Banned For Pope’s Visit

America’s Oldest Residential Street

elfreth's alley

While thinking about our visit to one of the narrowest streets in Europe recently, it made me think of another interesting street we visited in the past.

During one of our many trips to Philadelphia, we took a stroll down another interesting street. I couldn’t remember what distinction it had, whether it was one of the narrowest in the US or oldest. I decided to pull up a few photos from the visit and then do a quick read into it. Continue reading America’s Oldest Residential Street

The Radisson Cyber Monday Steal, A Theft Of People’s Time

Screen Shot 2013-12-02 at 1.04.53 AMI’m not so into the Black Friday or Cyber Monday hype but when I heard about a deal that seemed too good to be true I decided to look into it. I should’ve known not to waste my time.

Cyber Monday travel deals were being talked about all over the internet but one deal really stood out to me.

Radisson was offering a Cyber Monday Steal at the Radisson Blu Warwick Philadelphia.

If the deal worked according to plan, some lucky bargain shoppers would get a room at the recently renovated Radisson Blu Warwick for a great deal. Since the hotel was opened in 1926, some people would get to book rooms for $19.26 per person for one stay of up to 2 nights. The room also came with complimentary breakfast and many extras.

Continue reading The Radisson Cyber Monday Steal, A Theft Of People’s Time

Flashback Friday: The Mutter Museum- A Musem of Medical Oddities

FlashbackFriDuring my travels I don’t usually like to visit too many museums, however there are some that I try to seek out. For this week’s Flashback Friday I will share a post about a certain type of museum that I will go out of my way to visit-museums that display oddities!

I’ve been to a bunch of these type of museums and would like to share a post about one of them today.

Here is the post:

  • The Mutter Museum: A Museum of Medical Oddities- Philadelphia, PA

This post was first published on December 1, 2011.