Category: Travel

Hotel Gym Reviews, Travel

Gym Review: InterContinental Phoenicia, Beirut, Lebanon

Location & Hours The gym is located next to “The Spa” on the first floor of the hotel. The gym is open 24 hours per day, but is staffed only during the daytime. Machines This gym has a good selection of high-quality machines. This includes a leg press, leg extension, and leg curl, hip adductor, …

Travel, Trip Reports

Our $35,000 Trip Around the World

Introduction Veronica and I took a month-long round-the-world trip in February and March of 2017. We started in Cyprus, making our way to the U.S. with a stop in Chicago, then heading to Asia where we checked out Hong Kong, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, and Singapore before ending up back in Cyprus via Paris. Neither of …

Travel

Our Incredible Singapore First Class Suites Experience

Flight Stats: Airline: Singapore Airlines Flight #: SQ 336 Class: O Seats: 3A & 3C Aircraft: Airbus A380 Route: SIN-CDG Date: 12 March, 2017 Award Price: 191,000 SQ miles + $411 (cash price: $13,442–redemption value $.07/point) Flying Singapore Airlines First-Class Suites from Singapore to Paris was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, no doubt about that. Because of …

Hotel Reviews, Travel

Hotel Review: Sheraton Imperial, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Occasion We stayed for two nights at the Sheraton Imperial during our Round-The-World trip in March 2017. I booked our room using SPG “points + cash” for 2,000 pts + $35 per night (an incredible 4 cent/pt redemption). I requested, and received, a room upgrade to a Deluxe. Location The Sheraton Imperial is located on …

Hotel Gym Reviews, Travel

Gym Review: Sheraton Imperial, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Location & Hours 6am-10pm with staff, 24-hour access by contacting reception. Machines I didn’t get good photos here, but they have a decent selection of usable machines including chest press, leg press, ab machines, etc. as well as several that seemed odd and out of place (like the disc contraption shown below). The equipment is …

On The Run, Travel

On The Run: Kuala Lumpur

We stopped in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for 3 days as part of our Round-The-World trip in March 2017. We loved the city and all that Malaysia had to offer–with the exception of the humidity! Day 1 We arrived in the afternoon after a long ride in from the airport, flying from Bangkok. We were able to …

Hotel Gym Reviews, Travel

Gym Review: Fairmont Hotel, Singapore

Location & Hours The gym is open for guests 24 hours a day with attendants on duty from 7:00am to 10:00pm and services/treatments available from 9 Machines They have a great selection of machines! Everything was good quality, clean, and functional. They had something for just about every bodypart and multiples of some including the …

Hotel Reviews, Travel

Hotel Review: Fairmont, Singapore

Occasion We visited Singapore for a couple of days on our round-the-world trip in March 2017. We booked the hotel using two free-night certificates from the signup bonus of Veronica’s Chase Fairmont credit card, and then applied a suite upgrade (also part of the credit card bonus) to get an even better room. We were …

Cyprus, Hotel Reviews, Travel

Hotel Review: Ambelikos Traditional Agrohotel, Potamitissa, Cyprus

Location Ambelikos Agrohotel is in the Troodos forested area, approximately 75 minutes from Nicosia.  This was our first visit to Ambelikos but our second to an “agrohotel,”–a traditional Cypriot villa that has been repurposed into a hotel but maintains local flare and style.  Most of these are small, family-run operations and are popular in the …

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