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Modern Hotel Review: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

My standard hotel reviews include a breakdown by the following topics. Feel free to skip to whichever section you find most interesting. Highlights Lobby & Check-in Room Hotel Space / Ambiance Food & Drink Fitness Miscellaneous   HIGHLIGHTS: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel This hotel caters to business travelers and convention goers, being in the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto. Highlights include a nice, spacious Sheraton Club, and their flexibility in upgrading my entire party to nicer rooms. I appreciate the thoughtfulness of their concierge who made this happen.   LOBBY & CHECK-IN The hotel has a very interesting...

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Sex on a Plane = Felony!

Premise So, this is definitely one of the stranger stories I’ve seen in the last year or two of travel reading. Delta officials caught two strangers engaging in a sexual act on a flight from Los Angeles to Detroit.   Backstory Now here’s where it gets interesting. There’s a twenty-year difference in ages (48F & 28M). They did not meet before the flight. They were connecting on different flights afterwards to different destinations. But for a brief, 4 hour and 30 minute window, they had enough time to A) meet, B) chat each other up, and C) offer to give...

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Breath of Fresh Air: Hyatt Regency Toronto

My standard hotel reviews include a breakdown by the following topics. Feel free to skip to whichever section you find most interesting. Highlights Lobby & Check-in Room Hotel Space / Ambiance Food & Drink Fitness Miscellaneous   Highlights: Hyatt Regency Toronto This hotel was a breath of fresh air after my experience at the Park Hyatt Toronto. The Hyatt Regency was a little more modern, little more chic, and was a great change of pace. We were in downtown proper, close to Chinatown, Rogers Centre, and CN Tower. Also, the Hyatt Regency Toronto was a much better use of a category...

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Disappointing Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Toronto

My standard hotel reviews include a breakdown by the following topics. Feel free to skip to whichever section you find most interesting. Highlights Lobby & Check-in Room Hotel Space / Ambiance Food & Drink Fitness Miscellaneous   Highlights: Park Hyatt Toronto This hotel, located in the trendy Yorkville sector of Toronto, is north of bustling downtown Toronto and Queen’s Park. Highlights include the faulty room and poor service (yes, highlights can be negative) and the fact that it is a Park-class hotel. Seriously, I am so let down by this hotel, and understand why it is a category 1-4...

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Introducing The Uber Visa Rewards Credit Card

Premise Uber announced, in partnership with Visa & Barclays, a new credit card into the already-crowded consumer market. While not a game-changer, it has many interesting and diverse qualities that could make sense for some consumers.   Rewards 4% Cash Back on Dining (Including UberEats) 3% on Hotel & Airfare 2% on Online Purchases, including Uber 1% on Everything Else These points can be redeemed for cash back, uber credit, gift cards, most likely at a 1 point = 1 cent value, which makes this barely better than a 2% card in a couple categories? It pales compared to...

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Sex in the Sky: First Class Passengers Pay Flight Attendants For Sex?

Premise This fascinating story from the NY Post (yes, take it with a grain of salt) talks about a British airline stewardess sharing plenty of tantalizing stories of sex between airline employees (pilots, flight attendants) as well as passengers! It was a great read, making you think about each flight you ever have taken – maybe some of this occurred!   First Class: Have A Lady For Dessert According to the anonymous source, another stewardess “was caught getting [business] on board as a prostitute” with business cards! Vastly wealthy business and first class men could enjoy a quick romp...

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What an Interesting Airline Promotion by Qantas Airways!

Premise What an interesting promotion Qantas Airways is currently running. They will take $135 off your booking per person on all eligible flights to Australia. Purportedly to pay for the passport you don’t have. This for flights from the US, and Qantas looks like an excellent experience based on their marketing videos.     How do I get this deal? Visit Qantas at Qantas.com/passportredeem Enter promo code “PASSPORT” Search for your flights and you will see the $135 discount.   More Qantas Deal Details Of course, for those who already have a passport, you will still get the $135...

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All of California: Buy One Flight, Get One Free – Southwest Companion Pass with Just One Purchase!

NOW OPEN TO EVERYONE (IN CALIFORNIA) This is an update of a post from 10/9/17 that was targeted. The current offer is now open to all residents of California! Updated offer from Southwest on 10/19! All California residents are now eligible – sign up for your Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card, make a purchase, and get a Companion Pass!     COMPANION PASS PROMO DETAILS You can also stack with the Rapid Rewards points – earn 40,000 points after $1,000 spend in 3 months! Check your email for details. Open (new) Credit Card Make Purchase Get Companion Pass (within...

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Bad Passenger or Bad Airline? Inaugural Delta Anthem Edition

Premise Delta stands accused of preventing a Georgia doctor, Pamela Gaudry from singing the national anthem to honor the casket and soldier being returned to the states on the plane. According to the passenger, the captain asked all passengers to be seated, while the deceased was escorted off by the honor guard. This was on a flight from Philly to Atlanta. She then asked other passengers to join her in singing the national anthem to honor his sacrifice, at which point a Delta flight attendant stopped her. According to Gaudry, the attendant claimed the anthem might make other passengers...

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Hotel Review: SpringHill Suites Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach

My standard hotel reviews include a breakdown by the following topics. Feel free to skip to whichever section you find most interesting. Highlights Lobby & Check-in Room Hotel Space / Ambiance Food & Drink Fitness Miscellaneous   Highlights: SpringHill Suites Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach This close-to-airport hotel is nothing special and serves its purpose well. Close enough to be a short drive, but far enough to lack a airport shuttle, Springhill Suites got the job done. Late checkout, good internet & service, fulfills the basic requirements of any hotel. While I found their breakfast lacking (basic continental), their flexibility...

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