Category Archives: Accommodation

WHAT TO DO WHEN HOTELS ARE SOLD OUT

It’s no secret that I love traveling specifically to attend festivals and different cultural events around the world. Times when hotels are notorious for overcharging or selling out at record speeds. When I announced my impulse decision to visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC a mere two weeks before the festival, people seemed amazed that I […]

EXPERIENCING THE LIBRARY HOTEL COLLECTION IN NEW YORK CITY

Researching where I’d stay in New York City, I realized something. NYC is filled with tiny, tasteless hotel rooms. I was less and less impressed with each option as I scrolled through the page on Agoda. Sure, it was a short trip and I could have easily just settled with some fifth floor walk-up with no […]

CONVENIENCE AND COMFORT AT HOTEL IBIS MADRID AEROPUERTO BARAJAS

The thing I hate about flying budget airlines, is that they always get you there at the worst time imaginable. Typically after midnight or in the wee hours of the morning when public transportation isn’t even running yet. Romania’s Blue Air is no exception. Sometimes I just try to wait it out or sleep at the […]

WHAT’S IT REALLY LIKE TO STAY IN A U.S. HOSTEL?

As I planned my extended trip around Europe, I knew staying in a mix of hostels was a given. Yet for some reason, planning my trip around the U.S., hostels not once crossed my mind. When I first met Hostelling International USA last fall at a travel blogger conference, I stupidly asked them if they had many hostels […]

SINGAPOREAN LUXURY IN SAN FRANCISCO AT THE SCARLET HUNTINGTON

Complete with the grandeur of Straits Chinese architecture and that timeless San Francisco charm, The Scarlet Huntington hotel exudes luxury from the moment you lay eyes on it. If that sentence is at all confusing, I’m going to assume it’s because of the Straits Chinese part.  Straits Chinese, also known as Peranakan, refer to those who were […]