As part of the road trip, we stopped in Monterey, on the Pacific Coast, about 120 miles south of San Francisco. I chose this as the main coastal stop off in part because of the distance and in part because I knew that having an InterContinental meant it was where I would like to be.… Read More MisterAirmiles’ guide to 36 hours in Monterey
Avis is my go-to car hire company as they have a tie-up with British Airways, and they often come out cheapest compared to the other big names. I did once try going for a smaller company called EasiRent but they were so awful I just walked away and hired from Avis at the airport. This… Read More Auto Europe – brilliant wherever you are
First of all, Yosemite National Park is huge. Massive. Like, there is no way that you are going to see all of it. Yosemite Valley is the part that most people flock to, as it is home to El Capitan and Half Dome, and all the other magical landforms that make it unique. Here are… Read More MisterAirmiles’ guide to 36 hours in Yosemite
As it happens, I have taken a return transatlantic flight for the last two years and all have been First Class. Well, 2014 saw me fly on my first First using Avios and a 2for1 voucher in an open jaw LHR-IAD//JFK-LHR. Last year, I flew First from LHR-JFK on my way to Las Vegas. The… Read More How I survived a transatlatic flight – in business class
I needed a hotel for the night when we arrived into San Francisco – the plane landed after midnight UK time, and I didn’t want to be driving having got off a plane where I would have been drinking. There were several options, but I was able to pay for the hotel using points, making… Read More Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport – not pretty, but excellent.
My trip to California started in Denmark to take advantage of a great sale fare combined with the benefits of ex-EU flying. Initially I had thought about doing a back to back, or spending the night at the airport, but a change in work commitments meant that we were able to have a bit… Read More MisterAirmiles’ guide to 36 hours in Copenhagen
I took a flight with British Airways today from Heathrow to Copenhagen. I am not going to review the flight or the airport experience, as I have done a lot of that recently with the #7flightstoABZ – suffice to say the airport and lounge were quieter than expected, and the flight was fine. But, there… Read More Why is it so hard to follow the protocol?
The last Accelerate promotion from IHG has not even come to an end, and yet there is a new one out covering stays from September through to the end of the year. I have done pretty will with the current one, being able to fulfil all the criteria with planned stays, so have not needed… Read More The third IHG Accelerate promotion this year is now online!
Everyone has their own list of things that they always take with them – here is mine. Some of the items are things are fairly standard that most people will take with them, some are luxuries and some are maybe a little more unusual. I always love reading other people’s packing lists because they might have… Read More My essential carry-on packing list
It is so easy nowadays to be your own travel agent. I cant remember the last time that I got someone else to book something for me. I did try once to get a company to quote me for a few days in Barcelona for three people, but they were not getting anything through their… Read More Keeping it together