The Nira Caledonia is a small luxury boutique hotel set in 3 adjoining Georgian townhouses in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town. It is part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group and is well placed to be there. On a quiet residential street, it is unobtrusive and understated. There are only 19… Read More Review: Nira Caledonia, Edinburgh
Jon Elkon, a former colleague and good friend of mine, is a prolific blogger and writer. He has just got back from a trip to the West Coast of the USA, flying with British Airways, and is about to embark on another to South Africa. It is fair to say that he was less than… Read More Poor BA service inspires poetry
An email popped into my inbox over the weekend from the IHG Reward Club that seems to have caused a bit of a stir in the blogosphere. Headforpoints labelled it “weird” and InsideFlyerUK called it “puzzling“. I don’t see what all the fuss is about! The email says this: So, they are not going to… Read More What’s all the fuss about IHG’s Reward Club email?
I tend to favour driving if a journey is a couple of hours from London because it gives me the flexibility to leave when I want, not have to worry about how much stuff I am taking and if there are two of use travelling it is invariably cheaper. It is also often quicker depending… Read More First Class is Grand (on Grand Central Trains)
At the end of the October half term I went to Switzerland for a couple of days with a very good friend. The aim was to climb a mountain in the daytime and go to the casino at night, whilst enjoying some good food and drink. Lugano is located just inside Switzerland, about 50 miles… Read More MisterAirmiles’ Guide to 48 hours in Lugano
I was going to write a post about how your hotel points can be worth different amounts at the same hotel. This came about when I was booking a night in for New Year’s Eve. I went onto the IHG app and found, a little to my surprise, that there were plenty of rooms still… Read More Booking with points? Book now and think later!
Most of the flying content of my blog revolves around British Airways because that is what I do most of; the route network and hub at Heathrow suit me very well, and I currently have Silver status, so the perks add an additional sway. However, changes recently to the brand have left many travellers with… Read More Another Alliance treats me like a Star