Today’s activities were a shared tour to the Arenal Hanging Bridges. This was a private park with a loop walk approximately 3.4 Km through tropical rainforest, navigating various hanging suspension bridges set at various heights and of varying length. There were 15 of us, all collected en route from our hotels. It started off dry,… Read More GUEST POST – MummyAirmiles goes into the rainforest
Our first 2 nights in Costa Rica were spent at a little family run boutique hotel just outside San Jose in the hills. Our very efficient driver from the Travel Excellence Company met us at the airport. I would not recommend self-driving – traffic is very busy, chaotic and the roads not great. There are few… Read More GUEST POST – MummyAirmiles tries out the best hotel in Costa Rica
Following our trip down from Inverness, our flight to Costa Rica was a three class Boeing 777 which means there is no First cabin. The main CW cabin was almost full and whilst we had several cabin crew looking after us, I have to say they did their job and no more. No particular welcome,… Read More GUEST POST – Its Costa (Rican) Coffee time for MummyAirmiles
This trip started out two years ago as a provisional cruise booking from Costa Rica, up the Pacific coast calling in at other Central American countries and docking in San Diego. On her trip round South America in 2016, the cruise line was promoting future cruises and new destinations. Costa Rica took MummyAirmile’s fancy, to… Read More GUEST POST – Another year, another holiday for MummyAirmiles
I wrote in this post about the promise of festive cheer from British Airways and with flight out of Heathrow for Christmas it was a chance to discover whether they were to be delivered. The arrival at Heathrow was not a great start. As a Gold card holder, I can guest one into the Galleries… Read More Did BA deliver on their festive promises?
In the last year, Madrid has become a common transit point for me. It benefits from being the home station of Iberia’s extensive route network, and so was the perfect place to pick up an exEU trip earlier this year to St Martin via Miami, as well as to get onto LAN’s 787 Dreamliner service… Read More Review: Hilton Hotel Madrid Airport
Barcelona is going through some turbulent times at the moment, being at the heart of the Catalunyan independence referendum. It is, however, still a fantastic place to visit, and the tourists show no sign of letting a little political rioting get in the way of a short break. It was also the destination chosen by… Read More MisterAirmiles’ Guide to 24 hours in Barcelona
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden, surrounded by lakes and the Baltic Sea. It is a city of many sides, with long warm summer nights as well as dark cold days with frozen lakes. It is a perfect destination for a weekend trip, given its relative proximity to London and the overwhelming presence of English-speakers… Read More MisterAirmiles’ Guide to 36 Hours in Stockholm
It is not often that I find myself in a hotel that does not belong to a chain. This is either because I am staying on points, so it is much cheaper to be there, or there is no real difference in price between places, and I know that with Spire Elite at IHG and… Read More Review: Story Hotel, Stockholm
The invitation to a friend’s wedding in Washington D.C. was the perfect excuse to use a BA AmEx 2for1 voucher I had sitting in my account. I knew that it was on the cards, and had at least 120,000 Avios in the household account when the invitation came through the post at the end of… Read More Review: British Airways First Class Experience – London Heathrow – Washington D.C.