Every now and then I get round to updating my miles and points redemptions. I have been keeping track for almost 5 years and the results are pretty amazing to me! The breakdown is here, but the headline figures are 118 flights and 47 hotel nights for a total of just over 1.3 million Avios… Read More Miles and points takes me round (and round and round and round) the world
The Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri, set high on the hills surrounding the city is, as I found out, the perfect place to recuperate following an appendectomy. I had booked the hotel using a Barclaycard free night voucher from the Hilton Honors credit card, and had paid for an Imperial Room to give access to the… Read More Review: Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri
Girona is a small city in north eastern Spain, between Barcelona and the French border. It is a culture clash of Spanish, French and Catalan influences and is perfect for a short break. Getting there Whilst there is an airport, it is serviced by low cost carriers so a more civilised way to travel is… Read More MisterAirmiles’ guide to 36 hours in Girona
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
This might sound crazy, but with such a short time in the city, I would advise hiring a car – preferably a Mustang – and getting out of it! Pick up a car from the airport (I can recommend Avis as they have decent cars, are reasonably priced and their free-to-join Preferred scheme means you… Read More MisterAirmiles’ guide to 48 hours in Las Vegas
As I wrote here, I had decided to head to Las Vegas in the Easter holidays for some sun, warmth and to explore a bit of the area that I had not seen when I went before. I booked the trip starting in Copenhagen, with a detour to Manchester for an unmissable family commitment before… Read More Vegas2017 – Part 1: The Copenhagen Shuffle
Tallinn is the capital of Estonia and one of the newest routes on British Airway’s network. In the run up to the launch (and presumably unrelated!) there was a superb fare, offering a return business class fare for about £235, earning 200TP if routed via Helsinki as opposed to the 80TP if direct to Tallinn.… Read More MisterAirmiles’ guide to 36 hours in Tallinn
Later on this week I am returning to Las Vegas. I’m really excited about this, particularly as I have planned to go to the Grand Canyon which I didn’t do last time. I’m also hoping that being a returning visitor there, I will be able to experience a slightly different side of the city. I… Read More The Hilton Copenhagen Airport – or is it?!
One of the most important jobs I think any teacher can do is to be an examiner. We spend years preparing our students for a few hours of leak performance in the exam hall and, in my opinion, not enough colleagues are involved in marking. It does put a lot of pressure on an already… Read More Not enough time for a mini-break? Try a ‘micro-break’!