Review Ritz Carlton Club Lake Tahoe Truckee California

Review Ritz Carlton Club Lake Tahoe I usually manage to travel in relatively comfortable  style (occasionally very frugally) but rarely spend the extra dollars needed to have a true “luxury experience.” This year I decided do something different with two young adult children no longer living under the family roof. I planned a trip to […]

Review Adagio Hotel San Francisco

Review Adagio Hotel San Francisco The Adagio is part of Marriott chains Autograph boutique collection of hotels located just blocks from famed Union Square in the lower Nob Hill area of San Francisco. We arrived on foot having taken the BART train from the airport just for the experience – and a low fare of […]

Nautical Floats Lobby Décor Lodge at Tiburon

Review The Lodge at Tiburon, California

Review The Lodge at Tiburon, Marin County, California It was a spur of the moment decision to book a room in the Lodge at Tiburon in Tiburon California. After spending our first two evenings in San Francisco and a second two nights in Oakland, we were looking for a change of venue more accessible to Sausalito and […]

Princeton Marriott Forrestal Lobby

Review Princeton Marriott at Forrestal

Review Princeton Marriott at Forrestal Its not a tourist destination by any means but I’ve managed to find myself in the Princeton area on two occasions within months of one another and enjoyed staying at this unique property both times. Tucked away among trees in a commercial area, it caters to the business crowd typically […]

Marriott Ocean Pointe Pool Bar Nautical Looking Roof Interior

Review Marriott Ocean Pointe Resort Singer Island Florida

Review Marriott Ocean Pointe Resort Singer Island Florida Marriott’s Ocean Pointe Resort is an oceanfront timeshare property located 30 minutes by rental car from West Palm Beach Airport in Florida.  Over the years Marriott’s “Vacation Club” (MVC) properties have added an increasing number of amenities. As in Ocean Pointe such things as on premise children’s […]

Review Secrets Royal Beach - very busy beach

Review Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

This review of the Secrets Royal Beach Resort in The Bavaro area of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic may surprise as many other reviews have been quite positive. Our experience was not entirely satisfactory We had high expectations upon arriving as the all-inclusive Secrets Royal Beach as it is an adults only resort but […]

Review Zoetry Agua Punta Cana Pool Bar View

Review Zoetry Agua All Inclusive Punta Cana

I would describe my experience at Zoetry Agua in Uvero Alta area of Punta Cana as one of the best I have enjoyed in  many years of travel. Any review of the all-inclusive Zoetry Agua, listed as Trip Advisors #1 choice in Punta Cana, has to include the approximately 45 minute ride from the airport […]

Review Hotel Stella Talca Chile

Of the 5 hotels I stayed in during my January 2015 trip to Talca, Hotel Stella was my favorite.  A small boutique hotel shoehorned into a narrow deep lot in a residential neighborhood, Hotel Stella was new, clean, modern, simple and efficient.  It was a several blocks walk to the park on Avenido Bernardo Higgins […]

Review B & B Stella Bordestero Talca Chile

Tucked away in a residential area several blocks west of the Plaza de Armas in downtown Talca B & B Stella Bordestero was a bit hard to find.  It was hidden away behind a huge electric metal gate that I was a bit intimidated about approaching. My poor command of Spanish made it difficult to […]

Review Sortis Hotel and Casino Panama City Panama

I stayed at the Sortis Panama City Hotel and Casino for two nights in July.  As a Marriott Gold member I was offered a room upgrade but declined for a room on a higher floor with a better city view. As a gold member I was also offered a complementary continental breakfast. Both days we […]