A Family South African Safari – A Pit Stop in Paris

A Family South African Safari 1 – Introduction 2 – A Pit Stop in Paris 3 – Tanda Tula 4 – Londolozi Founder’s Camp 5 – Safari Photos 6 – Cape Grace Hotel 7 – Cape Town Activities 8 – Emirates First Class – Thoughts and Observations 9 – Conclusion, A Few Safari Tips and Future Plans […]

A Family South African Safari – Introduction

A Family South African Safari 1 – Introduction 2 – A Pit Stop in Paris 3 – Tanda Tula 4 – Londolozi Founder’s Camp 5 – Safari Photos 6 – Cape Grace Hotel 7 – Cape Town Activities 8 – Emirates First Class – Thoughts and Observations 9 – Conclusion, A Few Safari Tips and Future Plans […]

W Lakeshore Chicago – Nothing “Spectacular” About This Stay!

Overview: An upper-midscale hotel that is long on the tooth and weak on service Strengths: Lake views, price, SPG gold recognition Drawbacks: Rooms, service Update – Jan 17: see note and link in the comments section about shooting at this hotel which occurred just before my stay. A business trip brought me to Chicago earlier […]

Aman Tokyo – A Wow Hotel

Overview: A high-luxe in-city hotel Strengths: Rooms, service, views, dining, facilities Drawbacks: None? In January 2015, I was on a two+ week Asian road show.  (More details on the overall trip to come at some point in the future.)  Whenever possible, I like to end my Asia trips in Tokyo, as it is the Pacific […]

Keeping the Uber-SPG Connection Going!

Update Jan 16 2016: SPG confirmed via Twitter that you don’t start earning each year until you have completed one SPG stay.  Their language (second image below) could have been construed as just applying to the year you register (though could also easily be read to say you need one stay each year before the meter turns […]