Magic of Miles

Review: Hotel Holiday Bolsena, Italy

Have you ever had one of those nights where you just can’t get warm enough? I used the blanket on the bed, the spare blanket in the closet, and I still wasn’t warm enough. I resorted to using the bedspread and the bedspread from the spare bed. Still, it wasn’t enough.

Review: St Regis Osaka

Nudging closer, we were just in time for the show! One performer gave the drums a good workout while dancing around. I thought he was wearing socks but upon further inspection realized that they were shoes designed to look as if he only had two toes.

Magic in Japan: Park Hyatt Tokyo Revisited

After Kyoto I couldn’t resist sneaking in a night at the famed Park Hyatt Tokyo before heading to Hiroshima. I’ve stayed there many times before as I figure many readers have, but it is a favorite of mine. The outstanding staff, suite and breakfast all blend together for a fantastic stay. To me it is one of the top aspirational chain properties in the world that is absolutely worth the stay, if even for one visit or night.

Room Service Review: Ritz-Carlton Kyoto

After a quick nap that turned into a longer slumber, I called down to order some Tempura and Udon noodles for dinner. There was no separate button on the phone for room service, so I just called the operator who transferred me. Unfortunately, the Ritz-Carlton Kyoto’s highly-rated Mizun restaurant had closed at 9:30pm and it was 9:45. Drat, I had just missed it.

RItz-Carlton Tahoe: Revisited

Sliding under the covers I got ready to turn out the light, but my husband felt that something wasn’t right with the sheet at the end of the bed. The sheets were luxuriously soft but maybe the sheet was just bunched up, and we pulled down the cover to take a look.

Hotel Review: Hilton Garden Inn Napa

Most Hilton Garden Inn’s aren’t my first choice when it comes to hotels. The Hilton Garden Inn Napa is a pleasant exception though. Good To Go+ Breakfast was delicious, especially the crepes + Customer service was helpful and guest oriented + Room was large, clean and comfortableGood To Know- Air conditioning panel thumped against the […]

Magic on NCL Jade Cruise: Review of Penthouse Suite 10166

We were excited to see our room, and it was finally time! Norwegian Jade’s Penthouse Suite 10166 is also known as a Romance Suite, since it used to be sold as a room for 2, with a maximum of 3 guests instead of 4. It is located on Deck 10, in the very back of the ship (aft). This turned out to be a fantastic location and I’m now an absolute fan of these staterooms. True, pretty much all of the restaurants and activities were forward, but that just meant a bit more exercise which balanced out with all the extra desserts and goodies onboard.