After spending a whole week in a lovely Airbnb house with a bunch of friends, retiring to a hotel for the last few nights was a welcome resort. We chose The Confidante since we wanted to get a little bit away from the hustle and bustle of Ocean Drive, and it was fairly reasonably priced … Continue reading Hotel review: The Confidante (Unbound Collection by Hyatt), Miami Beach, USA
I had been planning a holiday to Miami for a long time, and since the tickets were booked many months in advance, I was able to get SAS' lowest rates for their premium economy offering from Oslo. Check-in at the Plus/Business desk was a breeze, but as I discussed in an earlier post, my travel partner's … Continue reading Review: SAS Plus, Oslo – Miami (Airbus A330-300)
As I wrote the other day, I flew from Oslo to Miami in SAS Plus (Premium Economy), and so had access to the SAS Lounge at OSL prior to departure. My travel companions were Eurobonus Gold and Diamond, however, so I could pass through to the Gold lounge by accompanying them. Star Alliance Gold members are … Continue reading Lounge review: SAS Gold Lounge, Oslo Airport (OSL)
Yesterday I had tickets with SAS to Miami in their premium economy «Plus» class (review will follow soon). I was supposed to travel with a friend, but a few days prior to departure, he received the following email: A lovely gesture from the airline, as my friend is Eurobonus Diamond and spends a LOT of time onboard SAS … Continue reading Airlines and their complimentary upgrade policy
Just three hours by bus outside of Bangkok, you'll find Hua Hin, vacation hotspot for both Bangkok residents and tourists alike. Unfortunately we seemed to have chosen one of the busiest traffic days of the year out of the Thai capital, so our trip to Hua Hin took something like six and a half hours. … Continue reading Hotel review: Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, Hua Hin, Thailand
All of the popular points and miles blogs advice you to do one very important thing before you set up your «points strategy»: Define what your travel goal is. So here it is: I wanna go to Australia at some points, and I wanna fly first class. I've always wanted to visit Australia, and on a … Continue reading What is my ultimate travel goal?
Strömstad is just across the Swedish border from Norway, and is a very popular destination for shopping cheap(-er) alcohol and food for Norwegians. But, as I have learned, it's also a very idyllic place along the Koster fjord, and I was happy to attend a tech conference for work here. There's also a decent golf … Continue reading Hotel review: Strömstad Spa, Strömstad, Sweden