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Sneak Peek at PHL Airport – AMEX Centurion Lounge Philadelphia

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Luxury comes to the Philadelphia Airport in the form of the American Express Centurion Lounge at PHL (PHL Centurion Lounge).  As the eighth Centurion lounge in the U.S., the space is warm and welcoming with a mix of woods, warm colors and modern comfort with pops of color (and a ton of pillows). When I […]

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Review: London Aloft Excel Hotel for the Modern Traveler

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For the my first World Travel Market conference (WTM), one of the largest travel events in Europe, held each year in London at November, I knew that I needed my hotel to be easy as convention days are long and exhausting.  As the conference was being held at the ExCel Convention Center (in the Docklands […]

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Luxury In Georgetown: The Fairmont, D.C. Gold Level Experience

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If you’ve never considered staying on the concierge (club) level of a hotel you should.  The individual attention, privacy and access to the lounge can elevate your hotel stay and make it less stressful plus there are free cookies (ok, maybe something only I value)!   When I stayed at the newly renovated, modern luxury, […]

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The Dorset Square Hotel Review: A Luxury Hotel in Marylebone

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When the taxi arrived at the Dorset Square Hotel, I swiped my credit card but the taxi wouldn’t accept my US chip card (chip/sign and not chip/PIN) and I had zero cash (unlike me, I know) so I left my bags in the cab and ran into the hotel to the front desk and said […]

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Review: Train Edinburgh to London First Class on Virgin East Coast

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For once in my travels, I actually missed a nightmare travel day because I chose to spend hours on the train Edinburgh to London rather than fly.  My First Class Virgin East Coast train ride would occur one day after the failure of the British Airways computer system in which thousands of flights were grounded […]

Virgin East Coast First Class Lounge

Virgin First Class Lounge Edinburgh Review – Stylish with Free Biscuits

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Everyone knows about airline lounges at the airport but what about the train station?  I guess I never really thought about having a lounge at the train station since I’m generally arriving close to departure time figuring out how quickly I can toss my luggage onboard and find space.  Having purchased a Virgin East Coast […]

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The Ampersand Hotel Review – Small Luxury Hotel in South Kensington London

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One of the toughest choices I face when traveling is where to stay.  I love staying at boutiques hotels but I also “fall in love” that I want to return to favorite properties so that’s the tough call – date a new hotel or go back to one of my old flames? In London, you’ve […]

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Westin Milan – A Beautiful Room to Relax in Italian Luxury

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My stay at the Westin Milan was to be the luxury celebration to a month in Italy so I redeemed points for the weekend stay at the posh hotel.  After a month of mixed lodging from boutique hotels in Naples, a B&B in Sorrento and Venice to my amazing canal view Airbnb in Venice, I […]

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The British Airways Arrivals Lounge Shower at Heathrow T5

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There’s a first time for everything and I was doing something I’ve never done before at Heathrow – shower in the British Airways Arrivals lounge in Terminal 5. Usually when I arrive at LHR, I leave as quickly as possible to get to the hotel to shower and sleep in my attempt to deal with […]

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Take My Bags Please! Heathrow Luggage Delivery Service with AirPortr

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It felt weird leaving London Heathrow without my luggage.  I was on the Heathrow Express surrounded by many people with bags all trying to fit (trains were on a modified schedule that day) while I sat in my seat with a handbag and small backpack.  Thankfully my luggage wasn’t lost or delayed, in fact, it […]