Muse Hotel NYC lobby

The Muse Hotel Review – A New York City Kimpton Suite Weekend

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There are some hotels that make you happy and others that make you sad.  The latter category is usually reserved for an overnight stay when I don’t stay in the room that long and want to save money.  I had the choice for my weekend in New York to pick a hotel that made me  happy […]

British Airways plane flying over London

Two Days in London to Get My British Airways Silver Elite Status Back

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I wanted my British Airways Silver Elite Status back and this is what I did to get that card! My weekend packing should have entailed two outfits that fit into a backpack or duffel bag and yet here I was with my ten day suitcase all ready to go.  When I pack for a normal […]

The Eventi Hotel view of Empire State building

The Eventi Hotel NYC Review – A Boutique Hotel with an Iconic View

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Each year I visit New York City for the New York Times Travel Show and stay at a different hotel each time on my quest to try new properties in the city. After my stay at The Muse, a Kimpton hotel, where I was given a rooftop room with patio, I was so impressed, I […]

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Arden Road Travel, Customized Trip Planning by PhilaTravelGirl

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in Business Travel, Insider Tips & Tricks, Loyalty Points, My Favorites, Philadelphia, Travel Tips, Travel With Children

Three years ago, I started writing about my travels and pressed “publish” on this blog.  I had no idea how my life would change from that action – the blog has helped me overcome sudden loss, connected me with new friends in London and around the world and has been my creative outlet during my […]

Urban Farmer Philadelphia Cheese Tray

Urban Farmer Philadelphia at The Logan Hotel – My New Philly Happy Place

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My friends often think me crazy when I get excited by a new restaurant or shop (Primark) that comes to Philly that I’ve experienced whilst traveling.  When I heard that Urban Farmer Philadelphia was making its steakhouse debut inside the new hotel, The Logan, I was pretty happy.  Both are Sage Hospitality properties with the […]

Philly Hyatt Bellevue Lobby

Philadelphia Hyatt Bellevue Review of the Renovated King Room

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What do you do when your hotel points are about to expire?  For me, I booked a room at the Philadelphia Hyatt at the Bellevue for an overnight staycation (locals just say the Bellevue Hotel).  As part of my year-end review of miles, points and credit cards, I realized that I had a free stay […]

Renovated room Sheraton Park Lane Hotel London King Room

Sheraton Park Lane Hotel London Review – Renovated King Room First Look

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Over the years, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel London.  I loved the easy availability of SPG redemptions, larger sized rooms (when I could get upgraded) and the quiet location.  I’ve hated the rooms, the hallways, the indifferent staff and the blah of it all – it was a sad, […]

Sofitel Heathrow Hotel Lobby bar lounge

The Sofitel Heathrow Hotel Review – Location and Luxury in LHR Terminal 5

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Calling the luxury Sofitel Heathrow Hotel at Terminal 5 (T5) an “airport hotel” is just cruel and unjust.  For me the term “airport hotel” often conjures up a beige hotel which lacks character, is depressing as an in-transit passenger and makes me want to escape as soon as possible. I’ve not had many great “airport […]

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Solo Dining in the French Quarter of New Orleans

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Food in New Orleans is legend, I had so many suggestions from my #foodiechats and #foodtravelchat friends before my New Orleans trip, everyone had a favorite food memory. As I was traveling on business for a conference, I wasn’t quite sure how much free time I would have to eat. I ended up solo dining in […]

Milan Airbnb Studio

10 Reasons Airbnb for Business Travel Isn’t Good

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Here’s an email I never received at work “I want to use an Airbnb property instead of the luxury Ritz Carlton, Starwood or Marriott property for my business travel happily forgoing my loyalty status and points”.  In my former role as a Corporate Travel and Finance Manager, I managed business travel full cycle from writing T&E […]