Posts Tagged ‘hotel’

Alarming

March 20, 2019

Travel tip – unplug the clock in your room. You probably have an alarm on your phone plus the hotel will be thrilled to set a wake up call for you (I do this as a redundant system). These in-room clocks just make the room brighter while you’re trying to sleep plus the previous occupant almost certainly set the alarm for 4:00 am and the housekeeper didn’t reset it.

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ACTION ITEM: Unplug. Now.

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Platinum Status

March 8, 2019

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Got a small upgrade to my airline status this year to Platinum. Choosing an airline as your primary carrier and accruing points can have many benefits that make air travel more tolerable (e.g., better seating, early boarding, first class upgrades and lounge access, etc.), and I highly recommend it. The best part is I can carry up to three cases with me, up to 70 lbs. (about 32kg) each. That’s a huge savings when I have to transport a lot of gear.

ACTION ITEM: If you haven’t already joined a frequent flyer/hotel/car rental club, do it now, even if you don’t consider yourself a frequent traveler. Plus, many clubs aggregate your flyer, hotel, and car rental plans as points multipliers so there you go.

No, You’re A Null!

July 19, 2018

Stayed last week at the EAST Miami hotel, this is the view from the 38th floor mens room.unnamed.jpg

ACTION ITEM: Nice hotel

Coffee Service at My Hotel This Week

January 22, 2018

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Now just waiting for the dispenser to be filled.

Manbaby

October 20, 2017

My new, personal coat-of-arms (seen last week at the lobby restroom at my hotel in Birmingham, UK: Man. Baby. Manbaby.

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ACTION ITEM: Grow a spine.

Right Now Outside My Window

October 16, 2017

This is happening right now outside my hotel window.

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ACTION ITEM: Close the drapes

Turn Clothes Hangers into a Sleep Aid

May 19, 2017

You probably already know that you’ll generally sleep better in a room that’s quiet, dark, and cool. There are a lot of tricks I use while traveling to make my room as dark as possible, which helps as I almost always seem to get the second-floor room with the mercury-vapor lamp three feet from the window. I use those trouser hangers, the ones with the clips, to hold the drapes securely closed. Like this:

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