Guides from our travels

Day-to-day details & all costs of our trips

Postal Stamps Memorabilia
Make a memory of every place you visit by getting a postal stamp from local post office

Do's, don'ts, advice, how-to's

Posts from the ‘Hotels’ Category

  • June 13, 2016
    The coziest places to stay on the Seventh Continent

    Visiting Australia is one of the best vacation decisions you can make. There are plenty of interesting people to meet, lots of iconic animals to see and observe breath-taking landscapes. However, not everything is about the adventure – you have to find a comfy and cozy place for staying. I have tried out several types […]

  • November 10, 2015
    Hotel review: Sombra Palace Hotel, Manaus, Brazil

    Value Location Cleanliness Rooms Service Breakfast included: No Wifi: Free, included in price, good network across the hotel Address: Av. 07 de Setembro 1325, Centro, 69000 Manaus, Brazil Phone: +57-92-3234-8777 Email: Website: Location Located in the center of Manaus, just walking distance from the Teatro Amazonas, you can walk up to the local […]

  • April 5, 2015
    Get the best hotel rate by booking each night separately

    We love hostels because it offers cheap rooms (but not so clean!) and a chance to meet fellow travelers. But if you’re looking for a multi-night stay at a hotel, you would probably book it as one reservation. But One Mile at a Time recommends to book each night individually, and you might get a […]

  • January 15, 2015
    Hotel review: La Casa Azul, Cali, Colombia

    Value Location Cleanliness Rooms Service Breakfast included: Yes Address: Av 4aN # 5N – 09, Barrio Centenario, Cali, Colombia Website: The first impression of walking in to the courtyard of this homely hotel was a ‘wow!’; and with it’s blue-white walls and large, spacious rooms anyone would be amazed at how low-priced this place […]

  • September 3, 2014
    This shows the best time to book hotels in top cities

    What is the best time to book a hotel? has come up with this infographic depicting the best time (or the cheapest time) to book a hotel in the twenty-five most popular international cities. Click for large image

  • August 1, 2014
    Inform your arrival time to hotel for quick check-in

    Standard check-in times around the world are between 2-3pm, and while you may arrive at the hotel past the check-in time, there are chances that your room may not be ready. But if you let your hotel know your arrival time at the time of booking, then you will find your room ready for check-in […]

  • July 4, 2014
    Top10Hotels – iOS travel app review

    Link: iTunes Cost: Free Bang for buck: It’s free! Ease of use: The looks: A simple app that shows the top 10 hotels in the selected city. The selection can change based on your style of boutique, budget, luxury, etc.; or select ‘all’ to display the complete list. The simple navigation and sleek look make […]

  • June 23, 2014
    Here’s why you must not use a debit card at a hotel

    There has been cases of your secure data – like credit card – being in hands of hackers who link in to the databases of hotels and get your data. Do you know if your data is secure when you allow the front desk to swipe your card? Consumer Reports recommends asking for an “Attestation […]

  • June 6, 2014
    Bid on independent hotel rooms at Stayful

    Thousands of websites online let you book hotels and also compete for the lowest rate. But Stayful determines the lowest price you can use to bid on unbooked rooms at independent and boutique hotels. Displaying the lowest available price, Stayful allows you to bid on the unbooked rooms in the independent hotel of your choosing. […]

  • August 23, 2013
    Predict the best time to book your hotel room with TheSuitest

    Most of the agregator websites like priceline,, orbitz, expedia, etc. will display hotel rates but will not tell you if you need to book your room now or later for the best price. Similar to Kayak, that predicts air fares, TheSuitest predicts hotel room rates. All you have to do is enter your destination […]

  • August 21, 2013
    Lotus resort in China’s desert

    In the Xiangshawan Desert, a remote stretch of dunes in Inner Mongolia, about 350 miles west of Beijing, an architectural lotus recently blossomed: the Desert Lotus Hotel, that doesn’t seem like a particularly convenient place to vacation. The hotel is part of a new resort built amid a vast sea of sand dunes, increasingly popular […]

  • June 18, 2013
    What’s the cost of staying in hotel vs. renting a room or apt on AirBnb

    We have mentioned previously that couchsurfing can get your free accommodation at the next destination, but it comes with a lot of hassles. The options are hotels, renting rooms or apartments? According to Priceonomics, renting a room or an apartment on Airbnb is going to be cheaper most of the time. But how much can […]

  • April 9, 2013
    Looking for last minute hotel booking? Try these travel apps (updated)

    Disruptions on your travels can leave you with cancelled hotel bookings leaving you to need a place to stay at the last-minute. There’s a recent boom in same-day, last-minute booking apps for smartphones and tablets that helps you to find a deal when travel providers won’t cover an overnight stay. Hotels are racing to fill […]

  • March 9, 2013
    Hostel Review: Cabo Inn, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

    Value Location Cleanliness Rooms Service Breakfast included: No. Address: 20 De Noviembre Y Leona Vicario, 23469 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Website: Great location & service, but poor rooms Located in the heart of the city, yet away from all the party zones of Cabo San Lucas, this is a great place for backpackers and […]

  • January 11, 2013
    Visit the very unique ‘hotel’ website for a good cause

    Faktum is Gothenburg’s street newspaper, and recently they launched a website called ‘Faktum Hotels‘. The first impression of this image-heavy and well-designed website is yet another hotel website. But this is not a hotel brand. Faktum Hotels is a project to attract donations for as many as 3,400 homeless people living in the Swedish second […]

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!