Visiting the Long Bar at Singapore’s Historic Raffles Hotel

April 9, 2014

The historic Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Photo by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen. When we visited Singapore in 2010, one of my favorite stops was spending an hour or so in the Raffles Hotel Museum on the third floor of the Raffles Hotel. The museum was filled with postcards, letters, photos and other memorabilia collected from prior guests immortalizing their stay at […]

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A Look Inside the Conrad Centennial Singapore Hotel

April 5, 2014

We  recently visited Singapore and spent five nights at the Conrad Centennial Singapore hotel. The trip was to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary and the stay in Singapore preceded a cruise on the Seabourn Sojourn.  Our stay at the Conrad Singapore got off to a great start at the airport. We arranged a car service […]

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A Look Inside the Hilton Beijing Capital Airport Hotel

March 26, 2014

During our recent trip to Singapore on Air China we arrived into Beijing Airport just before 4:00 am and had an 11-hour layover. With no desire to kill time during the wee hours of the morning we looked into nearby hotels, and found that the Hilton Beijing Capital Airport was close to the airport, offered […]

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6 Favorite Travel Planning Resources

March 11, 2014

I was asked to share travel planning strategies with a group of sixth graders who are tasked with planning a major trip to Europe as a class project. We use many resources for our travel planning, so Mr. Jones and I discussed which are the simplest, go-to websites that we use for travel planning. We […]

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