As I was preparing for my trip to Morocco, I started talking to travellers who had been to the country, and I was amazed by the number of travellers who said visiting the Sahara Desert was one of the best travel destinations they have ever visited. Having now done the trek out to the Sahara […]
I recently stayed at the Riad Puchka in Marrakech. My overall impression is that the hotel is wonderful and in a great location. However, I was overcharged for items on multiple occasions, and as a result, I would advise travellers to be very diligent when paying for their bill. Overall, I would stay here again. […]
New York, and Manhattan in particular, is an expensive city and hotel accommodations are no exception. With the high price of real estate, it is very difficult to find a basic hotel under $200 per night. This is one of the many reasons travellers turn to opaque bidding sites like Hotwire or Priceline when booking […]
Marrakesh is an amazing city to visit, steeped with culture and activities that will amaze western travellers. Most visitors will spend much of their time in the Medina (old city), and visit some of the other sites such as the colourful Majorelle Garden. The Medina The Medina, or old city, of Morocco is like another […]
My experience with private vacation rentals was not great. I was not able to get an early check-in when I needed to, and I had to pay extra for a late check-in when needed. The owner at one of the rentals chose to keep my damage deposit even though there was no damage to the apartment, and there was no recourse through VRBO. And finally, I had multiple rentals cancelled; this a major inconvenience and there is a risk of not getting your deposit refunded.
I recently had the opportunity to spend some time in the city of Marrakech, Morocco. While the overall trip was simply amazing, I experienced a few scams that travellers should be aware of. Tannery Scam This is a popular Marrakech tourist scam. In Marrakech, there are a few tanneries on the outskirts of the Modena […]
Paris, like most European cities, can be expensive, particularly when it comes to hotel accommodations. Paris is, after all, the most visited city in the world with over 40 million visitors annually. This drives up accommodation prices. Fortunately for travellers who are prepared to do a bit of research, there are many options to get a great accommodation in a spectacular location at a great price. Priceline probably offers the lowest prices for hotels in Paris.
Priceline is a great alternative for travelers booking a hotel in Paris where the exact hotel does not matter. That’s because with Priceline’s Name Your Own Price, you bid on a hotel by specifying your hotel criteria: travel dates, vicinity, and hotel star rating. However, you do not know the exact location of your hotel until after you place a bid. If your bid is accepted, you then find out which hotel you received. Note that reservations on Priceline are non-refundable and cannot be changed or cancelled.
In Osoyoos, BC, Priceline Canada divides the general vicinity into two main bidding zones: (1) Osoyoos and (2) Osoyoos Similkameen. What is interesting about these two zones is that they overlap forming a Venn diagram. This is quite rare. In fact, I have never seen this before. Does this mean a hotel can be situated in both zones? Technically, the answer is yes. Most travelers probably want to bid only in the Osoyoos zone, and not the Osoyoos Similkameen zone. The reason is that …