Category Archives: Reviews

Useful reviews on hotels, resorts and destinations

Book Review: Hypertravel-100 Countries in Two Years

Book Review: Hypertravel-100 Countries in Two Years Hardie Karges has one self-professed goal in life: to see every country in the world. And he’s off to a grand start! His recently self-published book, Hypertravel -100 Countries in Two Years is … Continue reading

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Boulangeries and Mercis: Canada’s French Eastern Townships

Boulangeries and Mercis: Canada’s French Eastern Townships The fields of deep lavender (Bleu Lavande) stretch vividly toward the green hills. Donkeys at the donkey ranch nuzzle their mistress, and the honey bees buzz about at the Miellerie Lune de Miel, … Continue reading

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Babymoons, Booties and B&Bs

Babymoons, Booties and B&Bs Jennifer and Craig Ruckert, a very attractive 30 something couple were sitting in front of a terrific fire, enjoying some great cheeses and local wines, a regular pre-dinner ritual  at the Tidewater Inn, in the laid … Continue reading

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Battle of the Review Giants: HolidayCheck vs. TripAdvisor

Battle of the Review Giants: HolidayCheck vs. TripAdvisor In the unfolding drama of  TripAdvisor vs. Fake Reviews that has played out in various travel publications, HolidayCheck has upped the stakes by trumpeting its differences with TripAdvisor relative to the integrity … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor Plot Thickens: Second Charges Filed

TripAdvisor Plot Thickens: Second Charges Filed The review giant seems reeling these days with legal and PR woes from all directions. In the latest plot development, Hotelmarketing.com  reports that a more serious complaint against TripAdvisor  has been lodged with the … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor Takes Legal Action Against Fake Reviews: Trouble Ahead?

TripAdvisor’s Legal Action Goes Forward: Trouble Ahead? Chris Emmins, reporting for KwikChex, says that the legal action TripAdvisor is now taking against hotels that solicit and post false reviews, is “tearing TripAdvisor apart.” KwikChex the dogged, Wikipedia-like global reputation protection … Continue reading

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Discovering Dublin w/1-min Video

Discovering Dublin, Ireland w/1-min Video I skipped down the stairs of our hotel, the Mont Clare, in fairly fashionable Merrion Square on a pharmacy mission. I turned the corner, passed an antiquated, rather haphazard shop, and stopped. A white-thatched, distinguished … Continue reading

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