Ten Great Things From A Week In Spain – Part One!

When I first asked my dad which US Airways off-peak destination he wanted, and before even listing any destinations, the first thing he said was “no cold.” He followed that with some forceful, adult language explaining his feelings and ended up forcing my hand – the only choice was Spain. Parents are usually, always right, though,…

Review: Radisson BLU Madrid Prado

After my dad used cash and points for three nights at the Westin Valencia, I had to pick up the Madrid hotel and after researching the various options, I decided that the Radisson BLU Madrid Prado was the perfect nexus of quality, cost (free!) and location. I was excited, too, about staying at another Club Carlson Category…

Review: Westin Valencia

Valencia’s stunningly pretty – just blocks and blocks of gorgeous buildings that look like set pieces from The Grand Budapest Hotel. The city also holds the (unfinished) alien experience that is Santiago Calatrava’s City of Arts and Sciences. Besides being eye-wateringly expensive, this development is clearly bonkers. The Westin Valencia, a Category 4 SPG hotel, happily falls in the…