The Omni Severin Hotel, Indianapolis

As you will see in the photos added to this post the Omni Severin Hotel is a member of the Historic Hotels of America. It originally opened in 1913 and still has the original mailbox that was installed when the hotel was built. The hotel underwent a major restoration in 1988 which not only included…

Hilton Garden Inn, Albany Airport

I recently had the “opportunity” to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel next to the Albany airport.  While the hotel is decent, it does have some drawbacks.  The convenience of being right next to the airport presents one major drawback, that there is nothing around the hotel at all.  If you don’t have a…

The Langham Hotel, Boston – Classic (Yet Modern) Elegance

The Langham hotel now occupies the former Federal Reserve bank building.  The elegance is apparent as soon as you walk in the front entrance.  The lobby is bright in uncluttered containing the check-in desk, one of their three restaurants, and multiple seating areas. The attention to detail is apparent as soon as you walk into…

The Hilton Austin Convention Center

I spent the day at the Hilton Austin Convention Center in downtown Austin Texas. I happened to be there the Monday before Thanksgiving, which has its advantages and disadvantages. The main advantage for being here this time of year is that you have the hotel to yourself. The main disadvantage being here this time of…

We Could Only Pick One

While in port this day we had to pick one tour to go on in the afternoon.  We had a choice of going to Salzburg, Germany or Cesky Krumlov.  Ok, so Salzburg and where?  Let me give a little recent history before I continue.  I had two different people tell me that the three hour…

Lado Cafe, Budapest, Hungary

Before I get into the post, I must give you a lesson in pronunciation similar to the one we got as we were driven to our hotel.  Budapest is not pronounced like it’s written and if you say it that way, you will be corrected, in a friendly sort of way.  It’s pronounced “Buda pesht”.…

A British Pub in Prague? George & Dragon

Yes.  There’s a British pub in Prague and it’s a great place to visit.  The George & Dragon pub is on the edge of the Old Town Square….. right next to the Irish pub… go figure.  While the Irish pub was also in the running for our lunch business, the menu seemed to be more…