About Shelagh’s Travel Reviews

Are you planning a holiday or business travel, either for yourself or your executive? Looking for some inspiration, or insights into cities in other locales?

Shelagh at The Press Lounge, Ink 48, ManhattanOr perhaps you’re planning a bit of bleisure travel. If so, you or your principal are in good company in wanting to tuck a bit of leisure time (at your own expense) in at the front or back end of a business trip.  In fact, 16% of the 13,000+ travellers who participated in Visa’s 2015 Global Travel Intentions Study reported having combined business and leisure on their most recent trips.

I write about travelling solo (which the same study shows is also on the increase), and with company.

Turn to the drop-down Travel menus near the top of your screen to help inform your personal travel planning or that of your executive. You’ll find information ranging from choosing locations and accommodation to sorting out transportation and dining, as well as options once you’ve arrived at your destination.


Perspectives are entirely my own, and can reflect experiences that are sponsored by the provider mentioned in a given review. You can rely on this site for straightforward, honest reviews.

You’ll learn how staff at Washington, DC’s prestigious Willard Hotel responded to luggage gone astray – and how the  Willard remains one of my favourite properties.

Speaking of hotels, my reviews will walk you through the merits of a range of styles – from historical properties to gleaming, contemporary towers and more intimate boutique properties.

Reading about the Tuwanek Hotel on BC’s Sunshine Coast, for example, you’ll see it’s a great getaway for a couple or small group … but that there could be logistical challenges if you’re considering a business meeting or retreat at that particular locale.

I love to visit great cities, and the great outdoors.

Whether you’re planning a business, leisure or “bleisure” trip that combines the two, you’ll find information on hotel pool and fitness facilities.

If you’re like me, you also like nature’s own swimming holes.

I love to explore different parts of the globe …

… and share tips on spots you’ll want to see.

Interested in knowing if a hotel is environmentally responsible, or how accessible it is to some of the sights you’re keen to visit?

I’ve got that covered, so dive in and begin exploring. Check out my stays in various locales by following the drop-down menus under Travel.

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. 

– Mark Twain

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