Though bicycle is my mode of travel, I never camp but stay at hotels. Being on the road for the past 21 years has given me the opportunity to experience several thousand hotels around the world. The accommodations have run the gamut from windowless rooms lacking bathrooms to luxurious suites with enough space for a soccer field.

In this section you'll find listings of lodgings where I've physically spent a night. Included will be a photo of the property. Please bear in mind I'm not a professional photographer and don't have the luxury of spending hours or days waiting for the right weather conditions or lighting to garner the best shot. The idea behind this? Let's say you're going to Stockholm for the first time and don't know where to stay. Check out my recommendations.

Easily the most expensive part of my travels has been the cost of lodging. I've been most fortunate and am extremely grateful to the multitude of hotels extending complimentary accommodations.



Astron Sportshotel Kitzbuehl
Astron Hotel Salzburg City
Astron Suite Hotel Vienna-Alterseehaus

Parkhotel Leipzigerhof (Innsbruck)
Dorint Am Europaplatz Vienna
Martinspark Hotel (Dornbirn)
Courtyard by Marriott Graz
Hilton Innsbruck
Holiday Inn Feldkirch
Holiday Inn Vienna South
Hotel Imperial Vienna
Courtyard by Marriott Linz
Hotel Mercure Vienna City
Hotel Metropol (St. Polten)

Grand Hotel Damier (Kortrijk)
Holiday Inn Hasselt
Holiday Inn Liege
Brussels Marriott Hotel
European Quarter Marriott Executive Apartments
Novotel Brugge Center Hotel
Novotel Leuven Center Hotel
Leper Novotel Center Hotel
Radisson SAS Park Lane Hotel (Antwerp)
Radisson SAS Hotel Brussels
Renaissance Brussels Hotel
Sheraton Brussels Hotel & Towers

Sheraton Zagreb Hotel
Westin Zagreb Hotel

Radisson SAS Odense

Scandic Hotel Sonderborg
Radisson SAS Royal Hotel Copenhagen
Scandic Hotel Copenhagen

Les Arcs 1950
Crowne Plaza Lille Hotel

Radisson SAS Dusseldorf

Novotel Aachen
Astron Suite Hotel Hamburg
Movenpick Hotel Bielefeld
Movenpick Hotel Kassel
Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof Frankfurt
The Westin Grand Berlin
Bremen Marriott Hotel
Hilton Frankfurt
Dorint Hotel Mannheim
Holiday Inn Mannheim City Center
Courtyard by Marriott Berlin-Koepenick
Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Nuernberg
Hotel Schwanen (Waldshut)
Le Meridien Parkhotel (Frankfurt)
Country Inn by Carlson (Munich Johanneskirchen)
Maritim Hotel Munich
Hotel Inter-Continental Frankfurt
Munich Airport Marriott Hotel
Dorint Hotel Rhein-Lahn
Maritim Hotel Bremen
Hamburg Marriott Hotel
InterCity Hotel Kiel
Dorint Budget Hotel Dusseldorf North
Novotel Hamburg City South
Movenpick Hotel Neu-Ulm
Dorint Hotel Fontana (Stuttgart)
Holiday Inn Hannover
Novotel Berlin Airport
Hotel Ibis Munich North
Europa Comforthotel Konstanz
Steigenberger Inselhotel Constance
Europa Comforthotel Flensburg
Heidelberg Marriott Hotel

Tulip Inn Trier

AC Padova Hotel
Ramada Fiera (Verona)
Sheraton Padova Hotel

Hotel Novotel Luxembourg City
Parc Plaza Hotel

Radisson SAS Bay Point Resort
The Westin Dragonara Resort

Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark

Crowne Plaza Amsterdam City Centre
Radisson SAS Hotel Amsterdam
Mercure Hotel Gronigen Martinihal
Golden Tulip Rotterdam
Dorint Hotel Schiphol-Amsterdam
Holiday Inn Amsterdam
Golden Tulip Maastricht
Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Hotel Mercure Nijmegen Centre
Holiday Inn Resort Mierlo

Scandic Hotel Byporten Oslo

Radisson SAS Park Hotel Oslo


Marriott's Marbella Beach Resort

Radisson SAS Carlton Hotel (Bratislava)

Hotel Mons (Ljubljana)

Hotel Schweizerhof (St. Moritz)
Hotel Waldhaus-Sils (Sils-Maria/St. Moritz)
Waldhaus Flims Mountain Resort & Spa (Flims)

Astron Hotel Zurich Airport
Athmos Hotel Centre (La Chaux-de-Fonds)
Hotel Des Balances (Lucerne)
Steigenberger Hotel Belvedere (Davos)
Basel Hilton
Seehotel Waldstaetterhof (Brunnen)
Burgenstock Hotels & Resort
Derby Hotel (Grindelwald)
Grand Hotel Eden (Lugano)
Hotel Eiger (Grindelwald)
Grand Hotel Les Endroits (La Chaux-de-Fonds)
Hilton Zurich Airport
Express by Holiday Inn Luzern
Palace Lucerne
Movenpick Zurich Airport
Beau Rivage Hotel (Neuchatel)
Novotel Zurich Airport
Best Western Hotel Arte (Olten)
Hotel Parco Paradiso (Lugano)
Radisson SAS Hotel Basel

Ramada Hotel Regina Titlis (Engelberg)
Ramada Hotel Bienne Plaza
The Ramada Plaza Basel

Ferienart Resort & Spa (Saas-Fee)
Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern
Waldhotel Davos
Hotel Walhalla St. Gallen

Radisson SAS Royal Viking Hotel Stockholm

Radisson SAS Hotel Gillet (Uppsala)
Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel Goteborg
Radisson SAS Park Avenue Hotel Goteborg
Radisson SAS SkyCity Stockholm-Arlanda
Radisson SAS Royal Corner Hotel Vaxjo
Scandic Hotel Winn (Karlstad)
Scandic Hotel Segevang (Malmo)
Scandic Hotel Grand (Orebro City)
Grand Hotel (Lund)
Spar Hotel Garda (Goteborg)
Quality Hotel Konserthuset (Malmo)
Scandic Hotel Opalen (Goteborg)
Scandic Hotel Vaxjo
Scandic Hotel Park (Stockholm)
Scandic Anglais (Stockholm)
Radisson SAS Plaza Hotel Vasteras


Residence Inn Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills, CA)
Best Western Inn by the Sea (La Jolla, CA)
Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort (Santa Barbara, CA)

Residence Inn Palm Desert (Palm Desert, CA)
Hitlon Tucson East (Tucson, AZ)
Hilton Hawaiian Resort (Honolulu, HI)