On July 31st, 2016, I had an epiphany- I wanted Hyatt Diamond status. I knew that we had some awesome trips planned at full-service Hyatts, like the Andaz 5th Avenue and the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, and wanted to top-notch treatment that I had been reading about forever. Then, I received a promotion halfway through […]
Fun fact: I have never been to New England before this trip. After several trips to New York, we decided to shove off north and visit Connecticut, Rhode Island, Cape Cod, and Boston. Read on to see how we maximized our travel expenditures!
Last night, I had the pleasure of staying in the very historic Arizona Inn in Tucson. While this was a quick visit, given we were arriving late at night, and leaving in the morning, we nonetheless had an amazing stay.
Having arrived in Vegas with JetSuiteX, I needed a place to crash for the night. With Starwood’s targeted promotion for double stays and double nights, as well as double points at all Tribute properties, I thought it was an excellent time to check in with the SLS after becoming an SPG property. And, paired with […]
It’s hot here in Phoenix, with temperatures rising steadily above 110 degrees. While this is reason enough for most of the part-timers and vacationers to leave the city, there’s actually several great reasons to stay in Phoenix. The traffic is cut in half, the golf is cheap, and there are many hotels that one can […]
Mallorca is a place I’ve always wanted to visit. Each Mediterranean island offers something different for the traveler, whether it be food, culture, or sightseeing. As luck would have it, our trip dates coincided with the opening of the Park Hyatt Mallorca, and we were fortunate enough to check in a day after opening. While […]
If you want nearly enough points to stay at top-tier Intercontinental hotels, you may want to participate in a little travel hacking that I’ve been involved in. Warning: it will take a few hours of manual work, but in return, you’ll receive enough points to use on a $400+ hotel night. First, if you don’t […]