Archive for March 2017

Desert to Desert Tour 2016

It’s 2 in the morning back home in Phoenix, and jet lag has taken its toll. The great news, though, is we returned home safe from another amazing trip, all taken on points. This multi-post trip report will review in detail a number of airlines’ products flying to, from, and within the Middle East, as…

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A Review of the Brand-New Park Hyatt Mallorca

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…

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Review of the Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort

A Staycation at the Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort Visiting the resort nearly once a week for tennis purposes, we’ve always wanted to try out the rooms and pool complex at the Phoenician. After an awesome sale was posted this summer, we had our chance! Check out the review below. As stated, we were able…

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A Review of the Arizona Inn, Tucson, Arizona

A Review of the Arizona Inn, in Tucson, Arizona We had the pleasure of staying in the very historic Arizona Inn in Tucson in 2016. While this was a quick visit, given we were arriving late at night, and leaving in the morning, we nonetheless had an amazing stay. Booking The reason why we chose the…

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Road Tripping Across New England- September 2016

A Road Trip Across New England 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! We scored a pretty decent rate…

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Review of the Andaz 5th Avenue

Loyalty Program: World of Hyatt, Category 6 (22,000 World of Hyatt Points) Price Paid: $250; Average Prices range from $336-$730, depending on the dates PROS: Excellent location across the street from the New York Public Library and a few blocks from Grand Central Excellent service, including room service breakfast for Globalist members Trendy Room Free…

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A Review of the SLS Resort, Las Vegas, A Tribute Property

Loyalty Program: SPG, Category 5 (12,000 or 16,000 Points per Night) Price Paid: $65; Prices range from $49-$300+, depending on the dates Pros: Monorail on-site for easy Strip access Well-appointed rooms, for the size Excellent culinary scene Friendly casino Cons: Far away from the action of the “main” part of the Strip Small rooms Small…

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