Month: March 2018

24 Hours in Nashville: Our Highlights and Tips

We took advantage of a seat sale to book mini-mileage run to Nashville Tennessee in February 2018. In this post, we’ll talk about what we did in the 24 hours we had in the city and give you some tips to plan your trip. What’s Nashville Like? Nashville is a must-do pilgrimage for country music…
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March 21, 2018 0
Firepit and outdoor space at night

Review: Lone Star Court in Austin Texas

It was love at first stay when we found Lone Star Court, a boutique hotel by the Valencia Group located in Austin’s Domain Shopping neighborhood. If you would like to love camping, but don’t want to sleep in a tent, Lone Star Court is the place for you; it’s a luxury retro hotel with a…
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March 18, 2018 0
Stanley's Farmhouse Pizza

Review: Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza in Austin Texas

Located in Austin’s hill country about a 40 minute drive/Uber ride from downtown, Stanley’s Farm House Pizza makes some delicious pizzas on a farm right beside the renowned Jester King Brewery. Come one, come all, that’s the vibe here at this family and pet friendly restaurant suitable for large groups. With indoor and outdoor seating,…
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March 18, 2018 2
Bedroom

Review: Cavalry Court in College Station Texas

On our last visit to Austin during SXSW, we drove 1.5 hours to College Station to stay at Cavalry Court, another Valencia Group hotel similar to our beloved Lone Star Court. We had initially planned to redeem 40,000 Marriott points per night to stay at the JW Marriott but we felt this was a lot…
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March 17, 2018 0
Our Copa flight at PTY

Why Aeroplan Cancelled My Ticket Without Telling Me and Other Horror Stories!

As the date when Air Canada and Aeroplan end their agreement approaches quickly, we’ve been busy allocating our points to make the most of them in 2018 and 2019. Jason and I have a love – hate thing going with Aeroplan; it’s given us the opportunity to travel around the world affordably but has also…
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March 14, 2018 2
Duty Free Store at YVR - Vancouver

Duty-Free 101: Alcohol

If you’re like Kramer on Seinfeld, you like to shop at the duty-free store and it’s an integral part of your trip to the airport either on your way somewhere or coming back home. In this post, I’ll explain duty-free rules for alcohol for customs and airport security to help you maximize your duty-free purchases…
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March 12, 2018 0
EVA Royal Laural Menu

Airline Review: Why you should fly EVA Air

The best flights are those that you don’t want to end, the ones where you need a few extra hours to fully experience all the great amenities onboard. For us, flying on EVA in their Royal Laurel Class  777-300ER service between North America and Asia tops our list of those “best flights”. In this post,…
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March 4, 2018 0