Month: May 2018

Bedroom in the Lam Son Suite at the Park Hyatt Saigon

5 Tips to Get Upgraded to a Suite

We will share some tips and considerations about how to increase your chances to get upgraded to a suite at a hotel. Please note this post is very Hyatt centric as this is where we have spent the most of our stays in the last 3 years and have had the best luck in getting…
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May 31, 2018 0
CDMX sign in Condesa

Travel Advisory for Mexico – A Vacation Horror Story

…is the type of headline the media continues to use to sensationalize and exaggerate news stories involving popular Mexican tourist destinations. Some of you want to hear about all the bad things that happened to us on our last trip to Mexico; here’s what actually happened when we visited Sayulita, Mexico City, Playa Del Carmen…
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May 31, 2018 2

Photography and Travel: Tips to Capture Memorable Photos While Living in the Moment

It truly was a fluke that I just stood there, pointed an iPad and captured the beauty of this joglo at Bambu Indah in Ubud Bali in a way that mirrors how I remember it, because let’s face it, most often than not, we may feel our photos do not do a place or a…
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May 25, 2018 0
Plaza Premium Express Lounge C gates

Reviews and Guide: Priority Pass Lounges at YVR – Vancouver International Airport

Priority Pass has a network of 1,200+ lounges worldwide that are accessible for members. You can obtain membership by signing-up directly with Priority Pass or as a benefit from certain credit cards (American Express Platinum, Chase Sapphire Reserve, etc.). At YVR – Vancouver International Airport, there are 5 lounges accessible to Priority Pass members and…
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May 25, 2018 0
Sunrise on Hwy 290 near Lexington

Texas Travel Guide: Austin, Dallas, and Beyond

Since 2015, we’ve enjoyed many weekend getaways to Texas and have created these posts to share our favorite things to do; from river tubing down the Comal River, to enjoying live music, and working our way through the BBQ trail, it’s been so much fun. As we keep visiting, we hope to add more to…
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May 21, 2018 0
Austin mural and our Audi A4 from Silvercar

Mileage Run: 72 Hours in Austin Texas

Over the years, Austin has become one of our favorite places to visit for a short weekend getaway; it has a good balance between the stereotypical honky-tonk vibe you expect in Texas with lots of live music, a vibrant and emerging food scene, and plenty of things to do outside almost year-round. A city of close to…
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May 21, 2018 4
Ruibals by the Farmr's Market

Mileage Run: 36 Hours in Dallas Texas

Austin’s been our go to city for weekend mileage runs we couldn’t pass up the chance to visit Dallas after finding really good flight deals to DFW – Dallas/Fort Worth so off we went to earn more usable and status miles and to visit some BBQ joints, craft breweries, and other sites. Flights: We flew…
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May 17, 2018 3
Puppy on WestJet

Airline Strikes: What You Need to Know

They don’t happen often but then they do, airline strikes can wreak havoc on travel. As of May 10, 2018, 91% of WestJet pilots voted in favor of a strike that could affect flights at the end of May and into June, depending on how negotiations go. In this post, we will discuss the impacts…
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May 11, 2018 0
Galle Face Green

Sri Lanka Travel Guide – Colombo, Galle, and the South Coast

Sri Lanka, a “tear drop” shaped island nation in the Indian Ocean has started to find its way into the mainstream tourist map for the last few years. Since the civil war ended in 2009, the country has been recovering, healing, and modernizing. Dubbed an “India-Light” and free of malaria since 2016, Sri Lanka is…
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May 9, 2018 4