Month: July 2018

Oregon Brewers Festival 2017 Program, mug and other swag

Tips for OBF (Oregon Brewers Festival) in Portland Oregon

Last Updated: July 20, 2019.  The Oregon Brewers festival (OBF) is a craft beer festival held in Portland Oregon from Thursday through to Saturday during the last full weekend in July. Based on attendance, it’s also supposed to the largest beer festival in North America and brings together local, state, and international craft breweries and…
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July 31, 2018 0
Street Art in George Town

48 Hours in Penang

We visited George Town for the first time in 2010 as part of an around the world 3 month trip we took and left with fond memories and hoped we would get to go back. In October 2017, we did get to come back to George Town and in this post, will give you some…
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July 16, 2018 0
We Leave Today Trip Route Map: 19,143 miles over 10 segments

How We Use Points for Hotels and Flights – Our Trip to Vietnam, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka

We often get asked how we travel so much, use points, and score such great deals. As a precursor to our blog post about tips to maximize points redemptions, we will share all the details about our annual extended vacation last October/November 2017 to give you an idea of the amount of planning it takes…
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July 10, 2018 2
Max on the lawn at the Lava Lava Club during Happy Hour

The Big Island of Hawaii – Where to Eat and Drink

As we keep visiting the island, we will keep updating this list with a focus on small, local and unique businesses. When there is only one location of the place mentioned, if you click on its name, you will be taken to a Google Map where you can pin the location for future reference. For poke:…
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July 10, 2018 5
Ala Kahakai Trail sign

The Big Island of Hawaii – Kilauea Volcano and 5 Other Things You Need to Know

Hawaii is a destination on many people’s bucket list and with 4 major islands to visit, it can be difficult to choose one. Over the years, we’ve visited all 4 major islands and we have learned to appreciate them for different reasons but that being said, the Big Island has historically been our least favorite…
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July 6, 2018 4
View of the Westin Hapuna property

Review: The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, Big Island Hawaii

Last Updated in May 2019 Since it has opened, we had the chance to stay at The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, formerly known as the “Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel” five times. The resort re-opened in May 2018 after undergoing a significant renovation to meet Westin’s brand standards. In this post, we will provide more information…
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July 6, 2018 4