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Stay – A Review of The Guild, Tribute Portfolio in San Diego

The Guild is a new Category 6 Tribute Portfolio Hotel in downtown San Diego. Formerly an Army-Navy YMCA building built in the 1920s, a major renovation project was completed to modernize the building as a luxury boutique hotel while preserving elements of the past. The hotel has 8 floors, 162 rooms that range from 185-1808…
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January 17, 2020 0
Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach: The bed and seating area

Stay – A Review of the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort

Overview: The Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach is a Marriott Bonvoy Category 5 hotel located about a 15 minute drive the LIH – Lihue Airport and a 5 minute drive (depending on traffic) from the town of Kapaa. With 310 rooms and approximately 65% of them offering ocean views, it’s the 2nd Sheraton property on the…
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January 15, 2020 0
Setting at AMA in Hanalei

Kauai Island in Hawaii – Where to Eat and Drink

Last updated: January 6, 2020 As we keep visiting Kauai, 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…
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January 8, 2020 1
Max in awe of a Japanese vending machine in Tokyo

Our Trip To Tokyo: 7 Things We Learned

Tokyo is one of the world’s greatest cities and planning a visit there can be challenging; not only is the city massive but the language can even be challenging when researching online. It’s also one of those cities you can ask for recommendations but no one seems to recommend the same things.  There are so…
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January 3, 2020 2
Jason and Maxine at the Lava Lava Beach Club on the Big Island of Hawaii

We Leave Today: The 2019 Recap

It’s been another busy year for us; working full-time while maximizing all the travel opportunities that present themselves and also seeking them out. It is always a challenge for us to balance visiting all the places we are interested in but also to visit the places where the return on investment for miles and points…
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January 3, 2020 2
Living area and statue

Stay: A Review of Dar Kandi Boutique Hotel in Marrakesh

Sometimes, you will travel somewhere just to stay at a certain hotel and other times, you find the best options based on where you are going to maximize your enjoyment of the place. When looking at accommodation options in Marrakesh, we experienced some challenges; Should we spend all our nights in the Medina of Marrakesh?…
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December 18, 2019 1
View from the rooftop at Nomad

Visiting Marrakech in Morocco: 13 Tips

Stop number 3 of 4 on our 6th around the world was Marrakech Morocco! Marrakech Morocco is not as easy to get to from North America as it is from Europe and so it hasn’t been easy for us to achieve our goal of visiting this culturally rich, historic and exotic destination for many years…
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December 5, 2019 5
Deluxe Room at Casa Habita in Guadalajara

Stay: Review of Casa Habita in Guadalajara

Formerly Casa Fayette, Casa Habita is a boutique hotel part of the Design Hotels brand affiliated with Marriott Bonvoy. Casa Habita is also part of Grupo Habita, a boutique hotel development company based in Mexico. The hotel was 9 floors, 31 rooms and 6 suites and is located in Guadalajara’s Lafayette neighborhood which is known…
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October 31, 2019 1
Max beside a mural in Guadalajara

Visit Guadalara in Mexico: 10 Tips to Plan Your Trip

Tell people you’re going to Guadalajara and you might get some strange stares and even the standard response of “Guadala…where?!”. And once you explain it’s in Mexico and the 2nd largest city with a tech hub and also known for tequila, mariachi, and a historic center with a UNESCO world heritage site due to painter…
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October 27, 2019 3
The El Vado Motel in Albuquerque

Review: El Vado Motel in Albuquerque New Mexico

After booking cheap flights on Alaska Airlines to ABQ – Albuquerque as part of our summer mileage runs, we started to look at the hotel options. Compared to other cities, the hotels options in Albuquerque were not very inspiring, especially the Marriott options. We then stumbled upon El Vado Motel, an old motel that has…
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September 20, 2019 2