Category: Plan

Airport view

Tips: How to Travel with a Toddler

As a child-free couple, it is a lot easier for us to pack and go on trips than those who are traveling with little ones; within 15 minutes we have our carry-ons packed and head out to the airport. Recently, we traveled with our 6 year old niece, 3 year old nephew and their parents…
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August 20, 2018 3
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 1
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 3
Max on the lawn at the Lava Lava Club during Happy Hour

The Big Island of Hawaii – Where to Eat and Drink

Last updated: January 6, 2020 As we keep visiting the Big Island of Hawaii, 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…
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July 10, 2018 8

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

Last updated: January 8, 2020 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; the Big Island has historically been our least…
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July 6, 2018 7
Hanalei Beach

Guide: Best Beaches in Kauai

Known as the “Garden Isle”, Kauai is geologically the oldest Hawaiian island, Over the years, Kauai has become our favorite Hawaiian island to enjoy hiking and beaches due to how stunning the landscape is and how low-key it is compared to Oahu and Maui. Those who love the outdoors and nature will love visiting Kauai…
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June 17, 2018 4
Landing at PHX - Phoenix SkyHarbour Airport

Mileage Run: 36 Hours in Phoenix

Last Updated: July 2, 2019 If you can handle the heat, you may want to consider a weekend getaway to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area in the summer. Because it gets so hot, it’s actually considered low-season which means you can find some really amazing flight and hotel deals to enjoy warm weather in luxury. We’ve added…
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June 12, 2018 2
Hawaiian Sunset

Destination Guide to Oahu: Waikiki and Beyond

As perpetual sun chasers, Oahu has become our most visited destination for trips ranging from 24-72 hours because there is a lot to do and see here. From hikes to beaches to museum and markets, it is possible to escape the crowds and the beaten path to find your own piece of paradise on the…
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June 6, 2018 1
Driving towads Sandy Beach

Getting Around on Oahu in Hawaii: Should you rent a car?

When we visit the island of Oahu in Hawaii, we usually stay in Waikiki and always rent a car, especially since we’re there for short stays. Renting a car allows us to visit the island at our leisure and more comfortably than other alternatives. In this post, we will help you to decide if you…
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June 6, 2018 4