Category: Stay

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 0

Mileage Run: 24 Hours in Boston

Some people have trouble conceptualizing our weekend trips, from their purpose to their practicality, and just tell us we’re crazy. There might be some truth to that but it’s all a matter of priorities and how you choose to allocate your financial and time resources. Whereas it may seem inconceivable for you to fly to…
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April 30, 2018 0

Review: Playa Escondida, Sayulita, Mexico

Playa Escondida is an eco-friendly luxury boutique hotel/resort on the Riviera Nayarit mountain coastline, near Sayulita. “Playa escondida” translates into “hidden beach” and with its 30 rooms nestled on the property, you can enjoy the best of both worlds; the jungle and the beach. While it was a bit of a fluke we ended up…
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April 18, 2018 0

Unfinished Business: 3 Days in Tulum

Earlier in the year, we had taken a day trip to Tulum from Playa Del Carmen and enjoyed ourselves so much that we booked a 3 night/4 day trip to fully enjoy all this jungle surrounded beach community has to offer. While Tulum has become quite trendy and some might even say a victim of its…
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April 13, 2018 2

Review: Hotel La Semilla, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

We have really started to enjoy visiting Playa Del Carmen due to its beautiful beach and the convenience of being close to the town with all its great restaurants and bars. While we usually stay at the Grand Hyatt, on our latest visit to Playa Del Carmen, we opted to stay at Hotel La Semilla,…
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April 5, 2018 0

Review: Ignacia Guest House, Mexico City

With elite status in 3 major hotel programs, we tend to leverage the cost and value of our accommodations by participating in loyalty programs. That being said, some of our most memorable and enjoyable stays have been at smaller boutique hotels. For us, smaller boutique hotels have typically offered a hotel experience in a less…
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April 4, 2018 1

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

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

Review: Holston House in Nashville

As we needed one more stay to complete the Hyatt Passport (stay at 5 different brands and earn 1 free night), we took advantage of the “Music for Your Ears” rate at the newly opened Holston House, a Hyatt Unbound Collection hotel in Nashville to plan a weekend getaway. Initially, we had booked a cash…
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February 6, 2018 0