Category: Stay

Traditional boats we saw walking the Al Corniche

Plan – 24 Hours in Doha

In December 2018, we decided to layover in Doha, Qatar for a little over 24 hours to explore the city on our way to Bali. We arrived to DOH – Hamad International Airport in early afternoon and departed the following afternoon which gave us and afternoon and a morning to explore the city. In this…
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February 16, 2019 0
View from our room in the renovated wing

Stay – Review of the Sheraton Maui

In this post, we share a review of our stay in a renovated deluxe ocean front king room and the resort itself. Property Overview: The Sheraton Maui is one of eight Marriott hotels located on the island of Maui in Hawaii. Currently, the Sheraton Maui is a category 7 hotel that requires 60,000 points per…
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February 3, 2019 0
The pool in Bamboo Villa 2

Stay – Review of The Purist Villas in Ubud Bali

The Purist Villas is a Relais & Châteaux affiliated hotel located in Ubud, Bali. There are 17 villas to choose from that can accommodate 1-4 people. There is also a full service restaurant and bar on site where you can have breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and drinks if you don’t want to leave the property.…
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January 28, 2019 1
The Marangga Villa we stayed in

Stay – Review of Nihi Sumba

Nihi Sumba, formerly known as Nihi Watu is an award winning luxury resort where “luxury meets unregulated freedom” on the Island of Sumba in Indonesia’s southernmost province of East Nusa Tenggara. Just a 1 hour flight away from DPS – I Gusti Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport, Nihi Sumba offers guests a unique and memorable escape from crowded…
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January 24, 2019 2
Sunrise by the pool

Stay: Review of Al Maha Resort in Dubai

The first stop on our around the world trip included a stay at the luxurious and renowned Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort. We were very fortunate to book our stay using points at a highly discounted rate during the Marriott/SPG merger integration this past fall. In this post, we will share a review…
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January 8, 2019 0
Sunny skies on our arrival

Review: Our Maldivian Vacation at the Anantara Dhigu

The Maldives conjures images of white sand beaches dotted with palm trees, bright aqua ocean water with coral reefs brimming with colorful fish and postcard sunsets from the beach or over the water villas.  With over 105 resorts scatted among 2,000 individual island, the Maldives is a bucket list destination where one can escape the…
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December 28, 2018 3
Check-in desk/lobby/bar

Review: Moxy Seattle Downtown

Updated: January 8, 2019 Moxy Hotels is a new brand in Marriott’s portfolio that was launched in 2014. Geared towards millennials, they’re shifting away from the cookie cutter chain hotel experience to provide an experience that’s fun, modern, and surprising to say the least. As two people who are considered millennial by age but not…
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November 29, 2018 3
Fresh flowers in the lobby at the Park Hyatt Saigon

World of Hyatt Cash and Points Devaluation Starting November 1, 2018

Recently, Hyatt announced changes to the World of Hyatt program with regards to points + cash redemptions starting November 1, 2018. If you are unfamiliar with points + cash, it was a great way to redeem points while paying for a hotel to preserve the amount of points you have and reduce your out of…
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October 26, 2018 1
View from our suite

Review: American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts – Four Seasons Whistler Stay

We woke up bright and early on Saturday with anxiety that plagues those who live in the Pacific Northwest: how to make the most of a sunny Saturday in October? We hadn’t had the chance to do a long hike yet or visit Whistler this summer and after a quick online search on the American…
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October 17, 2018 2
Welcome amenity as part of the resort fee

Review: Koloa Landing Resort, Kauai (Hawaii)

We have stayed at the Koloa Landing Resort in Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii twice in the last year and will provide an overview of the property and a review to help you decide if you want to stay here. Property Overview: The Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection and the resort…
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August 7, 2018 1