Category: Stay

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
View from the room at Hester Creek

Destination Guide: Okanagan Valley in British Columbia

Last updated: June 17, 2019 Known as the “Napa of the North”, the Okanagan Valley is located in the Canadian province of British Columbia and spans an area of 180 kms. Home to stunning scenery, outdoor recreation and known for its wineries and fruit orchards, the Okanagan Valley offers visitors a lot to see and…
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June 28, 2018 5
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 0
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 0
Adult infinity pool at sunset at the Sheraton Waikiki

Where to Stay on Oahu: Waikiki and Beyond

On our 20+ trips to Oahu, we’ve stayed at about 14 different hotels and will share our top choices for specific criteria as opposed to reviewing each one. We have considered Air BnB and other vacation rentals but for our short stays, we prefer the convenience and consistent experiences offered by hotels. Since most of…
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June 6, 2018 2
Bedroom in the Lam Son Suite at the Park Hyatt Saigon

5 Tips to Get Upgraded to a Suite

We will share some tips and considerations about how to increase your chances to get upgraded to a suite at a hotel. Please note this post is very Hyatt centric as this is where we have spent the most of our stays in the last 3 years and have had the best luck in getting…
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May 31, 2018 0
CDMX sign in Condesa

Travel Advisory for Mexico – A Vacation Horror Story

…is the type of headline the media continues to use to sensationalize and exaggerate news stories involving popular Mexican tourist destinations. Some of you want to hear about all the bad things that happened to us on our last trip to Mexico; here’s what actually happened when we visited Sayulita, Mexico City, Playa Del Carmen…
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May 31, 2018 2
Sunrise on Hwy 290 near Lexington

Texas Travel Guide: Austin, Dallas, and Beyond

Last Updated: August 15, 2019 Since 2015, we’ve enjoyed many weekend getaways to Texas and have created these posts to share our favorite things to do; from river tubing down the Comal River, to enjoying live music, and working our way through the BBQ trail, it’s been so much fun. As we keep visiting, we…
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May 21, 2018 0
Austin mural and our Audi A4 from Silvercar

Mileage Run: 72 Hours in Austin Texas

Last updated: August 15, 2019 Over the years, Austin has become one of our favorite places to visit for a short weekend getaway; it has a good balance between the stereotypical honky-tonk vibe you expect in Texas with lots of live music, a vibrant and emerging food scene, and plenty of things to do outside almost year-round.…
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May 21, 2018 6
Ruibals by the Farmr's Market

Mileage Run: 36 Hours in Dallas Texas

Last updated: August 16, 2019 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…
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May 17, 2018 3