Category: Stay

Beach in Playa del Carmen Mexico

Playa Del Carmen: Local Culture and Beaches in the Mayan Riviera

Only two weeks earlier, we were enjoying a quick stay at the Hyatt Ziva in Cancun before we found ourselves checking in to the Grand Hyatt in Playa Del Carmen Resort for a 5 day vacation. As this was our 2nd visit to Play Del Carmen, I’ll share some information about the town, the sites,…
Read more


January 16, 2018 1
Tiles on the balcony in a standard room and suite at the Grand Hyatt Playa del carmen

Review: Grand Hyatt Playa Del Carmen Resort

The Grand Hyatt Playa Del Carmen Resort is a Hyatt brand non all-inclusive hotel resort on the nicest stretch of beach in Playa Del Carmen. For those wanting the comforts and atmosphere of a luxury beach resort with the convenience of walking into town for some local culture, this is a great place to stay.  We…
Read more


January 16, 2018 3
Hi-Lo-Hotel-Portland-Deluxe-King-Room

Review: Hi-Lo Hotel, Autograph Collection in Portland Oregon

Last Updated: June 2019 Branded as “Welcome Wanderer”, the Hi-Lo Hotel, which is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection has quickly become our favorite hotel in Portland Oregon due to its convenient location, the comfort and style of the rooms, the staff, and the benefits offered for Marriott Bonvoy members. Interior Design: If a hotel and…
Read more


January 12, 2018 1
Swimming by the mosque at Lighthouse Beach in Galle Fort

Galle Sri Lanka in 4 Days – Where to Stay, Where to Eat, and Things to Do

Galle is about 130 kms south of Colombo on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast and we travelled here by train for the last 4 days of our trip to relax and explore this coastal area. In this post, we’ll tell you where we stayed, where we ate, how we spent our days, and how we got…
Read more


December 28, 2017 3
Fresh flowers in the lobby at the Park Hyatt Saigon

Review: Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

On our 2nd trip to Ho Chi Minh City, we decided to stay at the Park Hyatt due to its central location in District 1 and the benefits offered for Hyatt Globalists. While the hotel captures and exudes that french colonial vibe some associate with Saigon, it’s actually quite new; the hotel opened in 2005…
Read more


December 27, 2017 1
Yard at the Galle Face Hotel

Our Trip to Sri Lanka: 24 Hours in Colombo

Sri Lanka, a “tear drop” shaped island nation in the Indian Ocean has started to find its way into the mainstream tourist map for the last few years. Since the civil war ended in 2009, the country has been recovering, healing, and modernizing. Dubbed an “India-Light” and free of malaria since 2016, Sri Lanka is…
Read more


December 26, 2017 1
The Edison Hotel Georgetown Penang

Review: The Edison George Town, Penang Malaysia

Back when we were in George Town in 2010, there wasn’t anywhere to stay like this, a historical building/hotel also conveniently located to the sites in George Town. From a tycoon’s mansion, to administrative offices for Japanese occupying forces during the 2nd world war, to an opium den, to a backpacker’s hotel, The Edison in…
Read more


December 25, 2017 0
Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Pool

Our Top 10 Pools: Enhance Your Hotel Stay

While we’ve rarely chosen to stay somewhere solely because of the pool, some pools have greatly enhanced our enjoyment during our stay. Taking into account the pool options when choosing accommodations can be a worthwhile strategy to maximize your enjoyment during your stay, whether it’s for leisure or business. Some examples of reasons why you…
Read more


December 20, 2017 3
Sunrise from our room on the 6th floor in the Club Tower at the Hyatt Ziva Cancun

Review: Hyatt Ziva Cancun All-Inclusive

My husband hasn’t had the best experiences at all-inclusive resorts so we have avoided them during our travels but we decided to give the Hyatt Ziva in Cancun a try due to the positive reviews and to redeem an expiring Hyatt Globalist free stay we’d earned.  This post will outline my experience as a first-timer…
Read more


December 12, 2017 1
Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Hyatt Globalist Welcome Gift

Review: Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau

While there are lots of great places to stay, on our second visit to Buenos Aires, my husband and I decided to stay at the Park Hyatt because; we wanted to maximize our Hyatt Globalist status, it’s a Park Hyatt, it’s in Recoleta, and there are lots of positive reviews about the hotel. Our Room:…
Read more


April 26, 2017 0