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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

Tips to Maximize Hotel and Airline Points for Travel

When we talk about airline and hotel points, we often think back to our first around the world trip in 2010 when we traveled for 3 months through 10 countries and pretty much stayed at hotels 4* and above the entire time with top-tier elite status in a major hotel rewards program which meant room…
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August 26, 2018 5
We Leave Today Trip Route Map: 19,143 miles over 10 segments

How We Use Points for Hotels and Flights – Last Year’s Trip

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 2
Plaza Premium Express Lounge C gates

Reviews and Guide: Priority Pass Lounges at YVR – Vancouver International Airport

Priority Pass has a network of 1,200+ lounges worldwide that are accessible for members. You can obtain membership by signing-up directly with Priority Pass or as a benefit from certain credit cards (American Express Platinum, Chase Sapphire Reserve, etc.). At YVR – Vancouver International Airport, there are 5 lounges accessible to Priority Pass members and…
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May 25, 2018 0
Jason in an Audi A4 from Silvercar in Austin

Car Rentals Tips and Why you should rent from Silvercar

We hate renting cars. From the moment you stand around waiting for the shuttle to the ride on the shuttle shared with others, including screaming and vomiting children, and obnoxious people who are downright inconsiderate.  Then, as the shuttle pulls into the car rental’s office, you grab your bags make the mad dash to get…
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January 29, 2018 0
Interjet flight taking off from PVR

Flying Interjet Between Canada and Mexico: What You Need to Know

At this time, Interjet offers service to Mexico City and Cancun from Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver, the 3 busiest Canadian airports utilizing Airbus A320 aircraft. As it is a new airline, I’ve been asked what I think of them, whether or not they’re a reputable airline and if I’d fly them. In this post, I will discuss some…
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December 20, 2017 4
The Arabic Mezze plate in Emirates First Class between DFW-DXB with 2002 Dom Perignon champagne

Emirates First Class: A Really Fun Thing We’ll Never Get To Do Again

OK, so I’m deviating from the standard content of this blog to share a more autobiographical post, a detailed account of my experience flying Emirates First Class from IAH – Houston George Bush International Airport to BKK – Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport via DXB – Dubai International Airport in October 2016. While some people say the day they…
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January 9, 2017 1