Tag: american express

The El Vado Motel in Albuquerque

Review: El Vado Motel in Albuquerque New Mexico

After booking cheap flights on Alaska Airlines to ABQ – Albuquerque as part of our summer mileage runs, we started to look at the hotel options. Compared to other cities, the hotels options in Albuquerque were not very inspiring, especially the Marriott options. We then stumbled upon El Vado Motel, an old motel that has…
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September 20, 2019 2
Alaska Lounge North Satellite Terminal

Review: Alaska Airlines Lounge SEA-TAC North Satellite Terminal

Seattle-Tacoma Airport (SEA-TAC) is the 8th busiest US airport and commercial and cargo flights continue to increase. As part of the airport’s growth and modernization strategy, the North Satellite Terminal, also known as the “N-Gates” has been renovated and expanded. In addition to new vendors, 8 more gates, Alaska Airlines has also opened their 15,800…
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September 6, 2019 0
Jason and Maxine at sunrise

Top 15 Destinations in 15 Years: Our List

We often get asked “What’s your favorite place out of everywhere you’ve traveled?” and it is such a difficult question to answer because we tend to find things we enjoy in all of the places we visit! That being said, after 15 years of travelling together, there are definitely places that we remember more fondly…
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July 9, 2019 2

Plan – 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Booking Flights

Last updated: November 24, 2019 As easy as it can be to search for flights and book them either using points or paying for them, there are complexities to air travel that are not always easy to find and understand. We’ve learned from mistakes we’ve made and how to avoid them. In this post, we…
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May 28, 2019 0
Floret by Café Flora at SeaTac

Priority Pass Restaurant at Sea-Tac: Floret by Café Flora

Last Updated: June 17, 2019 As a Priority Pass member, there are 2 lounge options and there was 1 restaurant option at Sea-Tac: The Club at SEA in Concourse A The Club at Sea in the South Satellite Terminal near Gate S9 Floret by Café Flora in Concourse A As we have an American Express…
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May 17, 2019 0
Map of our trip

How We Use Points for Hotels and Flights – Our Trip to the UAE, Maldives, Qatar, and Indonesia

If we’re lucky, once a year we get to go away for up to 3 weeks in the fall based on our work schedules and the times we can take time-off. In the last few years, we’ve been really lucky with our trips that often include numerous stops on the same itinerary to maximize time,…
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March 6, 2019 3

Flight Review – Emirates First Class A380 LAX – Los Angeles to DXB – Dubai

We had so much fun on our last Emirates First Class trip that we decided to splurge and do it all over again. As you may recall from our past blog post, we had initially booked first class on the A380 but Emirates changed the aircraft on the Houston route to a 777, so we…
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February 19, 2019 0
The middle suite with the virtual windows

Flight Review – New Emirates First Class 777 DXB – Dubai to MLE – Male

After our flight from LAX – Los Angeles to DXB – Dubai, we spent a few nights in Dubai at the Al Maha Resort before flying to MLE – Male airport in the Maldives on the same reward ticket. Initially we were scheduled on the 777 with the old First Class configuration but a couple…
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February 19, 2019 0
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