Tag: boutique hotels

Jason and Maxine at the Lava Lava Beach Club on the Big Island of Hawaii

We Leave Today: The 2019 Recap

It’s been another busy year for us; working full-time while maximizing all the travel opportunities that present themselves and also seeking them out. It is always a challenge for us to balance visiting all the places we are interested in but also to visit the places where the return on investment for miles and points…
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January 3, 2020 2
Living area and statue

Stay: A Review of Dar Kandi Boutique Hotel in Marrakesh

Sometimes, you will travel somewhere just to stay at a certain hotel and other times, you find the best options based on where you are going to maximize your enjoyment of the place. When looking at accommodation options in Marrakesh, we experienced some challenges; Should we spend all our nights in the Medina of Marrakesh?…
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December 18, 2019 1
Deluxe Room at Casa Habita in Guadalajara

Stay: Review of Casa Habita in Guadalajara

Formerly Casa Fayette, Casa Habita is a boutique hotel part of the Design Hotels brand affiliated with Marriott Bonvoy. Casa Habita is also part of Grupo Habita, a boutique hotel development company based in Mexico. The hotel was 9 floors, 31 rooms and 6 suites and is located in Guadalajara’s Lafayette neighborhood which is known…
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October 31, 2019 1
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
Texican Court Sign

Review: Texican Court in Irving Texas

Since our first stay at Lone Star Court in Austin, we’ve become fans of Valencia Group hotels and their “court” hotel concept that combines luxury boutique hotel with a casual motel-style atmosphere with access to outdoor space to relax and have fun. Texican Court is the 3rd Valencia Group hotel we’ve stayed at and in…
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August 9, 2019 3
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

10 Things We Love About Portland Oregon

Portland in Oregon is one of our favorite cities to visit for a weekend getaway due to all it has to offer. Everytime we visit, we always regret not having an extra day or two to experience more. Find out more about Portland Oregon in this post and the top 10 things we love about…
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June 7, 2019 5
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
Nassau Street

Mileage Run: 36 Hours in New York City

New York City is one of the world’s greatest cities, if not the greatest. New York City is the city by which all cities are measured against and both those who have visited and those who haven’t, have a universal love and fondness for it. Even the staunchest of city haters will most likely find…
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November 8, 2018 3
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 4