Tag: boutique hotels

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 2
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 2
Landing at BOS - Boston Logan Airport

Mileage Run: 24 Hours in Boston

Some people have trouble conceptualizing our weekend trips, from their purpose to their practicality, and just tell us we’re crazy. There might be some truth to that but it’s all a matter of priorities and how you choose to allocate your financial and time resources. Whereas it may seem inconceivable for you to fly to…
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April 30, 2018 0
The hammock in Cenzontle

Review: Playa Escondida, Sayulita, Mexico

Playa Escondida is an eco-friendly luxury boutique hotel/resort on the Riviera Nayarit mountain coastline, near Sayulita. “Playa escondida” translates into “hidden beach” and with its 30 rooms nestled on the property, you can enjoy the best of both worlds; the jungle and the beach. While it was a bit of a fluke we ended up…
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April 18, 2018 1
La-Semilla-Playa-Del-Carmen-Room-Night

Review: Hotel La Semilla, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

We have really started to enjoy visiting Playa Del Carmen due to its beautiful beach and the convenience of being close to the town with all its great restaurants and bars. While we usually stay at the Grand Hyatt, on our latest visit to Playa Del Carmen, we opted to stay at Hotel La Semilla,…
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April 5, 2018 2