Tag: Itineraries

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72 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, the city where traffic never comes to a full stop is an assault on the senses. A little jet-lagged and excited, you get your first glimpse at street life  as you hop into a taxi and make your way to where you’re staying. The first time you’re out in the street,…
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September 1, 2018 4

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
CDMX sign in Condesa

Travel Advisory for Mexico – A Vacation Horror Story

…is the type of headline the media continues to use to sensationalize and exaggerate news stories involving popular Mexican tourist destinations. Some of you want to hear about all the bad things that happened to us on our last trip to Mexico; here’s what actually happened when we visited Sayulita, Mexico City, Playa Del Carmen…
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May 31, 2018 2
Sunrise on Hwy 290 near Lexington

Texas Travel Guide: Austin, Dallas, and Beyond

Since 2015, we’ve enjoyed many weekend getaways to Texas and have created these posts to share our favorite things to do; from river tubing down the Comal River, to enjoying live music, and working our way through the BBQ trail, it’s been so much fun. As we keep visiting, we hope to add more to…
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May 21, 2018 0
Austin mural and our Audi A4 from Silvercar

Mileage Run: 72 Hours in Austin Texas

Over the years, Austin has become one of our favorite places to visit for a short weekend getaway; it has a good balance between the stereotypical honky-tonk vibe you expect in Texas with lots of live music, a vibrant and emerging food scene, and plenty of things to do outside almost year-round. A city of close to…
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May 21, 2018 4
EVA Royal Laural Menu

Airline Review: Why you should fly EVA Air

The best flights are those that you don’t want to end, the ones where you need a few extra hours to fully experience all the great amenities onboard. For us, flying on EVA in their Royal Laurel Class  777-300ER service between North America and Asia tops our list of those “best flights”. In this post,…
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March 4, 2018 0
Mural in Tulum Town: Tulum Te Amo

Tulum: Planning a Day Trip from Playa Del Carmen

During our most recent vacation in Mexico we chose Playa Del Carmen as our base. As we have been intrigued by Tulum for quite some time now and it’s only an hour away, we decided to plan a day trip to check it out and see if we’d like to plan a longer stay in…
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January 9, 2018 8
Machu Picchu Day Trip Peru

Tips: Planning a 1 Day Trip to Macchu Picchu

Machu Picchu is on a lot of people’s bucket lists for different reasons and if you visit, you will be rewarded for your efforts. Our planning process to go to Machu Picchu started 1 year prior to our visit. When you tell people you’re going to Machu Picchu, anyone who has been will have all…
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December 12, 2017 0
The owner at Anahola Huli-Huli Chicken Kauai

Review: Anahola Huli-Huli Chicken and a Beach Picnic in East Kauai

What is Huli-huli chicken and where do you get it? Huli-huli chicken is rotisserie chicken done the Hawaiian way; the chicken is marinated in pineapple juice, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and other seasonings before being grilled over mesquite wood. “Huli” means turn and during the cooking process, the chicken is turned over constantly. While there…
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May 12, 2017 0