Tag: Travel Reviews

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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
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Review: Ignacia Guest House, Mexico City

With elite status in 3 major hotel programs, we tend to leverage the cost and value of our accommodations by participating in loyalty programs. That being said, some of our most memorable and enjoyable stays have been at smaller boutique hotels. For us, smaller boutique hotels have typically offered a hotel experience in a less…
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April 4, 2018 1
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
View of the lobby/bar/restaurant Tenn at Holston House

Review: Holston House in Nashville

As we needed one more stay to complete the Hyatt Passport (stay at 5 different brands and earn 1 free night), we took advantage of the “Music for Your Ears” rate at the newly opened Holston House, a Hyatt Unbound Collection hotel in Nashville to plan a weekend getaway. Initially, we had booked a cash…
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February 6, 2018 0
Beach in Playa del Carmen Mexico

Playa Del Carmen: Local Culture and Beaches in the Mayan Riviera

Only two weeks earlier, we were enjoying a quick stay at the Hyatt Ziva in Cancun before we found ourselves checking in to the Grand Hyatt in Playa Del Carmen Resort for a 5 day vacation. As this was our 2nd visit to Play Del Carmen, I’ll share some information about the town, the sites,…
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January 16, 2018 0
Tiles on the balcony in a standard room and suite at the Grand Hyatt Playa del carmen

Review: Grand Hyatt Playa Del Carmen Resort

The Grand Hyatt Playa Del Carmen Resort is a Hyatt brand non all-inclusive hotel resort on the nicest stretch of beach in Playa Del Carmen. For those wanting the comforts and atmosphere of a luxury beach resort with the convenience of walking into town for some local culture, this is a great place to stay.  We…
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January 16, 2018 0
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Review: Hi-Lo Hotel, Autograph Collection in Portland Oregon

Last Updated: June 2019 Branded as “Welcome Wanderer”, the Hi-Lo Hotel, which is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection has quickly become our favorite hotel in Portland Oregon due to its convenient location, the comfort and style of the rooms, the staff, and the benefits offered for Marriott Bonvoy members. Interior Design: If a hotel and…
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January 12, 2018 1
Sunset at the beach by the Jetwing Lighthouse in Galle

Beach Guide: Sri Lanka South Coast

Sri Lanka is a beach lover’s paradise and during our stay on the South Coast, we explored 6 of them from our homebase in Fort Galle. Compared to other beach destinations in South East Asia, the beaches here haven’t been over commercialized by development…yet. It is still possible to feel like a castaway on some…
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December 26, 2017 0

Tripadvisor 101: Finding What You Need

Whether you’re self-planning your trip or working with a travel agent, you will want to conduct some research to compare different options in the hopes of choosing the one you’ll enjoy the most. While the internet has made the task of researching easier, it has also made it more daunting due to all the various…
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November 20, 2017 1
The bar at The Pier at HKG

Review: Cathay Pacific’s The Pier Business Class Lounge at HKG

Maxine and I have been fortunate to experience first class and business class lounges across the world (including the Emirates First Class Lounge at DXB – Dubai Airport) but if there is one lounge that tops our list, it’s Cathay Pacific’s The Pier, Business Class lounge at HKG – Hong Kong International Airport. During our…
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November 6, 2017 0