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    When Chase increased the welcome offers on two of their Ink business cards, I knew we needed to apply for at least one of them. I’m still in the midst of working towards the Southwest Companion Pass for 2023-24, so I had my husband apply for the Chase Ink Unlimited card. Not only did Chase increase […]

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    Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a group of 520 hotels in more than 90 countries that are independently owned and luxury-minded. If staying in a chain hotel isn’t your thing, and you like a unique experience, these hotels can be perfect! They are smaller than chain hotels, averaging about 50 rooms, and offer […]

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    Hyatt Globalist status is the most coveted hotel status out there, and for good reason. While it normally takes 60 qualifying nights with Hyatt to reach it, I managed to earn it in 2022 without staying quite so many nights. Here’s how I did it…   First, a Recap First, let’s recap exactly what Globalist […]

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    Our trip to Paris on Points and Miles came about because I needed a destination for 5 days after taking a dream flight with Singapore Suites to Frankfurt. Now Frankfurt was not a planned destination at all. The goal was the Singapore Suites flight before needing to be in London October 10th. Suites are hard […]

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    On our recent trip to Paris, Alex and I decided to do some hotel hopping to see what our favorite recommendations would be for our readers. Changing a hotel every one or two days may sound horrible to some of you, but we like to check them out. Here are the results of our Hyatt […]

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    Paris is a bucket list destination in and of itself. But add in a chance to stay at the Park Hyatt Paris, and I was counting down the days to our trip for months! If you can believe it, the stay was even more magical that I had imagined. Let’s dive into what makes the […]

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    I remember many years ago staying on the Big Island in a timeshare and visiting the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort. I thought it was the coolest resort ever and vowed to stay there “someday”. That “someday” finally arrived and here is my Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort review – was I as awestruck as before?   […]

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    Did you get the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless deal for five 50K certificates earlier this yer? Wondering how to use them? Well here is my Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa Review. I recently used two 50K certificates + 6,000 points each night to book it for two nights. This resort is especially nice for families although the […]

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    Alex and I both recently stayed at the Marriott Wailea Beach Resort in Maui. We missed each other’s stays by 2 days and it was on purpose. She has crafted the greatest travel hack of all time – having a mom come babysit so she and Mitch can get away! So, I watched her four active […]

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    When I was young, my family would go to Southern California for our summer vacations. Call it nostalgia, call it summertime vibes but Huntington Beach and Newport Beach always bring a smile to my face and the best memories! When we were talking about where to have our THM retreat and Huntington Beach was mentioned, […]

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    Hyatt Globalist is Hyatt’s highest elite status and one that offers great benefits. Having a family member or friend with Globalist status can be a bonus due to the Hyatt Guest of Honor Booking. These guest of honor bookings can be made by someone with Globalist status on your behalf and you can then enjoy […]

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    Every year Hyatt seems to have an offer for a fast track to Hyatt Globalist Status. It might be corporate-sponsored like Jess just completed or a public announcement, or you can call and ask for a fast-track challenge like I did. This is how it works. Enroll in the program Stay at a Hyatt and […]

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    One of the biggest struggles when it comes to traveling to Europe as a family is the room occupancy limits at hotels in many cities. But what if you could get 50% off the standard rate of the second room? We did just that on a recent trip to London using the Hyatt Family Plan rate. […]

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    I just saw a deal about purchasing IHG points with a 100% bonus. I have to say, that usually, purchasing points doesn’t make sense. We talked about purchasing points in a previous post but I’m wondering, does it make sense this time? I’m working on a $15,000 minimum spend on an American Express Platinum Business […]

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    I love my hotel credit cards and keep them year after year due to the free annual night certificates I get when I renew them. Recently, I had a Marriott 50K annual certificate that I needed to use in a couple of months. I was already meeting my sister and stepmother in San Diego for […]

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    The Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card is our favorite card for beginners. It also comes with a $95 annual fee which isn’t bad. One of the benefits you get with this card is an annual $50 hotel credit which brings the annual fee down to $45. But how do you use the Chase Sapphire Hotel […]

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