Hotel Reviews


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Posted by Caleb | June 1, 2016 Quite possibly the most interesting part of our trip is the rags to riches, then back down to rags accommodation that we consistently stay at.  One night I am waiting in the hotel check-in line behind a Wall Street millionaire spattering on his […]

By Beach Bungalow vs Conrad Koh Samui. Same-Same, but ...


Posted by Beth | May 1, 2016 As you know by now if you’ve been following our blog even in the slightest, our nine-month round-the-world trip would not be possible if it weren’t for the millions of hotel points we redeemed for hundreds of free nights. Thanks to generous sign up […]

Finding the Club Carlson “Goldilocks” points redemption in Cape Town



Posted by Beth | January 5, 2016 Our first official stop in Peru was in the small beach town of Paracas. Our main reason for visiting Paracas was to explore the nearby Paracas National Reserve and the Islas de las Ballestas. Caleb wrote yesterday about our adventures riding ATVs through […]

Our Interesting Experience at the Paracas Double Tree Resort


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We redeemed 28,000 Hyatt points and paid $37 USD to stay four nights at the Park Hyatt in Mendoza, Argentina. This is a steal at only a category 2 property on the Hyatt chart, with each night costing only 8,000 points. Similar to what we did at the Grand Hyatt […]

Park Hyatt Mendoza Review



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Our first three nights of our trip we were fortunate enough to “ease into” the travelers’ life by staying at the very luxurious Grand Hyatt Santiago. It was one of the best hotel experiences we’ve ever had, mostly because they treated us like royalty. We do have Hyatt Diamond status […]

Grand Hyatt Santiago Hotel Review


We redeemed a Hilton free weekend night certificate from the Citi Hilton Reserve card to stay at the iconic Waldorf Astoria property on our recent trip to New York. Positives:              The best part is probably just the charm of this historic hotel. Free water bottles and free Wi-Fi for Hilton […]

Waldorf Astoria New York City Review



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  One of the best things about points and miles and free nights from credit card sign ups is they allow us to stay at hotels that we could never actually afford. The Park Hyatt New York is a new hotel, and one of only two category seven hotels in […]

Park Hyatt New York: Is it worth it?


I am full-out obsessed with Kimpton hotels and have a personal goal to try to take advantage of as many of the “New Hotel Offer” free nights as possible. This is an awesome benefit for Inner Circle members, which I am because I’m a badass. Actually I just matched to it […]

Using the Kimpton free night offer at The Goodland Hotel ...