Moab

Weekly Review: June 27, 2020

Hello from Miami! After returning home from our road trip last weekend, we've been in town all week, just in time for cases here to spike. On the points & travel front, this week we saw some new promotions on purchased points, JetBlue launched cash and…

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Road Trip

Weekly Review: June 20, 2020

This has been quite an interesting week for me, as I took my first trip in months. I feel oddly overwhelmed by all of this, and am still not sure what to make of everything, as this short trip has had some highs and lows in terms of me feeling comfortable…

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Conrad Bora Bora – 71

Weekly Review: June 13, 2020

Hello from Miami! I’m once again at home this weekend, and had the chance to spend some time with my mom in the past week, which I was happy about. I'm probably getting ready to travel eventually (for the first time in months), though am still ironing…

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Delta 737

Weekly Review: June 6, 2020

Hello from Miami! I'm still home this weekend -- as I have been for the past three months -- but fortunately my mom is visiting, so I'm grateful we get to spend some time with her. We are still planning on going to Iceland soon(ish), and are finalizing…

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Singita Lebombo Lodge – 29

Weekly Review: May 30th, 2020

Hello from Miami! I'm still at home and not traveling, though stuff has started to reopen here, which has been interesting to watch. I'm hoping to take my first trip of some sort in June (with precautions), but am still working on finalizing the details.…

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Qatar Airways 777

Weekly Review: May 23, 2020

We’re still at home, so there's not much to report on the travel front at the moment. Restaurants and other businesses are starting to open in Miami, though we still haven't actually eaten out. I'm going back and forth on possible summer travel... On…

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St Regis Bora Bora – 84

Weekly Review: May 16th, 2020

We've been at home for well over two months now, so there's not much exciting to report when it comes to our travel. Here in Miami more businesses will be opening in the coming week, so I'm curious to see how that works in practice. On the points & travel…

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Maui

Weekly Review: May 9th, 2020

It has been another week at home, so I don’t have much to report when it comes to travel this week. Hopefully we're one week closer to being back in the sky... On the points & travel front, this week Virgin Atlantic announced plans for a massive restructuring,…

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Norwegian 737

Weekly Review: May 2nd, 2020

It has been another week at home, so I don't have much to report when it comes to travel this week. I think Winston (below) sums up my mood at this point... On the points & travel front, this week we saw card issuers introduce new perks in light of current…

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Boeing 777x First Flight At Paine Field In Everett, Washington.

Weekly Review: April 25, 2020

It has been yet another week without travel, so there's not much to report regarding my journeys in the past week. ;) On the points & travel front, this week Alaska launched a promo selling miles at the lowest cost we've seen, Air Canada made it easy…

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Park Hyatt Milan – 8

Weekly Review: April 18, 2020

Unfortunately I don't have much to report when it comes to travels within the past week, given that it has been another week at home. The closest I've come to traveling is endlessly looking at award availability and hotels for the future just for fun,…

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Endurance 1

Weekly Review: April 11, 2020

I'm not sure I really need much of an intro in terms of my travels this past week, because there have been none to speak of. Happy week four of self distancing. ;) On the points & travel front, this week we saw several airline and hotel loyalty programs…

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Spirit Airlines Big Front Seat – 1

Weekly Review: April 4, 2020

Hello from home! I think at this point I've fully gotten into the routine of not going anywhere, and I'm kinda not totally hating it. This is the new normal. I live here (full time) now, I guess. On the points & travel front, the impacts of COVID-19…

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Emirates A380 First Class – 1

Weekly Review: March 28, 2020

I don't exactly have any fun travels from the past week to report on, given the situation. My biggest planned trip, if I'm feeling adventurous, is to maybe check out our guest bedroom a bit later this weekend for a change of scenery. On the points &…

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Winston Sleepy

Weekly Review: March 21, 2020

Hello from, well, obviously home! We're 10(ish) days into full on self distancing. As an introvert who works from home I've been pretty lucky that this hasn't actually changed my at-home life that drastically. However, the lack of being able to go to…

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Winston Home

Weekly Review: March 14, 2020

Like many others, I'm spending the weekend (and entire week, for that matter) at home avoiding contact with the outside world as much as possible. That leaves plenty of time for blogging, and you can expect lots more content. On the points & travel front,…

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Weekly Review: March 7, 2020

Hello from Nicaragua! We're spending the weekend enroute to Calala Island. While this is an incredible use of World of Hyatt points on the surface, I'm curious what it's actually like, because getting there sure isn't easy when you consider how close…

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Air New Zealand Skynest

Weekly Review: February 29, 2020

Happy Leap Day! I'm spending the weekend at home, after having been to Cancun last weekend, and going to Nicaragua this coming week. It's downright arctic in Miami, so I'll be bundled up all weekend at home in a parka. On the points & travel front, the…

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Mayakoba

Weekly Review: February 22, 2020

Hello from Cancun! Ford and I are spending the weekend in Mexico thanks to a trip we booked last minute, as it's sometimes nice to get away for a bit. We're checking out a points hotel I haven't been to before, which I look forward to reviewing. On the…

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Air Italy Business Class A330 – 70

Weekly Review: February 15, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day weekend/Singles Awareness Day, depending on your situation! I'm having quite an amusing Marriott hotel stay at the moment at "The Ben" (it gets even better than what I shared earlier -- just wait for the full review). I'll be doing…

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Starlux Airlines Galactic Lounge – 12

Weekly Review: February 8, 2020

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I'm staying in the US for the next couple of weeks and not traveling much. The timing of this gap in travel worked out because Ford has a cold, and I'm sure I'll have a cold soon enough too, because that's just…

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Hainan 787 9

Weekly Review: February 1, 2020

Hello from Tampa! I just wrapped up my review trip through Asia, and look forward to finishing up the trip report in the coming week, in particular of my Starlux Airlines flights. I'll be taking a break from review trips for a couple of weeks (there…

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Andaz Tokyo – 86

Weekly Review: January 25, 2020

Hello from, well... you guys will find out soon enough. ;) I'm enroute to Asia to fly Starlux Airlines, which I'm looking forward to. I changed my outbound trip to not route through mainland China, so stay tuned for the full details of this whirlwind…

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