Hotel Reviews: W Reserva Conchal vs Andaz Papagayo

We have been lucky to stay at both the W Reserva Conchal and the Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica! Each resort has its pros and cons. In this post, we compare Marriott’s W Reserva Conchal to Hyatt’s Andaz Papagayo to assess which one is a better use of points based on our experience and what each resort offers.

Hotel Reviews: W Punta de Mita vs Andaz Mayakoba

In this post, we compare Marriott’s W Punta de Mita to Hyatt’s Andaz Mayakoba to assess which one is a better use of points based on our experience and what each resort offers.

Review: Domes Zeen, a Luxury Collection Resort in Chania Crete

Here is our review and scoring of Domes Zeen, a Luxury Collection Resort in Chania Crete based on our stay in a Tropical Open Plan Suite with Shared Pool this summer.

Review: Domes Miramare Corfu

Here is our review and scoring of Domes Miramare on the island of Corfu based on our stay in an Emerald Retreat Sea View room this summer.

COVID Cancellations: Refund Status Update

After months and hours of fighting tooth and nail, we have managed to close the loop on all of our outstanding claims for refunds with airlines and hotels! We ended up pretty lucky by not losing lots of money and ending up stuck with a bunch of travel vouchers that would be difficult to useContinue reading “COVID Cancellations: Refund Status Update”

Stay: A Review of the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Last Updated: October 8, 2019 The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is a massive 1,310 room property just across the street from Waikiki/Kuhio Beach. It is 1 of the 11 Bonvoy properties on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu and 1 of 8 properties in the Waikiki area. In this post, we share a detailedContinue reading “Stay: A Review of the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa”

Review: Sarasota Modern, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel

The Sarasota Modern is a Tribute Portfolio Hotel by Marriott. Located in downtown Sarasota, it markets itself as a boutique hotel “with artistic flair to create an inviting space for modern thinkers”. In this post we share our experience at the hotel during our 3 night stay in June 2019. Property Overview: The hotel hasContinue reading “Review: Sarasota Modern, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel”

Stay – Review of the Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel

The Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel is conveniently located within the YYC – Calgary International Airport between the international and domestic terminals. With full amenities such as a spa, meeting and event space, indoor pool and hot tub, M Club lounge, and a full restaurant and bar, it combines the amenities you expect from aContinue reading “Stay – Review of the Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel”

How We Use Points for Hotels and Flights – Our Trip to the UAE, Maldives, Qatar, and Indonesia

If we’re lucky, once a year we get to go away for up to 3 weeks in the fall based on our work schedules and the times we can take time-off. In the last few years, we’ve been really lucky with our trips that often include numerous stops on the same itinerary to maximize time,Continue reading “How We Use Points for Hotels and Flights – Our Trip to the UAE, Maldives, Qatar, and Indonesia”