Review: Andaz Costa Rica (as a Globalist)

Review: Andaz Costa Rica (as a Globalist)

After Aruba and Vail, the next stop on my ‘Hyatt Globalist’ tour was to Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo.  This resort has been on my list for years. I had actually booked our spring break trip here last year but it got COVID cancelled and I...
Review: Grand Hyatt Vail (as a Globalist)

Review: Grand Hyatt Vail (as a Globalist)

I didn’t waste any time booking another Hyatt trip to use my new Globalist status as our first trip to Aruba was a success!  For our annual ski trip this year I ended up booking the Grand Hyatt Vail and as not disappointed, this may be my next favorite ski...
My 2020 Year in Review

My 2020 Year in Review

2020 – what can I say that hasn’t been said already – good riddance! Surprisingly I ended up flying almost 35,000 miles on 17 flights – but most of that was on our second trip to the Maldives before Corona hit :-(.   I was also able to sneak in two trips at the end of...
The Conrad Maldives on Points

The Conrad Maldives on Points

Yes you can stay in an overwater villa in the middle of the Indian Ocean for free using points! We recently returned from our second trip to the Maldives this time choosing to stay at Hilton’s Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. In this post I’ll go over the...
Why I Bought Points for the First Time

Why I Bought Points for the First Time

Another first for me happen this week – I bought hotel points.  And it’s probably not at the chain you would have probably guessed.  I bought Wyndham points. Wyndham is currently selling points at the lowest price ever after a 40% bonus.  This works out to...
My 2019 Year in Review

My 2019 Year in Review

2019 turned out to be a pretty typical travel year for me.  I ended the year with 33 flights and 40,513 miles flown.  Of the 33 flights, 25 were domestic and 8 were international.  We ended up taking one long international family trip during summer break. My longest...
Return to the Maldives

Return to the Maldives

Yeap, I’ll be staying in one of those overwater villas in the photos above very soon and I’m so very excited. I just finished booking a return trip to the Maldives for early next year. I can’t wait! I put this post together to show you a trip to...
My 2018 Year in Review

My 2018 Year in Review

2018 turned out to be another great travel year for me.  I ended the year with 32 flights and 49,534 miles flown.  Of the 32 flights, 24 were domestic and 8 were international. My longest flight (ever) was from New York to Hong Kong at 8068 miles – it was also...

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