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LXR Oceana Santa Monica Hotel: Lightning Review

Welcome back to my series of "Lightning Reviews" - where I let you know what you need to know about a flight or hotel experience without getting so deep in the weeds that you...
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Free Atlantis Stay via Caesars Diamond: What To Expect with Room Fees, Food Costs,...

Updated: July 2021 What is the Free Stay At Atlantis in the Bahamas with Caesars Diamond Status? I’ve seen many bloggers write about how you can get a free stay at Atlantis in the Bahamas if...
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Review: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort, Hawaii

After over a year under lock-down and a very stressful few months personally, all my wife and I wanted on our long delayed and re-planned mini-honeymoon (because we are still planning the Maldives and...
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Waldorf Astoria Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii: A Hilton in Waldorf Clothing

Welcome to another of my hotel "Lightning Reviews." With a goal of staying under 1,000 words, these reviews are designed to give you all of my thoughts on a hotel or resort following a...
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The Laylow, Autograph Collection (Waikiki Beach, Hawaii): Lightning Review

I'm trying to find a term for giving you the quick scoop on a hotel, when a full review is not warranted (or if I just don't feel the experience warranted). For now, I'll call...
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Would You Take a Virtual Trip? You Should!

A few weeks ago, I discovered a site called Virtual Trips. I've enjoyed it so much that I'd like to share a review as I think many of my readers feel equally starved for...
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Visiting Hawaii’s Big Island During COVID-19

(Post by Sarah Johnson; MilesTalk Facebook Group Moderator) Given the changing landscape of COVID-19 spread, testing, vaccination, and travel restrictions, it's hard to know what to expect if you do decide to go anywhere. My...
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The Suite Life at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich

I've gotten much more interested in the World of Hyatt program recently due to the Hyatt Globalist in 15 nights deal I spent most of the 4th quarter of 2020 talking about. Looking for somewhere...
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Review: Madison Beach Hotel, Connecticut Shore

The Madison Beach Hotel, Curio Collection - Overview The Madison Beach Hotel is a Curio Collection property located on the southern shore of Connecticut in the town of Madison. It's about a half hour east...
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Review: AC Hotel Portland Waterfont, Maine

When looking for a hotel to stay at in Portland, Maine last week, I had one "Maine" requirement. I wanted a Category 5 or under, so I could use a credit card free night...