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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...

Review: Topping Rose House in the Hamptons Using Hyatt Points

Back in February, I got very excited about an upscale hotel in the Hamptons that became bookable using World of Hyatt points thanks to World of Hyatt's tie-up with Small Luxury Hotels (SLH). What are...

Amtrak Acela First Class in Ten Pictures with Mini-Review

I was super excited to finally try Amtrak's Acela First Class. After all, with a cost generally $100-$150 more than Acela Business Class (Acela has only those two classes of service), I would never...

QSuites: Review of the Qatar Airways A350-1000 XWB (SIN-DOH-JFK) Business Class

QSuites: Qatar Airways' Premium Business Class I've long been excited to fly Qatar Airways "QSuites" - a Business Class product that the airline dubs "First in Business." In planes fitted with QSuites, there is no...
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The Ocean Casino Resort Has an Identity Crisis (Atlantic City)

When the Ocean Casino Resort opened last summer to resurrect the old multi-billion dollar Revel casino at the end of the Atlantic City boardwalk, I was excited on a number of levels. For sure,...