Category Archives: Trip Reports

A Stopover in Vibrant Hong Kong: Part 2 – InterContinental Hong Kong – Hotel Overview

Daraius and I took my parents on an around-the-world trip to the MaldivesIndia, and Hong Kong.  My step-dad, Mark, had never been outside the US, and my mom had only been to India.

We had a free stopover in Hong Kong with our Cathay Pacific flight back to the US.

Daraius and I thought it would be a great experience for them to see Hong Kong because it’s such a dynamic city!  It’s also very different from both India and the Maldives.

Intercontinental Hong Kong

If You’re Looking for a Place to Stay, the InterContinental Hong Kong Is a Terrific Option!

We only spent a few days in Hong Kong during this trip.  So if you want more details about sights, shopping, and restaurants, check out the trip report from our longer stay in Hong Kong in December 2013.

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A Stopover in Vibrant Hong Kong: Part 1 – Introduction & Planning

Daraius and I took my parents on an around-the-world trip to the Maldives, India, and Hong Kong.  My step-dad, Mark, had never been outside the US, and my mom had only been to India.

We had a free stopover in Hong Kong with our Cathay Pacific flight back to the US.

Daraius and I thought it would be a great experience for them to see Hong Kong because it’s such a dynamic city!  It’s also very different from both India and the Maldives.

Miles Points To Hong Kong

My Parents Were Looking Forward to Exploring Hong Kong!

We only spent a few days in Hong Kong during this trip.  So if you want more details about sights, shopping, and restaurants, check out the trip report from our longer stay in Hong Kong in December 2013.

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Where to Book Discounted Hyatt Nights: Our Top 5 Favorite Hyatt Hotel Stays

With all the excitement over the Hyatt 20% points rebate promotion, Emily and I were reminiscing about some of our best Hyatt hotel stays.

Hyatt is our favorite hotel chain because their service and amenities are consistently top-notch, and we’ve made so many memories at their hotels.

Until July 31, 2015, folks who have the Chase Hyatt credit card will get 20% of their redeemed points back for award stays, Points + Cash bookings, restaurant, and spa services.  But new and existing cardholders must register by March 31, 2015.

This is a great deal, especially for folks who might not have otherwise booked higher category hotels because of the cost.  The 20% rebate makes it a lot easier.

Where To Book Discounted Hyatt Nights Our Top 5 Favorite Hyatt Hotel Stays

We’ve Enjoyed Many Fantastic Stays at Hyatt Hotels, Like the Grand Hyatt Kauai

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and see what deals you can get at some of our favorite Hyatt hotels!  And I’ll show you how to collect lots of Hyatt points!

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Our $27,000 Vacation to the Maldives for ~$4,300 & How You Can Do It Too: Part 14 – Conclusion & Blog Giveaway

Daraius and I used our miles and points to have a fabulous honeymoon in Bora Bora.

We heard that the Maldives Islands rivaled the beauty and splendor of Bora Bora, so we planned a trip to decide for ourselves!

The Maldives is known for its luxury resorts, and most resorts have their own private island.  There are beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear blue water.  The islands also have fantastic snorkeling and scuba diving!

We booked 5 nights using Hilton points at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.  The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is a 30-minute seaplane ride from Male, the capital of the Maldives.  We booked this trip to make the most of our Hilton points before the Hilton devaluation last year.

Conclusion And Blog Giveaway

You Could Win Some Goodies We Brought Back From Our Trip to Maldives!

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Our $27,000 Vacation to the Maldives for ~$4,300 & How You Can Do It Too: Part 13 – Male Airport and Plaza Premium Lounge

Emily Jablon:  Daraius and I used our miles and points to have a fabulous honeymoon in Bora Bora.

We heard that the Maldives Islands rivaled the beauty and splendor of Bora Bora, so we planned a trip to decide for ourselves!

The Maldives is known for its luxury resorts, and most resorts have their own private island.  There are beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear blue water.  The islands also have fantastic snorkeling and scuba diving!

We booked 5 nights using Hilton points at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.  The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is a 30-minute seaplane ride from Male, the capital of the Maldives.  We booked this trip to make the most of our Hilton points before the Hilton devaluation last year.

Male Airport Lounge

My Mom Looking for Treats to Bring Home

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