Category Archives: Trip Reports

Grand Hyatt San Francisco – My Review

Here’s my Grand Hyatt San Francisco review!  Hyatt is my favorite hotel brand.  They have great luxury hotels all over the world.  And Hyatt points go further than most hotel points.

On a recent trip to the West Coast, I made a point to stay at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco.

Grand Hyatt San Francisco Review

The Grand Hyatt San Francisco Had a Decent Snack Selection, Even for a Restricted Diet Like Mine!

I’ll give you a short tour of the hotel, and share my impressions.

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Visiting My Mom & Sister in NYC: Part 3 – Prospect Park & Brooklyn Bridge

My mom and sister wanted to visit me for my birthday.  My mom was flying from India and my sister was visiting from Australia, so what better place to meet (for them!) than in NYC!

I always enjoy visiting New York City, and had a few work meetings, so I was thrilled that I could combine work and family time.  I was able to take in a Broadway show, try new foods, and see historic landmarks, like the Brooklyn Bridge and Rockefeller Center.

Visiting My Mom Sister In NYC Part 3 Prospect Park Brooklyn Bridge

Views of Manhattan From Brooklyn Bridge Park

Some travelers prefer to stay away from touristy destinations like Manhattan, but I had a blast.  Perhaps because it was my first time being a tourist in NYC!  New York City is filled with an energy unique to anywhere else I’ve been.

That said, I now want to discover Queens and eat in every ethnic restaurant there! 🙂

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Visiting My Mom & Sister in NYC: Part 2 – Review of 4 Veggie Restaurants

My mom and sister wanted to visit me for my birthday.  My mom was flying from India and my sister was visiting from Australia, so what better place to meet (for them!) than in NYC!

I always enjoy visiting New York City, and had a few work meetings, so I was thrilled that I could combine work and family time.  I was able to take in a Broadway show, try new foods, and see historic landmarks, like the Brooklyn Bridge and Rockefeller Center.

Visiting My Mom Sister In NYC Part 2 Review Of 4 Veggie Restaurants

Food Is a BIG Part of New York City Culture

Some travelers prefer to stay away from touristy destinations like Manhattan, but I had a blast.  Perhaps because it was my first time being a tourist in NYC!  New York City is filled with an energy unique to anywhere else I’ve been.

That said, I now want to discover Queens and eat in every ethnic restaurant there! 🙂

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Visiting My Mom & Sister in NYC: Part 1 – Airbnb & Rockefeller Center

My mom and sister wanted to visit me for my birthday.  My mom was flying from India and my sister was visiting from Australia, so what better place to meet (for them!) than in NYC!

I always enjoy visiting New York City, and had a few work meetings, so I was thrilled that I could combine work and family time.  I was able to take in a Broadway show, try new foods, and see historic landmarks, like the Brooklyn Bridge and Rockefeller Center.

Visiting My Mom Sister In NYC Part 1 Airbnb Rockefeller Center

It Was Fun to Visit Famous Areas of New York City, Like the Prometheus Statue in Front of the Comcast Building!

Some travelers prefer to stay away from touristy destinations like Manhattan, but I had a blast.  Perhaps because it was my first time being a tourist in NYC!  New York City is filled with an energy unique to anywhere else I’ve been.

That said, I now want to discover Queens and eat in every ethnic restaurant there! 🙂

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Mother-Daughter Trip to Oregon: Part 3 – Discovering the Oregon Coast

Visiting family and friends is my favorite way to use miles and points!

Family visits may not have the same lucrative redemption rates as a trip in First Class, or foreign 5-star hotels.  But the memories I make are priceless!

I recently spent some much-needed time with my mom in the beautiful state of Oregon!  I spent a few days in Portland with my friend Kristen before my mom arrived.

The highlight of my travel was road-tripping with my mom to my cousin Rachel’s wedding.  The wedding was a long overdue family reunion.  I hadn’t seen some of my cousins for years!

Mother Daughter Trip To Oregon Part 3 Discovering The Oregon Coast

I Had to Stop Myself From Visiting Every Charming Lighthouse I Spotted!

The drive along the beautiful Oregon coast was gorgeous.  It’s now one of my favorite places in the US!

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