• Features Review: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville

    Review: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville

    Image courtesy: Hyatt Hotels  I wasn’t certain if or when I’d ever have the chance – or a good reason – to stay at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville. After all, I live in Jacksonville, and am just 20 minutes or so from downtown on a daily basis, so what could lead me to book a […]

  • Features Review: Hyatt Regency Bethesda

    Review: Hyatt Regency Bethesda

    Image courtesy: Hyatt Hotels  As part of my quest to complete the Hyatt Diamond Challenge, I spent a couple nights at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda over the 4th of July weekend, just outside of Washington, DC. While rooms downtown were almost impossible to come by and extraordinarily expensive, the Hyatt Regency Bethesda was a bargain, […]

  • Features Review: Hyatt House Pittsburgh Bloomfield Shadyside

    Review: Hyatt House Pittsburgh Bloomfield Shadyside

    Image courtesy: Hyatt Hotels  As part of my quest to complete the Hyatt Diamond Challenge, I spent several nights at the Hyatt House Pittsburgh Bloomfield Shadyside. Only paid stays were eligible for the Hyatt Diamond Challenge, so while award stays were out for this trip, points + cash stays were considered eligible. As a Category […]

  • Features Review: Hyatt Place Orlando Airport

    Review: Hyatt Place Orlando Airport

    Image courtesy: Hyatt Hotels  As it became obvious that I’d need to be in Central Florida for a number of nights during the Summer, I quickly determined that this would be a great opportunity to take a run at the Hyatt Diamond Challenge. By staying at least 12 nights within 60 days of applying for […]

  • California Review: Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf

    Review: Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf

    Image courtesy: Hyatt Hotels  When it came time to end our train journey in San Francisco, one of the most vexing challenges facing me was where we might want to stay for a night. After all, it would obviously be a free night, thanks to points, but there were just so many options. I could […]

  • Amtrak Riding the Coast Starlight

    Riding the Coast Starlight

    Image courtesy: Loco Steve  Learn more about our journey from Chicago to Portland on Empire Builder After a few hours in Portland, it was time to continue our epic train journey across the country. After several days on the Empire Builder line coming from Chicago, we were ready to continue south to San Francisco on […]

  • Amtrak Riding the Empire Builder

    Riding the Empire Builder

    Learn more about Amtrak’s on-board experience here! We left Chicago in the early afternoon and began our trek west. Checking the route’s timeline, it seemed likely I’d head to bed sometime after the St. Paul-Minneapolis stop, and that we’d have daylight through Illinois, Wisconsin and a portion of Minnesota. After we’d settled into our roomette, […]

  • Amtrak Planning An Amtrak Adventure

    Planning An Amtrak Adventure

    Image courtesy: Bruce Fingerhood  I wasn’t happy about the prospect of flying right home. I was planning to fly up to Chicago from Jacksonville with my girlfriend to accompany her for a grad school interview and had booked our flights on Southwest. For the flight up, I used Southwest gift cards purchased using our American […]

  • Features Sick at the Staywell: An MGM Grand Review

    Sick at the Staywell: An MGM Grand Review

    Image courtesy: Leonardo Pallota  After my stay in Salt Lake City, I headed not home, but on to Las Vegas. It seems like every time I head out west, whether to Salt Lake, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles or elsewhere, I somehow find a way to convince myself that spending a few days in Vegas […]

  • Features PointsAway 2015: Now Available!

    PointsAway 2015: Now Available!

    It’s finally here! After months of hard work, PointsAway: 2015 Edition is now available! Expanding on last year’s guide was no small feat, but PointsAway: 2015 Edition takes everything to the next level. New this year are seven additional chapters focused on… Singapore Airlines: Learn how to book some of the finest first class suites […]

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