Driving to Polihale feels like driving to the end of civilization. But when you get there you’ll just be in awe at the sheer magnitude and tranquility of this miles and miles long beach with golden sunsets. If you have a 4WD vehicle you can even let some pressure out of your tires and ride up the 100 foot tall sand dunes. … [Read more...] about Trip Notes Kauai: Heaven On Earth
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I noticed I had left behind my Hydro Flask on the boat. The front desk agent called IMPAC and they found it and offered to shuttle it over. When I tried to tip the person who brought it over to the hotel he point-blank refused the tip and said that it was his pleasure. All in all we were truly blown away by IMPAC and their staff. … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 3: Koror, Palau And Jellyfish Lake
-We drove south to Carlsbad to stay at the Park Hyatt Aviara. Carlsbad is about a 90 minute drive from Los Angeles, although having 2 people to use the carpool lanes definitely helped. This property was a Four Seasons until last year when they switched to the Hyatt flag. Although it hasn’t been renovated in some time, the property feels much more grand than the Hyatt Huntington Beach. It doesn’t look anything like the other Park Hyatt properties that I have been to in Melbourne, Paris, Sydney, or Zurich, but then again none of those are resort style properties. All of those properties managed to arrange for fabulous complimentary kosher breakfasts (and even kosher champagne and wine as an amenity!) as a Hyatt Diamond member, but the Park Hyatt Aviara didn’t want to hear of it. Our suite was humungous with a massive living room area, 2 full bathrooms, 2 balconies, etc. There are numerous pools and hot tubs spread throughout the … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: Our SoCal Quasi-Mileage Run…
That will only make sense to buy if you have a specific redemption in mind or if you need more points to have enough to redeem for a 5 night stay, but I wouldn’t buy points speculatively due to the risk of devaluation, room availability, and hotels being able to leave the Hilton brand. … [Read more...] about Get A 100% Bonus When You Buy Hilton Points; Stay In An Overwater Villa With Private Pool From $380/Night!
Most Hilton hotels are capped at a cost of 95K points per night for a standard room, but the new Waldorf Astoria Maldives opens in July and will cost 120K points/night. It is the only Hilton hotel that costs 120K points/night. If you have a Hilton credit card or elite status and stay for 5 nights you’ll need 96K points/night or just $480/night if you buy points for 0.5 cents each. … [Read more...] about Ends Tonight! Get A 100% Bonus When You Buy Hilton Points; Stay In An Overwater Villa With Private Pool From $380/Night!