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Hotel Reviews

Review: Hyatt Regency Seattle

It's not often that I find myself in downtown Seattle, more recently I've been flying through on trips and mostly staying at surrounding airport hotels. However, I found myself with an extended layover of 24 hours and wanted something a bit nicer than the hotels surrounding

May 7th 4 min read
Lounge Reviews

Review: Alaska Airlines Lounge Seattle Airport (North Satellite)

The Seattle/Tacoma International Airport has been going through a multistaged renovation of the entire airport, and Alaska Airlines has been taking advantage of that to modernize and create bigger and better lounges at their hometown airport. Recently I was on a cross-country flight from Seattle to Atlanta and had

April 30th 4 min read
Flight Reviews

Review: Delta One Suites Airbus A330neo (HND-MSP)

Delta's most premium product is currently their Delta One Suites, however they also come in three different varieties depending on what aircraft you fly on. They can currently be found on their Airbus A350, A330neo, and Boeing 767-400 aircraft. Each suite product is just so slightly different from

April 25th 6 min read
Hotel Reviews

Review: The Washington Mayfair Hotel (London)

The Mayfair area of Central London is quite an expensive neighborhood of London. Boarding Hyde Park, it's a desirable location that houses multiple upscale hotels, including the Washington Mayfair. I had the chance for an extended stay at the hotel while on vacation in London and got to

April 22nd 4 min read
Lounge Reviews

Lounge Review: Seattle American Express Centurion

It has been awhile since I've flown through the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport or SeaTac for short, but I had a few hours to explore while on a mechanical delay over this last holiday season and finally had a chanced to check out the new Centurion lounge. If you

January 4th 5 min read
Hotel Reviews

Hotel Review: Crowne Plaza Queenstown

When I took the Delta inaugural flight down to Auckland I didn't just want to visit the big city but I wanted to go somewhere that has been on my bucket list for years. Not only are the approaches into Queenstown airport stunning, but the small town is

December 15th 5 min read
Hotel Reviews

Hotel Review: Los Angeles Airport Marriott

It seems recently that I've been on a trend of starting my international trips from LAX. I'm still on the hunt for a good hotel around the LAX airport that doesn't smell or seem run down. My last stay was at the Hyatt Regency

December 8th 5 min read
Flight Reviews

Flight Review: British Airways A380 First Class

There are only a handful of airlines that have a true international First Class cabin, and a lot of them have said it isn't worth it anymore and have started to remove this ultra premium cabin. British Airways while not totally removing First Class have been rumoring the

October 14th 7 min read
Lounge Reviews

Lounge Review: Star Alliance Lounge LAX

Recently on a trip from Los Angeles to London I had the chance to try out the Star Alliance lounge, a lounge in which I wouldn't normally have thought to visit as I'm not primarily a Star Alliance flyer. This was apart of my larger trip

September 28th 5 min read
Lounge Reviews

Lounge Review: British Airways Concorde Room

I just got back from a two week trip to London, which was amazing. For my flight back to the states I managed to find a British Airways First Class ticket through American Airlines for around 80,000 miles, which is an absolute steal. It was quite the splurge and

September 20th 5 min read
Flight Reviews

Flight Review: Virgin Atlantic A350 Upper Class

I've flown to London a lot, most of the time it's to transit onward to other destinations and maybe once a year to just visit the wonderful country. I choose to fly to London because of one of the best airlines that I've found

September 18th 8 min read
Hotel Reviews

Hotel Review: Hyatt Regency LAX

Whenever I have a layover in LAX I always dread trying to pick a layover hotel. I've tried almost every hotel around the airport and I just can't seem to find something that's acceptable. I've had issues with loud guests in neighboring

September 11th 5 min read
Hotel Reviews

Hotel Review: Four Seasons Sydney

On a recent trip to Sydney I was able to splurge and booked the Four Seasons Sydney. Located right in downtown Sydney it's the perfect walking distance from all the major attractions and puts it in the perfect location to hit the highlights around Sydney. Both the Harbor

June 26th 3 min read
Hotel Reviews

Hotel Review: Renaissance Arlington Capital View

As an avid traveler I am always on the lookout for exceptional hotels that offer a perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and unique experiences. My recent visit to the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel exceeded my expectations in every aspect.Let's take an in-depth look at the various

June 14th 4 min read
Lounge Reviews

Lounge Review: Delta Sky Club Denver Airport

The Delta Sky Club at Denver International Airport is a cramped retreat for travelers looking to relax before their flight, as long as you can find a seat. The range of amenities and services are basic yet high quality. You can tell Delta tries with the space that they have,

June 12th 3 min read
Hotel Reviews

Renovated: The Westin St. Louis

Recently on a road trip to my new home in Georgia I had the chance to stop in St. Louis and had the pleasure of staying at what would prove to be a very desirable hotel.

May 25th 6 min read
Lounge Reviews

Lounge Review: San Francisco Centurion Lounge

Airport lounges have reduced the stress of traveling immensely, once through security the relaxation of kicking back before a flight not being pushed around in uncomfortable terminal chairs is amazing. As a American Express Platinum card member I have access to the Centurion lounges around the United States and internationally.

November 3rd 4 min read
Hotel Reviews

Hotel Review: New York Marriott Downtown (Junior Suite)

New York has no shortage of hotels that you can stay at. At almost every street corner you’ll find some sort of hotel just like you’ll find a Starbucks on every street corner in Seattle. This makes it incredibly convenient for travelers who want to stay close to

October 30th 6 min read
Lounge Reviews

Lounge Review: Delta Sky Club Seattle Airport

By far one of the best lounges inside of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is the newly renovated Delta Sky Club. This lounge is massive with two floors of seating and a massive wall of windows that looks over the south side of the airport. Overall the Sky Club has

September 28th 4 min read
Hotel Reviews

Hotel Review: Marriott's Shadow Ridge I-The Villages

This is an unusual review for me as it’s not a hotel but rather a vacation rental that I stayed at. Vacation rentals can be a great option for the avid traveler if you’re traveling in a large group or staying for an extended period of time. These

September 24th 7 min read
Lounge Reviews

Lounge Review: Seattle-Tacoma Centurion Lounge

Seattle is my home airport and I fly out of it often, whenever I’m not flying Delta and using the Delta Sky Club the Centurion Lounge is my next go to lounge to take a load off and relax. As of recent it got a remodel making it a

September 18th 4 min read
Lounge Reviews

Lounge Review: Bracket Room Restaurant (Priority Pass)

Priority Pass has had quite the year, despite growing at an increased pace with so many new travel credit cards adding the perk and losing a few lounges along the way. The company still seems to be growing and expanding while celebrating its 25th year. The Ronald Reagan Washington National

September 9th 3 min read

Hotel Review: The Davenport Grand

If you know anything about Spokane, Washington you know something about the Davenport name. It’s historical The Historic Davenport Hotel is known as the first hotel in the United States to have air conditioning, a central vacuum system, pipe organ, and dividing doors in the ballrooms. When The Historic

September 5th 6 min read

Flight Review: Delta Air Lines (Boeing 717) Comfort+ From Denver to Seattle

Delta has increasingly become by airline of choice when traveling domestically throughout the United States. Being located in the Seattle-area Delta has been in a ruthless competition with Alaska Airlines for routes out of this great Northwest city. For the consumer this means pricing competitions that push down the prices

September 4th 3 min read
Credit Card Reviews

Review: American Express Green Card

Our community is very special, we get these ultra premium credit cards and try to justify the cost with spending, both organic and manufactured. For the more casual credit card user who wanted to pick their first starter card, or break into a new earning strategy the lower end cards

September 3rd 3 min read
Credit Card Reviews

Credit Card Review: Chase Sapphire Preferred

Hands down the best travel card to own is the Chase Sapphire Preferred, it checks all the right boxes when it comes to benefits and features and gives anyone who loves to travel the best of the best for the right price. I’ve talked a lot about Chase Sapphire

October 25th 3 min read
Credit Card Reviews

Credit Card Review: American Express Business Gold Rewards

American Express has a strong business presence and works hard to build lasting relationships with clients around that fact. Our primary purchasing card around here is the American Express Business Gold Rewards card because it has an extensive set of features, bonus categories, and an amazing customer support team backing

October 12th 3 min read
Credit Card Reviews

Credit Card Review: American Express Starwood Preferred Guest

The Starwood Preferred Guest American Express credit card is probably one of the most lucrative credit cards for hotels and airfare. Frequently valued at well over 2-cents-per-point the rewards program offers some of the strongest redemption values we’ve ever seen from rewards cards. When I can’t earn bonuses

September 27th 3 min read
Credit Card Reviews

Credit Card Review: Chase Ink Business Preferred

When Chase announce the Ink Business Preferred almost a year ago I was surprised at all the features that it offered with only a $95 annual fee. For the small business that makes regular travel and shipping purchases this card can be a very powerful tool in earning points quickly

September 25th 3 min read
Credit Card Reviews

Credit Card Review: Chase Sapphire Reserve

When the Chase Sapphire Reserve exploded on to the market about one year ago it changed the game of premium credit cards. Chase went all in on this credit card offering a huge signup bonus of 100,000 Ultimate Reward points worth about $1000 of raw cash or $1500 in

September 8th 3 min read
Credit Cards

USAA Preferred Cash Rewards Review

USAA’s mainstream flagship credit card is the Preferred Cash Rewards card offering 1.5% cashback on all purchases with no limit. USAA is known for great insurance rates and this reflects in its credit card offering. Like most USAA credit cards this offers no annual fee, no transaction fees,

August 31st 2 min read
Credit Cards

Discover it Review

The Discover it card was my first dabble in a higher rewards card. Discover is a great card issuer if you’re just looking into credit cards are don’t have a very extensive credit report. As a student this card was great for its 5% revolving cash back calendar

August 30th 2 min read
Credit Cards

USAA Cash Rewards Review

My very first credit card was issued by the military bank USAA in which I have ties due to a family member being apart of the service. USAA is known for their great car insurance rates and outstanding service to members. Being my very first credit card this was far

August 30th 1 min read



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