Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort Review: Romantic Luxury Hotel in Costa Rica

To celebrate our 11th anniversary this summer, we enjoyed a romantic getaway to Costa Rica and Nicaragua while the kids spent time with family. As Hyatt Globalists, it was an easy choice where to stay in Costa Rica. We wanted luxury, romance, relaxation, beach, and a bit of adventure since

Costa Rica Wildlife: 10 Reasons to visit Diamante Animal Sanctuary

Costa Rica is famous for its lush tropical forests full of exotic animals. When you visit Costa Rica, you can't leave without getting up close to some of the beautiful...

A Day at Diamante Eco Adventure Park on Costa Rica’s Best Zipline

Ziplining in Costa Rica is a bucket list item and must-do activity for thrill-seekers and the adventurous. There are so many ziplines in Costa Rica so it can be hard...

Discovering Positano by Sea Aboard Le Sirenuse’s Boat Sant’Antonio

As Steinbeck famously said, "Positano bites deep". There is no better way to experience the beauty of Positano than by sea. Le Sirenuse's boat Sant'Antonio is the perfect way to...

Breakfast at Le Sirenuse

Le Sirenuse lives up to its reputation as the most luxurious hotel in Positano and even on the Amalfi Coast. It is the only Leading Hotel of the World in...

Le Sirenuse Hotel Review: Luxury on the Amalfi Coast

Le Sirenuse is famed as one of, if not THE MOST LUXURIOUS HOTEL ON THE AMALFI COAST. This glamourous boutique hotel has been high on our bucket list ever since...

Sorrento’s Michelin-Starred Terrazza Bosquet Review

We had the pleasure of dining at the Michelin-starred Terrazza Bosquet while staying in Sorrento's Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria. It was a night to remember. Honestly, it will be hard...

Where to Stay in Sorrento: Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria Review

We were thrilled to cross a visit to Italy's Amalfi Coast off our bucket list this June. Sorrento was our first stop during our week exploring the coast. We stayed...

Where to Stay in Bratislava: Radisson Blu Carlton Review

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is a charming city with a fantastic Old Town. We stayed for only one night and wanted to be within walking distance of the city's...

Top Attractions in South Iceland

If you've been following our blog you know by now that we are huge fans of Iceland after our visit this winter. We spent 5 days in South Iceland and...

Where to Stay in Cuba for Every Budget: Airbnb, Casas, & Luxury Apartments

We were so excited to visit to Cuba and experience this enchanting country with its back in time appeal. We traveled with our 2 preschoolers and my mom so we...

A Look Inside Budapest’s Top Thermal Spas

Budapest, the "City of Spas" has more thermal and medicinal water springs than any other capital city in the world. A visit to Budapest is not complete without experiencing a...

Where to Stay in Budapest: Hilton Budapest Review

Budapest was our first stop in our 3 week tour of Eastern Europe, and we fell in love instantly with the beautiful city. We stayed at the Hilton Budapest, which...

Why We Will Never Fly Turkish Airlines to Africa Again: Our Nightmare Experience

Turkish Airlines has been chosen as "Best Airline in Europe" for the last 5 years based on a survey of 13 million people from around the world. We have flown...

A Peek at The Greenbrier’s Presidential Suite

The Greenbrier in White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia is a destination in and of itself thanks to its rich and fascinating history, one-of-a-kind Dorothy Draper decor, southern hospitality, and multitude...

The Greenbrier at Christmas: A Photo tour of America’s Resort

When you step inside The Greenbrier, known as America's Resort, you feel like you are transported back in time to an era when society's best retreated to the fresh air...

Our experience at Gaylord National’s Christmas on the Potomac: The D.C. region’s #1 holiday attraction

Tis the season to be jolly, and jolly you will feel at Gaylord National's Christmas on the Potomac. It is just minutes from downtown D.C. In the National Harbor and...

Review of Lufthansa First Class Lounges in Frankfurt- Living the dream

Flying Lufthansa first class from Washington Dulles to Frankfurt was an unforgettable experience for our 10 year anniversary celebration that began with a relaxing visit to the Lufthansa Senator Lounge...

Lufthansa First Class Flight Review from Washington Dulles to Frankfurt on Boeing 747-8

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, Bertaut went all out and surprised me with First Class Lufthansa tickets to Budapest as the start of an unforgettable trip across Eastern Europe. After...

Lufthansa Senator Lounge Review at Washington Dulles Airport

To celebrate our tenth anniversary with a bang, Bertaut surprised me with first class tickets on Lufthansa flying from Washington Dulles to Budapest (with a connection in Frankfurt) to kick...

Our nearly free Etihad Airways Business Class Trip Review: Abu Dhabi to Washington Dulles

After an amazing visit to Abu Dhabi and Dubai on our way home from the Maldives, we flew Etihad Airways in Business Class. True to our luxury for less M.O.,...

Etihad Premium Lounge in Abu Dhabi Review

After an incredible visit to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, we flew home on Etihad Airways in Business Class from Abu Dhabi to Washington DC (flight review coming next), which allowed...

Abu Dhabi’s opulent Emirates Palace: The world’s 2nd most expensive hotel ever built

When we think of the United Arab Emirates, we envision extravagant and luxurious royal palaces gilded in gold due to the ridiculous amount of money in the country from the...

Abu Dhabi’s Hyatt Capital Gate Hotel & Executive Suite Review: Luxury for only $75 plus points

On our way home from our amazing trip to the Maldives, we took Etihad Airways which flies through Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. We enjoyed exploring the incredible...

Park Hyatt Dubai Review: Living the suite life for only $125 plus points

On our way home from our incredible trip to the Maldives, we stopped in Dubai to experience the city everyone has been talking about lately. We stayed at the exquisite Park...

Oceanside private dinner, movies under the stars and more in the Maldives

We spent an amazing week in the Maldives at Park Hyatt's resort on Hadahaa island over Valentine's Day. On our dream vacation, we decided to splurge on both the Valentine's...

Park Water Villa at Park Hyatt Maldives

During our week in paradise, also known as the tiny island Hadahaa in the Maldives which houses the luxurious Park Hyatt resort, we had the opportunity to stay in both...

Park Pool Villa Review at Park Hyatt Maldives

During our luxurious vacation in the Maldives, we enjoyed several nights in a Park Pool Villa at Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa. Thanks to being Hyatt Diamond members, we were able...

Park Villa Review at Park Hyatt Maldives

During our fabulous stay at Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa, we spent our first several nights in their Park Villa before scoring a free upgrade to their Park Pool Villa due to being...

Free breakfast fit for a king at Park Hyatt Maldives

During our incredible stay at the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa, we enjoyed the best complimentary breakfasts we've ever had. I would even argue that the entire breakfast experience was the...

Hotel Review: Paradise found at the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

After our 2 day epic journey to the Maldives that included a stopover in Milan, we finally set foot on the tiny island Hadahaa that is home to the Park Hyatt...

Emirates Lounge Review in Dubai International Airport’s Terminal C

We heard rave reviews of the Emirates Lounge in Dubai and couldn't wait to check it out after our flight on Emirates First Class from Milan. We heard that it...

Emirates Boeing 777 First Class Trip Report from Milan to Dubai: Traveling like millionaires

Feeling very cultured after visiting Milan's top attractions and relaxed after enjoying the Emirates Lounge at Milan's Malpensa Airport, we stepped aboard the Boeing 777 for the next part of...

Emirates Lounge Review in Milan, Italy at Malpensa airport

After a mind-blowing First Class flight on Emirates Airbus A380 and an exhilarating day in Milan checking out the Duomo di Milano and Leonardo Da Vinci's The Last Supper, we were...

Milan’s must-see architectural masterpiece: Duomo di Milano

As part of our epic journey from Baltimore to the Maldives, and after our mind-blowing First Class flight on Emirates Airbus A380, we landed in Milan, Italy. Instead of a...

Emirates Airbus A380 First Class Trip Report from NYC to Milan: Traveling like millionaires

During our epic adventure from Baltimore to the Maldives, Bertaut and I flew Emirates First Class on their Airbus A380 from NYC to Milan. If I could use only one word...

Emirates Lounge Review in New York City at JFK Airport

Hopefully you read our other posts about our incredible adventure from Baltimore to the Maldives traveling like millionaires First Class on Emirates Airbus A380 and Boeing 777. If not, please...

A desert oasis of 45 million flowers at Dubai Miracle Garden

While staying in Dubai for 2 days, we asked many area residents for suggestions on what to see, since we wanted to do more than the typical tourist. We had...

Global Village: Dubai’s version of Disney’s Epcot Center for only $4

We flew through Abu Dhabi on our way back from the Maldives, so decided to make our first visit to the Middle East and take a few days to check out one...

Be my valentine: Luxurious spa treatment at the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

While celebrating Valentine's Day in the Maldives, we decided to splurge on a spa treatment package at the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa. We went back and forth before deciding to...

Lions, monkeys, and birds, oh my! A unique zoo experience in Cameroon

If you've read our About Us, you know that Bertaut is from Cameroon. So naturally, we've been there several times since getting married to introduce me and our two children...

Our favorite quick and affordable eateries in Whistler Village: Purebread and Tacos La Cantina

Hopefully you've read our earlier posts about Whistler, British Columbia by now and are inspired to go there to experience ziplining, the Peak to Peak Gondola, a helicopter tour, or...

Views of Garibaldi Lake, mountains, and glaciers on a private helicopter ride over Whistler, British Columbia

If you read our earlier post about Whistler, British Columbia you know that Bertaut and I were there celebrating our 9 year wedding anniversary in August 2015. Bertaut wanted to do something...

Park Hyatt New York Review: Stay in a $4000 luxury suite for $300

Christmas in New York is a must-see, so we decided to pack up the kids and take my mom for a weekend right after Christmas. Thanks to his frequent business...

Fiesta Americana Condesa – Cancun – Hotel Review

For our honeymoon in August 2006, we spent a week at the "Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive" resort, though we did not select the all inclusive option during the...

Some good places to eat in Cancun outside the resorts

Cancun offers a lot of variety for the foodies outside the all-inclusive resorts. Whether you have refined palettes or are looking for a cheap meal, there are choices for all....

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