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Inside the New Andaz Costa Rica Beach House

The Andaz Costa Rica is one of the best hotel redemption values in the world at just 15,000 World of Hyatt points per night for a world-class resort. The property recently opened up a brand new private Beach House, so let’s take a look inside the new amenity available to guests at no extra charge…

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Chartering a Boat in Grand Cayman to Visit Stingray City

With a young child and nap schedules to contend with, we couldn’t find a stingray tour that met our needs so we chartered a boat in Grand Cayman to visit Stingray City. Here’s our experience chartering a boat from Crazy Crab to visit the stingrays, Starfish Point, and Kaibo on Grand Cayman with our family…

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Checking Out the Park Hyatt St. Kitts Beach

If you are thinking about heading to a beachfront resort, one of the obvious questions on your mind is probably how good is the beach. I’ve stayed at resorts with absolutely perfect beachfront locations and others that may have been located just feet from the water, but it was water you wouldn’t really get in because or rocks, waves, tides, and more. The Park Hyatt St. Kitts is a beautiful beachfront resort and I’m happy to say that you can…

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Five Things to Do With 24 Hours in Waikiki

A few weeks ago I had the privilege to be on the final United 747 passenger flight. That final flight flew from San Francisco to Honolulu, the same route as the first United 747 flight in the 1970’s, which was a very nice full circle moment for the aircraft and airline…and a very top notch travel destination for me. Call me unoriginal, but Hawaii is one of my very favorite spots, so even a night there isn’t too short for…

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Review of the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Pools and Beach

If you are like most families, I have to imagine that a driving reason to go to the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in the Bahamas is to swim and enjoy the pools and the beach. This new hotel is located on a 3,000 foot stretch of white sand on Cable Beach. The water is the Bahamas Blue I’m sure you have at least seen on postcards, and on our early fall trip there was just the right amount of waves…

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A Budget Family Trip to Westerly, Rhode Island

My daughters only have two first cousins, and they happen to live many states away in Connecticut. While they have several second cousins that we absolutely adore and we sort of pretend are first cousins, at the end of the day, we make it a priority our girls together with their two Connecticut cousins at least twice a year. Our girls also happen to be their only first cousins, so that helps keep this gathering high on the priority list for…

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The Epic Family Vacation Photo Fail

A time honored vacation tradition, even well before that advent of a smart-phone-camera in every pocket, was to ask a kind stranger nearby to snap a family picture for you as you posed in front of a castle, monument, beach, or wherever. The alternative, unless you travel with a tripod and an automatic camera setting (which iPhones have), was that at least one person was always missing from the photo. That’s fine most of the time, but in at least…

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New Opening Date for Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in The Bahamas Set!

The much anticipated and much delayed Baha Mar project in The Bahamas looks like it is finally opening! The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar has announced on their Facebook page that they will begin accepting reservations tomorrow, April 21st, for stays beginning May 29, 2017! For those looking to use Hyatt points, the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is listed as a Category 5 property that will be 20,000 points per night. We won’t know what paid rates will look like until they…

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