Munich for 4 days

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Germany, a magical place of history and beer. A country lined with stunning views and delicious food. I must say, I never thought I’d enjoy Munich as much as I did. And the reason is because I never knew how much it had to offer. I imagined it had loads of history but none that would peak my interest. And the fact that I considered myself to be a “wine person” and beer is what they were known for, kind of turned me off. But boy was I wrong! I have officially changed and opened my heart to beer. (lol) There isn’t one thing I have to complain about Munich. Except for maybe having to pay to use the toilet.

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4 nights at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome

The rooms

If arriving in Paris isn’t magical enough, being able to stay at this beautiful hotel just makes it even better! The room we stayed in was perfectly divided to have enough space for all of your luggage while not compromising walking space. Beds were incredibly comfy and the bathrooms were to die for. The decoration was interesting in the sense that they had these small creepy yet intriguingly artsy statues of rot-iron men in a funny positions as handles to everything. Handles for the doors, drawers, wall lamps, windows, etc, which was one of the things that made this hotel stand out. Continue reading

Delta Lounge in Seattle & Air France flight

The lounge

Life on Maui could be, and most of the time is, a very simple life and lifestyle. It’s all about surf and sun. Nothing flashy or too out there because you WILL stand out like a sore thumb. So travelling outside of Hawaii could make anything seem “high class” or upscale. However, we’re originally from Miami. Where life is the complete opposite. Everything is to be the best of the best. Whether it’s a party or simply getting ready for dinner, you always dress to impress. Now, we’ve also been a bit spoiled in this aspect of travel because we’ve experienced first class in multiple airlines and have visited many first class lounges so naturally when we went into the new Delta lounge in Seattle-Tacoma Airport, we expected a lot more than we got. Continue reading

38 days to celebrate 10 years

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Itinerary


A couple years ago we started talking about where we could go for big 10 year anniversary trip. We considered many places like Italy, Spain, Bora Bora, Maldives, but I will forever pick my second love: Africa. Upon choosing the continent, we still had much planning ahead of us. Where do we go? Same places we’ve visited before? Do we try a different camp? Should we try seeing some of Europe too?

Here we are, 3 years later and we’re on our way to the vacation of our lives! Finally the moment has arrived and we’re on our way in first class all the way through. During this 5 week (38 days) journey, our itinerary looks something like this:

How to do Barcelona in 4 days.

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Barcelona is such a great city. With the perfect amount of beach and city, I can most definitely live here. Starting with the food. It’s surprisingly cheap to eat. And aside from the food being affordable, the entertainment is intriguing. Like the traditional flamenco show. You’ve seen nothing in Barcelona if you don’t attend a flamenco show.

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AFRICA: The Fairmont Mara Safari Club in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

The entrance of our wonderful hotel the Fairmont Mara Safari Club.

The entrance of our wonderful hotel the Fairmont Mara Safari Club.

The Fairmont Mara Safari Club is a top notch hotel in the Mara North Conservancy in the Maasai Mara National Reserve. This hotel has become very dear to us for it’s amazing location, beauty and especially, their great staff and exceptional customer service. In our previous blog, we mentioned our safari tour-guide driver, Henry. Henry was absolutely wonderful. Starting with his over 10 years experience in game drives in the area, his personality makes you want to stay forever. He has definitely won a place in our hearts for as long as we live. Anne, at the reception, was also astounding in helping us with whatever we needed. What made our experience in Kenya that much better was the fact that everyone was friendly and eager to help at all times. No matter if it was first thing in the morning or the middle of the night. So today, I will be writing a review on our experience staying in this hotel.

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AFRICA: Safari in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

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Outside the Maasai Village with our outstanding driver & tour guide, HENRY!!

Lions, elephants, hyenas, leopards, monkeys, gazelle and antelopes galore, crocodiles, wildebeest, zebras… The list goes on and on of animals you see on a daily basis when on safari. It is truly amazing to witness how they act in the wild and how close the drivers take you into the action. Most of them know a lot about the animals and their behaviors. Take our guide Henry from the Fairmont Mara Safari Club. He is outstanding! Really knows his stuff and makes everyone feel comfortable with his extraordinary personality. Two thumbs up for this great tour guide. Hopefully, if you decide to visit Kenya and stay in the Fairmont Mara Safari Club, you are privileged with Henry as your driver and tour guide.

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Sunrise on the Maasai Mara National Reserve park

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Today’s favorite pictures from our Safari in Africa’s Masai Mara.

Our amazing safari group guide Henry.

Our amazing safari group guide Henry.

After spending 3 days in our 1st Safari ever in Africa’s Maasai Mara all I can say is that this place is amazing!!! There’s no words that can describe how beautiful this place and the animals are. Our trip started a little rocky after getting our camera stolen at the airport as soon as we arrived in Nairobi, Kenya. We had to get over real fast and look for a camera asap before our Safari a day later. Who wants to be in a Safari without a camera?! That was a disaster in the making but luckily we found a camera just hours before our flight to the Safari lodge in the Masai Mara. After the trip we’ll have full reviews of our trip and our Safari camp and Kenya in general. For now here’s my favorite pictures of our first 2 days in Africa’s Masai Mara Safari:

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How to fly almost for FREE to BORA BORA with points and miles.

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Just a couple months ago we spend a full week in Bora Bora and I can’t say enough good things about this magical place.   Bora Bora is amazingly beautiful and the closest thing to paradise we have ever seen. Unfortunately this place is not very cheap in fact is one of the most expensive travel destinations in the world. After we went to Bora Bora we have many friends and family asking us how they can also get there but without breaking the bank.

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