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: 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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Why land in Thailand? (Part 1)

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Recently, we’ve been asked why go to Thailand? What is so special over there that is making it so popular? Truthfully, we became interested in Thailand a few years ago when searching for our next adventure.
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My husband has always loved Asia so when we started reading on things about Thailand and how inexpensive it was over there, it intrigued us. We then started noticing different movies that were filmed there. It was then, we realized how beautiful it was. So we made the bold decision to make a trip of it with some friends. What a great idea! First, I’ll mention briefly where we stayed both times we visited Thailand…

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Is Bora Bora, Boring Boring?

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Some people believe Bora Bora is beautiful but not worth the trip because they feel there’s nothing to do or feel they’ll be very limited by being stuck in the hotel. And, this might be true to some extent. We, ourselves, had postponed our trip because we worried we’d get bored for the same reasons. You see, we’re the type of people who like to stay active, even on vacation. So, naturally, we assumed just because it was a small island that there would be nothing to do. Boy, were we wrong…

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Our 1st Trip To Asia – Hong Kong & Thailand: The City of Hong Kong Trip Review

By Guillermo Rodriguez (Award Travel Points)

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This is a review of our 2 short but awesome and active days in Hong Kong.       Our day started early in the morning. The plane arrived to Hong Kong at 6:00am and it was too early to check into our hotel (JW Marriott Hong Kong), so we decided to leave our luggage in the hotel and started touring and walking around the city. We didn’t want to waste any time because our stay in Hong Kong was going to be very short, just 2 days and there’s just so much to see and do in Hong Kong.

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Travel Ideas: Top 10 U.S. Destinations To Visit In 2014 According To Lonely Planet

Here’s the top 10 places in the US according to LonelyPlanet.com that should be on travelers’ radars in the coming year. There’s something for all – beachcombers, nature lovers, beer aficionados, history buffs, road trippers, dice rollers – from every corner of the land. Whether quietly emerging destinations or perennial favorites, these places have new or timely angles that make them prime for visiting in 2014.

1. Grand Rapids & Lake Michigan’s Gold Coast

Beach bums, beer lovers, and art enthusiasts agree: there’s a lot to love about western Michigan this year. Grand Rapids, Michigan’s second-largest city, was voted best beer city in the US by the national Beer Examiner blog in 2012 and 2013, and its beer-tourism revolution rages on. Over 25 craft breweries pour in the area, and events like Cool Brews Hot Eats and the Winter Beer Festival (both in February), and the Summer Craft Beer Festival (August), keep the city festive year-round. Continue reading

Top Things To See and Do in Maui, Hawaii

By Guillermo Rodriguez (Award Travel Points)

1. The Road to Hana

DSCN2645The Road to Hana is a scenic highway that twists through lush rainforest, cascading waterfalls and past Maui’s dramatic northeast coastline. Most people start their trip along this highway in Kahului, Maui’s main city, with the intention of motoring the 55 miles to Hana. Along the way they encounter hair-splitting blind turns, more than a few harried commuters, and some awful traffic. But to most, the experience is oh so worth it.

The Road to Hana might seem short, but travelling it will most likely take all day. There are many notable photo opportunities along the way, including the Twin Falls around the two-mile marker; and the Wailea Overlook or Waikani Falls around the 21-mile marker. The Waianapanapa State Park and Ho’okipa Beach are also popular stops. Since the trip will take you awhile, pack snacks and a cooler with drinks. Also, prepare to stop along the way to take photos (and to let your stomach calm down after some harrowing curves). Continue reading

My Top 10 Things to do and see in Barcelona, Spain!

Las Ramblas, Barcelona.

Las Ramblas, Barcelona.

I was in Europe for more than 2 weeks in (August 2013) with my family and we managed to get most of the trip for Free with Points and Miles from Credit Cards Sign-up Bonuses. Throughout this trip we visited 6 cities such as Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan, Madrid, And Barcelona. I will be to Posting my top things to do in each city based on my Experience. Today I am writing about one of the best cities in all of Europe, Barcelona. Here is a list of my favorite things to do in Barcelona, Spain. Continue reading

Top Things to do and Experience in Honolulu, Oahu!

Waikiki, Hawaii

Waikiki, Hawaii

One of our favorite places in the world is Hawaii and this is because we love everything Hawaii has to offer such as the wonderful people, the beaches, surfing and the awesome weather. Its truly a paradise away from everything that everyone should experience at least once in their life time. We have been in Hawaii 5 times in the last couple years and can’t wait to go back again next year. Hawaii is one of the most popular and most visited places in the world and continues to be every year. Everyone has their own idea of what makes the perfect Hawaiian vacation.  It might be lazing on the beach, or doing some adventurous hikes, or cycling down Maui’s Haleakala. I also often hear that a person’s favorite island is Maui or Kauai, because Oahu is “too crowded and touristy.” Having grown up on Oahu, it’s actually easy to get away from the crowded, touristy parts; to start with, stay out of Waikiki.  Here are my picks for the top things to do and experience in Oahu, Hawaii. Continue reading