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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 David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (Nairobi, Kenya)

See animals in a zoo is great if you live in an area where there isn’t much wildlife but coming to Africa is a completely different experience. Seeing these big animals roaming the plains of the Maasai Mara was amazing.
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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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Swimming with sharks in Bora Bora

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Swimming with black-tip sharks was definitely an experience of a lifetime. Although, these are not comparable to the great white or the tiger shark, it can still be scary at first to jump in the water with them. Especially, if it’s in open ocean, where it is easily 100 feet deep at least. This is what happened to us when we decided to buy the tour.

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Our 1st Trip To Asia – Hong Kong & Thailand: The JW Marriott Hong Kong Review

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JW Marriott Hong Kong Hotel.

By Guillermo Rodriguez (Award Travel Points)

In March we did our 1st trip to Asia and spend 2 days in Hong Kong and 7 days in Thailand. This was an amazing trip and a once in a life time experience and now we are sharing our experiences and stories with everyone. We would also like to show everyone how they can too make trips like this possible for almost no money out of pocket. This is our review of The JW Marriott Hong Kong Hotel. Read the rest of this entry

Earn Free Nights With Chase IHG Rewards Club Select MasterCard – 80,000 Points Sign-up Bonus

By Guillermo Rodriguez (Award Travel Points)

Just a few days ago chase changed the IHG Rewards Club Visa to a new product which is now the the IHG Rewards Club Select MasterCard. The good news is that the MasterCard version of this card still has an 80,000 bonus point sign-up offer and most of the card benefits stayed the same. Read the rest of this entry

Deal Alert: Win A Free Trip To Australia Contest!

By Guillermo Rodriguez (Award Travel Points)

I just found out about a huge promo that Virgin Australia, Delta and Tourism Australia are teaming up on called“52 Somedays”where flyers can win one of 52 week-long trips to Australia. Read the rest of this entry

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. Read the rest of this entry

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