When Life Takes A Heart-Breaking Turn

This post will have absolutely nothing to do with miles and points.  If that’s the value you get out of my blog, I’m very thankful, but this post won’t help you with any of that.  I was inspired to write this today after watching my good friend Summer (Mommy Points) share a similar story not too long ago as she dealt with the pain of losing her companion.  Writing has always been an outlet for me, whether happy or sad.  It’s a necessary outlet right now. I remember that day […]

What I’m Thankful For

There are lots of great things to talk about in the travel world. There are unbelievable first class seats to far away destinations. There are fabulous meals and wines. There are landmarks and sights to see, things that will leave you in awe of what the world has created. Waterfalls, mountains, monuments, churches, temples. Champagne, cheese, candies and treats. All wonderful things, to be celebrated for sure. But, this is what I’m thankful for:

12 Days Of Hyatt & MGM in Vegas: Signature at MGM Grand

I’m trying to catch up on all the goals I set out to accomplish, one of which was staying at all 12 MGM properties in Las Vegas (in recognition of the Hyatt/MGM partnership) and reviewing them.  Catching back up now with the next review in the series. The 12 properties (with past and future reviews) are: MGM Grand THEhotel at Mandalay Bay Vdara Aria Bellagio Monte Carlo Signature at MGM Grand Excalibur Luxor New York New York Mirage Mandalay Bay The Signature at MGM Grand is essentially a timeshare property […]

The Fabric of Family Woven Into A Life Of Travel

A quick note that I wrote the vast majority of this on my recent trip to Stockholm but due to jetlag and a busy work schedule, I didn’t get around to posting it until now. I’m sitting on a flight from Austin to London-Heathrow for a work trip, staring at a picture of Paddington, the new kids movie my son was begging to see (and loved, especially the part with the toothbrushes). It puts a smile on my face, reminding me of fond recent family memories.  I’m only a day […]