Andaz Costa Rica Suite Review

Andaz Costa Rica Suite Review I originally had booked a trip to Costa Rica for April 2020 with a free ticket I had won through Alaska Airlines.  However, due to COVID, I ended up having to push it back a few times.  Finally in April 2021, after being fully vaccinated, I felt comfortable completing the … Read more

Do Alaska Airline MVP Gold Elites get access to Alaska Lounges en route to Costa Rica?

Do Alaska Airline MVP Gold Elites get access to Alaska Lounges en route to Costa Rica? With all the excitement of Alaska Airlines joining oneworld today, one of the changes I am most looking forward to is access to oneworld lounges around the world.  Currently I am an Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan MVP Gold which … Read more

Rio Las Vegas to become Hyatt Regency

Rio Las Vegas to become Hyatt(s) This came as a surprise to me.  Apparently Rio Las Vegas, the off-strip Caesars property, is going to be transformed into a number of Hyatt hotels. Dreamscape purchased Rio from Caesars Entertainment in 2019 for $516 million (significantly less than the previous sale in 1999 of $888 million).  As … Read more

NoMad Las Vegas Salon Double Room Review

NoMad Las Vegas Salon Double Room Review Previously I reviewed the NoMad Las Vegas and the Atelier Room.  This review will focus only on the Salon Double Room. I booked a standard room through an offer in my M life account.  When I arrived (one night, Saturday stay), I was upgraded to a Salon Double … Read more

Driving Route 66 Through Arizona

Driving Route 66 Through Arizona I started on out my trip through Arizona coming across Hoover Dam from Las Vegas.  I met up with Route 66 in Kingman, so I missed the first section in Arizona.  Note that there isn’t a ton of actual Route 66 you can drive, most of the time you have … Read more