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

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

Miami Suite at The Confidante Miami Beach Review

Miami Suite at The Confidante Miami Beach Review During Alaska Airlines’ end of year sale, I was able to get a fantastic deal from Seattle to Fort Lauderdale in First Class.  After realizing that Miami is only a short drive, I decided to book a night at The Confidante Miami Beach, owned by Hyatt and … Read more

2020 Year In Miles

2020 Year In Miles I think everyone agrees 2020 was the worst year in a long time.  Especially for those of us that like to travel.  It was the first time in many years that I didn’t leave the USA.  Instead I did a cross country train trip followed by a road trip around the … Read more