Swinging into Spring: Carmel Valley Ranch with my Parents

The last time I went to Carmel Valley Ranch(you can read the review here) I had a wonderful experience. Everything from the amazing rooms and super friendly staff to the general ambiance of the resort, was simply amazing. After having visited a variety of properties in last few years including Hyatt Regency Waikiki, Hyatt Regency … Continue reading Swinging into Spring: Carmel Valley Ranch with my Parents

Hilton Does it Again: Loyalty Rewarded

In my travels, I have stayed at Hilton, Hyatt, Intercontinental, Holiday Inn and Marriot properties along with a few boutique selections. For the most part, Hilton has always treated me extremely well, even only as a Gold Member. With Hilton, I have always received late checkout, a wonderful environment, and an extremely welcoming atmosphere. Hilton … Continue reading Hilton Does it Again: Loyalty Rewarded

Earnings Recap: What’s Next for the Airlines?

This week was a rough week on Wall St with Airlines and Bank reporting quarterly earnings. While the stock market has been loving tech and several consumer stocks, the financial and travel industries have not felt the love. Overall, Airline, Hotel, Cruise, and Casino stocks remain beaten down, although a few companies have recovered from … Continue reading Earnings Recap: What’s Next for the Airlines?

Cashing Out my Chase Ultimate Reward Points

blue and yellow graph on stock market monitor

After pondering whether to cash out my Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for investment funds, I finally pulled the trigger last week. With travel at a standstill, I figured my 200k points($2,000) would be better of invested in the stock market. With over a million American Express Rewards Points saved up, Chase points were a bit … Continue reading Cashing Out my Chase Ultimate Reward Points