Review: InterContinental Dubai Marina

Review: InterContinental Dubai Marina

After our flight in Delta One, a 10 hour layover in London, and another flight in Virgin Atlantic's Upper Class, Elizabeth and I FINALLY arrived in Dubai. At this point I didn't feel like trying to navigate public transportation, so we just got a cab to the Intercontinental Dubai Marina.

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Review: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class A330 London Heathrow to Dubai

Review: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class A330 London Heathrow to Dubai

After a very brief stay in London and some quality time at the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, it was time for Elizabeth and I to continue our journey to Dubai! Since I'd reviewed the entire Virgin Atlantic Upper Class experience last year, I'll keep this one nice and precise. 

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10 Hours in London

10 Hours in London

After our flight from Minneapolis landed in London, Elizabeth and I had just over 10 hours until our next flight left for Dubai. I know 10 hours isn't NEARLY enough time to explore a city like London, but I wanted to make sure Elizabeth at least got to see it before we left.

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Review: Delta One 767 Minneapolis to London Heathrow

Review: Delta One 767 Minneapolis to London Heathrow

This was the first leg of Elizabeth and I's trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Since Delta doesn't fly to Dubai we had to make a connection in London before continuing on their partner, Virgin Atlantic. Our outbound itinerary ended up looking like this: OMA-MSP-LHR-DXB. I booked this all on one ticket for 85,000 Skymiles and $47.30 per person.

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First Impressions of the UAE

First Impressions of the UAE

I'm currently finishing up my week long trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Before I catch my flight home, I just wanted to share some of my initial thoughts on these two cities. First and foremost, Elizabeth and I have had a great time. We got to do some sight seeing in Dubai and got some much needed rest and relaxation in Abu Dhabi.

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I'm Ditching the Carry-On Roller Bag for Good!

I'm Ditching the Carry-On Roller Bag for Good!

Just the other day I thought to myself "Gosh, those carry-on roller bags are such a pain in the a**." There's nothing worse than dragging that thing around an airport or through a new city. That's when I decided to try the backpack only approach.

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Credit Card Deal of the Month: October 2017

Credit Card Deal of the Month: October 2017

I've awarded my "Credit Card Deal of the Month" title to the AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard once, but it's back again with an even bigger sign up bonus! Take a look and see why this could be a big addition to your wallet.

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How I Booked The Intercontinental Dubai Marina

How I Booked The Intercontinental Dubai Marina

The hotel accommodations for my upcoming trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi are locked and loaded. Last week I booked three nights at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi and this week I was able to book three nights at the Intercontinental Dubai Marina. Check out what kind of deal I was able to swing this time!

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How I Booked The Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

How I Booked The Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

In a few short weeks I'll be jetting off to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Not only are Elizabeth and I flying in some of world's nicest airplanes, we're also staying in some of the world's nicest hotels. We'll be spending a total of three nights in Abu Dhabi so we decided to book the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi. We used Elizabeth's sign-up bonus from her Hyatt Credit Card to book the hotel for 1/3 of the normal cost.

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Review: Hyatt Place Lincoln/Downtown-Haymarket

Review: Hyatt Place Lincoln/Downtown-Haymarket

I was in Lincoln, Nebraska last week to see The Weeknd. Since the concert was on a Wednesday night I thought it would be nice to stay in Lincoln and drive back to Omaha in the morning. I used the annual free night certificate from my Hyatt Credit Card to book the room. Paid rates were going for over $200 a night so I thought it was a great redemption.

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