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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Review: Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District

Review: Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District

I'm a huge fan of the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District. Marriott did a great job designing this hotel and laying it out in a way that's both functional and modern. The redesigned rooms are a big upgrade from the usual Marriott brand.

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City Explorations: New York City, New York

City Explorations: New York City, New York

I really, REALLY, liked New York City. It made a great first impression and I'm already looking forward to planning my next trip there. The key to enjoying New York City is to decide what you want to see and just make it happen. I swear we walked 15 miles over the weekend, but we got to see everything we came for. New York City will wear you out, but man is it fun.

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