The Priority Pass Lounge – Is This Airport Lounge Pass Worth It?

The Priority Pass Lounge – Is This Airport Lounge Pass Worth It?

When I first started traveling for business, I always wondered how to get into airport lounges. To me, getting into the First Class Lounge was the epitome of luxury travel. At the time I didn’t know about the Priority Pass Lounge, or how to get an airport lounge pass. But, after traveling to over 70 countries, now I know the secrets. Today, I share those secrets with you. We have access to Priority Pass Lounges around the world with our Chase Sapphire Reserve Priority Pass credit card. I also know that there is an American Express Priority Pass (or Amex Priority Pass). But, if you don’t buck up for one of these premier credit cards, is it worth it to purchase Priority Pass Lounge membership on its own? In this Priority Pass review, we explain how to get airport lounge access at over 1200 airport lounges around the world. What is Priority Pass Select Priority Pass Select Membership is an airport lounge membership program that generally is received through a US financial institution. An example of this is that we received our membership through a Priority Pass credit card relationship with Chase. This is a slightly different product than what is available to the public generally. I will explain. The Priority Pass Select benefits include access to Priority Pass Select Lounges for members. Each Priority Pass Airport Lounge is different, and it really depends on the airport location. Through the Priority Pass Select membership we generally receive access for Eric and two guests through his card. But, this Priority Pass Select membership is limited to people who live in the...
Half Moon Jamaica – Review of Half Moon Resort

Half Moon Jamaica – Review of Half Moon Resort

When we first honeymooned in Ochos Rios, Jamaica, almost 17 years ago, I never thought we be returning to one of the top Jamaica resorts, to be treated like royalty. But, that’s what happens when Half Moon Jamaica comes calling. During that first trip, when we were youngsters, just barely out of college, we stayed at a very typical all inclusive resort. Our trip focused on the 3 “Rs” – Red Strip, reggae, and rum. This trip, though, was entirely different. It focused on relaxation, and being treated, yes, like royalty. And, the rum was still there. I also realized that there is no surprise that Half Moon resort is one of the top hotels in Montego Bay Jamaica. Check out Half Moon Jamaica Reviews on TripAdvisor Half Moon Jamaica- The Royal Treatment We once stayed at a Sheraton near Universal Studios outside of Los Angeles. They had no rooms left (despite our reservation) and put us in the Presidential Suite. The manager admonished that if the President arrived, we would have to vacate the room for him. We sort of laughed. After all, if the President visits Los Angeles, he is not staying at the Sheraton near Universal Studios. I remembered this story as I researched the history of Half Moon Bay Jamaica. It has been the chosen hotel for celebrities and royalty for decades. After all, Half Moon is one of the top Montego Bay resorts. Here is a little history. A group of 16 families purchased 35 acres of beach front, to create villas and homes for themselves, their families, and their friends. And, so Half...
Top 10 Business Class Travel Tips – Business Class Fights

Top 10 Business Class Travel Tips – Business Class Fights

We seem to fly more international business class now, than before I quit my “real” job. In the last 6 years, we’ve flown some of the top business class products on the market. And, we’ve learned how to make the most of a business class flight. In this post, we share our top 10 business class travel tips, and offer a round up of some of our top business class flights. And, the best part, because I am not really a business traveller, I can spend my time enjoying the business class flights! Not working! Receive 10% off 1,000 business lounges with Priority Pass and check out our Priority Pass Lounge review How to Make the Most of the Best Business Class Perks There is so much more to flying international business class than the flight itself. Sure, for business flyers, the main perks are being more comfortable and the ability to work. But, for leisure travelers the best business class airlines provide services and experiences in the air that might rival those in your destination. Another reason why we like to make the most of our business class tickets is because we are so different from the business travelers we used to be. Typical business man knows their next business or first class flight is just around the corner. For us, we never know when we will be flying business class again. Learn how to earn loads of miles with Cracking the Code to Travel Hacking Cracking the Code to Travel Hacking List Price: $6.99 Price: $6.99 Price Disclaimer Here are our top business travel tips: Tip 1: Book...
Where to Stay in the Maldives – The Best Place to Stay in Maldives

Where to Stay in the Maldives – The Best Place to Stay in Maldives

Traveling to the Maldives is a dream come true for many travelers. But, when trying to decide where to stay in the Maldives, the options can be daunting. They all seem so amazing, with overwater bungalows, beach front villas, and private islands. So, how can you choose the best place to stay in the Maldives? I asked some of our favorite Maldives travel blogs about where they stayed in the Maldives. Here are their recommendations, as well as ours, on the best places to stay in the Maldives! First, what makes a hotel one of the best places to stay. Maldives hotels have the reputation of being pretty pricy. To some extent that’s true. Much of that is because it is difficult to run a quality hotel in the Maldives. The best Maldives hotels not only face the same issues as every other hotel in the world, but logistics is an issue. Even the best island in Maldives is far away from the capital of the Maldives, and even further away from a large city. This is just something to consider when looking for the best places to stay. Maldives hotels have to struggle to provide great service and amenities in remote island locations. Where To Stay In The Maldives Maldives Where to Stay: Luxury Resorts There are certain people who might say that all Maldives hotels fit the definition of luxury, and in some cases that is true. There are certain places to stay in the Maldives that stand above the rest, either because of their unique Maldives all inclusive options, or their exclusivity. Here are some luxurious...
5.8 Restaurant – An Underwater Restaurant In The Maldives

5.8 Restaurant – An Underwater Restaurant In The Maldives

When researching what to do in the Maldives, we spent most of the time researching the website of the resorts we planned on visiting. After all, in most cases, travelers land on a private island, and stay on that private island. During my research, though, I never thought we would end up in an underwater restaurant. About 5.8 meters underwater to be exact.  >>Book Your Holiday at Hurawalhi Maldives<< 5.8 Restaurant Maldives Just before dusk, we left the soft sands of the Maldivian island where we were spending our luxury holiday in the Maldives. Up to that point our stay at Hurawalhi Maldives was already magical, filled with an overwater villa, bright blue seas, and spa treatments.  We walked onto a jetty that juts out into the warm Indian Ocean. As we walked along, we looked to either side and spotted small, black tipped reef sharks, that seemed to be circling us. Just before hitting Aquarium restaurant, where dined the night before, we made a left turn down another overwater walkway. This one offered views of Hurawalhi island resort to the left, and the sea to the right. We crossed over several glass panels, which offered views to the world underwater, just below our feet. This was just a sign of what was about to happen. our server asked us to remove our shoes. I was happy to comply. I always think dining barefoot is something special.  Our server opened the double doors, almost as though he was presenting another world to us. And, in some ways, he was. We started to walk down a narrow spiral stair case, descending further and further...
Hurawalhi Maldives Review- A Luxury Overwater Villa In The Maldives

Hurawalhi Maldives Review- A Luxury Overwater Villa In The Maldives

I’ve dreamed about an overwater villa in the Maldives every since I first heard about the island nation over a decade ago. Sometimes, dreams do come true. And the goal at Hurawalhi Maldives seems to be to make dreams come true. Book Your Maldives island holiday at Hurawalhi Maldives Friends of ours honeymooned in the Maldives about 15 years ago. Before their wedding, I had never even heard of the country. They told us all about it, showed us photos, and since then, I have been wanting to travel to the Maldives. I dreamed about staying in one of the top Maldives resorts. It only took us 15 years to get there! The Maldives is famous for being an island nation. There are over 1,100 islands of varying sizes, spread across the Indian Ocean. Every single island, including the capital in Malé, is tiny. Very tiny. To make the most of space, resorts began building platforms and jetties with overwater bungalows that jut out into the sea. The same went for Hurawalhi Maldives when it became one of the new hotels in the Maldives. Hurawalhi Island Resort opened towards the end of 2017. When we arrived, everything at Hurawalhi was fresh and new. We checked in on their fourth day of operation. And, yes, there was a new resort smell to the place. After registering at the sand-filled reception area, staff whisked us on a golf cart to our Ocean Pool Villa. We rode past the soon to be finished football pitch and tennis courts, and along the back side of the spa and the restaurants. Then, the buggy turned around...