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Courtyard Bali Nusa Dua – A Bali Beach Escape

Courtyard Bali Nusa Dua

I have been known to be the Goldilocks of the beaches, and in Bali this was certainly the case. I am not a surfer, or even a strong swimmer, so the hard core, strong wave beaches on the southwest of Bali just don’t do it for me. I am all about lounging around in the water, bobbing along like an apple on Halloween. And, it took us over one and a half years until we found me the perfect Bali beach escape, at the Courtyard Bali Nusa Dua.

A Disappointing Meal at Franceschetta 58 – Modena

Franceschetta 58

When you tour a region like Emilia Romagna for two full weeks, eating yourselves silly, you are bound to eat tons of great food.  During our trip we ate truffles and artisan gelato, toured vineyards, and dined in the company of Michelin star chefs.  So, when we heard that there was a fancy restaurant, with […]

Courtyard Bali Seminyak – A Perfectly Fun Escape

Courtyard Bali Seminyak

Once the rainy season set in, causing not so fun dark grey clouds to emerge over Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, most days, I knew we needed a break.  Generally, the beach is a little more sunny and warm, so what better way to escape the rain, and escape Ubud, than to head to the Courtyard Bali […]

A Stylish Stay at the Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral

I’ve been noticing a trend in my recent search for accommodations.  When we were officially traveling full time, I often sought out the most basic budget accommodations we could find, always concerned about how much we were spending.  This was in direct contradiction to the business travel of my former life where fancy hotels were […]

Review of United Airlines Global First – Boeing 777

One may ask how a couple of soft retirees, living in Bali, can experience a first class experience like we had on United. It was our first time flying United Global First, and it was worth it! Miles.  Lots and lots of miles.  We were semi-pro travel hackers before we left the US, using credit […]

Review of Air China Business Class – A330

Air China Business Class

I was not expecting much from Air China business class, which is why I am surprised that they still failed to satisfy my expectations. We were flying on a United Global First itinerary, from Taipei to Dulles, with a stop over in Beijing.   We arrived at the Taipei airport and quickly checked in at […]