It seemed that moments after arriving at the Jaipur Marriott, and once we fully realized we arrived safely, we were off meeting Chef Sunil and his staff.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]