Daydreaming of Weekend Getaways

The InterContinental Hotels Group rewards program, Priority Club, recently released its list of PointBreak hotels valid until June 30, 2013. PointBreak hotels are available for only 5,000 points per night. Since I’ve got about 30,000 Priority Club points, that gives me 6… Read More ›


My Gut and My Brain: Booking with Airbnb in Paris

FINALLY! After a few months searching, researching, clicking around, asking for references, etc, I booked our apartment in Paris! It has been a crazy few weeks at work – I just helped send out a proposal for a job that,… Read More ›


My Gut and My Brain: Booking with Airbnb in Krakow

Planning for our mother/daughter trip to Europe is rolling right along! I just booked our lodgings for our three nights in Krakow, only a few minute’s walk from the main square. We will be renting an entire apartment with semi-separate… Read More ›


My Gut and My Brain: Booking with Airbnb in Venice

Just a quick update on our planning for our mother/daughter Europe trip: we booked a hotel for Venice!! The initial criteria was that the hotel had to be on the main Venice island area. We wanted to be within walking… Read More ›


Itinerary Planning Process: Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris

I recently wrote about the rough itinerary for our mother/daughter trip to Europe. We fly into Dusseldorf, and then hop on a train to Amsterdam. This post covers the planning process for the first few cities on our trip (Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris). I’ve been emailing… Read More ›


Mother/Daughter Europe Trip: Saving $405 on Two Nights in Amsterdam

Transatlantic flights – Check! (we saved $1746) Flights to and from Venice – Check!! (we saved 20%) First hotel booking of the mother/daughter Europe trip – Check!!! (we saved $405) A few weeks ago, I heard about upcoming changes to the Priority Club… Read More ›


My Gut and My Brain: Finding Hotels in Krakow

When it comes time to pick a hotel in a city I’ve never visited, I start with my gut and end with my brain. My Gut Sometimes you can tell, just by looking at photos of a hotel, whether or… Read More ›

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