Review: Half Dome California Wheat (California)

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One of my favorite things about visiting the Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks (and the Sierras for that matter) is the chance to try out new beers from the Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co. These local brews are usually readily available at the general stores and restaurants inside these Californian National Parks. Years ago, my introduction to […]

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Review: Firefall Red Ale (California)

Written by Flying High On Points @ Flying High On Points

One of my favorite things about visiting the Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks (and the Sierras for that matter) is the chance to try out new beers from the Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co. These local brews are usually readily available at the general stores and restaurants inside these Californian National Parks. On my last trip to […]

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Review: Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn

Written by Flying High On Points @ Flying High On Points

Along California’s Highway 41, lies the mountain town of Oakhurst, California. Oakhurst is not just any ol’ town – far from it. For many, Oakhurst is the gateway to one of the world’s greatest treasures and the birthplace of perhaps America’s best idea, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and Yosemite National Park. Though I […]

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Review: Residence Inn San Diego Mission Valley (San Diego, CA)

Written by Flying High On Points @ Flying High On Points

We just took a look at the brand new TownPlace Suites San Diego Central. In this post, we’ll take a look at the Residence Inn San Diego Mission Valley. Review: Residence Inn San Diego Mission Valley (San Diego, CA) Editor’s Note: This article is part of my ongoing series on the state of California and […]

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Review: TownPlace Suites San Diego Central (San Diego, CA)

Written by Flying High On Points @ Flying High On Points

Yes, “vanilla hotels” may not be the “sexiest” use of points in the travel-hacking universe, but they can often provide massive outsized value, especially when you just need a place to crash that’s close to major tourist attractions in a great city like San Diego. So, continuing with the “vanilla hotels of San Diego” theme, […]

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Review: Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown (San Diego, CA)

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After my prior stay at the upscale and trendy Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, I opted to try another IHG hotel located in downtown San Diego. This time, I chose the Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown primarily for its location and IHG Rewards Club redeemability. But was it a good choice? Review: Holiday Inn […]

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Review: Hyatt Regency La Jolla At Aventine (San Diego, CA)

Written by Flying High On Points @ Flying High On Points

Earlier, we took a look at several Category 4 (or below) “vanilla” Hyatt properties in the San Diego area, including Hyatt Place San Diego/Vista-Carlsbad and the Hyatt House San Diego/Carlsbad. We’ll keep that theme going by completing this trilogy with another San Diego hotel, the Hyatt Regency La Jolla At Aventine. Review: Hyatt Regency La […]

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Review: Hyatt Place San Diego/Vista-Carlsbad (San Diego, CA)

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After my previous review on the Hyatt House San Diego/Carlsbad, I’m keeping the “vanilla” Hyatt hotel theme going with the Hyatt Place San Diego/Vista-Carlsbad. Let me be clear, “vanilla” hotels are not a bad thing. In fact, I’d argue that choosing a vanilla hotel is a great way to maximize your points in terms of […]

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Review: Luxembourg And Dinant Tour – Part II – Dinant [Expedia] (From Brussels, Belgium)

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I thoroughly enjoyed the first part of this tour at Luxembourg City. As we drove back to Belgium, I fell asleep on the 1 hour and 45 minute bus ride to Dinant as we traveled the winding forest roads of the Ardennes. When I awoke and I saw Dinant, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Review: […]

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Review: Luxembourg And Dinant Tour – Part I – Luxembourg [Expedia] (From Brussels, Belgium)

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During my stay in Brussels, I was researching things to do in Belgium (from my room at The Hotel.), when it downed on me that Luxembourg was doable via a day-trip. I didn’t want to miss a chance to add a new country to my list, so I began searching Expedia to see if they […]

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Review: The Hotel. (Brussels, Belgium)

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Leaving Amsterdam was hard, especially at 4:00 am. Nevertheless, I checked-out of The Hyatt Regency Amsterdam and caught the first train to Brussels, Belgium, where I’d be staying a few nights at The Hotel. Would I recommend it? Review: The Hotel. (Brussels, Belgium) Editor’s Note: This post is part of my ongoing Travel Series on Europe. […]

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Review: Bruges Day Trip from Amsterdam [Expedia] (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

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I awoke early to meet a friend for breakfast at my hotel, the DoubleTree Hilton Centraal Station. He was exited to visit Bruges, Belgium, a place long on his European travel checklist. At that time, I’m embarrassed to say, I hadn’t heard of Bruges. Nevertheless, I was [of course] game to check-out somewhere new. Was […]

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Review: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof Royal Castle & Oberammergau Tour From Munich [Gray Line] (Munich, Germany)

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Although it was Oktoberfest that brought me to Munich, I had no intention of missing the other main attractions of Bavaria. Chief on my list was Neuschwanstein Castle. Review: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof Royal Castle & Oberammergau Tour From Munich [Gray Line] (Munich, Germany) Editor’s Note: This post is part of my ongoing Travel Series on Europe. Click […]

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Review: Ambassador Transit Lounge, Terminal 3 (Changi International Airport (SIN), Singapore)

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I awoke pre-dawn at the Andaz Singapore and headed straight for SIN airport. Review: Ambassador Transit Lounge, Terminal 3 (Changi International Airport (SIN), Singapore) Editor’s Note: This post is part of my ongoing Asia Travel Series, click here for more posts on all things Indonesia, click here for all things Singapore, and click here for […]

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Review: Cha La Wan Pale Ale (Thailand)

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Keeping with the theme of pale ale micro-brews of Southeast Asia, here’s another one: Cha La Wan Pale Ale. I first ran across this brew at the St. Regis Bangkok. But was it any good? Review: Cha La Wan Pale Ale (Thailand) Editor’s Note: This post is part of my Myanmar–Thailand trip to Asia. For more on […]

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Review: Andaz Pale Ale (Andaz Singapore, Singapore)

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On my recent stay at the Andaz Singapore, I was pleasantly surprised to find my [complimentary] mini-bar had something I hadn’t encountered before – Andaz Pale Ale. Sure, it had the Andaz branding, but was it any good? Review: Andaz Pale Ale (Andaz Singapore, Singapore) Editor’s Note: This post is part of my ongoing Asia […]

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Review: Melia Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

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During a tour of Kuala Lumpur (from Singapore), I needed a place to crash for a couple of hours and the closest place I could find (that was open at 4:00 am) was the Melia Kuala Lumpur. But was it a good choice? Review: Melia Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) Editor’s Note: This post is […]

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Review: Full-Day Semi-Guided Kuala Lumpur Tour From Singapore By Business Coach [Viator]

Written by Flying High On Points @ Flying High On Points

Having walked the streets of Singapore, I next opted to check out another major city, Kuala Lumpur (KL) – from Singapore. To achieve this goal, I needed to find a tour that combined travel from Singapore (and back) and an ambitious tour of KL (in a single day). To my surprise, I found the exact […]

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Review: Scoot Airlines – Flying Bali (DPS) To Singapore (SIN) On A Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Written by Flying High On Points @ Flying High On Points

After a quick stop at Bali DPS Airport’s T/G Lounge, we were ready to board. I was excited to finally check out Scoot Airlines. Review: Scoot Airlines – Flying Bali (DPS) To Singapore (SIN) On A Boeing 787 Dreamliner Editor’s Note: This post is part of my ongoing Asia Travel Series, click here for more […]

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Review: Prost Beer (Indonesia)

Written by Flying High On Points @ Flying High On Points

Bintang Beer may be the reigning king of beers in Indonesia, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any other home-grown contenders for the crown. Case in point, Indonesia’s newest beer, Prost Beer. Review: Prost Beer (Indonesia) Editor’s Note: This post is part of my ongoing Asia Travel Series, click here for more posts on all […]

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