Choice Privileges deals in Melbourne, Australia

Learning there are currently potential sub-$400 round trip tickets to Melbourne, Australia from Honolulu with JetStar had me looking into Melbourne hotel options. Choice Hotels has one of the best deals around for Melbourne for stays through September 15, 2022. Comfort Apartments Royal Gardens – 10,000/16,000 points per night (weeknight/weekend) through Sep 15, 2022 10,000…

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Venice Unmasked

Is Venice the original European tourist trap? There is no denying that Venice relies on tourism as the economic driver of this historic city. The most amazing aspect of my trip is the lack of evidence in my photos to visually document how pervasive souvenir shops are on the streets of Venice. Seriously, how many…

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Hotel deals in Europe IHG points can buy

IHG has a sale with 80% bonus points for a $5.56 per 1,000 points offer. The purchase limit is 450,000 points for $2,500. This offer ends June 10, 2022. IHG Rewards normally sells points at three different rates, depending on how many points are purchased: All points sales are increments of 1,000 points. 1,000 –…

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Venice Verve

Venice fascinated me. The city is a wonderful walking city with its pedestrian only streets and alleys. Centuries old architecture all around in stunning restored glory and various states of decay provides a visual mosiac through time from every vantage point. Getting lost among the maze of alleys, bridges and canal separated island blocks is…

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