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Why I am jumping on Choice Privileges 10,000 points for one stay by Dec 31

Choice Privileges Members Only Madness promotions this week culminate in a good value ‘mattress run’ worthy offer to earn 10,000 points for one stay booked by Friday, November 22 and completed by December 31, 2019. Promotion registration is required for

Monterey off-season

November is the beginning of off-season tourism around Monterey, California. Traditionally November means the start of the California rain season where five to six months offer rain showers and potential for major Pacific storms on the Central Coast of California.

Choice Privileges Changing Reward Rates mid-season

Something with Choice Privileges reward night rates I have noticed several times over the past year is reward rates increased at a specific hotel mid-season after weeks of the hotel posting a lower reward night rate. Three of these instances

Touring and dining around Monterey and Big Sur

The first week of October my family came to visit me in Monterey. I spent four days living like a tourist in and around my home town with hotel stays, sightseeing and several restaurant meals. Here are some photos from

Choice Privileges changes price of points and offers best ever sale to Nov 2

Choice Privileges has a mystery discount offer for points purchases from Oct 3-Nov 2, 2019 targeted to each member’s account for 20%, 25% or 30% off the regular purchase price. The difference between this sale and the last sale for

USA Hotel Reviews

USA Arizona The Wigwam Golf Resort, Litchfield Park (Luxury Collection in 2008, rebranded) (2008) California Andaz West Hollywood (2012) Country Inn Calabasas (2012) – rebranded Anaheim Best Western Plus Park Place Inn (2018) Laguna Niguel Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel (2011)

Loyalty Traveler – California

California Travels Sierra Nevada Mountains Rafting Tuolumne River Wilderness with SierraMac. Mark Twain’s legacy in Calaveras County, California jumping frogs at Calaveras County Fair (May 24, 2014) Rafting the Tuolumne River Wilderness (May 24, 2014) 18 miles with Sierra Mac River Trips

Loyalty Traveler Travels

This is a collection of posts from countries and states, cities, hotels, airports, parks and museums where I have traveled on Loyalty Traveler trips over the past decade. My trip reports focus on cost of travel, hotel and flight reviews

Monterey in May means seal pups and humpback whales

Plentiful sunshine is a gift of Monterey in May. These are the weeks before peak summer tourism season days really ramp up and makes driving Highway 1 south to Carmel and Big Sur a drag for local residents. And these

Famous Lone Cypress loses limb in last week’s storm

Pebble Beach turns 100 years old in 2019. The 250-years-old Lone Cypress on a granite rocky perch  above the Pacific Ocean of Carmel Bay has been the trademarked icon of Pebble Beach since its founding. Strong winds from a Pacific