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With the year in 2020 coming to an anticipated close, as it some times happens, I was short a few night credits for renewing next year’s Marriott Bonvoy status. Even though Marriott was offering roll over elite status for the year 2021, I was only a few nights short of qualifying for Titanium status again. Not knowing how Marriott was going to calculate status for 2022 as a result of the worldwide… Read More

On our way back from the United Arab Emirates and the Maldives, we had a two day stopover in Qatar. You never know when your travels will bring you back so it’s important to take advantage of these opportunities if you can. We ended up at the Marriott Doha Hotel located near the old Doha International Airport for a convenient two day stay. While not the newest property, it make up for… Read More

Among life’s bucket list items are unique experiences that you can only do every now and then. My travel list happened to include staying in an overwater villa. The Park Hyatt Park Water Villa was built over top of a thriving house reef packed with coral fish. It was an excellent stay experience and something to experience at least once. This post is one chapter in our trip to the United Arab… Read More

Our time at the Park Hyatt Maldives was exotic, contemporary and idyllic at the same time. At one time, The Park Hyatt Maldives was one of the only points properties in the Maldives and is still well worth the effort to get there. I’ve split up our stay experience into three parts, the Resort and and Park Villa (this review), the The Park Hyatt Maldives Overwater Villa (and the world class house… Read More

We set off our arrival in the Maldives by a short stay at the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa. While this was a convenient resort to the airport, it wasn’t necessarily the experience that you’d expect when travelling all the way to the Maldives. Despite this, it was a great transfer hotel and we’d easily stay here again if the rates were competitive. This post is one chapter in our… Read More

With two nights in Abu Dhabi, we were looking for some well placed accommodation that also offered resort like features. We ended up at the dated Sheraton Abu Dhabi, which is situated just off the corniche. The hotel was satisfactory for a leisure stay, but wasn’t all too inspiring as compared to the many other hotels in Abu Dhabi that were likely more interesting. This post is one chapter in our trip… Read More

We couldn’t come all the way out to the desert without getting to try some experiences and the beauty that it’s known for. The Qsar Al Sarab Resort had set up some activities that were included in our room rate that allowed us to experience the desert beauty up close. This post is one chapter in our trip to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and the Maldives on United Airlines and Etihad… Read More

The Qsar Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anatara was an especially neat experience. Being able to experience resort like luxury in the middle of sand dunes was a unique and unusual experience. In this report, we’ll go over the accomodations and resort features. In then next post, I will review some Desert Retreat activities at Qsar Al Sarab and share some of the experiences that we did while staying at the property…. Read More

After a lot of research on where to stay in Dubai, we decided on the Dubai Marina area. It was situated in a nice neighbourhood with access to nearby Jumeriah Beach. It also had reasonable access around Dubai thanks to being close to the Dubai Metro less than 10 minutes walk from the property. This post is one chapter in our trip to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and the Maldives on… Read More

As the end of the year in 2020 came around, I was short a few night credits for renewing next year’s Marriot Bonvoy status. Even though Marriott was offering roll over elite status for the year 2021, I was only a few nights short of qualifying for Titanium status again. Not knowing how Marriott was going to calculate status for 2022, I figured it would be worthwhile earning status the actual way… Read More