Want to stay at a Luxury hotel for less this summer? Here is a 5StarTip!

Dreamed of staying at a luxury resort and find that it doesn't quite fit your budget?     The spa pool area at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch   Here is one way you can accomplish this:   Book off-season!  Yes, there are locations around the world where summer is their off-season.  There are destinations ...

Ritz Carlton Chase Credit Card or AMEX Platinum – which has the better airline credit?

  Wondering which card has a better program for crediting airline incidental fees?       I asked myself this question recently because I currently have both the Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Chase credit card and a Platinum Card® from American Express.  Both have yearly airline incidental fee reimbursement benefits.  As I have not taken advantage of these benefits from either card so far this year, ...

Citibank Prestige Credit Card big cuts in card benefits for 7/23/2017!

Citibank will no longer offer American Airline Admirals Club lounge access and complimentary international golf!     Here is a Always 5 Star look at changes that will be made:     🌟American Airlines Admirals Club lounge Access: If you are a Citibank Prestige credit card holder you probably enjoyed the American Airline Admirals Club lounge access.  Be aware that the company ...

How to get a Hyatt lux room using the Point+Cash program

Have you been looking to get an amazing room price at a Hyatt Hotel?  Then use the Gold Passport Points + Cash program. Just a few simple steps: I am a huge fan of the Hyatt Hotel's Gold Passport Rewards program.  Each year I make it a goal to achieve the coveted Diamond* (highest) status. After spending time researching several ...

What is the right amount to tip? Problem solved! Including a free printable chart!

Ever wonder what is the right amount to tip when you are traveling domestically or internationally?  The answer is here! I don’t know about you, but I have found the proper etiquette to tipping to be somewhat baffling.  I believe in tipping and rewarding for good service.  It is known that most people working in the travel ...

Review of the Park Hyatt Maldives

  Park Hyatt Maldives is paradise!   The Park Hyatt Maldives is a very special resort for many reasons and is a place worth adding to your bucket list. On a small island in the Indian Ocean, the Park Hyatt is not your usual luxury resort. It offers seclusion, a self-sustaining Eco-friendly footprint, 50 romantic private villas on and ...