A Trip to Brazil Requires a Meal at a Churrascaria

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Unless you are a vegetarian, no trip to Brazil is complete without a meal at a Churrascaria!  What is a Churrascaria?  It is a restaurant where food is cooked on a pit or grill, and then the waiters go from table to table with knives and skewers, slicing various kinds of meat, be it beef, pork, sausage, … Read More

Bidding For Upgrades?


I am going on a trip to South Africa shortly.  I am flying on Etihad Airlines (with the first leg from JFK-CDG on American Airlines). The whole shebang cost under $400!  (not counting the amounts I paid for additional flights to Capetown) I have received emails from Etihad inviting me to submit bids to upgrade … Read More

10,500 Bonus Hyatt Gold Passport Points

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I received this email from Hyatt Hotels congratulating me on my 50th unique Hyatt Hotel stay. With your recent travels, you’ve done it again – you’ve reached another Hyatt Milestone. It’s even more rare and special than the last, and your travel trail is longer than ever. From your first Hyatt hotel stay at Hyatt … Read More

Win a Trip to Copenhagen with the Radisson Blu Egg Chair Design Contest


There’s a new contest from Radisson Blu in collaboration with Republic of Fritz Hansen: The Radisson Blu Egg Chair Design Contest   A bit of background:  In 1960, legendary architect Arne Jacobsen designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, now known as the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel.  As part of that project, he designed the famous … Read More

The State-of-the Art Fitness Center and Pool at the Hyatt Regency Princeton

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The Hyatt Regency in Princeton, New Jersey has a state-of-the-art StayFit Gym and a fabulous indoor pool. Both have been recently renovated.  I honestly feel that, whether for a business traveler or a family weekend, it is wonderful to know you can go downstairs and work out in a really good environment, with really good machines … Read More