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The Problem. Let’s talk rental cars in Hawaii specifically…if you’ve traveled recently and tried to rent a car at the airport, you’ve probably run into insane rates or zero availability.  Like economy cars for $1000+/week, yikes! The Workaround. Did you know hotels contract with companies like Enterprise?  Contact your hotel to see if they offer […]

Rental Car Tips & Tricks

May 13, 2021

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Real Client Success Story Points Earned. Real Client Success Story. Clients earned a combination of 200,000 Marriott Bonvoy points and 150,000 Chase Ultimate Reward points this last year. Their goal: to stay at Papaya Playa Project in Tulum (Marriott property), Mexico, for seven nights using points. Common Question. They have Marriott Platinum Elite status. They […]

Real Client Success Story, Tulum

May 4, 2021

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American Express Points Do you want to know our favorite way to use Amex points? Points are like cash, right?! So why not utilize them the best way you can? ✈️Of course, you can use the Amex portal to book your reward points, but we think transferring to one of Amex’s 19 airline partners is […]

Best Way to Use Amex Points!

April 6, 2021

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Real Client Success Story The Goal. Collecting points and miles does not have to be complicated when you have a strategic plan.  I met with a couple last summer who were not yet ready to travel but wanted to collect as many “flexible travel” points as they could with the intent to travel on credit […]

Real Client Success Story. Cabo San Lucas

March 7, 2021

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Real Client Success Story. The Goal. Best Hubby Award for this client! He contacted me to plan a luxury spa “babymoon” for his pregnant wife and her Mom (grandma-to-be) at the new Miraval Berkshires Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. He wanted to do this surprise spa vacation as a Mother’s Day gift- they are […]

Real Clients Success Story: Baby Moon

February 25, 2021

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First Class Lay-Flat Hack. ✈️ First Class lay-flat hack!  Book an international plane for a domestic flight.   My clients are flying to California for an anniversary trip and hired me to plan their trip, including first-class flights on miles! Know your Aircrafts. ✈️ Do you know with a little research, you too can find first-class domestic flights […]

February 15, 2021

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Real Client Success Story Are you thinking of popping THE question? I always suggest adding a new credit card when you are going to make a big purchase, right?!  Well, a diamond ring IS a big purchase!  EEEK, I cannot wait to share this engagement story with you!The Goal. 💍I met with my client back […]

Real Client Success Story: Engagement in Cabo

February 9, 2021

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We all want a complimentary suite upgrade, right?  Here is our 3 Step Method to scoring free suites!  We used this process for our complimentary suite upgrade on Maui December 2020. 90% of the time, our method works for complimentary upgrades. Of course, suite upgrades are based on hotel availability at the time of check-in. We […]

3 Step Process to Free Marriott Hotel Upgrades

January 12, 2021

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Dear Hello Sunny Skies, Women can be so judgy. I want to learn how to travel hack to stay at luxury resorts, but I don’t want any of my friends to know. Which hotel-branded credit card should I start with? Dear Your Secret is Safe with Me, I get it, women can be judgy…but really, […]

I need a little advice #1

December 4, 2020

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Scoolcation, we tried it and what a success it was! Our children’s schools have been closed since March 2020, so the kids are learning virtually. Learning remotely has many challenges, one being the mental health of our teenage children. With that in mind, we booked a two-bedroom, three-bath residence at The Ritz Carlton in Bal […]

Schoolcation in Bal Harbour, Florida

November 29, 2020