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Andaz Papagayo Resort Part 1: The Resort is Beautiful

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great Super Bowl weekend.  The Andaz Papagayo Resort in Liberia, Costa Rica was the last stop on my Central / South America adventure.  After taking my incredible 14 seat Cessna flight from San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) to Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR), I was picked up by the Liberia Airport Shuttle company (contact Gabriela) and driven to the Andaz Papagayo Resort ($49 US for one way).  After a ~45 minute drive from the airport, we arrived at the beautiful resort.  In part 2, I will show you my room and in part 3, I will show you the food.  Stay tuned for those posts.

We stayed 2 nights in mid January and had a great time.  The resort was probably 25% full.   Our stay cost 30,000 Hyatt points total (15,000 / night).  If you have a Hyatt free night certificate from the Chase Hyatt Credit Card, you can use your free night here.

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Park Hyatt St. Kitts 4th Night Free & Wyndham Timeshare Vacation Packages

Good morning everyone, I have 2 hotel deals to share with you.  The first is at the new Park Hyatt St. Kitts in the Caribbean.  You can get your 4th night free along with a $300 airline credit per person.  If you combine that with the Citi Prestige Credit Card 4th Night Free, you might be able to save a ton of money if you had plans to pay for a stay at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts.

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Chase Hyatt Credit Card Targeted Offer: Earn up to 4,000 Bonus Points (Expires March 31)

Good afternoon everyone, I just received the following email from Chase regarding my Chase Hyatt Credit Card.  Chase is sending out targeted offers where you can earn up to 4,000 bonus Hyatt Points if you complete all the requirements by March 31, 2018.  You will receive 500 bonus Hyatt Points for every transaction that is $1,000 or more, on the first 8 transactions for a total of 4,000 bonus Hyatt Points.  If you make 8 x $1,000 transactions on your Chase Hyatt Credit Card, you will receive 8,000 Hyatt Points for 1x spending + 4,000 bonus Hyatt Points for a total of 12,000 Hyatt Points on $8,000 in spend, for a return of 1.5x Hyatt Points per dollar.  You must click the link in the email to register for the promo.

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My Unlikely, But Entertaining 2018 Travel Predictions

Greetings from Uyuni airport in Bolivia.  I have a few minutes before my flight, so I wanted to get this post published.  Sorry for the delay in posting this list, my crystal ball was in the shop for a tuneup. As you can tell from my 2017 travel predictions, I am wrong 99% of the time, so take these predictions with a grain of salt (that I took from the Salar de Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia).  Here are some of my highly unlikely, but entertaining travel predictions for 2018.  Enjoy!


  • After the Virgin America merger, Alaska Airlines will add new routes to Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean
  • Delta Airlines will introduce cash and miles award tickets, then American Airlines and United Airlines will follow suit
  • Southwest Airlines will increase their Transfarency by automatically keeping track of travel funds in each account
  • JetBlue will add new routes along the West Coast and maybe to Hawaii
  • Singapore Airlines will allow you to book United Airlines awards online
  • British Airways will bring back the 4,500 Avios award price in the United States

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Adios Amigos! I’m Traveling Around Central / South America (LPB, UYU, GUA, SAL, MGA & LIR)

Hola amigos!  My friend Jim and I am heading south of the border (and hemisphere) for a few days and visiting the following cities around Central / South America:

  • La Paz, Bolivia (LPB)
  • Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia (UYU)
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA)
  • San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)
  • Managua, Nicaragua (MGA)
  • Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)

If you want to see those cities plotted on a map, here is the Great Circle Mapper view. I left out the flights to/from San Francisco, the airline routing, and bus ride, otherwise the map would be too messy.

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