Category Archive: Dave’s Adventures

Dec 02

Best Western Vista Villas – Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Overall 4/5 (physical 3/5, location 3.5/5, view from oceanview rooms 5/5, staff 5/5)

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Feb 18

Free Travel Genius Kiva Challenge

Kiva and our Leap Year Kiva Challenge

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Jan 20

The Phoenician and Scottsdale, AZ

A review of the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale (Phoenix), AZ in January 2012 along with other hints about vacationing in Scottsdale.

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Dec 06

Liberty Hotel – Boston, MA

A review of our mixed experience at the Liberty Hotel in Beacon Hill of Boston, MA.

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Nov 23

California Trip 2010

Our 2010 trip to California including hiking along the Pacific Coast Highway in Big Sur, a jam packed day in San Francisco, and a relaxing weekend in Napa Valley, biking around, sipping wine, eating well and seeing old friends. Includes detailed hotel and restaurant reviews.

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Jul 27

Israel Trip

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My wife and I decided to take a last minute trip to Israel since we just got an infusion of over 200k Delta points by combining offers from two American Express cards with a Membership Rewards transfer bonus. Read on to hear about our travels to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, the north and more along with our luxury hotel, budget hostel and car rental experiences.

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Jun 19

Hilton Amsterdam

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My wife and I stayed at the Hilton in Amsterdam for one night last week. It was a very nice place, but beware of its location, it is nowhere close to the center of Amsterdam. Although I believe it is technically in the city, it feels like a close by suburb. They do treat Diamonds …

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Jun 16

Climbing Kilimanjaro with Zara Tours

My wife and I summited Uruhu Peak of Kilimanjaro on July 10, 2011 at 7:06AM. It was a very exciting. For those considering a similar trip, I would like to share my thoughts. Air The trick is to fly into Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO). JRO is half way between Moshi and Arusha (apx. 30 minutes from …

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May 01

Doubletree Times Square (Hilton)

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You may be asking where to use your Hilton points in New York City. I am currently staying at the Doubletree Times Square and decided to share my thoughts on the place and other options in NYC. Summary: Best all around New York hotel in the Hilton family for most visitors.

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Feb 05

Element Lexington Hotel

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The Element Lexington hotel by Westin (Starwood) is great if you have a need to be in the western or northwestern suburbs of Boston. The Element is a great concept. Very functional rooms, fairly good free meals and green tog boot. However, they are not a business friendly hotel (as much as they think they …

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