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Here you will find hotel trends, news and reviews. As a travel writer, I stay in lots of hotels and am always looking for properties with functional yet innovative design, cutting-edge technology and outstanding service.

Here is my current list of favorite hotels that meet and exceed the above criteria:
10 Reasons to Take Advantage of the SPG Cards’ Highest Bonuses EVER

It’s no secret that I LOVE the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Cards from American Express! These cards have enabled my family to have some ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME experiences for next to nothing. We’ve done things like watch the Cubs play at Wrigley Field in the SPG Luxury Suite to enjoying “School of Rock” on Broadway in second-row… Continue reading

Southern California Vacation: 8 Awesome Things to Do for Couples

Doesn’t a Southern California vacation sound wonderful? Who can argue with beautiful landscapes, miles of ocean, California sunshine and loads of things to do? My husband and I enjoyed a romantic getaway to this area and I’ve put together some of our top 8 things to do in Southern California. How to Get to Southern California… Continue reading

What to Expect From Hotel Loyalty Programs in 2017

Imagine a hotel experience as personalized as your movie recommendations on Netflix or product picks on That is where hotel loyalty programs are headed, according to Thom Kozik, vice president of global loyalty at Marriott International. “We are looking for the right opportunity that brings value to you,” he says. “It’s all about a… Continue reading

SPG Credit Cards Highest Bonuses EVER: For a Limited Time Earn 35,000 Points!

The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Cards from American Express are once again at their highest bonuses ever of 35,000 points each for NEW card members. The company offered the same bonuses last year for a limited time, as well, which is when I took advantage of the offers. Unfortunately, you can only do them once! Note: To apply… Continue reading

Hilton HHonors Rewards Program Now Hilton Honors + 4 Exciting Updates for 2017

Note: This post contains affiliate links, for which I earn a small commission to support Go to Travel Gal if you make a purchase after clicking through. Big news from Hilton today! The Hilton HHonors rewards program is undergoing some major changes for 2017, including a name change to Hilton Honors and some great new… Continue reading

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