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Post 5 of 6 in series: How to take a luxurious trip to a warm-weather place, hopefully not too far away, without paying for it.
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Here's how, in September 2015, I managed to marry the love of my life, high atop a mountainside overlooking Lake Como, Italy.
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More importantly, here's how we managed amazing accommodations for a 9 night honeymoon in CinqueTerre, Venice, and Milan, paying 420 Euros, saving us 5,698 Euros off the retail price of 6,118 Euros.
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Please feel free to ask me questions! I know this stuff can be complicated and overwhelming. I'm here to help you travel more for less. Good luck.
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Post 4 of 6 in series: How to take a luxurious winter-time trip to a warm weather place, hopefully not too far away, without paying for it.
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Here's how, in May 2017, we managed flights for 2 to Wailea, Maui, HI, 6 nights accommodations, including 2 unforgettable nights in a 2-bedroom beachside villa at the Fairmont Kea Lani, 5 rounds of golf at Wailea Golf Club, a Nissan Pathfinder rental car, and a weeks worth of food/drink, paying roughly 20% of the retail price.
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Please feel free to ask me questions! I know this stuff can be complicated and overwhelming. I'm here to help you travel more for less. Good luck. .
Post 3 of 6 in series: How to take a luxurious winter-time trip to a warm weather place, hopefully not too far away, without paying for it.
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Here's how, in October 2016, we managed flights for 2 to Phoenix, AZ (Scottsdale), 6 rounds of golf, an Audi A4 rental car, and 8 nights accommodations in a private casita/suite at the 5-diamond Fairmont Princess Scottsdale resort paying just $1,793, saving us $4,957 off the retail price of $6,740.
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Www.howtotravelmoreforless.com/travels/scottsdale-arizona/
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Please feel free to ask me questions! I know this stuff can be complicated and overwhelming. I'm here to help you travel more for less. Good luck.
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Honeymoon in Italy: Venice, Hilton Molino Stucky. 9 nights accommodations retail 6118 Euros, we paid 420, we saved 5698 euros.
Taken at Villa Balbianello, a spectacular gem in this world. Fun fact: Star Wars and 007 had scenes shot on this same lawn. I'll be adding at least a few more photos from our adventures in Lake Como with 25 of our closest family and friends last year. If you are looking for a romantic, scenic, or cultural adventure, I highly recommend northern Italy.
The view from our room during our 2016 trip to Maui. We loved it so much we will go back again this year. See my blog post titled "Award Booking: amazing example" to see how we turned a $2,000 price tag for 2 for flights into a $22 price tag. It's pretty epic. I hope stuff like this inspires you to travel more, the way you want and spend much less! Cheers.
Took this shot after a 4hr drive to Crested Butte, CO followed by a 90min drive deeper into the mountains followed by a 60min hike to what is known here as "Beaver Lake." The Beaver's created a dam that allowed for a serine small lake to form. Thanks to my brother-in-law Nick for taking us there.
One of the best hikes in Arizona is the West Fork Trail outside of Sedona. Try to catch it right so you can experience the beautiful fall foliage. If you haven't been to this part of the country/world, start bookin' your trip now 😉.
Villa del Balbianello! Overlooking the stunning Lake Como, Italy. Built in 1787 for the Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini. Maybe we need to change professions?!? It has been the site of feature film shootings such as 007 Casino Royal in 2006 and Star Wars episode II in 2002. We took a private tour of this beautiful Villa before heading to the nearby Isola Comacina for the best dinner experience of our lives.
I took this shot from our balcony overlooking the cove of the little fishing village off Italy's Mediterranean coast, known as Riomaggiore. Riomaggiore is the northernmost of Cinque Terre's 5 famous coastal towns. We spent 4 nights here and loved every minute of it. From the pizza and gelato to the private boat trips and long coastal hikes, this is a one-of-a-kind experience.
@retifit walking down the entrance pathway to the Grand Wailea, Waldorf Astoria Resort, Maui, Hawaii. I took this shot one morning and we loved it so much that we feature it on my wife's website www.retifit.com. check her out! Wanna head to Maui and afford it? Check out my blog and get ideas from how we did it.
A sunset gem from Wailea, Maui, HI. The resorts: Marriott, Four Seasons, Fairmont, Waldorf Astoria, that line the soithwest coast of Maui, in beautiful Wailea, are exquisite. I highly recommend!
From high above! We look down on the town of Varenna, Lake Como, Italy, from a mountainside bed&breakfast/church/wedding ceremony site. The three major towns in Lake Como are Bellagio, Menaggio, and Varenna. From what I hear, Varenna flies under the radar and is the least touristy of the three. If you're looking for a more secluded, romantic, or locally authentic scene, I recommend checking out Varenna. Anyone out there have a similar/different opinion??
Awaiting my bride for some first look photos on our wedding day in Varenna, Lake Como, Italy. I think I'm trying to be cool and do some pose/model type deal. A silly boy, I am.
2 nights ago! Sunset in Southern California from the deck of the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, CA. Most of last week was so rainy/foggy that the CA drought was officially lifted and is no more. So, good for the state, bad for sunsets. This one, however, was worth the wait. More to come from this resort, the Aviara golf course, and some awesome times in Laguna Niguel/Dana Point.
The Alps! If you haven't been up here...then you haven't lived! Haha, kidding kidding, I've spent a total of like 6hrs atop the Alps and most of the time I was on my butt, face deep in snow. I did manage to capture this gem though. See how far off in the distance this mountain range goes? Phew!