Hilton Reviews – Recapping Our Many International Hotel Stays With the Brand

We're no strangers to staying in nice hotels when we travel, and more often than not when we need a really luxurious hotel stay we find ourselves checking out the Hilton hotel property chain as Angie amasses close to 1,000,000 points a year on the hotel chain for her day job travels (not to mention, that highly coveted Diamond status).

In this one, we wanted to compile a database of the Hilton reviews we've published over the years, and give a quick snapshot of each property we've stayed in to-date. Suffice it to say, we've stayed in a few gems (and a few misses, too). 

We will also be sharing status perks we received at each of the Hilton hotels as well as part of our gold and/or diamond status (depending on visit dates). Some of these may be as simple as a room upgrade or a free cocktail, others are a bit more unusual like spa access, free bikes or water sports, special breakfasts, and more. It is worth noting that perks often change and are only a reflection of the things we received during our visit.

Disclosure: We are not partners with Hilton in any capacity. We have paid for every hotel featured in this guide on points or weekend certificates received from credit cards (although we do pay for all of our meals and incidentals). We received Gold status through a credit card and later Diamond status through Angie's work travels to more conventional properties- those hotels are not featured herein. Outbound links are to our affiliate account on Booking.com; however, if you are booking as a status guest we do recommend you book directly with Hilton for the best chances of upgrades and other perks.

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10 Ways to Hack Your Honeymoon Fund

The following is a guest post by World Wide Honeymoon.

If you’re engaged, congrats! It’s truly an amazing and special time.

It also is the time to start planning a wedding and a honeymoon. And, with that, you’ll start realizing just how expensive it can be. We get it, as we were in the same position a year ago, trying to find ways to save money as well.

Today, we’re sharing how to hack your honeymoon fund to have an amazing honeymoon after that romantic wedding.

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Do You Really Need Southwest Early Bird Check In for Your Flight?

Southwest's boarding procedure is an interesting one.

Rather than boarding in large groups at random, Southwest assigns specific boarding numbers to all passengers ranging from A1-60, B1-60, and C1-60 to board the planes.

This is done at check-in, and those who check-in 24 hours in advance vie to get a better boarding position than those who check in later in the day.

But there is an option for those who do not want the dreaded C boarding class to appear on their ticket- Southwest Early Bird Check In.

I tried this one out on a recent flight, and thought it would be appropriate to share when this one is worth it and the other cases when it really isn't.

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