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$200 Uber credit with the American Express Platinum Card!

One of the new perks for American Express Platinum card members is the $200 credit for Uber.  It is a great savings. and there are some easy, but important steps, to be taken in order to claim the $200 annually.   - Love the "Black Car" option! Always5Star way to get around town!   Download the Uber app and Register your ...

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Hornblower Luxury Yacht Cruises Long Beach, California

Have you ever dreamed of cruising on a luxury yacht?     - Hornblower luxury yacht docked at Long Beach Harbor   The Hornblower Cruises and Events is a great way to accomplish this goal.  The cruise line is now offering cruises from the Long Beach Harbor.  The harbor area is beautiful and cruising offers fantastic views of ...

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Why the AMEX Platinum Fine Hotels & Resorts Benefit is a great value!

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  What is the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program and how good are the benefits?    - The beautiful St. Regis Houston, Texas - My room upgrade with the Fine Hotels & Resorts program   One of the many perks you will love about the American Express Platinum credit card is the Fine Hotels and Resorts Benefit ...

Hyatt Regency Tyson Corner Center

Hyatt Regency Tyson Corner Center will surprise you!   I travel often to Washington D.C. and I have had the opportunity to stay at luxury five star hotels.  I had heard there was a fairly new Hyatt hotel (opened in 2015) that was located in Tyson Corner.  I am currently a Hyatt "Globalist" and was seeking a ...

Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay Resort For Any Occasion!

  When looking for a luxury hotel/resort to celebrate a special occasion, I know that I can trust the quality of a Ritz-Carlton property.   -The beautiful Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay golf course with amazing coastal views   I have stayed at many Ritz-Carlton's around the world and am a big fan of this brand for several reasons. Here are my five-star points ...

Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay Spa

  Perched on a ocean side cliff sits the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay Resort.  Inside this beautiful resort is a wonderful spa that will be sure to create the relaxing and much deserved break we all need!     The resort with the beautiful ocean and golf views   Whether staying at the resort, or if you happen to live ...

Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay – Grounds and Activities

During the winter, the Hot Chocolate Bar is a must.  The bar offers all sorts of condiments and toppings for a steaming hot cup of chocolate.  My favorite was adding whipped cream, nuts, and some sprinkles.  I noticed several people being quite creative in their choice of toppings.  They offer some adult beverage additives as ...

Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay – The Club Lounge

What is The Club Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay?   The Club Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton is a private lounge requiring an upgrade purchase price with your room.  The lounge is located usually on a special floor of the hotel, that only Club Lounge rooms can access.  The lounge features an endless array of beverages and ...

#5StarTip🌟: How to turn your cell phone camera into a valuable travel resource

🌟How many times have you received a valet ticket and couldn't find it when it was time to get your car?   🌟How many times did you forget where your car was parked, especially at a large airport parking lot?   It has happened enough times to me that I knew I needed to find a solution.  Recently, I noticed, ...

Why I love The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Chase Credit Card

  Why do I love The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card?   - Our room at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto, Canada   Here are just a few of the great reasons why:   I have really enjoyed utilizing the benefits from my Ritz-Carlton Rewards credit card for several trips in 2016.  So much so, that I felt it important to share my positive experiences ...