Archive | November, 2014

Selecting an Inca Trail Tour Group for Machu Picchu

28 November 2014

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Machu Picchu

I am currently in the process of trying to find a tour company to join for my Inca Trail hike when in Peru. I read a few articles online, including this one, about how to find a good company. I was told to book months in advance since the tickets (of which tere are only […]

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Great Resources for Planning My Trip – Cusco

24 November 2014

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Cuzco

Here I will list some of the online resources I bookmarked from planning my trip to Cusco, where I will spend several days before journeying to Machu Picchu. My first question was where to stay in Cusco, since I have no hotel points to use at this time (I spent them all in Panama and […]

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Great Resources for Planning My Trip – Lima

19 November 2014

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Lima

In this post I am simply sharing some online resources I used for planning my trip. I will describe only Lima, Peru and save Cusco and Panama City for other posts. — Lima is home to the worlds largest park of choreographed fountains at Parque de la Reserva – take a look. One sight that […]

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Use Award Wallet to Track Your Loyalty Programs

16 November 2014

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Web Resource

One of the many Must Have travel tools in my online arsenal. AwardWallet keeps track and monitors over 640 reward programs such as your frequent flyer miles, hotel and credit card points. Get notified when your balances change and before your points expire. Sign-Up for Free at Award Wallet.  

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Booking My Hotels for Panama and Lima Using Marriott Points

15 November 2014

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So now that I have the first 2 legs of my trip booked via frequent flyer miles, I am going to use my Marriott points to book my hotel rooms. I recently Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card offered by Chase Bank. This got me 70,000 Marriott points with only a $2000 spend in 2 months. I […]

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Booking My Free Flight to Peru

11 November 2014

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Machu Picchu

So I decided that for my 50th birthday in May I would like to do something epic (even thought I hate that word – it is now overused). There are 3 man-made sights south of the Texas border that I have always wanted to see: the Panama Canal; Machu Picchu, and Christ the Redeemer (Rio). […]

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