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Your Ultimate Guide to Million Miler Status with United

It happened! My sweet husband is officially a “Million Miler” with United Airlines. He crossed over the million mile mark on our recent flight from Auckland, New Zealand (AKL), to San Francisco, USA. and I could not be more proud of him. What is that and what does it mean for us? Read on! What… Continue reading Your Ultimate Guide to Million Miler Status with United

Hawaii · Movie Moments · Uncategorized

Movie Moments: Hawaii Family Movie Night

The countdown is ON! Steve and I are planning our yearly trip to Hawaii for our anniversary, and it was too impossible to pick just one movie to represent Hawaii. So I decided to do a series of movie nights highlighting all my favorites and the most notable! This week we’re going family friendly. Check out… Continue reading Movie Moments: Hawaii Family Movie Night

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United Polaris Review: AKL-SFO

You may have heard about United Polaris, the new, combined United Business and First Classes. Their soft product (new dining experiences, fancy bedding, PJ’s, and other perks) has been rolling out over the last two years, but they have been perfecting those experiences and are in the process of rolling out their new equipment and… Continue reading United Polaris Review: AKL-SFO

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Destination: Creative Retreat (And Why You Need One!)

Sometimes you just need to get away! I’ve been working on a writing project recently, so when the opportunity came for me to change things up, I took it. My husband had to take a business trip, and since I couldn’t go with him, I decided to take a little trip of my own. I… Continue reading Destination: Creative Retreat (And Why You Need One!)

New Zealand North · Uncategorized · World Foods

What to Eat on New Zealand’s North Island

It’s been a while since I did a food post, so it’s high time! We recently got home from a whirl-wind trip to the Coromandel Peninsula on New Zealand’s North Island, and wouldn’t you know: we had to eat. Here’s the run-down of all the delicious things we ate and what we recommend to you… Continue reading What to Eat on New Zealand’s North Island

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4 Days in Whitianga

When we decided to head back to New Zealand to explore its North Island, we had a hard time deciding where to spend our limited time. New Zealand relies heavily on road tripping, and it seemed like all the things we were interested in were at least 2-3 hours apart. Until we settled on Whitianga.… Continue reading 4 Days in Whitianga

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Air New Zealand Business Class SFO-AKL

Some problems really do come with a silver lining. For us, realizing we missed our connecting flight in San Francisco on our way to New Zealand by mere minutes was basically heart-breaking–even moreso because at that point, we had already been up for 22+ hours, and now we had to fix this problem. After exhausting… Continue reading Air New Zealand Business Class SFO-AKL

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What to Know Before You Visit the Coromandel Peninsula

Who loves a beach vacation? I sure do! Each winter, my husband Steve and I take a summery trip to get a break from the cold and gray days. This time around we picked the Coromandel Peninsula, a beautiful region on New Zealand’s North Island. And since my home base of D.C. got nearly a… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit the Coromandel Peninsula

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SFO United Polaris Lounge

Exciting news! There’s a new lounge at SFO, and it’s one of the most exclusive spots in town. New United Polaris Lounges are popping up all over the United States, with one now available in San Francisco, and my husband Steve and I were fortunate enough to pass through on our layovers to and from… Continue reading SFO United Polaris Lounge

Hawaii · Movie Moments · Uncategorized

Movie Moments: Hawaii Chick Flick Movie Night

It’s #MovieNight! Grab your girlfriends (or your adoring significant other), some movie food, and one of these movies, and you’ll have a recipe for the perfect chick flick movie night—or movie marathon! It’s impossible for me to pick just one Hawaii movie for the Year of Movie Moments, so in honor of our upcoming 5th… Continue reading Movie Moments: Hawaii Chick Flick Movie Night