I Redeemed My Marriott Suite Night Upgrades – How’d I Do?

With the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program, you get to choose from a list of gifts when you hit 50 qualifying nights, which is also the point where you earn Platinum status. We’ve never “earned” status before (and most likely never will again). so I was overly excited when I logged into Sharon’s Marriott account and was able to choose our gift.

Here are the gifts we were able to pick from:

  • Five Suite Night Awards™
  • Give the gift of Silver Elite status
  • 40% off your favorite mattress
  • Five Elite Night Credits
  • A $100 charity donation

I already knew which one I was choosing – the five Suite Night Awards. They showed up in the account immediately.

Now what to do with them…

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The Travel Blogger Who Got To Visit The Cinderella Castle Suite In Walt Disney World

As you walk up Main Street USA in Walt Disney World, Cinderella Castle is the majestic structure in front of you.

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Measuring 183 feet tall, with 27 spires, it was the largest Disney theme park castle in the world until the completion of the Enchanted Storybook Castle in Shanghai Disneyland Park in 2016.

The castle houses a restaurant and a children’s beauty salon called Bippity Boppity Boutique, the latter of which was previously a retail store before BBB opened in 2007. Both the restaurant and salon are open to the public, albeit by reservations only (and good luck trying to get a Cinderella’s Royal Table reservation less than 180 days out). There is one more space in the castle that’s even more difficult for the public to get a peek of – the Cinderella Castle Suite. Most people never get a chance to see it, but we know of a travel blogger who did…

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The World’s First Entirely Vegan Hotel Suite Is Now Taking Reservations – And You Can Use Points!

You can find niche hotels just about anywhere. The Stadhaus Hotel is run by people with physical, mental or intellectual challenges. Cabin is a “hotel on wheels” of sorts, wherein you can fall asleep in one city and wake up in another. Gayhotels.com helps members of the LGBTQ+ community find hotels that are gay or “accredited” gay friendly places to stay. So it’s really no surprise that vegan hotels, usually identified as simply without meat or fish on their restaurants’ menus, have popped up all around the world in recent years.

But for travelers who are looking for a place to stay that uses vegan friendly materials,  there’s now an entire vegan suite available that not only has the thumbs up from The Vegan Society, but is even bookable by points because it’s owned by an international hotel company!

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Attn: Introverts! You Can Now Fly And Never Even SEE Another Human Being!

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/ˈintrəˌvərt/
noun: Introvert comes from Latin intro-, “inward,” and vertere, “turning.” An introvert generally prefers solitary activities to interacting with large groups of people. If you would rather work through your feelings in your diary than have a conversation, then you are an introvert.

I will be the first to admit that I’m an introvert. As early as my mid-teen years, I was labeled a “snob” by the mother of a friend of mine, because I barely talked to her when I was at their house. But nope, I wasn’t a snob…I was just uncomfortable in making small talk with someone I barely knew.

My introverted personality has continued to this very day, so when I heard about the possibility of flying without really having to interact with – or even see – another person (sorry Joe, I love you, but…), I was 100% sold! Well, that is until

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