A Luxury Stay on the Big Island: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

I’ve been lucky enough to visit the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai three times in the last few years, and I have to say, it’s quite possibly my favorite resort to visit on the planet. There’s no doubt it’s one of the best resorts in Hawaii, and it’s easy to see why. This 5 star property features everything from 7 pools and 5 restaurants to an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus designed golf course set on a volcanic landscape. For our trip, we left at the end of January, which is high season for the Big Island as people try to escape the cold. It’s also the perfect season for whale watching, and if you’re lucky, you can see them right from the beach at the resort. Leaving Austin for this January/February trip was the perfect way to escape the cold fronts that had rolled into Texas, and the weather in Hawaii was perfect. “Winter” on the Big Island tends to be in the 70s/80s with lows in the 60s, so while you’ll want to pack a sweater, it’s much more mild than most other destinations.

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Checking In: The Radisson Red in Downtown Minneapolis

I recently went on the trip of a lifetime with Radisson Hotels to Glacier National Park in Montana and to Minneapolis, all booked using 1 million Radisson Rewards. While planning this epic trip, I opted for Minneapolis for several reasons: 1) the State Fair would be in town, and Minnesota has the 2nd largest State Fair in the country after Texas!; 2) I’ve been to Minneapolis before, but had never explored properly; 3) I have always wanted to visit the Mall of America; 4) Radisson has some of their best property redemptions in Minneapolis, including the Radisson Blu Downtown, the Radisson Blu at the Mall of America, and the Radisson RED Downtown; and 5) Minneapolis is one of the few non-stop flight options from Kalispell, Montana. Initially, I had planned to spend more time in Minneapolis exploring all three luxury Radisson properties, but my travel schedule unfortunately did not allow it. So, after some research, I picked the Radisson RED for my time in Minneapolis for a unique and modern hotel stay experience.

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Where To Stay In Iceland: The 5 Coolest Airbnbs

When traveling in Iceland, there are so many cool Airbnbs to stay in during your visit, so it can be hard to choose which ones are worth the money. But if you’re going to go all the way to Iceland, you might as well do it in style. So with that said, here are 5 of the most epic Airbnbs in Iceland, from northern light watching in a wooden igloo to a traditional black house. These are the Airbnbs in Iceland worth splurging on!

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