Our 2016 Travel Review! From Australia to Europe and Everything In Between

Our 2016 Travel Review, to Australia and Europe and more
While everyone is saying good riddance to 2016 because of all the celebrity deaths, 2016 was one my best years of my life! First and foremost I got married to my best friend, Beth, this summer, it was an amazing wedding with friends and family. On top of getting married it was by far the best travel year I have ever had with many of my travel goals (bucket list) being hit. Miles and points allowed us to travel to many of the destinations in 2016 that we could not have typically afforded othe...
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Day Trip to Kotor, Montenegro from Dubrovnik

A Day Trip from Dubrovnik, Croatia to Beautiful Kotor, Montenegro
Day Trip to Montenegro We absolutely loved our stay at the Sheraton Dubrovnik as part of our long honeymoon. The Sheraton was a perfect base for exploring all of southern Croatia aka Dalmatia, Montenegro, and even Bosnia and Herzegovina. We didn't have enough time to go into Bosnia, but we did head to Montenegro on a day trip and really enjoyed it! From Dubrovnik it was a short 1.5 hour drive to get to Kotor, Montenegro. The drive itself was worth it. Starting off from Dubrovnik you head s...
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Is Venice Overrated? Our 3 Days Wandering the City

Is Venice Overrated? Our 3 days wandering the city
As part of our long honeymoon we made a stop in the historic but maybe overrated city of Venice. This was our last stop on our tour of Italy before we headed to Croatia. In Italy we absolutely loved hiking in Cinque Terre and exploring Rome so maybe we set the bar too high for Venice. We had 3 nights in Venice giving us 3 days to explore, it was probably 2 days too many! Our 3 Days In Venice Getting to Venice from Cinque Terre required a 6 hour train journey with a short stop in Milan. The...
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Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel Review, An Amazing Stay!

Hotel review of the amazing Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera in Croatia
Point Booking Our last destination on our amazing 3 week honeymoon was to beautiful Croatia and we stayed at the equally amazing Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel. The Sheraton is a brand new hotel with the grand opening happening just last October. Despite it being it's first summer we didn't notice any issues at all! We initially booked this hotel when it was a Starwood category 4 hotel, meaning it cost 10,000 points per night. It would have ran a total of 40,000 points for our 5 night st...
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Volotea 717 Flight Review, Venice to Dubrovnik

Volotea 717 Flight Review from Venice to Dubrovnik
Booking a Volotea Flight from Venice to Dubrovnik Beth and I wrapped up our time in Italy with a final stop in Venice and then a flight on the ultra low cost carrier Volotea to wonderful Dubrovnik. More on Venice later! Our flight from Venice (VCE) to Dubrovnik (DBV) left early in the morning at 7:15 AM. This route was new for the summer and it proved to be perfect for our honeymoon plan in order to explore both Italy and Croatia. The flight was a mere 1 hour and 20 minutes across the Adri...
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Hiking Cinque Terre in One Day

Hiking Cinque Terre In One Day! An Amazing Day in Italy
One of the things we were most looking forward to on our 3+ week honeymoon was hiking all five towns in Cinque Terre in one day! Both Beth and I love to hike. We are not ones to do multi-day hikes but give us any day hike and we are there. Cinque Terre has been on our list to visit for a couple years now and it did not disappoint. After spending a couple of days exploring Rome we were looking forward to a slower pace in Monterosso where we stayed. But of course on our first full day we se...
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How We Spent 4 Amazing Days In Rome

How We Spent 4 Amazing Days In Rome
Four Amazing Days in Rome As part of our long 3+ week honeymoon we decided to spend 4 amazing nights in Rome, Italy! This was the first stop on the European section of the trip. We had just wrapped up relaxing in Punta Cana and we were fortunate enough to get business class tickets to Europe for nearly free. After all that beach time and pina coladas we were ready to be active and explore! Rome was the perfect stop for us! For accommodations we stayed at the Radisson Blu Rome which had bot...
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Radisson Blu Rome Hotel Review

Beautiful View of Rome's Coloseum! Hotel Review of Radisson Blu Rome
Radisson Blu Rome For the second part of our honeymoon Beth and I headed to Rome, Italy to stay at the Radisson Blu Rome! Our first part of honeymoon we relaxed in Punta Cana where we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Westin Punta Cana. From Punta Cana I was even able to secure business class seats to Italy thanks to airline miles making it nearly free. Our plan for Italy was to visit Rome, Cinque Terre, and Venice. Thankfully in Rome we were able to stay at the Radisson Blu for free! All fo...
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Air Berlin Business from Punta Cana to Dusseldorf! Our Honeymoon Review

We had just finished up the first part of our honeymoon relaxing in Punta Cana and what better way to end our time in the Caribbean than by flying to Europe than in Air Berlin's business class! Our first stop on our honeymoon was to the Westin Punta Cana which was perfect for relaxation after celebrating our wedding day just a couple days earlier. From Punta Cana we started our second part of the honeymoon as we flew to Rome, Italy via Air Berlin through Dusseldorf. Thanks to my obsession...
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Westin Punta Cana Hotel Review, A Great Way to Start Our Honeymoon!

Amazing view from our room at the Westin Punta Cana
Westin Punta Cana Hotel Review For the first part of our nearly month long honeymoon we flew south from Indianapolis to the incredibly beautiful and peaceful Westin Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. We just wrapped up celebrating our wedding day a couple days before so we were looking for pure relaxation and the Westin did not disappoint. We nearly had the entire resort to ourselves! It was off-season in June but we had amazing weather the entire time. Also no car was required, further re...
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