Avianca Brazil Amigo Status Match Success! Southwest Companion Pass to Diamond!

Status Match Success! Right now Avianca Brazil is currently accepting status matches from other airlines to their Amigo frequent flyer program. I sent my request in on October 1st and just received an email back stating I have been matched to Diamond! I really wasn't expecting a match that high! I had sent in my Southwest Companion Pass and my Etihad Gold status. I expected that Avianca would just ignore the Southwest Companion Pass and just match to the gold status. Most airlines do not matc...

El Salvador & Santa Ana Volcano

View of the Cerro Verda National Park, Santa Ana and Izalco Volcanoes
Overview The final part of our week long adventure in Central America was to the surprisingly beautiful El Salvador! While most people don't know anything about El Salvador and if they do it usually because of the possible dangers there... Well I have to admit I was a little apprehensive spending two nights in San Salvador but I am so glad we did as it was my favorite part of the whole trip! We enjoyed delicious pupusas and hiked up the beautiful Santa Ana Volcano (also know as Ilamatepec). ...

Costa Rica, Andaz Papagayo, & Beaches

Overview On to the second part of our Costa Rica trip where we stayed at Hyatt's Andaz Papagayo for 4 nights! The best part was this beautiful resort was free thanks to my Chase Sapphire Preferred! At only 15,000 points per night it was a great value as it was going for $500+ per night for Easter week. Whereas our first couple nights in Costa Rica was on a volcano, this was directly on the beach on the Papagayo Peninsula in Guanacaste. It was truly a beautiful area as we explored the nearby P...

Upcoming Trip to Costa Rica & El Salvador

Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica
For this year's spring trip my girlfriend and I will be venturing to Costa Rica and El Salvador for a week long adventure! This will include 6 nights in Costa Rica and 2 nights in El Salvador! While we haven't ventured to Central America yet we both think it fits our travel style of nature, hiking, adventures, and beaches. Plus it will great to get some much needed sun and relaxation! Our trip is broken down into 3 separate parts. The first part will be consist of adventures in the mountaino...