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San Juan Marriott Resort is Giving Away Free Nights

December 21st, 2009 · No Comments

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Do you Twitter? Do you have a camera? Do you like staying places for free? Me too! I got tipped off to a holiday promotion taking place over the next few days for the San Juan Marriott Resort (that’s in [...]

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Tags: Lodging · Photography

Learn Something New At The Omega Institute

July 22nd, 2008 · 9 Comments

A few months back I was lucky enough to attend a 2-day writing workshop in San Francisco with the author of one of my favorite books of all-time. The author’s name is Lynda Barry and the book is “Cruddy.” If you haven’t read it, then please go out and get it right now. And if [...]

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Tags: Books · Lodging · New York

A Storybook Luxury Villa In Bali, Indonesia

May 21st, 2008 · 10 Comments

I know I said in a past post that it was the pork that made me hop a plane to Bali, but that is only half-true. The other reason was Villa Naga Maya. After the very intensive planning process that went into my Egypt adventure, I decided I wanted a trip that required nothing more [...]

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Tags: Bali · Lodging

Spa Betty Series: Pay More Get Less At Pertiwi Resort & Spa

March 3rd, 2008 · 5 Comments

Proving once again that paying more doesn’t mean getting better, I’m lying on a massage table in Ubud and I’m annoyed. My friend from Singapore and I arrived at the Pertiwi Resort & Spa not an hour before and decided to splurge. Since spa is in the name, I know to expect higher prices than [...]

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Tags: Bali · Lodging · Spas

Spa Betty Series: Dancing Dragons And Gorgeous Views In Amed

January 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I have a friend visiting from Singapore. I love that fact. I’m in Bali 8,000 miles away from home and I’ve got a houseguest. That’s awesome. Once she arrives though I’m anxious to hit the road. There are a couple places I still want to see around the island and having never been to Bali [...]

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Tags: Bali · Lodging · Spas

Special Guest Post By Travel Boyfriend: Is That Poop?

January 3rd, 2008 · 13 Comments

Like TV’s Charro, you knew it was just a matter of time before our own very special guest star, Travel Boyfriend, lent his voice to the Travel Betty blog. In this post, he describes a rather terrifying experience we had at the lovely Komaneka Resort in Ubud. I shall do my own post soon on [...]

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Tags: Bali · Lodging

Travel Bride Series: Hitched!

November 12th, 2007 · 7 Comments

It’s official, my main man is Travel Boyfriend in name only! I’ve been lax in letting you know that we got married October 31st at the stunning Tugu Hotel in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia. And what better place to grab a post-reception-for-2 drink than Captain Cook’s, the lively expat hangout near my villa? Main benefit: Stumbling [...]

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Tags: Bali · Lodging · Weddings

Travel Betty Makes Indelicate Discovery In Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

November 5th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The downsides of an outdoor tropical garden bathroom are few. One being when yours is located next to the also-outdoor spa facility and you are suffering the effects of poorly-cooked-coconut-chicken-induced “Bali Belly.”

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Tags: Bali · Food and Drink · Lodging · Travel Insights

Two Unique Places To Stay In New Orleans That You Can’t Find On Sites Like Travelocity, Orbitz or Expedia

October 4th, 2007 · 16 Comments

On our recent trip to New Orleans, Travel Boyfriend surprised me by choosing three different places to stay. One, the Sheraton, was dictated by the fact that mid-way through the week, he had a few days of business meetings. Snore. But the other two were fully furnished apartments available to rent by the night. We’d [...]

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Tags: Lodging · New Orleans · USA

Planning A Wedding In California’s Gold Country? Part II of IV

September 15th, 2007 · 1 Comment

To read about our first wedding location experience with the Monte Verde Inn, see “Planning A Wedding In California’s Gold Country? Part I of IV.” Otherwise, we continue on with our adventure. Our Second Stop: Forest House Lodge When TB and I pulled up to the Forest House Lodge, we almost didn’t get out of [...]

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Tags: California · Lodging · Northern California · USA · Weddings