Introducing our new sponsorship partner!
We love travel rewards programs because they can lead to a more luxurious vacation and offer unique experiences that we wouldn’t regularly have access to. We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with a new travel sponsor – The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express.
One of the things we love most about this Card is its flexibility. It offers a wide range of redemption options for its members. We can redeem for free nights at more than 1,000 hotels and resorts in over 100 countries with no blackout dates. Plus, we can redeem for flights on over 350 airlines, also with no blackout dates.
Our travel style has changed over the years, especially now that Baby B is in the picture.
Gone are the days of sleeping in dirty hostel rooms in sketchy parts of town. We prefer to stay with reputable, high-end hotels that offer luxurious rooms at a reasonable price point.
Hey, we think we’re worth it!
We also like the fact that large hotels have everything we need for traveling with a baby. They provide baby cribs, mini fridges and microwaves, which is essential when traveling with the little one. And most hotels have pools and fitness centers. Baby B is definitely an aqua-baby, so having a pool is a huge plus for us.
Over the years, we’ve stayed at a number of hotels in the SPG program and enjoyed the atmosphere and super comfy beds.
Most recently, we stayed at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, a beautiful property located on the dramatic Black Rock on Ka’anapali Beach in Maui, Hawaii. But there are several Starwood hotel brands that we have yet to experience, like the W Hotels, St. Regis The Luxury Collection, Aloft and Element.
As part of our test-drive of the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express, we will be using our Starpoints – generously awarded by Amex and Starwood – to experience one of the unique SPG Moments.
Never heard of Moments by Starwood Preferred Guest?
Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We hadn’t either.
But we think it’s a pretty cool program that allows SPG members to redeem their Starpoints for exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, in music, sports and the arts. The best thing about it is that you can’t get these anywhere else – not even if you want to pay for them. It’s only through Starpoints.
Can you imagine using your Starpoints to be the personal caddy for a professional PGA golfer at a golf tournament? Or to be the VIP guest at the Penske Racing Pit Box during a Nascar event? How about VIP passes to the 2012 Audi Football Summit in China or a private meet-and-greet with Spike Lee in New York?
You can check out the current lineup of Moments experiences here.
We haven’t yet selected our Moments experience, but there are lots to choose from and the list is constantly updating. And since Moments are held around the world, we might be able to incorporate one of them into a future trip!
Stay tuned as we make this Card our travel companion and explore its unique benefits.