November 2014

Two Days in Doha, Qatar

November 30, 2014

After spending five nights in paradise at  the Conrad Maldives Rangali Islands, we boarded the float plane back to Male, where we caught a flight on Qatar Airways to Doha, Qatar. Since we had a long flight home, we decided to make a 3-night, two full day layover in Doha, for our first visit to […]

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This is Paradise: the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

November 29, 2014

After traveling what seemed like forever, Mr. Jones and I arrived at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. We used Hilton Honors Award Points for this once-in-a-lifetime trip to paradise, during the week of U.S. Thanksgiving in 2012. The Conrad Maldives resort is spread across two private islands joined by a footbridge across a turquoise blue lagoon with guest accommodations in either […]

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Getting to Paradise: the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

November 28, 2014

Two years ago during Thanksgiving week, Mr. Jones and I traveled to the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. We used frequent flier miles to get two business class tickets to transport us there, and Hilton Honors Award Points to stay at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. This was no easy feat but Mr. Jones is a […]

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6 Good Reasons to Travel Internationally During U.S. Thanksgiving

November 25, 2014

During a recent TravelSkills Travel Chat on Twitter, many frequent travelers advised that they stay home during the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, because travel by air and highway  is intense. It is. The Sunday after Thanksgiving is usually one of the busiest flight days of the year. For most of the past 12 years, our tradition for the week […]

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