Take a Tryp: Brisbane Grab It

tryp-exterior-heroeditflatPatty and I recently had a three-night stay using a Grab It deal at TRYP, Brisbane. The experience at the hotel was first class.  It started with the very cherry welcome at this boutique hotel reception (not just at booking in but also every time you walk back into the building), followed by being personally escorted to our room where all the facilities of the room were explained to us. The personal handwritten welcome note on the bed (complete with 2 Chupa Chups) was a nice touch, and it was one of the funkiest, freshest rooms I have ever stayed in. Continue reading

California, USA: “A great holiday with some great memories”

It was my husband’s 60th Birthday and the 30th anniversary of when we first met in USA, so to celebrate both occasions we decided on a trip to California, USA. We wanted to restrict it to two weeks so that it would fit in the September school holidays.

We decided on Anaheim due to the theme parks and San Diego because going to the San Diego Zoo was high up on my children’s bucket list.

We stayed at Worldmark Anaheim resort and Wyndham Inn at the Park at San Diego. We only had points to cover one week, but by borrowing on next year’s point we had enough to cover the whole accommodation. September is a good time to go because it is not peak season in USA, however the weather is still warm.

At Anaheim we went to Disneyland for two days and to Universal Studios on one day. The kids loved Disneyland of course. My husband and I really enjoyed Universal Studios, especially the Studio Tour which included a 360-degree 3D show of King Kong versus T-Rex. The special effects show was interesting and the kids loved the animal actors show. The Minions 3D ride was fun and it was so warm that day that the kids walked through the Water Park with their clothes on just to cool down. (Hint: bring swimming costumes for the kids.)

Disneyland Anaheim California

Disneyland

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