The Resort Traveler

A teen traveler fresh out of high school who loves to create vacation packages without breaking the bank. He loves flying and relaxing at hotels, and you can explore Tyler's world here.

Virgin America Sale! Flights From $42, or Just $171 One Way to Hawaii

  Virgin America launched a shorter weekly sale today with fares starting from $49+ one way. The Sale: Two notable routes I found for a great price: Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale for just $99 one way! There are more dates than just January 10th, but the flexible date calendar is a bit off on the Virgin America website, so you may have to utilize Alaska’s website or Google Flights to find availability. 2) San Francisco to Honolulu for just $171 one way! And, there’s a lot of availability, even all the way to Summer 2018. I just used...

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China Airlines Announces 4x Weekly Service From Ontario, California

China Airlines has officially announced service from Ontario International Airport in Ontario, California to Taipei Taoyuan International Airport. Flights will operate 4 times weekly starting Spring 2018! Ontario Airport is located 40 miles from Downtown Los Angeles. China Airlines Ontario Airport China Airlines will be the first carrier to offer non-stop, trans-oceanic passenger service to Ontario. It is projected to carry more than 80,000 passengers annually in each direction. The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with 358 seats will be used for the route. You can read more on Ontario Airport’s site. I think this is a great way for Ontario Airport...

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My Favorite 4 Star Hotel Brands

I felt like blogging about this for awhile, because there are just so many hotel brands, and each of them are unique in their own ways! Plus, I better blog before school starts getting harder! Most of my hotel stays are at the four star level, and I’ve completed numerous stays at Marriott, Westin, Hilton, Hyatt and more. My 4 Favorite 4 Star Hotel Brands: 1) Hilton Believe me, I was shocked that Hilton is the best 4 star brand for me too. None were like astronomically good, but they were all very solid. Hilton grabs the top spot...

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My College Dorm Hotel Room

Back to school! Wow, summer went by really fast, even considering that school starts really late for me. School starts today and I’m not done decorating my dorm! Because of that, this is going to be a short post 🙂 Last year I wrote about College Dorm That Is A Three Star Hotel. I liked my dorm so much, I decided to reserve it again! My College Dorm Hotel Room: I got the same type of dorm, Plaza Double with a private bath! Just a different building. It is really nice and spacious. We have two beds, two desks...

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Virgin America One Week Sale From $49!

  Virgin America One Week Sale: Virgin America is launching a week-long sale that started today, 9/26/17, with fares starting from $49+ one way (restrictions apply). There are even Hawaii flights included, beginning at $199 for San Francisco to Maui. I found a decent amount of dates for $199 in November. You can check out flights and book here if you would like!   Happy travels, theresorttraveler...

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Double Dip DEAL: 2 Free Nights At Marriott After 2 Stays

2 Free Nights After 2 Stays: Last month I posted about the Marriott Free Night After 2 Stays Promotion for new Marriott Rewards members. You can sign up to be a new member here and earn a free night after 2 paid stays. But, with the current Megabonus promotion, you can earn ANOTHER free night as well. Essentially, you can double dip, and earn TWO free nights (Cat 1-5) after two paid stays. They can stack, as they did for me. I was registered for the new member offer, and then completed 1 stay before the Megabonus promotion. My...

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Review: Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, Autograph Collection

  Background: My roommates and I wanted to have a quick retreat before the school year started. We thought about Hearst Castle, but eventually I stumbled upon the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa. Even though it’s only 1.5 hours away from Los Angeles, I didn’t even know this hotel existed (or a part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection). We decided to book here after finding a good rate! LAKE ARROWHEAD RESORT AND SPA, AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION SHORT REVIEW WITH SCORES (OUT OF 5, 5 BEING THE BEST) MY OVERALL SCORE: 3.5 5: Excellent, Highly Recommend 4: Very Good, Solid Choice to Consider...

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How is Marriott Silver Priority Late Checkout

I just got back from my stay at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa which is part of the Autograph Collection. I’ll have my hotel review up tomorrow 🙂 As a Marriott Silver, which the Amex SPG Credit Card gives, online it says you get Priority Late Checkout: “Call the front desk the morning of your check out, and let us know your planned departure time. Late checkout is based on availability and offered at all participating Marriott hotels, except Marriott Vacation Club®.” At SPG, the equivalent status of Silver is Preferred Guest Plus. With that, you get 4 p.m. late checkout, subject...

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DEAL: Score 1,000 Marriott Rewards Points With a Tweet

Happy Sunday! Marriott Rewards started their #RewardsPoints program earlier this summer where you can earn up to 45,000 Marriott Rewards Points a year for interacting with Marriott on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. You can earn 250 MR points for linking your Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and following Marriott on Instagram and Twitter gets you 125 MR points each. You can register and check it out here! Today’s Marriott Rewards Points Twitter Promo! Well today, Marriott has a Twitter promo! Just answer the question correctly (which I did!) and 1,000 Marriott Rewards points got credited to my account in a...

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OMG I Booked Spirit and United Basic Economy

Often, it’s good to try new things right? I was feeling very adventurous, so I booked flights to Denver on Spirit and United (Basic Economy) for me and my friends. Hopefully, they don’t get mad at me. 🙂 Wait what, really?! Yes really! So, I’ve never tried Spirit or United’s Basic Economy, and decided that it would be good to review it. I’ll let you know how it goes, so you don’t have to take this “adventure”! Spirit: Things I learned during the booking process: It’s cheaper to buy a bag at booking than after! It’s $30 at booking...

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