Tyler Weatherup

About Tyler Weatherup

Champagne taste on a beer budget has always been reminiscent of Tyler’s travel style. Raised in British Columbia, Tyler has an unquenchable thirst for more adventure, which is fueled by leveraging airline and hotel loyalty programs to travel the world in luxury and style. Want to learn how you can travel the world on points, like Tyler? Check out the ebook for more expert advice.

Review: Star Alliance First Class Lounge Los Angeles Airport

February 20th, 2018|Airport Lounges, Trip Reports, USA|

Star Alliance First Class Lounge Los Angeles Airport Introduction Airport lounges in North America can be a but underwhelming, with many of them lacking the service and amenities found internationally. There are some exceptions though, such as the Qantas First Class Lounge at LAX, and the Cathay Pacific Lounge in Vancouver. This was my first time flying in first class [...]

Review: Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel Double Guest Room

February 19th, 2018|Hotels, Marriott, Trip Reports|

Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel Introduction I booked my trip to Beijing primarily around flying first class on ANA All Nippon Airways and Air China using 210,000 Aeroplan miles for the roundtrip ticket. Since my ANA flight was leaving LAX in the morning, I decided to fly from Vancouver the night before (didn't review the short domestic business class product, [...]

Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor Room In 10 Photos

February 17th, 2018|Fairmont, Hotels, Trip Reports|

Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor Room Introduction While a full review will follow shortly, I wanted to share my initial impressions of The Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor from our recent stay, along with 10 photos from the property. Admittedly, this wasn't a good stay, with some serious service issues, though I've recently been in touch with the Director of [...]

American Express Business Platinum Card Increases Annual Fee

February 16th, 2018|American Express, Credit Cards, News, Reviews|

Increased Fee And Better Lounge Benefits On The American Express Business Platinum Card In Canada As of today, The American Express Business Platinum Card in Canada has a higher annual fee, increased from $399 to $499, with the addition of an enhanced Priority Pass Membership that will no longer require a $27USD fee for airport lounge visits. This comes just [...]

Review: MBNA Alaska Airlines Mastercard Credit Card

February 15th, 2018|Credit Cards, MBNA, Reviews|

MBNA Alaska Airlines Mastercard Introduction Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is one of my favourite airline programs due to the generous routing rules on award tickets and multiple airline partners. However, for Canadians living anywhere but the west coast, earning Alaska miles can be tricky. Thankfully the MBNA Alaska Airlines Mastercard is available for Canadians looking for an easy way to [...]

Best Hotel In Whistler – And The Winner Is…

February 14th, 2018|Fairmont, Four Seasons, Hotels, Trip Reports|

The Four Seasons Resort - The Best Hotel In Whistler Although a very close competition, we consider The Four Seasons Resort and Residences to be the best hotel in Whistler, edging out The Fairmont Chateau Whistler by just a few points! To come to this conclusion, we chose 5 categories to rank each property on, including: The Room Service Amenities [...]

Best Hotels In Whistler: Four Seasons Resort Whistler Premier Room

February 12th, 2018|Four Seasons, Hotels, Trip Reports|

Four Seasons Resort Whistler Premier Room Introduction The Four Seasons Resort Whistler Premier Room will be the second half of a 3-part series covering the best hotels in Whistler, having previously reviewing an Alpine Suite at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Similar to the Fairmont, we booked the stay through American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts (one of my favourite benefits [...]

Best Hotels In Whistler: Fairmont Chateau Whistler Alpine Suite

February 9th, 2018|Fairmont, Hotels, Trip Reports|

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Alpine Suite Introduction Brad and I visit Whistler a lot, and while we used to stay in vacation rentals outside of the village, both of us have come to appreciate the luxury resort offerings in Whistler, and instead now choose to stay at one of two properties. This Fairmont Chateau Whistler Alpine Suite review is part of [...]

The Best Hotels In Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

February 8th, 2018|Fairmont, Four Seasons, Hotels, News, Trip Reports|

The Best Hotels In Whistler Introduction Whistler is one of my favourite weekend destinations given the close proximity to Vancouver. With world-class skiing, endless miles of hiking trails and walking paths, and plenty of dining options in the village, Whistler truly is a destination for all seasons. I have a bit of Olympic fever right now, so over the next [...]

Tips To Avoid Getting Sick During Air Travel

February 7th, 2018|News|

5 Tips To Avoid Getting Sick During Air Travel Air travel can be a dirty experience, even when flying in first and business class cabins. I always try to avoid getting sick during air travel by following some common sense practices (and some you may not have thought of). Despite my best efforts, it doesn't always work out, as was [...]