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About behindthecockpit

My passions are travel, food, golf and frequent flyer points which help my dreams turn into reality.

Four Seasons Hualalai hotel trip report

The Four Seasons Hualalai won the best hotel in the world award by Tripadvisor in 2013. Now if this doesn’t raise your expectations, I’m not sure what will. If you are flying into Kona airport your Four Seasons Hualalai experience … Continue reading

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Top 25 public golf courses in Calgary (within an hour drive of downtown) and Banff/Canmore

The List: 1. Stewart Creek 2. Banff Springs* 3. Hamptons 4. Heritage Pointe (Pointe/Heritage 9s) 5. Wintergreen 6. Silvertip 7. Redwood Meadows 8. Links of Gleneagles 9. Kananaskis Lorette 10. Watervalley 11. Kananaskis Kidd 12. River Spirit (Spirit/Millburn 9s) 13. … Continue reading

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Hyatt Regency Vancouver Hotel Trip Report

After a wonderful week at the cabin in Whistler we decided to spend a night in Vancouver before heading back home. It was early January and from what I’ve been told it’s the slowest time of year in Vancouver. Every … Continue reading

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Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Mega trip report with 3 different suites

The Banff Springs refers to itself as the “Castle in the Rockies” and there is no doubt the building justifies the name but is the rest of the experience fit for a king and queen? I’ve stayed at the Banff … Continue reading

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Four Seasons Whistler Hotel Report

After a beautiful drive into Whistler from Vancouver in our rented Volvo C70 convertible we pulled into the Four Seasons right behind a tour bus that already started unloading their baggage and the swoon of tourists were getting off the … Continue reading

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Star Alliance MegaDO 4 Video

I’ve already written an upcoming post on my experience at the #StarMegaDO4 and will post it up shortly after I get through that pain staking editing process. Until then here’s a video sneak peak: <p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/55310072″>megado#smd4</a&gt; from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user14763442″>Chris Holenderski</a> … Continue reading

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Shangri-La Vancouver Hotel Report

Arriving at the Shangri-La Vancouver isn’t the most glamorous experience. You enter an underground garage just like any other and soon after take a left into an underground check-in area. We made the reservations just hours earlier through a Virtuoso … Continue reading

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