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Macau & Hong Kong Trip Report, Booking the “Skycouch” & Europe Is So Expensive!

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MtM Podcast – Booking the Skycouch

On this episode Joe Cheung joins Shawn to talk about Macau and Hong Kong including some hotel reviews and why Macau is not a knockoff Vegas. Plus what is it like traveling in these parts of China post-pandemic?

Joe also discusses booking the closing Star Wars hotel and the quirky Skycouch to New Zealand. Other topics covered include: a sweet Virgin Voyages points deal, Bilt’s June giveaway, how Google Lens is a gamechanger and why BA Avios redemptions in Europe can be a great deal.

I hope you enjoy this episode!

Episode Guide

1:04- Hong Kong and Hong Kong Disneyland

14:54 – Using FHR in Macau

26:27 – Australia update

28:01 – Galactic Starcruiser closing

39:45 – Virgin Voyages cruise on points

45:25 – Bilt Rent Day (Bilt sign-up)

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Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer earns and burns millions of miles/points per year circling the globe with his family. An expert at accumulating travel rewards, he founded Miles to Memories to help others achieve their travel goals for pennies on the dollar. Shawn also runs a million dollar reselling business, knows Vegas better than most and loves to spend his time at the 12 Disney parks across the world.

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  1. We are planning for a trip to Austria, Switzerland, and France in August. I can attest hotel prices are bonkers…lots of hotels are sold out, most Hyatt’s don’t have any standard room award availability, IHG and Hilton points prices are through the roof. Made my first category 7 Hyatt booking (when two nights in Paris I’d been stalking miraculously opened up), because I’d rather part with 30K points a night than pay $300 cash for a much less nice hotel in a less convenient part of town.


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