Well, guess what? I was recently asked if I would like to be a part of the new Hyatt Insider blogger program.
Huh. Would I ever!
Guess what that means? That means more opportunities for me, and for you, to stay at the Hyatt’s fabulous hotels and resorts throughout the year FOR FREE. I don’t know about you, but I’m all about the free. And I really love campaigns like this one that allow me to share my perks with my readers.
Since there’s no time like the present, I’ve already received 2 (that’s TWO) free Big Welcome Back award nights which we are planning to use next weekend at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina down on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
This will be an early 15-year anniversary trip. FIFTEEN YEARS of marriage, y’all. I guess I’m officially a grownup now. (Our anniversary isn’t till August, but this month worked out best for our busy summer schedule.)
I spent a few days perusing the various Hyatt sites within driving distance of Philly, trying to decide where to go. I really wanted to go somewhere that is a destination in and of itself, rather than a Hyatt in the middle of a city or a tourist destination. We just want a place where we can relax and hang out and eat good food, so when I discovered this resort, I decided it was perfect.
I hope the weather’s nice enough to sit by the pool and sip a mojito, but if not, it looks like there are plenty of lovely places to sit indoors. Like, here perhaps. I have a stack of books to bring that I’ve been trying to read, and I may even pick up a new knitting project before we go. I’m looking forward to just relaxing. We MIGHT even try out the spa while we’re there, since this IS our 15th anniversary trip, after all.
We still have to decide where we’re going to eat. I was told to make reservations in advance, and we’re leaving in 10 days, so I need to be figuring that out. Suggestions? Has anyone been there?
Of course, an anniversary trip to a beach resort calls for some new duds, wouldn’t you agree? And it just so happens that last weekend I attended a CAbi party. I totally splurged on a colorful silk tank top that should be perfect for an evening out at the beach. I wonder if I can find it online. Oh here, you go. (Click on Bright On, and it’s the Cosmo Tunic.)
I know. It pretty much broke the bank, but isn’t there a rule that states that you can’t go to one of these home parties and not buy something? (That’s what I told my husband, anyway.) Really, hon, I was just being polite.
And of course, one of Murphy’s Laws clearly states that when you go to one of said parties, you will fall in love with the most expensive item there. What, that doesn’t happen to you? I suppose it’s one of my many talents.
Anyway, I fell in love with that top the second I saw it, and even though I tried on probably half the tops she had in stock, I knew the Cosmo Tunic was “the one.” Just picture it — a romantic dinner by the ocean, sipping a crisp Chardonnay, feasting on fresh seafood, no little ones interrupting our conversation… I can’t wait.
I’ll be sure to take more than my fair share of photographs while we’re there so I can fill you in when we get back. It will be the next best thing to being there. Of course, that would be weird. If you were there, I mean. Pictures are better.
Any-WHO. In addition to my own 2 free Big Welcome Back award nights, I get to give away 2 sets of 2 free Big Welcome Back award nights that can be used at any Hyatt in the world. They will expire on August 30, 2011 so you’ll want to be able to use them soon.
To enter, just tell me which Hyatt you’d like to stay at (don’t worry; you don’t have to commit. You can change your mind if you win.) I will randomly select 2 winners on Friday, May 14. If you win, you will need to register for a Hyatt Gold Passport account, and the two free nights will be awarded to your account. This contest is open to anyone anywhere in the world.
Disclosure: As a member of the Hyatt Insider blogger program, I was provided with a points upgrade to elite Platinum Gold Passport status and 2 free Big Welcome Back award nights to use at my leisure, plus 2 sets of 2 free Big Welcome Back award nights for my readers.