Imaginary Trip Booked! Mount Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar & More


Since Hyatt is changing its DSU program for 2017, I thought I would take a look at what I could do with the suite upgrades for 2015. My plan was to make imaginary bookings then plead with Hyatt to let me change the dates. After staring at the screen for a few hours, I did something better; I turned an imaginary trip into something real. Of course, the airline routing still has to be worked out but here is what I have planned. Nothing like expiring Diamond Suite Upgrades to bring out the adventure in TPOL.

Andaz Amsterdam 


Hyatt Kathmandu 

I’ve never been to Nepal and have always wanted to go.

Photo courtesy of Hyatt
Photo courtesy of Hyatt

Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro

Annoyed at my Athens Marathon, I thought another endurance adventure was in order. It will be 5 nights up the mountain and then two nights in the suite.

Get ready to climb

Park Hyatt Zanzibar 

In terms of real relaxation, I am going to attempt to make up for the disaster of Sharm el-Sheikh with a stay at this Park Hyatt.

No food poisoning this time
No food poisoning this time


  1. A great post would be planning the flights for these trips, including which miles you use, which flights, and how to book them. I am planning a trip to Kilimanjaro, and I would sure like to see how you would do it!

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