I wrestled with the question of whether to purchase an Apple Watch for almost three years. To clarify, I hesitated for three reasons. First, I had abandoned watches after smartphones introduced Airplane Mode, which made it possible to keep the phone on during a flight. Second, I questioned the wisdom of paying more than $300 for a watch. Third, I honestly did not see that much value in the features of the early models of the Apple Watch.
Traveling solo can be scary, especially the first time. However, as I grow older, I find that I really enjoy my company. There is something empowering about traveling solo; the more I do, the more I recapture a childlike wonder.
In 2018 I was able to reach 75 qualifying nights. As a result, I earned Platinum Premier Elite status, which gave me a chance to select a second Annual Choice Benefit for the year.
The No.5 Valley Inn is more than just a hidden gem in Zhangjiajie, China. It was a rare find that enriched my travels with an amazing three-night stay. This was my refuge while visiting Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.