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Best things to do in Austin (Part II)

Continuing from previous post about places to go in Austin.

4. 6th Street

6th street is a nice place just to walk around, listen to live musics, and bar hopping. Both of us are not a big fan of bar so we just did street walking.

Driskill Hotel is a must-see. The outside architecture is amazing, and don’t miss the inside (especially the stunning stained-glass ceiling).

Budget travel to Cancun

Joseph and I wanted to go to Cancun for a long time. The past December we finally made it! We really enjoyed the sunshine and beach there, especially for us who live in Michigan. The sea is the bluest and purest we’ve ever seen!

I have known that hotels in Cancun are quite expensive and our budget was kind of limited. We agreed to spend at most $2k on this trip. And to be honest, with the hotel and airfare expenses during the holiday season, it was difficult to make this happen. So what we did was: use Chase Ultimate Reward points for airfare, applied a Hyatt credit card and received a two free night bonus, and out of pocket money for the rest of the expenses.

We spent a total of 6 nights from December 21st-27th at Cancun hotel zone in two all-inclusive hotels, and booked a one-day Chichen Itza & Ik-Kil Cenote tour. Our total cost is around $1,241 (see below), which is even less than we originally planned.