If you’re a fan of Hilton, this last month has been amazing—with increased credit card signup bonuses that are available across both Citibank and American Express. These two companies have two different Hilton co-branded credit card products—one with a fee and one without. The benefits are similar between the no-fee and fee-based cards, with each Read full post »
A few days ago, we announced a giveaway for eight United Lounge Passes and today we are excited to announce the winners: Elizabeth Schroder Vivian Wong Evan Chapman Jerry Knight Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address to receive your lounge passes. Thanks to everyone that entered!
The most important thing to understand with points and miles is that anyone can redeem travel rewards for someone else, with very few exceptions. That means the 100,000 Hilton points my aunt just picked up can be used to book a room for my mother when she heads to Florida or for my wife and Read full post »
In an article one year ago, I speculated about the carriers that may be the best suited to handle the wave of passenger traffic inevitably heading to Havana and all points across the island. Now that we know all four major American carriers are interested in opening regular service there, it is safe to surmise that Read full post »
One question that new points and miles hobbyists ask me a lot deals with sharing points. This usually comes from people who want to book travel for family members or a group, but they may not have enough points in each individual account to cover things like airfare and hotels. Buying or sharing points can Read full post »
While it doesn’t always make sense to keep a credit card after the first year, there are some cards that make sense to keep no matter what. In my opinion, the IHG Rewards Club Select credit card is one that falls into that category. I got my first one almost three years ago and I plan to Read full post »
If you’re going to get a Chase Freedom Unlimited, please make sure you also have a Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Ink Plus card to ensure you’re getting the most out of your rewards. It’s no secret that I’m head over heels for the new Chase Freedom Unlimited card. When Chase introduced the Ultimate Rewards Read full post »
In February, I discussed the merits of using a debit card while traveling abroad. For what it is worth, I believe there is a value proposition for using debit cards while traveling overseas. In addition to accessing cash at a competitive rate, putting some charges on a debit card instead of a credit card can Read full post »
Although I’ve personally visited Mexico City several times, my most recent weekend adventure there was my traveling companion’s first visit to the city and her first international trip ever. Therefore, the focus of our activities was to see everything that we could within a short period of time—with minimum hassle. Oh, and she gave me only Read full post »
If you’re looking for a long weekend getaway, there are a few things that you must do first: Pick up the Hilton HHonors Surpass Card from American Express before the 100,000 signup bonus (after $3,000 in spend within the first three months) ends on May 4, and meet the spend requirement, which will net you at Read full post »
This year is full of travel that’s a little bit more complicated for me than usual. Between flight options, scheduling trips with friends, and required visas for a lot of countries I am traveling to—let’s just say that a lot more planning ahead of time is required. As far as visas go, it was time Read full post »
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