A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I was ready to begin a $15,000+ home improvement project. Well, the horror has begun. As of this past weekend, I have no furniture to sit on (sold on Craigslist) and only one living area not stripped down to the wooden subfloor. My kids are already annoyed Read full post »
While I’ve only been once, I hear about Kauai several times a year from Rick when he visits FrugalTravelGuy headquarters in the west coast. I live in Savannah, GA, and Rick resides in Hilton Head, SC, so Kauai is about as far east to west as you can get in the U.S. My visit was Read full post »
Even though it only happened a week ago, the British Airways Avios devaluation still isn’t far from my mind. Especially since there was a flight that I had booked on the right day, but some plans changed and the flight that I ended up wanting to be on was seven hours earlier than the one Read full post »
I’m not paranoid about germs but I could certainly be more careful of the surfaces I touch when traveling. I became even more enlightened when I read a recent study conducted by TravelMath titled “Hotel Hygiene Exposed” (a follow up to their “Airline Hygiene Exposed” article) that has surprising results that will make you rush out and Read full post »
The following is the February 2016 edition of what we consider the top 10 credit card products available at the moment. The list is based on a combination of factors, including current welcome bonus offers, daily earning potential, transfer partners and bonus categories, along with the ability to redeem. January is typically a very quiet month Read full post »
When I started in this hobby, I was hungry for any technique that would save on my cost of travel. Until I could accumulate a sufficient number of hotel points — I lived on two techniques to help with my hotel costs. The first was Priceline Name Your Own Price bidding as well as the Read full post »
Over the years, we’ve had many readers share their success stories with us. Folks for whom traveling domestically once a year was a luxury are now traveling the world with just a few credit card sign-up bonuses. And the best part? They are sharing their stories with us and others who benefit from knowing that Read full post »
The trip won’t take place for another three years but I’ve already started planning my 40th birthday getaway. During my college experience, I became a brother in Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity where I made and have some of the best friendships for which anyone could ever ask. Most of the guys in my class are Read full post »
I like to combine cash tickets with miles to stretch my miles even further. Granted, I only do this when those cash fares that I mentioned ended up falling into the very cheap or insanely cheap categories. I planned two trips in 2014 around a $150 mistake fare that flew one-way from New York – Milan Read full post »
I’ve been a big fan of Chase credit cards and their Ultimate Rewards program since its inception. In fact, their Ultimate Rewards cards are the Chase cards I carry in my wallet on a daily basis. My big category spending is travel and dining while my reoccurring category is Internet, Cable TV, office supplies and phone. The Read full post »
Winter Storm Jonas has come and gone, leaving massive piles of snow across the eastern United States. Up and down the Eastern Seaboard, massive snowdrifts buried cars, roads and even halted public transportation in its tracks. Some areas received over two feet of snow, leaving a massive clean-up effort behind once the storm dissipated. The Read full post »
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