I don’t usually seek them out, but occasionally unusual attractions fall into my travel itineraries. Here are a few attractions that could be described as weird, wacky or wonderful, depending on your taste. I’ve experienced some, and the others I would certainly visit if I were in the area. Island of the Dolls While taking Read full post »
If you need to purchase air tickets for a travel party of six, chances are that you will go to your favorite airline’s website or an online travel agency and search for fares for six passengers before completing a purchase. While searching for fares for the total number of passengers in your group sounds like Read full post »
Those who know me well would not be surprised to learn I am a big fan of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan. In fact, before the Alaska Airlines-Delta Air Lines partnership came to a head, I would always credit my Delta flights to my Mileage Plan account. My rationale was simple: I could actually use Mileage Plan miles as Read full post »
This is the fourth in a six-part series about a trip my wife Sara and I recently took around the world in first class. Check out the photos throughout the post! The Naka Island is a member of the Luxury Collection brand of hotels within the Starwood family. As a Category 6, all-suite property, Starwood would Read full post »
To grasp the value of points and miles in comparison to the U.S. dollar, a basic understanding of how each rewards currency works must be understood. Credit card rewards, airline miles and hotel points are all forms of currency, but knowing their relative value is where the system breaks down for many would-be frugal travelers. Read full post »
The year is more than half over so many frequent flyers, myself included, are taking a look at where we stand with our travel goals and our progress towards status with the airlines. I’m not an earn-and-burn kind of girl in the sense that I don’t stockpile airline miles to spend on premium cabin flights. I’m Read full post »
The British Airways Visa Signature Card used to be one of the most popular credit cards around. However, since the April BA Avios devaluation and as the credit card earning structure changes, it has barely been mentioned anywhere. Nonetheless, I was recently reminded of one potentially extremely lucrative benefit provided by this card which just Read full post »
Humans collect things. We have for centuries. It can be coins, stamps, beanie babies, Barbie dolls, comic books, baseball cards, or miles and points. We all hoard things for the joy they bring to us, the value they hold, or just plain old addiction. In most hobbies, people pay for the things they collect. They 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 »
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Don’t count any rewards program out because it is generally accepted that the program sucks. You never know when your points and miles come in handy. Which is why I’m recommending investing in Hawaiian Airline Miles. Aside from the need for rewards diversification and the easy Read full post »
Miami (MIA) is the airport where I make the most connections, so I was really excited when I learned that a new American Express Centurion Lounge would be opening there. Primarily to make sure I would have access to the lounge, I recently accepted an offer from Amex to upgrade my Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card Read full post »
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