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 »
The best travel rewards credit cards will never charge you a foreign transaction fee, which is a fee tacked on to some credit cards of (up to 3% !) when your credit card is used to make a purchase not in U.S. dollars. Unfortunately, a top travel rewards card does currently charge these fees: the Read full post »
Looking for a reason to get out of town? We’ve rustled one up for you: PointsBreaks are back!These sweet deals are for bookings and stays from July 27 – October 31, 2015. The full list for IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks will be posted on Monday, July 27, but you can check out the preview list on the IHG Blog. Each Read full post »
Trying to see the world when you have two small kids can be darn near impossible. It doesn’t matter if you have the money or if your business is completely location-independent. It doesn’t even matter if you have a huge stash of points and miles. Getting out of town for more than a few days can Read full post »
When many travelers think about Louisville, the things that often come to mind are (in no particular order): bourbon, baseball bats and horse racing. While those are some of the major attractions that bring over 12 million visitors to the heart of Kentucky every year, there is so much more to this American destination than Read full post »
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