For those of you living on the west coast or anybody with easy access to Hawaii, the Hyatt card offering two free nights after first purchase is a steal in my book, even with the $75 sign up fee. Granted I am in a suite courtesy of the Diamond status, but here are some sample Read full post »
This simple photo of a Laotian girl in her mountain village near Luang Prabang, taken by my son Andrew, is for me is the essence of why I love to travel. The difference betwen this girl’s life and mine is stunning to me. Dirt streets, raw log construction, bare feet, laundry on the line — Read full post »
Tenryo-ji Temple, Arashiyama, Japan photo by Andrew Ingersoll It’s 5:30 in the morning and the time change has me up early. I’m sitting in the living room of our oceanfront suite with the balcony sliding glass door open, listening to the waves lapping the beach just yards away. The temperature and humidity are perfect. Our Read full post »
Amex/Delta Transfer Update First off, I’m OK with the American Express Membership Rewards points/Delta transfer again. I had some concerns yesterday re: the 30% posting and those that have never had an Amex card before not being able to immediately borrower the 50,000 points necessary for the bonus miles, status etc. Recent posts on FT Read full post »
Winning tip of the week would have gone to Oblivious Asinine but the program rules state that you must include your first name and last initial with your tip, sorry OA. By luck of the draw the award goes to Cindy M. Remember to read the program details in order to qualify (something the Frugal Travel Read full post »
We are off on our first more-often-than-annual trip to Hawaii the round-about way. The airfare from Savannah is typically about $900. We’re flying from Miami tomorrow for $425 all in. Today, we’re taking the Allegiant Airlines flight from Savannah/Hilton Head International (SAV) to Fort Lauderdale at about $58 all in, then we’ll take the shuttle Read full post »
Kyoto, Japan photo by Andrew Ingersoll 16 – When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane. 17 – Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy. 18 – Hard work pays off in the future; laziness pays off now. 19 – I intend to live forever…. so Read full post »
Our band of brothers comes through again. It seems many of you received emails today with a better Continental One Pass Card offer than I have had on the blog. The new offer is 50,000 miles after first purchase and no first year fee. Thank you very much for passing the information along. This is Read full post »
Recent Snow on Maui Submitted by Aloha Stephen In a Bloomberg article entitled “Rewards Junkie May Turn to Smaller Banks for Best Debit Perks,” the reporters go into great detail on the regulations that are forcing big banks out of the debit card business. The article even quotes the day Chase is pulling out — Read full post »
It seems you can double dip the “get more 50% promo” with this 30% one. Flyertalk Members have been successfully registering for the 30% offer then adding on the 50% offer. Remember the 50% offer is for first time transfer people only. If you apply for the Platinum card from American Express and use that Read full post »
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