As I have argued in the past, one of the tenets of frugal travel is not only the ability to save money but to ultimately enjoy our travels. It is simply not enough that we go somewhere for the sake of going – rather, it is important that we actually savor the trip and enjoy Read full post »
There are places I would not rush to visit right now — destinations such as Baghdad, Iraq, Karachi, Pakistan or anywhere in Syria are not on my bucket list. War-torn countries and known violence hot pockets are easily identified and it should take nothing more than common sense to stay away. Other destinations, particularly those Read full post »
Flying on Etihad, especially in their First Class Apartment, is not that hard of a thing to do. The miles required aren’t outrageous (though they will be going up in March 2016) and award space isn’t too sparse. The toughest part about flying on Etihad, at least if you want to fly in a premium Read full post »
Ski season is upon us, and the Rockies have been getting hammered with some beautiful powder this year. If you haven’t thought about planning a winter ski getaway this year, now is absolutely the time to do it. Here are some money-saving tips to make your ski weekend more affordable. Flights Do you own your Read full post »
Earlier this month, I was approved for the Citi Prestige credit card. After putting $3,000 in spending on the card within 90 days, I’ll have 50,000 Citi Thank You Points to spend. Fortunately, that’s on top of the 50,000 points I earned by signing up for the Citi Premier card last year. Despite what you Read full post »
Here at FrugalTravelGuy, we are always thinking of ways to help our readers make sure they have as much information as possible at their disposal to be able to redeem their points and miles for the award booking of their dreams. Pursuant to said goal, we are publishing a series of articles titled Award Booking Read full post »
The U.S. embargo against Cuba, which restricts Americans from traveling there as tourists, will likely end at some point in 2016. That means that airlines will be able to schedule regular service to Cuba, and Americans will be able to travel to Cuba without restrictions for the first time in almost sixty years. As a Read full post »
We’re just two months away from the AAdvantage devaluation and I’m sure many of you are rushing to redeem your AAdvantage miles for aspirational awards. Want to fly Cathay Pacific first class to Hong Kong? Book the award before March 22 and save 17,500 miles each way. If Etihad’s First Class Apartments are on your Read full post »
South Africa is becoming a very popular place to visit. From the gorgeous beaches and great hiking in Cape Town, safaris, and plenty of UNESCO World Heritage Sites to explore, there is something from everyone’s appetite in South Africa. The biggest problem with traveling to South Africa is getting there. Flights are long and can Read full post »
I enjoy traveling with friends but solo trips can be fun as well. Traveling alone creates opportunities to meet locals and other travelers along the way and share a meal, a ride, or an adventure. Fortunately, with today’s technology we don’t have to wait for meet ups to happen — we can arrange interesting activities Read full post »
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