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 »
With over 4,000 properties in the family, Marriott is a juggernaut in the hotel world that will soon become even bigger with the acquisition of Starwood Resorts and Hotels. No matter where you’re going, you’re likely to find a property where you can redeem Marriott Rewards — in my opinion, that is one if the Read full post »
It’s only February so there is still plenty of time to decide to participate in the Q1 2016 Hotel Promotions. SPG Take Two With the Take Two promotion, you can earn 2X Starpoints for stays of two or more nights plus 250 Starpoints at participating locations through April 30, 2016. Only base points will be Read full post »
Searching for OneWorld award availability used to be a pain in the butt. Between American Airlines not showing very many partners and needing to search one day at a time on British Airways, I always felt like I was spending hours putting flight itineraries together when travel involved booking with any Oneworld miles. But now, Read full post »
I accept the fact that I might be an anomaly among my peer group of frugal travelers. While my friends and counterparts are flying in the front of the cabin and staying in nothing but the finest hotels, I am just as satisfied flying in economy and staying at a mid-range hotel. After all, the Read full post »
My friends and I have enjoyed traveling on Amtrak trains. I’ve traveled many times from mid-Michigan to Chicago which is a very fun route that takes you right to the heart of the city. I missed out, however, on the opportunity to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points at a very good rate and score sleeping Read full post »
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 »
In the last year, a lot of fuss has been made about the European low-cost carriers operating from the United States to destinations overseas. Both Norwegian Air and WOW Air have offered travelers an alternative method to travel across the Atlantic at a seemingly affordable price. Instead of waiting for an incredible sale fare or collecting 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 »
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