Star Alliance member Copa Airlines has introduced a new search tool that might help you search for award availability. The search tool has a fairly simple interface that should be easy to understand. One bonus that you can notice right off the Read full post »
As hotels prepare for what may be the busiest summer travel season of all time, multinational chains continue to entice travelers with generous points promotions. For the newly-combined Marriott-Starwood, the points continue to flow for guests who are loyal to their assorted Read full post »
Earlier this month, Rick, my youngest brother Stephen and my step-father Roger took a cross-country trip on Amtrak. To say it was an experience was an understatement. We booked the trip while Amtrak was still a transfer partner with Chase Ultimate Rewards Read full post »
Although English speakers are easy to find at some of the most popular destinations, travelers would be very well served to learn key words and phrases of the local language before arrival. Learning the vocabulary or mechanics of a new language does Read full post »
Even when your hotels and flights are free or almost-free, a vacation can cost quite a bit if you visit an expensive city or a far away island. That’s the exact kind of situation my family encountered during our recent week in Read full post »
For many travelers, the summertime invokes visions of open skies and long roads ahead, all inviting them to see the world in splendor. For others, summertime means waiting in long lines, competing with fellow travelers for seats, or paying more for accommodations Read full post »
Navigating through U.S. Customs and Immigration when arriving in the United States after a very long international flight can be frustrating. Your connecting flights may be in jeopardy if the procedure is too lengthy plus you’ll have the additional task of going Read full post »
Summer is almost here, and that means it’s time to take a look at some of the travel gadgets that will make your summer travels more enjoyable: 1. Gadget Organizer ($14.76) There’s no better way to start your hunt for cool gadgets Read full post »
Alaska Airlines has recently announced that Japan Airlines (JAL) will be their newest partner—this means that when flying JAL, you will now be able to earn Alaska Airlines miles and you will also be able to redeem Alaska Airlines miles for flights Read full post »
Whenever my husband and I visit the Caribbean, we try to rent a rental car for at least one day. In my opinion, the best parts of any island are the places off the beaten path—the small unpacked beaches and coves, the Read full post »
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