In every frugal traveler’s life, a little rain must fall. The idea of “a little rain” can be a metaphor for many inconveniences we face on a daily basis. This can range from flight delays due to irregular operations, computer shutdowns, or Read full post »
As you probably know, there are dozens of ways to track your credit spending and stay on top of your finances. One I wrote about recently, Debitize, sets money aside in your checking account for each credit purchase you make. Meanwhile, some Read full post »
I’m one for keeping track of things. Blame it on the engineering and statistics background, perhaps, but it’s given me an interesting collection of data about my travels over the years! For those that are so inclined to track things so you Read full post »
I recently listened to one of my favorite travelers talk about the amenities and cost-savings of staying in Japan’s love hotels. My first thought was that booking a hotel with hourly room rates seems like a seedy decision. I then decided to Read full post »
Redeeming points and miles for travel is fun, exciting, and pretty rewarding. Whether you’re booking a staycation in your backyard, taking the kids to Disneyland, or embarking on a luxury safari, there are a few things you should be aware of. Here Read full post »
Sometimes you don’t quite have enough points for a free night redemption, in which case a Points + Cash award can still help save you a ton of cash. Or perhaps you’re trying to stretch your hard-earned hotel points further, you want Read full post »
Airline and hotel program devaluations are, unfortunately, part of the deal when you decide to get involved in points and miles. This time, United is making the changes to their program. The changes this time around are to the award fees and Read full post »
When you’re in this hobby long enough, it’s easy to end up with rogue points and random nights. For example, after booking all of your upcoming travel, you might be left with 25,000 points in this program, a few free nights in Read full post »
I covered the Wells Fargo Cash Wise a couple of weeks ago and today I want to take a look at the Wells Fargo Propel American Express Credit Card. We’ll take a look at the features of the credit card as well Read full post »
There has been a lot of debate over whether travelers should indulge in the practice of counting the number of countries they have visited. Those who oppose counting countries argue that if you’re visiting just to check the destination off your list, Read full post »
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