One of the ultimate tests of points and miles are the actual value we receive from them at redemption. While many place the rough value of any given point around two cents per point, smart travelers can often find even more value 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 »
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 »
Hands down, my favorite benefit of The Hyatt Credit Card is the annual free night certificate that is good at Category 1-4 Hyatt hotels. The card does have a $75 annual fee, but even if you get no other benefit out of Read full post »
Hotel reward programs have been on a devaluation spree over the past few years and with major programs merging and getting bought out, it may get worse. Thankfully, many major rewards programs offer Points + Cash awards in addition to their normal Read full post »
The Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card doesn’t exactly make it to the top of most hotel credit card picks, but it does offer some underrated benefits that might fit your travel needs. From an increased sign-up bonus that can be used Read full post »
While no one likes to make a mistake, there are times when it’s great to be on the receiving end of someone else’s error. As seasoned travelers, most of us are familiar with airline mistake rates, like when a long-haul business class Read full post »
Packing for a trip is a very personal thing. We all have our priorities as to which items we can’t live without while traveling and a tolerance limit on the amount of weight we’re willing to lug around. When I reflect on Read full post »
There are lots of great hotel rewards credit cards out there, each one designed to meet the needs of different travelers. Some people want a card with a generous sign-up bonus, others may want specific travel perks or both! There are lots Read full post »
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