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 »
The following is the February 2016 edition of what we consider the top 10 credit card products available at the moment. The list is based on a combination of factors, including current welcome bonus offers, daily earning potential, transfer partners and bonus categories, along with the ability to redeem. January is typically a very quiet month Read full post »
The trip won’t take place for another three years but I’ve already started planning my 40th birthday getaway. During my college experience, I became a brother in Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity where I made and have some of the best friendships for which anyone could ever ask. Most of the guys in my class are Read full post »
Winter Storm Jonas has come and gone, leaving massive piles of snow across the eastern United States. Up and down the Eastern Seaboard, massive snowdrifts buried cars, roads and even halted public transportation in its tracks. Some areas received over two feet of snow, leaving a massive clean-up effort behind once the storm dissipated. The Read full post »
Regardless of where you’re traveling, choosing a hotel to stay at can be daunting. Hotel points open up so many opportunities, that choosing one property out of dozens (or hundreds, if you go the flexible rewards route) can be overwhelming. Don’t wear yourself out – here are the five main factors to consider when booking Read full post »
The US dollar is strong right now which makes it a great time to travel just about anywhere, but there are a handful of places where the dollar is doing extra well that you might want to consider for your travels in 2016. 1. Russia Have you been dreaming of seeing the Kremlin in Moscow Read full post »
The IHG Priceless Surprises promotion just might be one of the best promotions of the year so far. It is possible to get, at a minimum, 47,000 IHG points for $46.06 in postage, plus a few more dollars in supplies, and a few hours of work. Here’s what you need to do by Feb 15, Read full post »
The most rewarding way to book hotels from a points-earning standpoint is usually by booking directly through the hotel. For independent hotels, online travel agencies such as Expedia and Orbitz will let you earn points in their respective rewards programs. And if it is airline miles you want, booking sites such as Rocketmiles, and PointsHound Read full post »
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