Last month, Marriott took the first steps in acquiring Starwood hotels. They announced status matches between the three rewards programs (Starwood Preferred Guest, Marriott Rewards, Ritz Carlton Rewards) and a 1:3 transfer ratio for Starwood 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 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 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 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 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 Read full post »
Talk of joining Chase Private Client is all the rage these days. Rumor has it, joining Chase Private Client makes it easier to get approved for your favorite rewards cards – maybe to the Read full post »
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