As many U.S. airlines have switched to revenue-based frequent-flyer programs that reward big spenders, the question has been, how long before hotel loyalty programs do the same, and the answer is now. Hyatt has announced Read full post »
Last summer I had the pleasure of going on my first true “around-the-world” trip. While I had previously traveled to every continent except Antartica and flown across both the Atlantic and Pacific, this was Read full post »
Typically, a good tiki bar will sport a thatched roof, lots of island paraphernalia, too much bamboo, and it will most certainly have a few hand-carved giant tiki statues. I visited my first tiki Read full post »
No two points and miles programs are the same. The differences in points and miles provide you with options that allow you to receive an amazing value from the loyalty currency. At the same Read full post »
The bonuses for credit card signups have been up and down like a yo-yo for the last couple years. We have seen 50K, 60k, 70K, and even 80K for cards with relatively low required minimum spends. Keeping Read full post »
Over the years, we’ve had many readers share their success stories with us. Folks for whom traveling domestically once a year was a luxury are now traveling the world with just a few credit Read full post »
Once again, credit card issuers are tightening down on how and when new accounts will yield points. Citi is the latest bank affected by this industry-wide shift, as some of their fine print has changed Read full post »
Alaska Airlines miles are a little bit tougher to get than other airlines like United because they are not transfer partners of Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards. However, Alaska Airlines is Read full post »
It appears yet another method of frugal travel is no longer available. In a 30-day period where both American Airlines AAdvantage miles devalue and Emirates first class awards with Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles Read full post »
Have you noticed that there seems to be a fire sale of sorts on Hilton HHonors through credit card signup bonuses? We all love increased bonuses but when they happen across two different card Read full post »
My friends consider a trip to South Africa as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Given the distance of the location from the United States, it’s certainly up there with getting to Australia or New Zealand which Read full post »
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