The feeling I most associate with travel hacking is “gratitude.” That’s because before I discovered the world of miles and points, or at least before I knew just how big
Not too long ago, I decided to engage in a little social experiment. I was going to quit drinking for a month.Before you ask, there was no catastrophic event that
On our trip to Italy in 2015, I reserved all our train tickets in advance, thinking by analogy to airline tickets and hotel rooms that I was locking in the
It’s hard to believe I’d never flown Europe’s favorite (or most infamous) budget carrier, RyanAir, until just a few weeks ago. After flying into London on a saver award ticket,
I popped by the library this week to pick up “The Index Card,” the famously slender volume of personal finance advice by personal finance columnist Helaine Olen (author of “Pound
Hyatt Diamond enthusiasts know that there are three kinds of room reservations at Hyatt properties: paid reservations, Free Nights, and Points + Cash reservations.Points + Cash r..
I got back last night from New York, the final leg of a ridiculously circuitous trip through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Bavaria, and Berlin.It was fun!After managing to go all l..
We chat TSA – why the long lines, can anything be done about them, and how Trevor and Joe Cortez would fix it!
To do: Answer the following questions – 1) Is there a destination you want to travel to next year when your dates are fixed? 2) In the next year, do
To do: Pick a few of these accounts to follow on your preferred social media networkAs we continue getting you and your family set up to hack your next family
Registration is now open for cards offering rotating cash back bonus categories in the third quarter of 2016. Here’s the rundown:Chase Freedom. Earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per..
To do: Sign up for three to four frequent flyer programs and enter them into Award Wallet or an equivalent trackerFrequent flyer programs were originally created by the airlines..
To do: Choose 2-3 destinations with your family that you might be interested in traveling to within the next yearSo you’re interested in saving money on travel with your family.
So I haven’t seen any family travel hacking beginner’s guides out there, so I thought I might try my hand at one. As my family has grown from two to
We’re talking Vegaaaaas with Shawn Coomer from milestomemories. When to go, how to save money, and some insider tips from the Las Vegas
As much as it pains me to say this, having dropped out of the formal labor force a few years ago, for the last few months I’ve been busy.The bulk
This week as the blogosphere erupted like a school of piranhas around the bloody calf of the American AAdvantage devaluation, I quipped on Twitter that “‘Where to credit your pai..
I’ve been messing around with shopping portals for the past few days, which is always a good opportunity to reflect on deeper questions about the miles and points lifestyle.Manuf..
A few days ago I wrote about my brief experience with the Gander Mountain credit card. To my surprise and delight, the piece went viral and I was featured on
Sorry for the recent absence on posting, I’ve been tied up with a few other projects, building some pipelines, here’s a few thoughts on what I’ve found. And while MS isn’t
In my experience there are two broads ways people tend to view the benefits of travel hacking. For fun, let’s call the two groups “budgeters” and “savers.” Their behavior is
Now that I’m back and posting more frequently, I’ll publish a somewhat-weekly round-up of all my latest posts. In this edition, I review the Park Hyatt New York, give a
Originally, I wasn’t going to write a blog post about this as I did not think it was that exciting, but since @FarEastExplorer asked for details, I am sharing you the story.In