Back in January I posed the rhetorical question, “Should all manufactured spend go through American Express gift cards?” and outlined a number of practical problems with using Am..
I’m fond of saying that what travel hacking needs is more facts and less data. Much of affiliate blogging is taken up with listing transfer partners and earning rates, without co..
Plenty of digital ink has been spilled about the May 28/31 Club Carlson devaluation, including here, and there’s not too much left to be said. However, one thing has been bugging
One of the great things about Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan program is the ability to both credit paid flights operated by American Airlines and Delta Airlines, and redeem Mileag..
Before I get to the meat of my analysis of Club Carlson’s recently-announced devaluation, allow me to briefly mention my general approach when it comes to credit card rewards:I p..
I saw yesterday morning that Shawn at Miles to Memories had taken a crack at comparing the much-beloved Club Carlson rewards program with the just-announced changes to the Wyndha..
With the 2015 division of US airline loyalty programs into revenue-based (Southwest, Delta, United) and distance-based (American, Alaska) models, deciding on a primary carrier an..
Every travel hacker knows that interest charges (and annual fees) are the flip side of credit card rewards. You may earn 2% on the front end when paying with a
As teased in yesterday’s housekeeping post, I’m headed to New Orleans for a week! Here’s the scoop:Getting there: a family bedroom on Amtrak’s City of New OrleansAmtrak operates ..
A few quick notes on the site, feel free to skip if this stuff bores you.WELCOME SAVEROCITY READERS!Matt, the benevolent dictator/head honcho over at Saverocity, recently reconfi..
Last week I wrote about the three transatlantic British Airways partners that, due to the distances involved and the fact that taxes and fees are low on these routes, make
The private ride-coordinating app Uber exists for a single reason. It’s not the ubiquity of smartphones and it’s not the rise of the freelance economy. It’s the fact that taking
Clearly, this topic isn’t covered enough since my feed is overwhelmed with people tweeting for free crap via #hashtag promotions. Amex Sync is likely the overall winner in most ..
There’s a certain level of absurdest humor to the following story, and I’m posting it publicly in case anyone else is in the same boat. Also, I’m fairly certain I’m
I’d like to start this post by saying the following:
Softcard, your business model is crazy. There is no way your service can catch on given the hoops that users have
Three things to know before you go to Switzerland.
1) Start saving up your sheckles the second you decide to travel there.
2) Simultaneously start hoarding your calories, as you ..
With miles to spend and free nights to burn, we opted for a long weekend of two quick trips- from Panama City, Panama to San Juan, Puerto Rico, with two
This evening I spent over $14,000 in less than an hour on credit cards that earned me points. I didn’t buy a car, or a diamond ring, or a bunch
My friend Matt from Saverocity went on a rant about using miles to fly first class and then using points to stay at what are basically American standardized chain hotels.
Via AirlineRoute.net, Etihad is adding daily service to and from LAX from 1st June 2014. The route will be served with their three class 777-300ER product. Etihad is of course
Take two: trying to reach Bermuda during peak hurricane season. We attempted this itinerary last year, only to be rerouted last minute to Florida and the Bahamas. For ex-cruise s..
Diving is the ultimate meditation; If you need to know how small you actually are, become a diver.
I have been lucky enough to dive in some of the world’s top