Last weekend I took a quick trip down to Dallas to meet up with blog subscribers, and also managed to fit in a Friday happy hour with folks in town
I’m a big proponent of the US Bank Flexperks Travel Rewards card, since I think it provides the straightest path for most people to pay as little as possible for
In this Monday’s post, I explained why I thought a plain reading of the World of Hyatt terms and conditions made it possible, but far from certain, that Hyatt would
Now that some official information information has been released about the World of Hyatt program, I have a few additional thoughts to add to Friday’s post.Chase Hyatt Gold Passp..
By now you may have heard that in March, 2017, Hyatt Gold Passport is going away. Apparently, it will be replaced by a completely new program called “World of Hyatt.”
It’s natural for travel hackers (and their concerned family members) to wonder, who really pays for what we do? The obvious answer is, “everybody else.” There are enough people b..
I’m still plodding towards requalifying for Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond status after successfully matching to the status late last year. I’ve been intentionally booking towards H..
I recently had the pleasure of redeeming 30,000 American AAdvantage miles for a $290, one-way domestic plane ticket, which gave me an excellent opportunity to reflect on some tra..
It feels like it’s been a while since I’ve written about Amtrak Guest Rewards! That’s mainly because the program underwent a dual devaluation in late 2015 and early 2016:On Decem..
I just got back from a trip to Washington, DC with the family, and while the Hyatt Place was great I can’t help but think there’s an opportunity for a chain
The “news hook” for this post is the launch of a new landing page for Barclaycard’s Wyndham Rewards Visa cards, raising the annual fee on the Visa Signature card from
Long-time readers know that I can sometimes have an unfortunately literal approach to travel hacking. So when I decided to look into the Ritz-Carlton program to see if there were..
When I periodically trash the Chase Sapphire Preferred as inferior to the Chase Ink Plus (because of its better bonused earning categories) and the Chase Freedom (because of its ..
I don’t keep track, but if I had to guess, I’d say I swipe cards through point-of-sale terminals around 50-100 times at Walmart store locations every month. That doesn’t make
As regular readers know, I’m a podcast fanatic. The only thing better than being able to conveniently manufacture spend is being able to listen to great audio content while you
I just updated my Hotel Promotions page with yet another Hyatt promotion, meaning there are currently 4 concurrently running Hyatt promotions (although two are only available to ..
Today Marriott closed its purchase of Starwood Hotels & Resorts and introduced point convertibility between the Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest programs. After link..
Although my posts this week have had a little bit of a focus on the personal finance side of travel hacking, I primarily use this website to write about the
A negative-interest-rate loan is one which, over the course of the loan, requires the borrower to repay less than they originally borrowed. Such loans have received a lot of atte..
There’s a healthy overlap between people with an outside-the-box attitude towards funding travel and those interested in alternative approaches to savings and investment:Kiva has..
Qantas miles is a Citi transfer partner, and it has unique partnerships, making it one of the best networks for covering the Pacific.
The route options are limited, so it’s a short
Fundamental to every decision we make should be a risk and reward evaluation, but there are times when we don’t really think through the possibilities or simply aren’t aware of
Registration is now open for a range of Fall, 2016, hotel promotions and 2016 fourth quarter credit card spending bonuses.2016 fourth quarter credit card bonusesIf you have one o..