One of the many hidden alcove pools at the Ritz-Carlton Tenerife, now bookable via both Starwood and Marriott points.
The only constant in travel hacking is change. In the hotel..
I’m taking a break from remodeling to think about our Camp Mom coming up this summer. We’re visiting South America in July and will fly into and out of Santiago. We
It’s New Year’s: the traditional time to ditch bad habits and improve yourself. I’m sure you’ve seen all the FitBit and organization store ads. I’ve even told you about the
I knew the moment I saw the email subject line: “Announcing a better, more flexible eBay Bucks!” In an all too familiar pattern, eBay Bucks 2017 program features major “enhanceme..
This will be the last post I write about whether or not I’m chasing Hyatt status. Maybe.
Because, well, it’s complicated.And that’s the problem. Status decisions should be pretty..
I began FT4RL with a quick “state of The Hobby” chat in order to drive home the fact that everything changes but nothing changes at the same time. The “nothing changes” refers
Our 2 bedroom unit at Wyndham owned Kona Coast Resort, which cost $279/week.
I’m doing a session next week at FT4RL DFW about hotel alternatives. Between the Hyatt program chang..
The frequent travel community lost its mind when Wyndham announced, then abruptly pulled, a promotion that offered to quadruple SPG* points and match status if y..
Sometimes you just need a safe place to lay your head. Photo via CNN.
I’ve had Wyndham Rewards on the brain lately. Wyndham hotels often live in the background until one day when
BlueBay Beach Club, Gran Canaria, where our two bedroom condo was $88/night.
The Deal Kids start school this week which means it’s time to dream about next summer (what, you don’t
After a recent stay in Cannes it felt like a good idea to review the two hotels I visited: the Grand Hyatt Martinez and the Holiday Inn. I understand that
Next week I’m headed to the French and Italian Riveras. I’ll enjoy happy hour with my $2500/Night suite in Cannes and sunbathe on the only private beach in Monte Carl..
After close to a month at Disney World in the last year (and ten Disney World Resorts stays) I’ve come to appreciate staying on site. Between extra magic hours, extravagant themi..
I’ve been doing a fair amount of tinkering with my Provence on Points* trip this summer and wanted to share my lessons learned with you. 4,500 Thank You Points and dropping a de..
Happy June! Summer’s start seems a good time to evaluate my travel strategy for the year. As I look back and forward, one thing is clear: whether I planned it
Choice Points are one of the least talked about hotel reward programs out there, but I find them to be really useful. Besides the the Hotel Bolivar in Rome and the
I’m just back from my 2nd trip to the Canary Islands and I’ll cut right to the chase: Why haven’t you been yet? I could do a listicle of all the
Just got an email about a Virgin Atlantic award sale that might have you packing your bags: 30% off award bookings on economy till May 11. Bookings are good till the
Hijinks at the Hyatt ChesapeakeI’m writing this post at the indoor pool of the Hyatt Chesapeake watching Deal Girl and her BFF float on a raft while playing a game
In travel hacking you learn something new everyday. Today I learned that Hertz Gold Rewards, a program I formerly thought was fool’s gold, is actually a gold mine. I’ve long bl..
(Sorry for the clickbait headline, couldn’t resist.) I was reviewing the list of Starwood hotel category changes that go into effect March 1 and came across my favorite SPG hote..
Thanks to all of you that helped with Camp Mom Solo– your ideas helped me narrow down the swarm of destinations in my head. I settled upon the south of France
Just got an email from Virgin Atlantic that might have you packing your bags: up to 30% off award bookings coach and premium economy till Feb 24. Bookings are good