I used to think Hotwire and Priceline bidding were useless, but due to some recent changes, you can easily know exactly which hotel you’re going to get and therefore the value
Having concluded the first part of this trip, and safely ensconced in the Executive Lounge at the Hilton Prague Old Town, I thought I’d share some reflections on the Karlovy
Welcome to another edition of Shop Talk where we discuss what’s going on in our personal points & miles space and highlight what we think is interesting in the broader
Today’s post comes out of a comment I left a few months back on Robert’s Hilton Amex Double Dip post. For the past few years I’ve been making sure to
Jonathan Khoo (@jonk) returns to talk a bunch of destinations, AirBnBs, Vegeta (not the anime character), 737s, and more!
Alaska Milk Run
There are a lot of traits of points and miles folks that lend themselves to the pursuit of other savings, outside of pure travel rewards. One area where I think
I’ve heard that our top scientists, in their wisdom, have determined that people enjoy the anticipation of a holiday even more than they enjoy the holiday itself. I’m no scientis..
Today I’ll expand on a site that everyone needs to get familiar with for booking award travel. Great Circle Mapper (www.gcmap.com) is a site so embedded in award travel searches ..
I saw Spencer Howard post on Twitter a seemingly-official (or at least well-spoofed) document listing the new prices of Marriott Hotel + Air packages when the combined Marriott, ..
Sam: I’d like to turn our standard Shop Talk format on end today. Instead of a guest post, or our usual banter I wanted to discuss a question that’s been
The other day I was looking at hotels for an upcoming weekend trip with flexible dates. I settled on a convenient Hilton property, and was immediately annoyed that I only
Quick Summary: Wells Fargo has added a tracker that makes it easy to confirm signup bonuses are attached to your account, your progress toward the minimum spending requirement, a..
Greetings from the Hyatt Grand Cypress in Orlando. I’m having a stay here that is just, well, off. There is not one thing I could point to as catastrophic but
For a long time, Bank of America (BOA) has sponsored free museum days in the US. Currently, select museums throughout the country are free to BOA cardholders on the first full w..
Right-wing troll Ben Shapiro has a cliché he deploys whenever he’s confronted by someone who disagrees with his particular brand of snarky malevolence: “facts don’t care about yo..
Update: It’s rare that a post becomes obsolete a week after writing it. Marriott released its new rewards chart and doubled/tripled the price of this hotel to 25K Marriott points
There is no cliché more beloved by chin-stroking observers of The West than the “sclerotic” labor markets of Western Europe.
France is of course the most notoriously sclerotic l..
For many years I was a booster of Chase Ultimate Rewards transfers to Amtrak Guest Rewards, due to their zone-based redemption system which made it possible to get 3 or
For the past few years, I’ve carried three credit cards issued by Citibank:Double Cash;Dividend Platinum Select;and AAdvantage Platinum Select.These are all middling credit cards..
Quick Summary: Flexible bank points (Chase Ultimate Rewards, AmEx Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points) are often a better way to pay for flights than traditional airline mil..
A 3PL is third party logistics, at a high level they cover all things in the logistics portion of the supply chain like warehousing and transportation. I’ve previously written a..
I’ll be posting videos every day for the next few days on the TravelisFree Instagram Stories (and eventually Facebook). Hopefully lots of beautiful clips of waterfalls, and more ..
Becky Pokora returns to the podcast after her big move to talk one of her favorite countries, Guatemala. We then discuss the best ways to travel when living in