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
My twitter feed is clogged with offers to buy Hilton Points for .56 cents* each. I think it’s a terrible price the same way I think airline miles are worth no
It’s one of my pet peeves in the “Hobby”- the headlines that proclaim “$2,500 hotel room for FREE”. They drive me nuts for two reasons:
Points and miles are not valueless-
Over the weekend Tokyo Disney came up on Twitter and I realized I never summarized my thoughts on the happiest place in Japan. While I enjoyed and recommend Hong Kong Disneyland,
I got an email today about Expedia+ Business and quickly determined the value. Simply put, Expedia+ Business is a rewards program for small business owners that lets you double..
With over 10 trips to Disney World in the last five years I’ve become an expert at house of mouse hotels. I’ve shared whether to book Disney World hotels on or
Happy New Year! Instead of a typical recap post I thought it would be fun to share 2015 in pictures. We spent over 900,000 points on travel in 2015 and
Hi, it’s me, 3rd year diamond in the Hyatt Gold Passport crown. And up until recently I felt like the Belle of the Ball. Sure, it took 25 individual
I know the FT4RL ers out there can attest: Haley presented a TON of Disney World hacks in her presentation. So many, in fact, that we couldn’t keep up! Fortunately,
Leana had a fun post about how much to tell your kids about “The Hobby”. I actually have the opposite problem with the Deal Kids, especially Deal Girl: she’s a
I’ve seen your Instagram photos. I’ve watched your Twitter feeds. I know how many of you #AvGeek (s) are out there. And I know how excited you get about new
I was checking my American Express offers this morning (which you should do every couple of weeks) and saw an interesting one: $50 back on a $200 Rocketmiles purchase. I
There’s no Boardwalk, but it will do, I guess.
It’s the end of summer. Camps are over and many families find themselves with a spare week and nothing to do. In
Dollars and Sense.
I want to inject some reality into the conversation about “The Hobby” and “Free Travel”. Instead of writing an editorial I’m going to let the numbers talk. H..
Views from Holiday Inn, Solomons Island, Maryland
If you follow all of the Points Blogs, you know PointBreaks are a great deal where points stays at IHG hotels are slashed to