Gary Leff, author of ViewFromTheWing.com joins Dave and I on the podcast this week. There are two notable things about Gary.
1) He was basically the first miles and points blogger,
I’ve recently written a number of posts about earning IHG points, and since it was such a big part of us living in luxury hotels for $600 to $700 a
I’m resurrecting a series I used to do where the concept is pretty simple: I list frequent flyer mile prices and then discuss details and deals for getting to different
Google Maps is now one of the best ways to search for hotels, it’s seamless and most important to me, it is simply the best at showing the location.
After recently creating the Delta Miles and the Delta Miles Calculator, I realized that there’s one piece of information I have unpublished that might be useful.
The Delta Miles ..
Back before British Airways frequent flyer program changed from “miles” to “Avios”, and back before their miles pricing was distance based…
BA used to have unlimited stopovers on..
Stefan (of RapidTravelChai) is both a travel expert – having been to every country in the world, except Syria, and because of his deep and extensive travels, he’s one of
While I do enjoy writing comprehensive “Best Use” posts where I dig in and look for deals, I also love data… This post is more of the second.
My “Data-Driven” posts
Singapore KrisFlyer Miles are worth discussing, not just for the sweet spots on the award charts, but because of the abundance of ways to earn.
Each of the three big transferrable
This is really a warning against 90% of the Daily Getaways promotions that are coming up. Most are deals that are opportunities to spend more money than it would be
Episode #2 of the Travel Is Free Podcast is here (and will be every week), and this week we sit down with Spencer Howard.
Spencer is an interesting guest because he’s
There is simply no greater ROI in terms of earning free nights than these IHG promotions. In fact, we did 3 stays in Austin (where we live) last month (and
I realized that United no longer publishes an award chart, and the one I had on my “Complete List of Airline Award Charts” is outdated, so I decided to make
Announcing the Travel Is Free podcast! Weekly and available here and on the major podcasting platform… except iTunes (because software sucks and it sends me in a login loop, desp..
While I just did a piece on hotel loyalty programs that was fairly critical (using data), this post is really meant for those who are looking to compare loyalty programs.
This post is important to bookmark (not that I’m biased) because of the award charts that are unique to this site. (Although you can also visit this any time by
If you weren’t excited about the results of the Delta Miles Calculator from your city, I may have a trick for you…
For many cities, there are Delta flights for only
DoubleTree Darwin, Australia
Of all the hotel programs, Hilton Honors has the largest spread in points costs. The most expensive points hotel costs 95,000 points and the cheapest..
For the next two hours, I’ll be on social media and the blog answering questions about United stopovers.
Ask any question (there are no dumb questions here) about Untied stopover..
While I have gone over a lot of my findings on United Stopover and Routing Rules, I have never gone into the nerdy details of what is possibly driving United’s
While we just launched the Delta Miles Award Chart, that’s mostly for international and SkyTeam flights. We found flights to most regions, like China, are consistently the same p..
There’s a small list of cities we put on this list. For us, we don’t want to actually expat anywhere permanently, or even a full year. But for a few select locations, we
Last Thursday I started my weekly “Throw Back Thursday (TBT)” series by sharing about the time a bank wouldn’t take my thousands of dollars of $1 coins.
While I don’t plan