Things to do in Chicago: Top Travel Attractions
Did you know that Chicago has an underground bar, a hidden cocktail lounge, and a Prohibition-era speakeasy? Did you know that the city also has a goat-centric pop-up diner, a
22 Fun Things To Do in San Diego – San Diego Attractions
San Diego is a beautiful city with plenty of fun things to do. From the world-famous San Diego Zoo to SeaWorld and LEGOLAND, there’s something for everyone in this California
20 Best Places to Visit In Dallas, Texas
If you find yourself needing to stay in Dallas for an extended period of time, you’ll want to know about things to do in Dallas, Texas. For anyone who finds
Cross-post: My So-Called Gig Economy
[Dear readers: this is the first and only post from my new blog about the app-based delivery economy you’ll find here on the main Free-quent Flyer Blog feed. You can
My short, boring COVID-19 infection, treatment, and recovery
Since the beginning of the pandemic, my family has taken the novel coronavirus just about as seriously as anybody we know. In one way this was made easy since the
Interest rates are starting to get more interesting
One of my favorite resources is DepositAccounts, which performs the simple, essential function of aggregating interest rates across a vast array of savings products. As you’d exp..
What are the most lucrative things you can do with free transportation?
Become a Patron!A few years back I wrote a goofy post trying to look at car ownership not as a personal consumption expenditure, but as a productive input; as a
The 4 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the US Virgin Island
The U.S. Virgin Islands are home to some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world. These islands are perfect for an all-inclusive getaway, and there are many resorts
11 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in The Bahamas: Beaches, Food, and Fun Abound!
The Bahamas is home to some of the best all-inclusive resorts in the world, and they’re not just for spring breakers. These islands have a bevy of activities, top-notch restauran..
Spotting Fraudulent Prepaid Gift Cards in the Wild (US Bank)
Long time readers of the blog know I have a soft spot for US Bank Prepaid Visa and Mastercard Gift cards. In fact it…
Top-Rated Things to Do in Beacon, NY
Are you looking for the best things to do in New York City?
Roll down and check it out!
Stroll Main Street
One of the best things to do in New City is
13 of the Top-Rated Beach Resorts in Costa Rica
When it comes to planning your next tropical getaway, you might think of hopping on a flight to one of the popular island destinations in the Caribbean or perhaps booking
Leaving money on the table: you can use Railcards for Heathrow Express, too
I was playing around doing some research for my recent posts on my trip to the United Kingdom and made a discovery that left me equally pleased (that I get
Best Tropical Vacations
Are you looking for tropical honeymoon destinations? Or planning your vacation on one of the best tropical islands for the coming holidays? If yes, this article is for you!
When should you optimize for spontaneous, planned, or predictable expenses?
I like to generalize travel hackers into three broad categories, although none describes any individual perfectly.Roughly speaking, I think of opportunistic travel hackers as peo..
August 2022 Park Hyatt Chicago Review
The Park Hyatt Chicago recently reopened after a $60M renovation. We’re just back from two nights in a Gold Coast Suite and came away…
Shop Talk: With Demand for Travel High What Are We Doing Differently?
Today we’re revisiting an old format on the blog–Shop Talk. Robert and I have gone from this format to launching not one, but two…
Top Rated Hiking Trails in Sedona, AZ
Are you looking for a nature hiking trail? Go for Sedona hikes.
Sedona is one of the most beautiful and scenic areas of the United nation, making it the best destination
Top-Rated Tourist Attractions & Things to Do in Houston
If you want a place filled with culture, traditions, shopping, and adventurous experience, go to Houston. You will find no shortage of things to do in Houston. Houston is the
St. Regis Bermuda Review
We’re just back from a week at the St. Regis Bermuda. Wow – what a country. What a destination. Let’s get right into it……
Don't sleep on Hilton's (extremely) variable award pricing
For some time now Hilton has employed variable award pricing to maintain a rough value of 0.5 cents per Honors point. That isn’t set in stone, and it’s not uncommon
Deconstructing a point-to-point hiking tour
A popular way to explore the United Kingdom among outdoor enthusiasts and lunatics alike is the hiking tour. The UK is positively saturated with public walking paths and rights-o..
Beginner's guide to UK passenger rail
[Note to the reader: in this post I’m using specific examples of specific cities in the UK, but I am not bothering to give any information about them because it’s