Funding Long-Term Travel With Points, Miles, and Manufactured Spending

A few weeks ago I asked what you’re saving your points and miles for and probably the number one item on my travel list is going back to Calais and staying there for at least a month. In case you… Continue Reading


10 Tips for Organizing a Smoother Group Travel Experience

Traveling with a group isn’t easy. When that group consists of your parents and two siblings, it can get frustrating. Not because they’re terrible to be around, but because of the different personalities and the difficulty that creates when it… Continue Reading


Garuda Indonesia Economy Class Singapore to Bali

At under 3 hours long, the best option for our flight from Singapore to Bali was booking five Garuda Indonesia economy class tickets for $115 each and then redeeming Barclay Arrival Miles. Garuda Indonesia offers travelers the option to bid for… Continue Reading


How I Booked a $90,000 Trip to Singapore, Bali, and Hong Kong for Less Than $1,500 Out of Pocket

I’ve wanted to take my family on a trip to Singapore, Bali, and Hong Kong for several years but it never worked out until this summer. It wasn’t easy, but I managed to book the entire trip for five people,… Continue Reading


5 Things to Do After Booking a Mistake Fare

Did you get in on the American Airlines Beijing business class mistake fare yesterday? It happened around 7:30 PM (PT), or at least that’s when I noticed @TravelSummary’s tweets. There was a glitch on aa.com that led to $450 round-trip… Continue Reading


I’m Stuck in a Hyatt Rut

While planning my summer trip to Asia (which is still only half booked), I came to the realization that I’m stuck in a rut: I can’t get myself to book anything other than Hyatt hotels. Not because I like the… Continue Reading


Oakland to Hawaii as Low as $200 RT on Alaska Airlines!

Here’s a reason to work in a trip to Hawaii next year: Alaska Airlines is offering economy fares as low as $260 roundtrip between Oakland and Hawaii. As Kendra reported fares between Oakland and Maui (OGG) are as low as… Continue Reading


Hotel Boasting the World’s Largest Suite to Join SPG Luxury Collection

Which city do you think boasts the world’s largest hotel suite? Dubai? Vegas? According to the Guinness Book of World Records that honor goes to the Grand Hills Hotel and Spa in Broumana, Lebanon. Broumana is about 30 minutes outside… Continue Reading