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Hyatt Regency Paris Charles de Gaulle Hotel Review

My stay at the Hyatt Regency Paris Charles De Gaulle wasn’t planned but turned out to be just what I needed. After a hellish few days, I ended up at Charles De Gaulle Airport, which is perhaps the worst airport… Continue Reading

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Earn Airline Miles AND Save on Hotel Bookings With Agoda PointsMAX

Cheap hotel rates with Agoda PointsMAX

Most of you are familiar with Agoda, an OTA booking site for hotel and flight bookings. Earlier this year, Agoda launched PointsMAX, which enables members to earn frequent flyer miles on hotel bookings. I was recently asked by Agoda to… Continue Reading

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How Much I’m Paying in Credit Card Annual Fees

I do a great deal of manufactured spending, which requires me to use multiple credit cards. After all, putting $100,000 worth of spending on a single credit card every month would be insane, not to mention, I’d get shut down… Continue Reading

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Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki Hotel Review

Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki Suite Dining Area

After a two hour AirBerlin flight from Munich, on which I was seated in the bulkhead next to the most annoying mother-daughter who talked  THE ENTIRE DURATION OF THE FLIGHT, I landed at Thessaloniki Airport. It was a beautiful day and… Continue Reading

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10 Best Credit Cards for Manufactured Spending

Whether you’re new to the game or a a seasoned vet, most of you guys probably read this blog for the manufactured spending content. Determining the best way to manufacture spend depends entirely on what’s available to you as well… Continue Reading

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Hilton Munich Airport Hotel Review

Hilton Munich Airport Junior Suite Living Room

After a long delay in Dusseldorf resulting from a cancelled flight, I finally made it to Munich. I spent the night at the Hilton Munch Airport Hotel and then flew to Thessaloniki the next morning. The Hilton Munich Airport was formerly a… Continue Reading

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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

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What Is the Best Hotel Rewards Program for Earning Free Nights?

When it comes to the ease of earning free nights based on paid stays, people always scoff when I cite Hilton HHonors and Club Carlson as the best hotel rewards programs. “What about Hilton’s inflated award chart?” “Club Carlson hotels… Continue Reading

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Current Increased Credit Card Offers: What’s Hot and What’s Not

There are several increased credit card sign-up bonus offers out there right now that are getting a lot of coverage on various blogs. Some of these offers really are great, while others are getting way more attention than they deserve. None… Continue Reading

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Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do in May

I dropped the ball last month and didn’t put a points and miles checklist together, but to be fair, there wasn’t a whole lot happening. Things are picking up in May, with some status match opportunities, bonus point promotions, and… Continue Reading