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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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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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What Is the Best Hotel Credit Card for Earning Free Nights?

Hilton Munich Airport Suite Upgrade

A while back I wrote about the best hotel rewards program for earning free nights based on non-elite earning rates, which came down to Hilton HHonors, Club Carlson and Wyndham Rewards. Barring a really great mattress running opportunity, most of… Continue Reading

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How I Booked a $5,000+ Trip to Thessaloniki, Calais and London with Points and Miles

About a month ago, I booked a spontaneous trip to Europe in order to volunteer with two organizations helping refugees in Greece and France. The route outlined in the title is the same one hundreds of thousands of refugees are… Continue Reading

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HotelsCombined: Substantial Savings On Your Next Hotel Booking!

Best Category 5 SPG Hotel Hotel Des Indes The Hague

Recently, I came across HotelsCombined, a booking site that offers some incredibly deals on hotel bookings. HotelsCombined searches over 50 travel sites for the best deals and I’ve found some very competitive rates at some sample properties, including the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos.… Continue Reading

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Earn up to 15% Cash Back for Buying Points

For a while, there was a huge influx of blog posts out there about buying points. Whether it was airline miles or hotel points, bloggers kept writing about what a good deal buying these points was. When Alaska Airlines made… 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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How the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal Can Save You Points AND Cash

The Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal is one of the most overlooked tools for saving on travel bookings. Ultimate Rewards points are one of the most valuable rewards currencies out there. Most people transfer their Ultimate Rewards points – earned… Continue Reading