Free Hilton Internet, Tons of Club Carlson Points, and More!

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Here is a quick round-up of today’s miles and points news… Hilton HHonors Providing Free Internet Beginning in August 2015 Hotel internet is official going the way of the beeper and the last big chain to hold-out, Hilton, has now announced pathways to free internet beginning in August.  They are requiring guests to be Hilton HHonors members and book via select booking channels.  As was shared on Flyertalk by HHonors Representative, here is how the free internet will work: Our…

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Putting Visa Signature Benefits to Use at the St. Regis Houston

St. Regis Houston Astor Suite Living Room

My husband and I have never been a big “Valentine’s Day” couple.  I mean, flowers are much cheaper after Valentine’s Day, romance-on-cue isn’t our style, and it’s generally much easier to have a quiet nice evening out almost any other day of the year rather than February 14th.  However, since we have been traveling much less the last few months, and with Baby #2 on the way, we decided to sneak out for a night away in Houston (just the…

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50% Off Award Stays at The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas!

50 off Las Vegas IHG

IHG Rewards is known for sometimes offering discounted award nights both via the 5,000 points per night PointBreaks list, but also via some 24 hour flash award sales.  A popular flash award sale they have offered in the past was 50% off award nights at the The Venetian and The Palazzo (InterContinental Resorts) in Las Vegas, and it looks like they will be offering that sale again on March 10th for 24 hours! For just 25,000 points (instead of the…

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Big Changes to Earning United MileagePlus Miles Start Today

Big Changes Start Today

It’s March 1st, andhe arrival of a new month is the arrival of a new era at United MileagePlus.  Gone are the days that miles are awarded based on how many miles you fly at United, but now it’s all about the money, honey. Effective today you will earn United miles at the following rates: General Member 5x Silver Member 7x Gold Member 8x Platinum Member 9x 1K Member 11x On a $300 ticket a general member would earn about…

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Family Travel with Two Young Kids via Adventures in Family!


While I am always happy to share my own traveling stories with my family, there are tons of other great traveling families out there with kids of different ages, different numbers of kids, and who have had different experiences than me.  As part of my “Little C’s Traveling Friends” series, I am sharing different families’ stories so we can all learn from their experiences.  If you would like to be a part of this series just shoot us an email…

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Day Room at the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport in Singapore


After our relaxing time at the Park Hyatt Maldives, it was time to start the long journey home.  Our route home took us to Male, then Singapore, then Taipei, then LA, then finally home to Houston.  We had a good chunk of daytime in Singapore between flights, and I had hoped we would use it to see some of the city and eat at a hawker center. However, long haul travel, even if you are in lie flat seats, gets…

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Staring at a Departure Board Trying to Get Home


This week we joined a few friends to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in Jamaica.  It is a special treat to be able to experience different places with friends, so we jumped at the chance to join them.  We stayed two nights at a small hotel in Negril, and then two nights at the brand new Hyatt all-inclusive in Montego Bay – sneak peek here! However, this post isn’t about Jamaica exactly, it is about trying to get out of…

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Free $10 Amazon Gift Card with Pamper’s Diaper Purchase

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One of the things we used to do on trips when my daughter was still in diapers was to have a box of diapers shipped to the destination ahead of time.  This ensured we had the brand we wanted ready to go without wasting a ton of space in our bags.  Normally this was to places like Grandma’s house, but it can sometimes be done to hotels as well (just be sure to contact the hotel ahead of time to…

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Amex Premier Reward Gold Card Adds $100 Airline Credit + New Bonus Category!

Amex Premier Reward Gold Card

In the last couple of years competition among credit cards that earn transferable points has gotten intense, and one of the pioneers, the Amex Premier Rewards Gold Card has remained mostly unchanged….until now. Effective June 1, 2015, Amex is adding some new benefits to the American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card including: 2x Membership Rewards points for purchases at U.S. restaurants $100 airline fee credit for incidental charges such as baggage fees Personalized travel service No foreign transaction fees In addition…

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Win 15K SPG Points and a Free Uber Ride on Saturday!

SPG Uber

I wrote yesterday about the new and really cool partnership between Uber car rides and Starwood Preferred Guest that will allow Uber users who have had at least one SPG stay in that calendar year to earn valuable SPG points for Uber rides. You can read all about the new partnership and the ways to earn points here, but there is a cool new twist that can result in some lucky users getting 15,000 bonus points this weekend! On Saturday,…

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