Radisson Aruba Resort Review – Picture Perfect Beach!


Just as we did last year to the Bahamas, we decided to bail out on winter for a few days and head to the beach this January using miles, points, and travel deals.  This time we set our site on Aruba since we had never been there, had heard it was good for families, there are several points friendly hotel options, and I had been told that unlike in some other Caribbean destinations, mosquitoes and bugs weren’t a problem due…

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Round Trip Tickets to Hawaii on United From $355!


Update: I believe these fares are now gone, but huge congrats to everyone that got in on the amazing deal in time! I thought this was a typo, but it’s real…. Right now you can get round trip tickets to Honolulu on United from multiple cities for less than $400 round trip.  Escape winter and head to paradise!  As shared by The Fare Deal Alert, here are some of the offerings: Minneapolis [MSP] – $355 Detroit [DTW] – $381 Memphis…

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Get 1,000 Free Club Carlson Points on Twitter!

Club Carlson Bird

Just as they did last year, Club Carlson is hosting a “private” #HashtagHotelPromo on March 19th where those that follow @ClubCarlson on Twitter can participate to win prizes like Club Carlson points, Bose headphones, Kindle Fires, GoPros, and more.  That event will take place in a couple weeks and of course not everyone that participates will win a prize, however starting today you can get 1,000 free Club Carlson points on Twitter just for registering! They are handing out a…

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Radisson Aruba Resort to be Sold

Radisson Aruba Pools

As I wrote a couple days ago, one of the easiest types of hotel loyalty points to earn right now are Club Carlson points.  Of course, points are only valuable to earn if you ultimately have somewhere you want to redeem them.  One of the more popular family redemption destinations for Club Carlson points in this part of the world has been in Aruba at the Radisson Aruba Resort.  In fact, my family redeemed Club Carlson points there just a…

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Review of EVA and Singapore Business Class Flights


Our around-the-world trip last year to celebrate Josh’s 40th birthday was pretty incredible.  Heck, it is incredible that we were even able to consider doing something like that, let alone actually getting to go on that big of an adventure in such incredible comfort.  It wasn’t a “free” trip by any stretch, but it was a trip that was made doable thanks to miles and points.  I don’t have any idea when we will take a trip that long, that…

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United Clubs Getting Real Food

United Airlines Food Offering

For the past few years we have been relatively regular visitors of United Clubs during our frequent travels on United flights, but we have been less and less impressed with domestic lounge access as the months have gone by.  First, we simply didn’t need a family room as much anymore with a 5 year old as we did with an infant/toddler (though that will change again soon), then the complimentary drinks got worse, and then we saw how good a…

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How Good is 3x Back on Everything via Discover It Miles?

Discover it Miles

We all (hopefully) know that rewards credit cards are usually amazing for the initial sign-up bonus, and then continue to be pretty great for the ongoing perks they may offer and the bonus category payouts at certain retailers.  If I can earn 3x, 4x, or 5x on some purchases at certain types of stores by using various rewards credit cards then that adds up a heck of a lot faster than a rate of just 1x. As I outlined here…

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Fly for Less Than $40 Each Way!

Spirit Airlines Sale

We all know that Spirit Airlines has some crazy low prices for flights sometimes, but again yesterday I was struck by just how low those prices are.  They are having a sale that ends tomorrow night (11:59 PM EST on March 4, 2015) that I think is worth mentioning.  There are many decent routes that are selling for less than $40 per person each way.  Those are like bus ticket prices! The travel dates are from 3/10/15 – 3/26/15 OR…

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How to Get Free Pancakes at IHOP!

IHOP Free Pancakes

This isn’t about travel, but it is about a pretty fun deal so I’m going to share it anyway since lots of us like free stuff in general.  Since today, March 3rd, is National Pancake Day (there is a National Pancake Day?), you can get free pancakes at IHOP! From 7AM – 10PM today you can get a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes at IHOP.  In return, you will be asked to consider leaving a donation for Children’s Miracle…

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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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