The Best Gifts for Travelers Young and Old in 2017

The coolest gift for a traveler is often, well, more travel, but I know you can’t always surprise them with a trip under the tree (though here are some tips if you do!). In case you are still shopping for a traveler in your life, here are some of my favorite travel gifts in 2017 that don’t involve buying an airline ticket! Travel Stocking Suffers Airplane ornaments Nothing says Christmas at a Traveler’s house like an airplane ornament! Travel socks When…

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Amex Offer: Earn 4,000 Bonus Membership Rewards Points at Marriott

This morning I spotted a really solid new Amex Offer available on two of my American Express Cards that I wanted to mention in case you have any upcoming Marriott stays through the end of February. If you have this Amex Offer on one of your American Express cards (read this post to learn how to check for Amex Offers if you aren’t sure), you can earn 4,000 bonus Membership Reward points when you enroll for the offer and use…

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Mommy Points Holiday Giveaway of Lounges Passes and Upgrades

The end of the year is not only the “season of giving”, but it is also when lots of travel perks and goodies tend to expire if they aren’t used. This makes it the perfect time to share those upgrades, lounge passes, and more that you aren’t going to be able to use yourself. Something like an expiring lounge pass may not seem like much to you, but it can really brighten someone else’s travel day, especially if they aren’t…

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$5 Amazon Credit With $50 Starbucks Gift Card Purchase

Amazon has moved from “12 Days of Deals” onto their “Last Minute Deals”, and one of those last minute gift card deals available today is for Starbucks. This isn’t a killer deal, but it also isn’t bad if you need to send some Starbucks e-gift cards to someone or simply want to reload your own Starbucks balance. Via this offer, if you purchase a total of $50 in Starbucks e-gift cards and use the promo code COFFEE at checkout you will get…

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10 Tips to Enjoy ICE at the Gaylord Resorts

The crown jewel of the Gaylord Resort’s holiday experience is their holiday-themed ICE exhibit that is kept at finger-numbing 9 degrees and features two million pounds of themed hand-carved ice sculptures, ice slides, and also houses approximately three million people at any given time. Kidding, of course, there are only two million people. Seriously though, ICE is a very popular attraction that is quite crowded and sells out during peak times. Enjoying the Gaylord ICE Experience to the fullest takes a bit of strategy, so after going earlier this season…

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Earn 6x Miles (or more) at Apple.com – Today Only!

One store where it is notoriously hard to rack up large numbers of miles even though the purchase prices are often pretty high is Apple. Apple is often at just 1 – 2 miles per dollar when other retailers can sometimes go in the 10 – 15 miles per dollar range via the various airline shopping sites. However, the mileage earning totals do spike at Apple.com on rare occasion, and today is one of those occasions, so get to ordering…

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Flights to Maui for Under $500 on United from Dallas

When airfare to Hawaii drops under $500 for a round trip from pretty much anywhere in Texas, I start dreaming of perfect weather, gorgeous sunsets, sand at my feet, amazing food, and all things Hawaii. If you do the same, then know that right now you can snag flights from Dallas to Maui on United for about $450 round trip on various dates in January through early March 2018. I like to use the Google Flights flexible date search to…

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Chase Freedom 2018 5x Bonus Categories Announced

There are two big events today for those with a Chase Freedom Card, as it is both the deadline to activate the Chase Freedom 4th quarter 5x bonus categories, and we also learn what the 1st quarter 2018 5x Chase Freedom bonuses will be! First, if you haven’t already activated the 2017 4th Quarter 5x bonuses of department stores and Walmart, you can do that now. The 5x bonus points will be retroactive to October 1st as long as you activate…

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Flash Sale: Discounted Delta Business Class Awards to Europe Available Now

I’ve become a Delta SkyMiles fan over the past year or two, not because they are perfect (they very much aren’t), but because SkyMiles can be far more valuable for award travel than I thought. Multiple times in the past year they have beat what the other programs can offer in terms of how many miles it takes to get where we want to be on a reasonable itinerary. In other words, they are now a very solid tool in my…

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United Starting New Nonstop Service to Tahiti in 2018!

United started teasing us a bit yesterday on social media that they had a big new international route announcement coming today out of San Francisco using the Dreamliner. It was hoped by some that this would be a nonstop flight to Tahiti…and it was! This seasonal new route will start up on October 30, 2018, and the roughly eight-hour flight to Papeete, Tahiti, will be flown three days per week using the 788 Dreamliner. French Polynesia has been a pretty…

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