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Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale: Fly to or From NYC Starting at 5,500 Miles

We just got back last night from an amazing trip to the Bahamas (more on that soon!), and all four of our flights on this trip were paid for using Delta SkyMiles booked during one of their monthly flash sales. We got a tremendous deal for our Delta miles when we booked that trip and honestly, I think that was the moment when I adjusted my perspective on Delta SkyMiles. Ignore the noise that they aren’t that valuable because they can be…

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Review of Hyatt Place Midtown in NYC

On a recent trip to New York City we started off living the high life at the Park Hyatt New York just two blocks from Central Park, enjoying including Globalist room service breakfast, swimming in the luxurious indoor pool, and spending 30,000 Hyatt points per night for that privilege. That was obviously a fantastic experience, but since the junior suite only had one real bed, despite its opulence, it really wasn’t the perfect spot for the three of us, especially sine…

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Best New York City Hyatt for a Family of Four on Points

New York City is an expensive, but fantastic, city to visit. This makes it a top destination where families like to use their hotel points to get a great experience without racking up a great big credit card bill. My family has used virtually every type of hotel point there is to stay in New York City ranging from Choice Privileges, to Wyndham Rewards, to Starwood Preferred Guest, to IHG, and more just depending on what I have available, and how the…

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Saving $1,000 Thanks to Wyndham Rewards

I’m kind of crushing on Wyndham Rewards more and more these days since their flat 15,000 points per award night rewards system is simple, their award availability is good, their Go Fast cash + points award options can be really useful, and their new promo makes it possible to earn a totally free night in just two paid stays. The promo is absolutely mattress run worthy if you live somewhere with cheap Wyndham properties and think you will redeem your points in…

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Inside the Park Hyatt New York Studio King Suite

Outside of the Hyatt Residence Club properties, the Park Hyatt New York is one of only two top tier Category 7 Hyatt properties in the entire United States. Heck, there are only seven Category 7 non-Residence Club Hyatt properties open in the entire world, all of which are under the Park Hyatt brand. These are the top of the top, most expensive, and most luxurious Hyatts out there. Most of them would never be realistically attainable with cash for me…

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How to Save Money on Broadway Tickets

My oldest daughter has started gravitating towards performing. Actually I guess this is not really a recent development, as she has always been one to go for the spotlight of a room. Not only does she go for it, she often legitimately earns it. Last summer to give her something free to do for a week when school was out I signed her up for the church’s summer children’s theater program. I thought they would just learn and sing some songs together…

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Use SPG Points Now to Attend the US Open

The US Open tennis tournament in NYC each year is a widely popular event, and thankfully in each of the recent years Starwood Preferred Guest has provided opportunities for their members and cardholders to access not only tickets but some cool US Open experiences. These offerings are now up on the SPG Moments page, but be aware that these are generally very popular packages that sell out quickly. In other words, run, don’t walk if you want to have your pick…

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Fly Houston – New York for Just $60 on United!

An airline route I keep a close eye on is Houston – New York City, and right now United is offering tickets about as cheap as they ever get starting at $60 one-way for flights beginning later this summer and stretching all the way into mid-February! To avoid Basic Economy you have to spend $80 (or a little less if you are eligible for this discount), but even that is still a very good price for that market.   I’m not…

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Amazing Deal: $67 Round Trip on United to Newark from Dallas

There is currently a tremendous deal for summer travel available right now if you want to fly United from Dallas to Newark as several summer travel dates can be had for just $67 round trip! These aren’t even Basic Economy fares, but rather the real deal where you can get seat assignments and earn miles. You know, like the good old days.   You can use Google Flights or the United Flexible Date calendar to spot the cheapest dates to travel and…

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The Day I Moved to New York City Knowing Nothing and No One

The book of our lives is undeniably made of numerous chapters. Some blur together in a peaceful monotony without a clear transition from one chapter to the next, and other chapters have very finite, sometimes harsh, beginnings and ends. Sometimes you see a new chapter coming and you either rush through the remaining pages to get there or savor each sentence not wanting the current phase of the story to end. But, whether you try to rush through it or…

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