My Ten Most Loved Travel Memories

In honor of Valentine’s Day, yesterday I wrote about ten places I would love to visit using my miles and points in the coming years. When you combine the realities of young family life with lofty travel goals, I know it may take more than a few years to get to all of those spots (if I ever do), but that’s okay. Half of the fun is planning and dreaming. How lucky we are that some of these travel dreams…

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Earn 10,000 Bonus IHG Points at Kimpton Hotels

Happy Valentine’s Day! Continuing on yesterday’s Places I Would Love to Visit story, today I hope to post more about promos and places to love. To kick things off with an easy promo to love, there is a new offer available that will award 10,000 bonus IHG points with an eligible Kimpton stay made by April 30, 2018. That is on top of all the other IHG Accelerate promo bonuses, so it should stack quite nicely. Since Kimpton became a part of…

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Ten Places Around the World That I Would Love to Visit

I don’t plan to write a big heart-drenched article about the 8 most romantic places to spend Valentine’s Day (though I guess kind of did already for creditcards.com), but I do think the ‘Day of Love’ is good inspiration to talk about a few places that I would love to visit in the coming years. The world is big, schedules are tight, and like most parents, I don’t frequently get to just hop on a jet and explore somewhere new for…

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How to Save Money With New Chase Offers

I recently decided to apply for the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Business Card primarily because it has an unclear future with the SPG merger and related co-branded credit card shake-up and I didn’t want to miss out on the sign-up bonus points. You can transfer Marriott Rewards points to Starwood and a 3:1 ratio, and I desperately need to beef my SPG account balance back up a bit after making some award reservations in advance of the impending annual SPG…

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Delta Flash Sale: Fly to the Pacific Northwest for Fewer Miles

If you have been hoping to use your miles to get to the Pacific Northwest this spring, here’s your chance to do it for fewer SkyMiles as Portland and Seattle are this month’s Delta Flash Sale destinations! This sale also works in reverse in case you want to get out of Portland or Seattle for fewer miles than normal. Delta doesn’t have an award chart, so you have to just take their word for it that this is a “sale”,…

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Checking Out the Park Hyatt St. Kitts Beach

If you are thinking about heading to a beachfront resort, one of the obvious questions on your mind is probably how good is the beach. I’ve stayed at resorts with absolutely perfect beachfront locations and others that may have been located just feet from the water, but it was water you wouldn’t really get in because or rocks, waves, tides, and more. The Park Hyatt St. Kitts is a beautiful beachfront resort and I’m happy to say that you can…

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Earn Bonus Points When Team USA Wins a Medal at 2018 Olympics

As I’m sure you know, the Winter Olympics recently kicked off in South Korea and Team USA has already started to win some medals! For those in the points world, you should be extra excited every time Team USA wins a medal, because the sign-up bonus on the US Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards Visa gets a little sweeter. Not an affiliate link – just a deal you should know about. In addition to the 25,000 bonus points you can earn…

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How to Beat the 2018 Disney Ticket Price Increases

When Walt Disney World first opened in 1971, it cost $3.50 to go and enjoy the park. The first price increase to $3.75 came just a few months later, and by 1975 prices had increased to $6.00 for general admission. Right out of the gate, Walt Disney World and Disneyland set a precedent of raising prices most years (sometimes three times in one year!), and this year will be no exception for the annual increases. In 2017 a peak season one-day…

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Earn Lots of Airline Miles on Valentine’s Day Flowers and More

This week will bring us cold weather, President’s Day Weekend, Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, and Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day gets a bad rap from some, but putting a smile on the face of others is always a good thing, so let’s move past the eyerolls and focus on how to earn airline miles on Valentine’s Day flowers and more. Stack Floral Savings Using an Amex or Chase Offer While earning airline miles or earning cash back, you can still stack the…

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The 9 SPG Trips for 2019 You Need to Book Today

We learned earlier this week that the SPG program is making some changes to their award program in the near term. As they do every year, they will be moving some properties up or down the award chart effective on March 6, 2018, but there is another big change that will take place even sooner. Beginning very soon (as in tomorrow), February 11, 2018, Starwood will change their booking window from up to 550 days to just 350 days to…

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