Featured – The Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® with 40,000 bonus miles

Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ Please note: This post is pinned to the homepage – scroll down for new posts. You can apply for the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® here. The Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® This Barclays MasterCard is one of our perennial favorite travel rewards credit cards. Read on to see how you can earn 40,000 bonus miles […] Read on →

What to do in Lalibela, Northern Ethiopia

What to do in Lalibela What to do in Lalibela, Northern Ethiopia – Understand Lalibela is a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its churches carved into solid underground (or level ground) rock. The churches have been beautifully restored and since they are now famous, the entrance fee (valid for four days) is an extremely high $50. The shantytown that […] Read on →

Changes to Hilton HHonors status match

Hilton HHonors status match HHonors has now made it harder to match elite status We let you know at the end of March that the HHonors status match was back with a proper form for you to send off your request. It was a very generous, super-easy match, where if you provided proof to Hilton that you had current […] Read on →

My Favorite 12 Things to do Douala, Cameroon

things to do Douala Things to do Douala, Cameroon – Understand Douala, Cameroon isn’t exactly a tourism hot spot – I knew that much. However, this city really does not make it easy for travelers, either. Douala has no real customer service culture and it can easily take 5 different desks to order dinner and the wait is 2 […] Read on →

ibis Douala Review

ibis Douala The discount hotel chain ibis does not usually inspire me to stay more than one night at one of its airport properties, but the Douala hotel landscape does not offer too much choice; besides the (oldish) Akwa Palace and the tired Pullman, the ibis Douala does well and rates are usually around $80 to $100. The outside […] Read on →

50% off SilkAir flights when you redeem KrisFlyer online

SilkAir flights What’s the deal with SilkAir flights? You can save 50% off select SilkAir flights in Southeast Asia when you redeem your Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles online by August 4th, 2016. Travel now through the end of October with your online redemption of a business or economy class Saver Award to get 50% off a selected SilkAir-operated flight. Routes include: Singapore […] Read on →

Marriott eBreaks 20% off this Thursday to Sunday

Marriott What’s the deal with Marriott eBreaks? Marriott Rewards members can save 20% on participating stays across North America (and occasionally other destinations) each weekend, and this week existing subscribers can save between Thursday July 21st and Sunday July 24th, 2016. By subscribing to eBreaks, you get weekly emails with last-minute accommodation offers from Marriott Hotels. […] Read on →

FAA lifts flights restrictions to and from Turkey

FAA Flights will resume to and from Turkey The Federal Aviation Administration recently suspended flights between the US and Turkey in the wake of an attempted coup by the Turkish military. Both private and commercial US carriers were prevented from flying between the United States and Turkey and all flights on all carriers were prohibited from […] Read on →

My 20 Favorite Things to do in Accra, Ghana

things to do in Accra Things to do in Accra, Ghana – Understand Accra is the capital of Ghana and located right at the water’s edge. While home to 3 million people, it feels spacious and never crowded. Ghanaians are extremely friendly and the city has a relaxed vibe that will surprise you (especially in contrast with, say, Nigeria). Accra […] Read on →