Courtyard San Diego Downtown Review

The Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown is located at the northern edge of downtown San Diego. It’s a solid 10-15 minutes walk to the best spots in the area. The historic hotel is in a building from 1928 and looks like downtown Philadelphia or some of the older office buildings in downtown San Francisco. The hotel […] Read on →

The world’s best passports, just $1,512 from Europe to New Zealand in Business, Air Berlin cuts route network

– Arton Capital (which helps in getting a second citizenship if you have money) has published another Passport Index Here are the results for the TOP 3 best passports. Top 10 most powerful passports 1. Germany Visa free score: 157 2. Singapore, Sweden Visa free score: 156 3. Denmark, Finland, France, Spain, Switzerland, Norway, UK, […] Read on →

Changes to the Citi Easy Deals program

Citi Easy Deals What’s Citi Easy Deals? For several years, Citi Easy Deals has been a complimentary benefit savings program for Citi members where you can use points to buy merchandise at reduced prices. There’s hundreds of thousands of online deals on electronics, apparel, accessories, hotels, restaurants and travel offers and members can use points to bid for items […] Read on →

Island Hopper $393, Uzbekistan goes visa free (not), Qatar adds Amenity Kits in Economy, Chase Fairmont and Chase Ritz Carlton card changing, Delta adding more routes from Seattle and more news from RwandaAir and Spicejet

– if you have time in February and wanted to see the US Pacific Islands – take a look at this itinerary (bookable via Priceline), just $392 get you from New York all the way to China via the Pacific (One-Way) Play with Priceline and ITA a bit – there might be a way to […] Read on →

A guide to the Southwest change flight policy

Southwest change flight What’s the Southwest change flight policy? We recently wrote about Southwest’s excellent cancellation policy, where you can cancel a nonrefundable flight within 24 hours of booking without penalty. We’ve highlighted various Southwest policies before; while Southwest’s cancellation policy is one of the best there is among airlines and a great reason to fly with them, what if you just […] Read on →

Courtyard Los Angeles L.A. LIVE Review

The Courtyard Los Angeles L.A. LIVE is located right downtown in the newly built-up LA Live area. The building also houses a Marriott Residence Inn and just across the street is a combined JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton. Marriott clearly liked this location! The Courtyard Los Angeles L.A. LIVE isn’t your typical suburbia cookie-cutter building – […] Read on →

Using Cashback Monitor to maximize your savings

Cashback Monitor What’s Cashback Monitor? Cashback Monitor is simply a great, free tool where you can check which portal has the best rate for each retailer. Whether you’re making travel purchases or shopping for anything else online, using this site can help you maximize your savings by identifying the current earning rate at different shopping portals. There’s no reason […] Read on →

How to use Discover Deals

Discover Deals What’s Discover Deals? Discover cardmembers have the opportunity to earn extra rewards or instant savings when shopping through the Discover Deals portal. There’s plenty of retailers and travel providers online where you can earn cashback and the rewards you get are in addition to your regular rewards. New cardmembers get cashback doubled at the end […] Read on →

No joke $69 one-way to Europe, Belarus goes visa free, 60,000 Southwest Chase card offer, redeem Alaska miles for Virgin America flights

– WOWair came through on its promise on $69 from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Europe (Stockholm, Copenhagen, Bristol and Edinburgh) We found dates in February/ March/ April; usually for Tuesday departures. The return flights will come in a bit higher but there are $99 fares (and you can always choose to return with […] Read on →

Is Walgreens passport photo the cheapest option?

Walgreens passport photo What’s the scoop with Walgreens passport photo? If you need to renew your passport photo or you need passport-sized photos for another reason, there’s plenty of places where you can get some printed. Now considering that there’s offers popping up online all the time for you to get piles of photos printed for just the cost […] Read on →

Etihad apartment ready to be booked with miles, VirtualTourist closes up shop, 10,000 free Alaska miles for (almost) everyone, Wells Fargo $250 checking account bonus

– Etihad Guest currently shows First ‘Guest’ Saver seats from on June for the Etihad Apartments from Abu Dhabi to New York – this can be booked with AAdvantage of Etihad Guest and makes a wonderful redemption (via Frequent Miler) – SmarterTravel has decided to close VirtualTourist soon; who killed it? Facebook! – You can […] Read on →

Wow Qatar Travel Festival $1,721 Business Class RT Los Angeles – Singapore, $500 RT to South East Asia, Club Carlson earn 100,000 bonus points, Oman Air sale $1,500 Europe to Asia

– Qatar is making it’s rounds with more fares that are part of the Qatar Travel Festival Some of the best fares are the $1,721 RT from Los Angeles to Singapore (via Doha). This books into R and will earn about 30,000 miles RT with most Oneworld programs (Incl. AAdvantage). Qatar is adding even more […] Read on →

LAX Arrivals and Departures Guide

LAX Arrivals Introduction to our LAX Arrivals and Departures Guide… If you’re visiting LA or heading out of the city by air, then it’s likely you’ll be using Los Angeles International Airport on your travels. It’s one of America’s largest international airports, as well as the biggest and busiest in the Greater LA area and the state of California […] Read on →