Travel inspiration – Svartifoss, Iceland

Travel inspiration – Svartifoss, Iceland

Svartifoss (Black Fall) is a waterfall in Skaftafell National Park in Iceland, and is one of the most popular sights in the park. It is surrounded by dark lava columns, which gave rise to its name. Other well-known columnar jointing formations are seen at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, Devil's Tower in Wyoming, USA […]

Posted on October 5, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Travel inspiration – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Travel inspiration – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Arabic :جامع الشيخ زايد الكبير) is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates[1] and is considered to be the key for worship in the country. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was initiated by the late President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan […]

Posted on October 4, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Spotlight : W Retreat and Spa Maldives

Spotlight : W Retreat and Spa Maldives

The W Retreat and Spa Maldives is a fantastic looking property. Unfortunately SPG does not provide any deals booking high-end properties such as this one using points. It's usually a hefty 90,000 (!) Starpoints per night. Cash prizes start at $850 for the property. You can book it with our partner hoteltravel.com. How to get […]

Posted on October 3, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Travel inspiration – Cabo San Lucas

Travel inspiration – Cabo San Lucas

Cabo is a varied destination that captures the essence of Baja Peninsula in its many resorts, championship golf courses, world-class dining and amazing outdoor activities. For much of its history, Cabo was a sleepy, remote fishing port which was generally accessed either by ship or a three-hour drive from La Paz. In 1977, the airport […]

Posted on October 3, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Travel inspiration – St. Stefan

Travel inspiration – St. Stefan

Sveti Stefan, pronounced [sv̞ê̞ːtiː stê̞faːn], now Aman Sveti Stefan including the Villa Miločer (pronounced [vîla mîlɔ̝tʃe̞r]; formerly Sveti Stefan Hotel) ("Saint Stephen"; Cyrillc: Свети Стефан, Italian: Santo Stefano di Pastrovicchio) is a small islet and hotel resort in Montenegro, approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) southeast of Budva. The hotel won the Hotel of the Year […]

Posted on October 2, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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US Airways Share Mile Promotion

US Airways Share Mile Promotion

If you've read some of my other articles, you're well aware that I love US Airways Dividend Miles program. They have some of the best "sweet spots" of any award program out there. Particularly good are the 90,000 mile business class awards from North America to North Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, etc) […]

Posted on October 1, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Travel inspiration – Siena

Travel inspiration – Siena

Siena [1] is a medieval city in the region of Tuscany, located in the north of Italy some 70 km (43 mi) south of Florence. It is probably best known for a colourful horse race, Il Palio, conducted twice each year in the summer. See more at wikitravel

Posted on October 1, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Spotlight : Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa

Spotlight : Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa

Monastero Santa Rosa luxurious hotel is perched on a cliff with panoramic views of the Gulf of Salerno. We think it's really pretty! You can book it with our partner hoteltravel.com. Nearest airport : NAP Regular Economy fares in winter are about $700 (Turkish Airlines) or you can make use of AAdvantage Economy Off-Peak awards […]

Posted on October 1, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Route updates from San Francisco

Route updates from San Francisco

I just discovered BAT – the Bay Area Traveler. And he's been compiling a number of posts of with route updates. United United is pulling the aging 747 from the Melbourne and Sydney routes. That's great news for Economy passengers but not so great news for award travelers since the business and first cabins will […]

Posted on September 30, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Spotlight: Ayada Maldives Resort

Spotlight: Ayada Maldives Resort

Ayada Maldives Resort is a nicely looking resort in the Maldives. It's not part of any chain but with prices under $250 almost an economy version as far as resorts in the Maldives go. Instead of paying $2,000 for a ticket to the Maldives you can use award tickets. United Mileage Plus gets you to […]

Posted on September 30, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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How to successfully apply for reward credit cards

How to successfully apply for reward credit cards

Applying for reward credit cards plays a major role in accumulating the miles needed in order to use award tickets. Below are the most common questions. How many cards should I apply for? Many 'flight hackers' including yours truly have found out that it's a good idea to apply for cards in a certain cycle. […]

Posted on September 30, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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How to book an award ticket?

How to book an award ticket?

Q: What is an award ticket? Award tickets are tickets you pay for (at least partially) with airline miles. Tickets are usually changeable and fully refundable (against a fee if you are no elite flyer with that airline). The airline makes parts of its inventory to award redemptions. Each airline has a different set of […]

Posted on September 30, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Travel inspiration – Seville

Travel inspiration – Seville

Seville (Spanish: Sevilla) [1] is the capital of Andalucia and the cultural and financial centre of southern Spain. A city of just over 700,000 inhabitants (1.6 million in the metropolitan area, making it Spain's 4th largest city), Seville is Andalucia's top destination, with much to offer the traveler.

Posted on September 30, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Travel inspiration – Casablanca

Travel inspiration – Casablanca

Casablanca (Arabic: الدار البيضاء, Dar al-Bayda) may be the cosmopolitan, industrial and economic heart of Morocco (and its largest city), but it is one of the less endearing of the country's sights. With a small, unassuming medina and a traffic-congested ville nouvelle, travellers arriving via Casablanca may be tempted to find the first train out […]

Posted on September 29, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Travel inspiration – Pradue

Travel inspiration – Pradue

Prague is a huge city with several district articles containing sightseeing, restaurant, nightlife and accommodation listings – consider printing them all. Prague (Czech: Praha) is the capital city and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is one of the largest cities of Central Europe and has served as the capital of the historic region […]

Posted on September 28, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Travel inspiration – Budapest

Travel inspiration – Budapest

Budapest (Approx. Hungarian pronunciation: "boo-dah-pesht") [1] is the capital city of Hungary. With a unique, youthful atmosphere, world-class classical music scene as well as a pulsating nightlife increasingly appreciated among European youth, and last but not least, an exceptionally rich offer of natural thermal baths, Budapest is one of Europe's most delightful and enjoyable cities. […]

Posted on September 27, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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The resolution of the Qatar Airways mistake fare?

The resolution of the Qatar Airways mistake fare?

Qatar Airways came through today with an email (several days after changing tickets unilaterally). You recently purchased a ticket at qatarairways.com for travel within South East Asia, including a transfer through Doha. This itinerary through Doha was quoted to you for a price that is intended only for short haul direct flights in Asia. This […]

Posted on September 27, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Spend New Years eve in Maui, Hawaii

Spend New Years eve in Maui, Hawaii

I just redeemed 2 Free Night Certificates from the Chase Hyatt credit card at the Andaz Maui in Wailea. I really love the area and whenever I'm in Maui I make my way out there. I initially looked at the Waldorf Astoria next door but it only has availability using points (or free night certificates) […]

Posted on September 27, 2013 by in World of Hyatt

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15% discount code for Hyatt Hotels

15% discount code for Hyatt Hotels

Hyatt has a discount code for participants of the 'Chase' game. I wasn't targeted but the discount code has been made available and it gives you 15% off the Hyatt Daily Rate for most hotels I tried. Just enter DISC15 in the correct spot on the Hyatt website. Now Hyatt frequently has better priced 'sales' […]

Posted on September 27, 2013 by in World of Hyatt

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Today’s travel inspiration – Santorini

Today’s travel inspiration – Santorini

Picture Source Santorini is a volcanic island in the Cyclades group of the Greek islands. It is located between Ios and Anafi islands. It is famous for dramatic views, stunning sunsets from Oia town, the strange white aubergine (eggplant), the town of Thira and naturally its very own active volcano. There are naturally fantastic beaches […]

Posted on September 27, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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How to Save 48% on a New IPhone 5S

How to Save 48% on a New IPhone 5S

While seemingly off topic from the usual travel related posts, this is a great way to get $95 or roughly 48% off a brand new 16GB IPhone 5S using some practical skills learned from travel hacking. One of the most useful tools in the travel hacking game is what many call "double dipping". Essentially, this […]

Posted on September 26, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Today’s travel inspiration- Acropolis in Greece

Today’s travel inspiration- Acropolis in Greece

Picture Source The Athenian Acropolis is the ancient high city of Athens, a prominent plateaued rock perched high above the modern city with commanding views and an amazing array of ancient architecture, mostly from the Classical period of Ancient Greece, the most famous of which is the Parthenon. A visit to Athens is not complete […]

Posted on September 26, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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