Oh yes – there is a new PointsBreak list

Oh yes – there is a new PointsBreak list

In case you haven't seen it on every other blog – yes there is a new list out for PointsBreaks. I always get all excited when I read it on (Insert your favorite blog here) first and my excitement fades away pretty quickly because it's too bad I can't make it to the HOLIDAY INN […]

Posted on January 28, 2013 by in IHG Rewards Club

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Winner of the American Airlines SWU

Winner of the American Airlines SWU

randomduck Yes we have a winner for the American Airlines SWU! Congratulations @mkliao please get in touch with us as soon as possible to upgrade your flights! Thank you all very much for participating! There will be a new giveaway starting Friday for 10,000 American Express Membership Rewards. Please stay tuned.

Posted on January 28, 2013 by in American Airlines AAdvantage

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Sibiu and the Turda Salt Mine in Transylvania

Sibiu and the Turda Salt Mine in Transylvania

Part of my motivation for this blog has been my curiosity about interesting places to go. With the tools which you will learn, while subscribing to this blog or the other wonderful blogs which will soon appear on my blogroll, you'll soon have more miles than you can easily spend for 'normal' travel. How to […]

Posted on January 25, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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There is still time to enter the American Airlines SWU Giveaway!

There is still time to enter the American Airlines SWU Giveaway!

Quick reminder – there is still time to enter the American Airlines SWU giveaway until January 27th. The SWU allows you to upgrade one flight (up to 3 legs) in February 2013 on American Airlines. You can upgrade any paid Economy fare to Business or any paid Business Fare to First class on AA metal. […]

Posted on January 25, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Conrad Hong Kong Review

Conrad Hong Kong Review

Book the Conrad Hong Kong here. After 3 days in the 'burbs were were excited to get to downtown Hong Kong and see a bit of the 'action'. I took a cab from the Hyatt Regency Sha Tin to the Conrad and paid about HKD300. The Conrad tower is tall (61 floors) but does have […]

Posted on January 24, 2013 by in Hotel Reviews

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Another option for cheap flights to the Maldives?

Another option for cheap flights to the Maldives?

flyDubai the Dubai based discount airline has launched MLE, Male, Maldives as a new destination. Commencing on 19 January 2013, flights will operate five times a week between Dubai's Terminal 2 and the Maldives' Ibrahim Nasir International Airport on the island of Malé. Bringing flydubai's presence in the Indian Subcontinent to nine points across six […]

Posted on January 24, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Book cheaper car rentals with discount codes

Book cheaper car rentals with discount codes

MillionMilesSecrets posted an interesting information about finding cheap car rental rates using two popular rewards malls. The secret weapon to slashing hundreds of dollars in car rentals is to book car rentals with cash (or you can redeem points) through the Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi Thank You or Capital One travel portals. I wasn't even […]

Posted on January 23, 2013 by in Avis / Hertz Car Rentals

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5,000 Priority Club Bonus Points for stays in Europe

5,000 Priority Club Bonus Points for stays in Europe

Priority Club runs a promotion with an extra 5,000 Priority Club Points at European Intercontinental Hotels. And what's more for a limited time only we will reward you with 5,000 bonus points when you stay between 1 January – 8 April, 2013 at 22 participating hotels across Europe. 5k points is not enough to go […]

Posted on January 23, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Hyatt Regency Sha Tin Hong Kong Review

Hyatt Regency Sha Tin Hong Kong Review

Book the Hyatt Regency Sha Tin Hong Kong here. As mentioned before I initially booked the Courtyard Marriott in Hong Kong for our stay but decided in favor of the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong Sha Tin later on. First I found a good rate at a Canadian hotel booking website and Hyatt matched it with […]

Posted on January 22, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Flying Blue status match comes back!

Flying Blue status match comes back!

Flying Blue has brought back the status match campaign. Any existing Gold status (Top Tier status may suffice, as many are not labeled Gold) with any airline is accepted. The status match is straightforward – the landing page itself provides the upload form. The status match is only available to members in DK/SE/NO/FI but you […]

Posted on January 22, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Holiday Inn Resort Maldives Kandooma Review

Holiday Inn Resort Maldives Kandooma Review

Book the Holiday Inn Resort Maldives Kandooma here. I spent 2 nights here in August 2012. I was on a mini-RTW from San Francisco via Osaka and Shanghai (flights later got cancelled because of the hurricane that made landfall that day), Singapore, India and Europe. The majority of my time I'd be spending in India […]

Posted on January 21, 2013 by in Hotel Reviews

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521 miles for free (many times over!) from Netflix

521 miles for free (many times over!) from Netflix

Netflix has been a constant marketer in most mileage shopping malls. During the last years they've always a mileage deal somewhere for AA/Delta/United miles. You would usually pay $7.99 for 1,500 or with the United deal even 4,000 miles. This worked for everyone who could come up with a US billing address and server IP […]

Posted on January 20, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Blue Elephant Phuket Restaurant and Cooking School Review

Blue Elephant Phuket Restaurant and Cooking School Review

This review is part of the 'Siam adventure' trip report – see below for the trip report index. We got a recommendation from the Westin concierge for the Blue Elephant Restaurant and Cooking School which is housed in the former Phuket Town governors mansion. It's a very pretty 'colonial' style building in central Phuket. It […]

Posted on January 20, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Le Meridien New Delhi Review

Le Meridien New Delhi Review

Book the Le Meridien New Delhi here. Back in August 2012 I visited a number of places in Eastern Asia and India. I will post reviews from places visited in no particular order over the next weeks. The Le Meridien New Delhi is right in the center of New Delhi. It's just one block away […]

Posted on January 17, 2013 by in Hotel Reviews, Starwood Hotels

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TripAdvisors Travelers Choice Awards 2013

TripAdvisors Travelers Choice Awards 2013

Now we all know that Tripadvisor can fool you into relying on the wrong side of reviews. Still I find the aggregate option, taken with a grain of salt, quite useful. They have published the TripAdvisor Travelers Choice list with some interesting finds. In general Four Season seem to do very well anywhere in the […]

Posted on January 17, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Win a American Airlines Systemwide Upgrade (SWU)

Win a American Airlines Systemwide Upgrade (SWU)

Thanks to an incredibly generous reader – we are having the option to give away an American Airlines Systemwide Upgrade. An SWU allows you to upgrade you to upgrade from Economy to Business or Business to First for ANY booked fare class on all American Airlines flights. It is valid until February 28th 2013 so […]

Posted on January 16, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Cheap domestic travel in New Zealand

Cheap domestic travel in New Zealand

oh_jojojo Milevalue highlights a great option for cheap domestic flights in New Zealand – Air New Zealands 'grab-a-seat' program. Scott mentions that tickets can only be purchased for some of the last minute fares but it also leads into the regular booking workflow at Air New Zealand which can lead to ever lower priced tickets. […]

Posted on January 16, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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What’s best hotel iPhone app?

What’s best hotel iPhone app?

Having a handy iPhone app can drive bookings as travelers are by definition out and about. Here are my experiences with the iPhone apps of the major chains. Starwood First up is Starwood which has recently gone through a redesign. It's developed by mobile expert Bottle Rocket. It looks rather nice on the start screens […]

Posted on January 15, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Island Hopping around Ko Phi Phi

Island Hopping around Ko Phi Phi

This review is part of the 'Siam adventure' trip report – see below for the trip report index. During my stay at the Sheraton Krabi I also booked a speedboat tour of the nearby islands. The speedboat fleet at Ao Nang pier is impressive and there we at least 20 newish looking, high powered speed […]

Posted on January 15, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Westin Phuket Siray Bay Resort & Spa Review

Westin Phuket Siray Bay Resort & Spa Review

This review is part of the 'Siam adventure' trip report – see below for the trip report index. We drove ourselves from Krabi to Phuket with a rental car. Lots of our fellow travelers seemed quite respectful of the road conditions and driving hazards but I found driving very civil in Southern Thailand. Granted there […]

Posted on January 15, 2013 by in Starwood Hotels

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