Deal Alert: San Francisco – Istanbul, Turkey $834 Roundtrip Including Taxes on Air Canada (Turkish Airlines Matching/Bettering)

Deal Alert: San Francisco – Istanbul, Turkey $834 Roundtrip Including Taxes on Air Canada (Turkish Airlines Matching/Bettering)

Istanbul was named the World's Hippest City by Lonely Planet and The Flight Deal details how you can experience it this fall and winter for as little as $834 round-trip, including taxes on Air Canada. It also looks like Turkish Airlines is matching… even bettering fares on this route via its own site and Orbitz.

Posted on April 2, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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More Maldives Impressions

More Maldives Impressions

The Maldives is a superlative travel destination because of it's picturesque islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Dubai has tried to copy it back home but the tranquil waters of the Indian Ocean around the Maldives and the resorts are quite unique. The pictures below are courtesy of the Banyan Tree Madivaru Resort […]

Posted on April 1, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Great fares from Boston To New Orleans (and other cities)

Great fares from Boston To New Orleans (and other cities)

Thanks for this and this thread to bring this great fare to our attention. United has some great fares out of Boston to several cities incl. Las Vegas, New Orleans, Tampa and more. The fare is $117 for the Round Trip incl. all taxes and fees! There are only few dates available so use the […]

Posted on April 1, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Deals Update for Monday 4/1

Deals Update for Monday 4/1

– ThePointsGuy tells us about the return of the Virgin Atlantic Credit Card I had this card twice before and transferred all miles to Hilton instantly. One card application was worth 4days in the best Hiltons globally. Well that was the good old days. However one application still gives you about 4 weeks of Cash […]

Posted on April 1, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Travel Inspiration: Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico – Home of the World’s Largest Underwater Museum, Chichén Itzá & the Sacred Blue Cenote

Travel Inspiration: Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico – Home of the World’s Largest Underwater Museum, Chichén Itzá & the Sacred Blue Cenote

Photos of the National Marine Park of Cancún courtesy of Jason deCaires Taylor. For me, travel is all about the destination and opportunities to experience new sights, sounds and tastes. So when I stumbled upon images of this installation, which is part of the underwater museum MUSA, or Museo Subacuático de Arte, the Yucatán Peninsula […]

Posted on April 1, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Crown Plaza Eilat Hotel Review

Crown Plaza Eilat Hotel Review

Book the Crown Plaza Eilat Hotel here. This article is part of my trip report 'Westward bound'. The trip report index will appear below once all posts have been published. OK you guessed it – I chose this property because of the IHG BRG. I had no illusions about this property and kept my expectations […]

Posted on March 31, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Easy Points: 5,000 – 10,000 Membership Rewards Points for Enrolling in the Extended Payment Option from American Express

Easy Points: 5,000 – 10,000 Membership Rewards Points for Enrolling in the Extended Payment Option from American Express

If you have either the business or personal versions of any American Express charge card, that is an American Express Platinum Card, an American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card or an American Express Green Card, you may be able to register for the Extended Payment Option that is a feature of the cards and get […]

Posted on March 30, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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What to do in Petra, Jordan

What to do in Petra, Jordan

This article is part of my trip report 'Westward bound'. The trip report index will appear below once all posts have been published. Petra, Jordan is a an old city constructed in 312 BC by the Nabataeans and later conquered by the Romans. It has been abandoned since the 5th century and was rediscovered in […]

Posted on March 29, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Travel Contests for March 29, 2013

Travel Contests for March 29, 2013

New Zealand offers something for everyone Hawaiian Airlines is celebrating their newest route between Honolulu and Auckland by giving away 240,000 HawaiianMiles on their Facebook page, enough for 2 round-trip tickets between North America and New Zealand. Be sure to take the quiz (don't worry there's no need to get all the answers right) and […]

Posted on March 29, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Intercontinental Westminster Hotel Review

Intercontinental Westminster Hotel Review

Book the Intercontinental Westminster Hotel here. This article is part of my trip report 'Westward bound'. The trip report index will appear below once all posts have been published. I spent a night this week in the Intercontinental Westminster hotel in the city of Westminster in London. The hotel just completed a recent US$250m renovation. […]

Posted on March 28, 2013 by in IHG Rewards Club

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The 25 least visited countries in the world

The 25 least visited countries in the world

Gunnar Garfors has done his research. Gunnar Garfors travels hard. He has visited 196 of the 198 countries (193 UN members, the Vatican, Kosovo, Palestine, Western Sahara, Taiwan). There are some real destination gems in the list – take a look.

Posted on March 28, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Destinations to Inspire Your Travel – March 28, 2103

Destinations to Inspire Your Travel – March 28, 2103

The Northern Lights in Alaska If watching the northern lights weave their way across the night sky is on your bucket list, the new Priority Club points break list may offer just the right place to rest your head in pursuit of the captivating sight. If you stay 3 nights in Fairbanks in Alaska, you […]

Posted on March 28, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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2 free weekend days car rental with Avis

2 free weekend days car rental with Avis

Mr. Pickles finds a coupon code with 2 free weekend days with Avis. TUEA002 – AMEX PLAT REWARDS-2 FREE WKND DAYS I just applied it for an upcoming reservation in Washington and it worked just beautifully. It's a full size car that I will be able to rent for just $2.76 for 48 hours! – […]

Posted on March 27, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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The Le Meridien Dead Sea Review

The Le Meridien Dead Sea Review

This article is part of my trip report 'Westward bound'. The trip report index will appear below once all posts have been published. This property has built a reputation for itself as the 'weirdest property' in the Starwood system and I'm happy to confirm the reputation! It starts with the reservation – I first made […]

Posted on March 27, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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What to do in Wadi Rum, Jordan

What to do in Wadi Rum, Jordan

This article is part of my trip report 'Westward bound'. The trip report index will appear below once all posts have been published. Wadi Rum is a the desert showcase of Jordan and has been the backdrop for several movies. Several scenes for Lawrence of Arabia were taken here. Wadi Rum is not yet on […]

Posted on March 26, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Two more status match opportunities

Two more status match opportunities

Torben Bjørn Hansen So far my Aegean Gold Status has given me the Air France Flying Blue Gold. I have tried to reach Turkish Airlines but they haven't responded. Now it seems the customer service email is out of service. Now LoyaltyLobby reports the status match can be achieved

Posted on March 26, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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I’m back!

I’m back!

cdsessums So this was easily the most intense trip I have done so far: – 6 countries on 3 continents visited – 14 flights taken – 24 hrs in time changes in 2 weeks (flown RTW) – 25,000 miles flown – 1,600 miles driven in a rental car – 9 different hotels seen – 12 […]

Posted on March 26, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Priority Club making changes to loyalty program

Priority Club making changes to loyalty program

This time it's something positive no new devaluation: – Free Internet worldwide for Elite members in July 2013 – Fast track to retain your Elite status when you stay in more than two of our brands – Reward Nights now count toward Elite membership status – Nights earned beyond what's needed to earn and retain […]

Posted on March 26, 2013 by in IHG Rewards Club

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Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv City Center Review

Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv City Center Review

Book the Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv here. This hotel is one of the few chain hotels away from the beach. It was built just a few years ago and is part of the Azrieli center in Tel Aviv. Immediately adjacent to the hotel is one of Tel Aviv's major malls. I arrived Saturday 6 PM […]

Posted on March 20, 2013 by in IHG Rewards Club

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