The hotel chain you have never heard of – Joie de Vivre + Hotel Tomo San Francisco Review, Hotel Carlton San Francisco, Domain Hotel Review

The hotel chain you have never heard of – Joie de Vivre + Hotel Tomo San Francisco Review, Hotel Carlton San Francisco, Domain Hotel Review

In the last couple of weeks I have been testing out a number of Joie de Vivre hotels in California and I must say I'm impressed. The company manages 30 hotels mostly Northern California but has been trying to expand to Southern California, Illinois and Hawaii as well. The loyalty program 'Joy of life club' […]

Posted on April 19, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Holiday Inn San Francisco Civic Center Review

Holiday Inn San Francisco Civic Center Review

Book the Holiday Inn San Francisco Civic Center here. Civic Center in San Francisco is not known for being San Francisco's best neighborhood. The area has a big homeless problem. But it also has a number of up and coming nightlife spots and it's close to Union Square. The hotel seems to cater mainly to […]

Posted on April 16, 2013 by in IHG Rewards Club

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Fairmont San Francisco Hotel Review

Fairmont San Francisco Hotel Review

The Fairmont San Francisco is a landmark hotel and has been in service since 1906! It's the hotel of choice for presidents for decades now if they come to San Francisco. President Obama was just here but President Bush famously never made it out to San Francisco. This was also my first Fairmont stay ever. […]

Posted on April 16, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Top 6 places to stay on points in the Maldives

Top 6 places to stay on points in the Maldives

Earlier this week I compiled a list of options how to get to the Maldives on miles. Once you get there you will need a good place to stay. Male island is very tiny and to experience the Maldives you need to select a nearby resort. There are a number of 'discount resort's that you […]

Posted on April 13, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Star Alliance Lounge London Heathrow Review

Star Alliance Lounge London Heathrow Review

This article is part of my trip report 'Westward bound'. The trip report index will appear below once all posts have been published. The Star Alliance lounge in London-Heathrow is a pretty low key affair. The rooms have little natural light and you are looking directly at the nearby opposing building. The interior is designed […]

Posted on April 13, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Just $4.25 redeposit fee for Avios awards on partners?

Just $4.25 redeposit fee for Avios awards on partners?

I just cancelled my flight with LAN from Cusco to Lima booked with Avios and was prepared to pay the ($40?) fee. And then I saw this: I have no status with BA. I already have the 4,500 Avios back in my account. The credit card used is inactive so maybe that contributed? Is it […]

Posted on April 11, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Top 25 destinations off the beaten path in Asia

Top 25 destinations off the beaten path in Asia

WorldWanderingKiwi has put a serious amount of work into this list of hidden places to see in Asia. And it shows – fantastic collection of ideas of the beaten path. I highlight my favorites below – make sure you visit his site – sometimes you'll need the picture to get more inspiration. 1. India: The […]

Posted on April 11, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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33 most beautiful abandoned places in the world

33 most beautiful abandoned places in the world

Abandoned train depot in Poland Abandoned Chinese amusement park Sunken yacht in Antarctica Buzzfeed has a list of 33 Most beautiful abandoned places in the world. It's a great collection of beautiful, spooky places with a 'certain charm'. If you are traveling near to some of the places mentioned – consider a visit. I know […]

Posted on April 10, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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British Airways award flights now bookable as one-way awards using Alaska Airlines miles

British Airways award flights now bookable as one-way awards using Alaska Airlines miles

View from the Wing reports about the progress of booking one-way awards with Alaska Airlines. British Airways is now fully integrated with more partners to follow soon. BA's fuel surcharges make redeeming on BA metal almost always a bad idea. Alaska's Mileage Plan miles are easy to accumulate in small quantities from credit card sign […]

Posted on April 10, 2013 by in Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles

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Etihad BusinessConnect registration successful

Etihad BusinessConnect registration successful

A couple of days ago Etihad invited us to BusinessConnect. I registered and my application was approved today without further documentation needed. Etihad Airways is pleased to welcome you and your company to Etihad BusinessConnect, our corporate travel loyalty program. You have now been registered as the 'administrator' for My Inc with BusinessConnect, which means […]

Posted on April 10, 2013 by in Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

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Lifemiles 100% bonus on purchased miles

Lifemiles 100% bonus on purchased miles

Avianca is back with it's 100% bonus offer for purchasing miles. You can buy up to 75,000 miles which will translate into 150,000 miles after purchase. The price per mile will be 1.5 cent. Avianca has a pretty reasonable award chart which looks similar to United or US Airways. Avianca charges no fuel surcharges. Before […]

Posted on April 8, 2013 by in Lifemiles

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5,000 free Etihad miles with Etihad BusinessConnect

5,000 free Etihad miles with Etihad BusinessConnect

Etihad just sent out emails offering 5,000 miles just for signing up to their business loyalty program. Sign-up now to BusinessConnect, our loyalty programm for businesses, and your company's new BusinessConnect account will receive 5,000 bonus miles just for registering! Five great reasons to sign-up to BusinessConnect: 1. The BusinessConnect account receives 5,000 miles. 2. […]

Posted on April 8, 2013 by in Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

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Use Visa Gift Cards as Debit cards to make purchases

Use Visa Gift Cards as Debit cards to make purchases

Dvortygirl MillionMileSecrets shares his experiences with the new feature of some Visa gift cards to be used as Debit Cards. You may wonder why this is relevant at all? Well many of us buy these gift cards the increase the spend on our credit cards either to hit the minimum spend requirement or to earn […]

Posted on April 7, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Crowne Plaza Jerusalem Hotel Review

Crowne Plaza Jerusalem Hotel Review

Book the Crowne Plaza Jerusalem 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. The Crowne Plaza is one of the few chain hotels in Jerusalem. It's located just off the freeway and should be easy enough to find. […]

Posted on April 6, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Up to 5,000 United miles for Hilton Stays

Up to 5,000 United miles for Hilton Stays

For 5x 2-night-stays that is. So it's 1,000 miles per 2-night-stay. This is not making anyone stay at Hilton for the promotions sake but if you are booked there anyways – Register here. Terms & Conditions * To be eligible for this offer, you must (1) be a member of Hilton HHonors™; (2) select United […]

Posted on April 5, 2013 by in Hilton Honor

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