Sweepstakes update for Monday 3/4

Sweepstakes update for Monday 3/4

Lonely Planet gives away four nights at the DoubleTree Alana Waikiki + $2,000 gift card TravelChannel gives away custom adventures (incl. a Coastal Ferrrari cruise) Villa Sandi wants to take you on a trip to Italy. Eddie Bauer wants to take you to your favorite National Park. American Airlines presents their newest cabin and gives […]

Posted on March 4, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Travel inspiration for Monday 3/4

Travel inspiration for Monday 3/4

Sevilla in 33 pictures – Link WikiTravel UA_Flyer let's rip the photo filters Rio in 39 photos – Link Wikitravel Top 10 places in Morocco – Link Wikitravel Northern Lights @Yellowknife – Link Wikitravel Inspiring Antartica trip report – Link Wikitravel

Posted on March 4, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Good rates at the Waldorf New York City (from $229)

Good rates at the Waldorf New York City (from $229)

Hilton's Grand Dame in New York City has rooms from on $229 for several stay dates in the next months. Plus the rates come with free cancellation. If you have an upcoming stay it might be worth playing with the flexible date calendar and move some nights to the Waldorf.

Posted on March 4, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Some travel inspiration for Saturday 3/2

Some travel inspiration for Saturday 3/2

Niagara Falls, United States/ Canada Leshan in Central China Zakynthos beach in Greece And finally a fabulous introduction to the landscape of the impressionists – Southern France (it's a video, click on the link to run it and switch your speakers on).

Posted on March 2, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Driving through Siberia in the middle of winter

Driving through Siberia in the middle of winter

If driving through Siberia sounds like your idea of fun check out the 'Gentleman Adventurer's newest post. Russia's M56: "Highway from Hell" and "Road of Bones" 4.200 km through the "Pole of Cold" … 3 days and nights … nonstop driving with temperatures never warmer than -30 °C … … even below -50° C for […]

Posted on March 2, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Intercontinental Century City, Los Angeles, CA Review

Intercontinental Century City, Los Angeles, CA Review

I spent last night at the Intercontinental Century City, Los Angeles, CA. The hotel is very close to Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. The specific area – Century City – is rather new with lots of new office and hotel developments. There is a Hyatt Regency and also a Westfield mall nearby. However the Intercontinental […]

Posted on February 28, 2013 by in IHG Rewards Club

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20% off all hotel bookings with ratestogo.com

20% off all hotel bookings with ratestogo.com

ratestogo.com currently has a discount code that gets you 20% off at ALL hotel bookings. GIVEME20 You will need to switch to AUD as currency first and then apply the code at checkout. AUD and USD are almost at parity at the moment. Ratestogo.com prices are pretty competitive – so if you have a revenue […]

Posted on February 27, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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My Chase Sapphire Mastercard arrived!

My Chase Sapphire Mastercard arrived!

The Chase Sapphire Visa is a lovely card and has been my primary go-to card in the last couple of years. It has no foreign transaction fees and awards double points on all travel related related purchases. I also love the Chase service – most calls are a real pleasure with genuinely friendly AND helpful […]

Posted on February 26, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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How to remove credit inquiries from your credit report

How to remove credit inquiries from your credit report

Kendra (who organized the last BAMEM) officially launches her blog with her series on 'credit bumpage'. I've discovered a way to remove hard inquiries from Equifax and Transunion credit reports. If you are someone who applies for numerous credit cards every few months (or even several cards a year), this is a very valuable tool. […]

Posted on February 25, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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My experience in Seoul, South Korea

My experience in Seoul, South Korea

I had short trip to Seoul, South Korea last year and although it was my 3rd time in the city it was the first time I had time for sightseeing. Here's my report: Flights On the outbound I flew Asiana 747 in First Class from LAX. It was just a couple of days after a […]

Posted on February 25, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Miles & Points Enthusiasts Meetup in the City of Angels next week

Miles & Points Enthusiasts Meetup in the City of Angels next week

photographerglen I'll be in Los Angeles next week for 2 days and I'm planning another miles & points enthusiasts meetup for Tuesday, February 26th, 7.30 PM in Beverly Hills. If you are interested in joining and meeting up with a bunch of fellow travelers, please shoot me an email la_meetup attt bluusun dot com.

Posted on February 22, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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My experience in Reykjavik, Iceland

My experience in Reykjavik, Iceland

During summer last year I spent 3 nights in Iceland and really got to like it! I used 25,000 United Miles for the flights to get to Reykjavik. I made the trip while I was in Germany and Lufthansa has direct seasonal flights to Reykjavik from Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Berlin (but none from their hubs […]

Posted on February 22, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Some recent BRG success stories

Some recent BRG success stories

As you might have read we have started to help folks find BRGs recently. I wanted to share some recent success stories and learnings. – BRG rates can compete well with corporate rates – in order to file a BRG the hotel must have rooms available on the brand website, otherwise no claim will be […]

Posted on February 21, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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