Turkish Airlines has had a good hand with their ad agency. Good stuff.
Turkish Airlines has had a good hand with their ad agency. Good stuff.
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 […]
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
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.
Great fare for an escape to a cool island – Los Angeles, CA to Bermuda with different routings on American Airlines or United. Availability seems wide open. Thanks to theflightdeal.com.
This is the sixth post in our series about understanding BRGs. So far we have reviewed IHG's, Marriott's, Starwood, Club Carlson's and Hyatt's version of a BRG. Hilton's BRG program is the most difficult to get approval for. It used to be the 'joke' of all BRGs and approval rates was under 1%. Lately there […]
Kuala Lumpur – Link Wikitravel Dunhuang, Crescent Moon Lake – Link Wikitravel Uchisar – Link WikiTravel Lagos – Link Wikitravel
Jetblue and American Airlines have some great fares from Boston, MA to Anchorage, AK for $411.31 incl. all taxes and fees. It is 8-9 hours in the air from Boston to Anchorage – so this is a fantastic deal with a great airline. HT Flyertalk.
KLM currently has fares for ~$700 from New York to Almaty (Kazahkstan). Kazahkstan is high on my list for a new place to see. It's usually not associated with low fares so this is a great deal. HT Flight Deal.
This is the fifth post in our series about understanding BRGs. So far we have reviewed IHG, Marriott, Starwoods and Club Carlsons BRG. Hyatt publishes an FAQ for the BRG here. If your claim is approved you will receive a 20% discount on the lower rate you have found. Here's how to file a Hyatt […]
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).
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 […]
I participated in one of the 'spend promotions' that Barclays put out last year. Mine was for Oct/Nov/Dec spend on my Miles & More credit card with Barclays. The goal was to spend $750 each month. That's what I did and had heard anything from them in the meantime. But today (exactly 8 weeks after […]
– 1,000 Points if you like Club Carlson on Facebook Promotion limited to one Bonus Award per person. Only one Bonus Award will be credited per Club Carlson account. Bonus Award will be credited to your account within 2-3 weeks of providing your member information. – the AMEX Shopping Mall seems to be gone for […]
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 […]
OK I admit I'm a big Bear Grylls (Man vs. Wild) fan. He hasn't put out any new episodes lately. But now I know what he was working on – a safety video with NZ. HT Johnny Jet
Book The Beverly Hilton Hotel Beverly Hills here. LAX approach on a breezy, clear day For my trip this week to Los Angeles I was looking for a new hotel to try out. I had heard about the Beverly Hilton before – but revenue rates were $350 as this was 'Oscars week'. But it's time […]
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 […]
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 […]
A Chinese Official Loses Temper after the boarding gates close in front of him. What ensues is just OMG. It all starts so peaceful. But go to the 1 minute mark and things will look quite different. "A Chinese official was caught on video losing his temper after he missed his scheduled flight at Changshui […]
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. […]
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 […]
The bad news: The $80 CashBack deal for $14.95 that I wrote about is over as extrabux has removed myhosting.com from the portal. The good news: There is another CashBack mall coming to our rescue called HooplaDoopla.com. Now I have no firsthand experience with them but they seem legit. I have updated the post – […]
Remember the status match campaign by Air France from January that was first changed and then stopped prematurely? Well Air France came through for me today: Congratulations! You are now upgraded to the Flying Blue Gold level. Your new card and luggage tags will arrive by post in the next few weeks. But you can […]
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.
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 […]
Miles & More (Lufthansa's Frequent Flyer Program) is giving away a free Regus Businessworld Gold membership. If you are not a Miles & More member you can sign up here for free. The link was originally targeted for a Senator (Top Tier at LH) status but worked for me – already got my confirmation. The […]
## Update ## Extrabux has taken down myhosting as a merchant but HooplaDoopla has not. I have no firsthand experience from HooplaDoopla but it looks legit to me. ## Update II## All my extrabux purchases from last week seem to have posted as pending this week with $80 in CashBack each. At least I got […]
Sunsplash theflightdeal.com flags the great fares to Maui (OGG) are back from San Jose, CA (SJC)! This time on Hawaiian Airlines. Not a lot of availability but still a great fare!
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 […]