Oh, Las Vegas. Once my go-to weekend destination, I’ve made a turn in my mid-20s and not had the late-afternoon urge to storm the city for its excitement. This trip was a bit different- I was here for a conference at the Paris Las Vegas. I had never stayed there before, so it was a […]
If you want nearly enough points to stay at top-tier Intercontinental hotels, you may want to participate in a little travel hacking that I’ve been involved in. Warning: it will take a few hours of manual work, but in return, you’ll receive enough points to use on a $400+ hotel night. First, if you don’t […]
One of the best benefits of American Express Platinum and American Express Gold cards is the airline fee credits. The Platinum (both personal and business) give you $200 each year towards fees on a number of airlines, including American, Delta, United, Spirit, and Southwest. The Gold card gives you $100 worth of credit each year.
One of my favorite perks of traveling is elite status, but only if it doesn’t cost very much to get. Elite status is intended to lock you in as a customer, and in turn, allow the airline to make more money off of you. I promote my “disloyalty program” as a manner of being, in […]
Fresh off of last month’s post on View from the Wing (one of my favorite blogs), I learned that the Citi/AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard cardholders can now give their additional cardholders the benefit of accessing American Airlines Admirals Clubs, too!
My mind is still not made up on W Hotels. I love a well-designed space, and the ultra-chic lobbies scattered worldwide certainly deliver. However, I’ve found some of their rooms, like the ones at the W Scottsdale, to be stale and too melancholic for my tastes. Others, like at the W Santiago, were amazing. How […]
One of my favorite benefits from my wallet is the Free Anniversary Night Benefit from the Chase Hyatt Card. Each year, you can stay at any Category 1-4 Hyatt in the world for free (as long as there’s award availability. Being in Austin in the holidays, staying downtown at the Hyatt Regency Austin was a […]