Save Money on Hotels with Beat the Timer

Tweet This week I discovered another money saving travel website. The website is called Beat The Timer (www.beatthetimer.com). Beat The Timer is a Starwood Hotel Brand website.  The concept is simple: for 72 hours, they offer highly discounted rates at over 250 participating hotels.  Of course, your dates of availability will be limited, but if […]

Healthy Snacks for Road Trips

Tweet If you’re anything like me, you get sick of eating junk food on the road.  The first bite of packaged snacks on a road trip might taste good; but the more snacks I eat and the more restaurants we stop at, the more I start craving a real home cooked meal. I just read […]

Airline Flyer Miles | The Value of Jumping Back On the Bandwagon

Tweet I’ve been sort of a snotty pants when it’s come to airline miles.  I even wrote a post questioning the value of airline points.  Lately, I’ve found more bang for my buck with hotel points. However, I’ve noticed a trend lately that seems to once again favor collecting air miles (not over and above […]

Priceline and Hotwire Hotel Bidding Tips | Book Early or Book Late?

Tweet I got an email this week from Jerry.  He asked: Is it cheaper to wait until closer to your travel date to bid on a room?  Or is it about the same if you do it months in advance. Opaque Websites: Book Early or Late I had some hunches and assumptions before writing this […]

Do You Need Travel Insurance

Tweet The following is a guest post from Bailey Harris, who writes about homeowners insurance for www.homeownersinsurance.org. While planning a vacation, it is almost impossible not to come across the term “travel insurance.” But what is travel insurance, and is it really necessary? The answer often depends on the type of trip you are taking […]

DIY Travel Hacking Cartel

Tweet I canceled my Travel Hacking Cartel membership. For me, to keep my membership wouldn’t be valuable.  It’s not designed for someone who already knows the basics about collecting and redeeming miles. I wrote this post to tell you how you can save your $25 (or $39) per month by using free resources to create […]

TripAlertz Review & Introduction

Tweet I know.  I know.  Some (most?) of you already know all about TripAlertz. But I bet that some of you don’t. TripAlertz is a program similar to Groupon, except it focuses on travel bonuses. After signing up for your free membership, you’ll be able to access exclusive travel deals for members only.  The deals […]

Airlines Credit Cards | Best Credit Cards Rewards Feb 2011

Tweet The fastest way to earn airline points is by signing up for airlines credit cards.  In this monthly roundup, I’ll introduce you to the card I would get if I were on the market for a new card (which I think I always am). You might want to read this before getting a new […]