Hot Promotions Expiring – Deals You’d Be Crazy to Ignore

Tweet All good things must come to an end. You, however, don’t want to be the person who misses out on these lucrative promotions. American Express Rewards Transfer to British Airways With a 50% Bonus Expires: May 31st, 2012 Last week I converted over 100,000 American Express Membership Rewards points to British Airways Avois (BA).  […]

The Argentine Abduction and WiFi Travel Excuses

Tweet I promise that this blog is not turning into a travel blog where I share my travel stories, but I just had my most interesting travel experience: getting abducted (sort of) in Barlioche. Two days before flying into Bariloche, Argentina, we contacted our bungalow host and said we’d like to arrange an airport transfer.  […]

How to Get an Almost Free Around the World Trip with 6 Credit Card Approvals

Tweet Greetings from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Yesterday, we burned another 100,000 miles. I flew with my wife and three kids from New York City to Buenos Aires, Argentina (via Santiago, Chile).  We’re here for two nights before heading down to San Carlos De Barlioche.  Tickets here cost us 100,000 BA miles (accumulated from a single […]

How Hertz Punishes Gold Members (or is it Just Americans?)

Tweet I thought today’s post would be a good follow-up since earlier this week I talked about the amazing benefits of Hilton Gold status.Today, I’ll explain how Hertz punishes their valuable customers. Here’s the story. I was booking a one way rental car from Dallas to Houston.  Hertz had very good rates, considering it was […]

Best Hotel Credit Cards With Valuable Status Benefits

Tweet I don’t live the high life.  I’m a simple guy who enjoys traveling.  For that reason, I’ve never really paid much attention to status and benefits with either airlines or hotels. The point of this blog is to help you travel cheaply, not luxuriously. Until this week, I’ve always assumed that traveling cheaply and luxuriously landed on […]

How to Determine the Best Credit Card | Important Classifications to Consider

Tweet In an effort towards simplicity, I’ve suggested to many of you the best credit cards.  I even just finished up a page on this site where I suggest the best hotel credit cards.  However, be aware that the biggest factor in determining the best credit card depends on which credit card basket you’re trying to […]

A Chicago O’Hare Induced Near Panic Attack and the Value of Knowledge

Tweet This is a typical story about a country boy who goes to the big city. In our story today, I’m the country boy and Chicago is the big city.  Yesterday, I arrived on US soil for the first time in seven months.  What I didn’t know when I arrived into Chicago O’Hare airport … […]