How to Use Credit Card Points to Get a Better Deal Than Using Miles

Tweet If you’re willing to fly in economy class, it is possible to get better fares using points to book travel than it is to use your points to transfer to a mileage program. In this post, I’ll highlight the strategy I use for finding the lowest possible fare when redeeming points. How to Find […]

Craig’s 2013 Travel Sneak Peak | Where I’m Going and How Many Miles and Dollars it’s Costing

Tweet I was emailing a friend who said he’d love to hear about my 2013 travel plans and he wanted specifically to know where all the points were coming from.  As such, the point of this post is to inspire you so you’ll see al the different types of things you can do with miles […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

27 Websites to Visit Before You Book Your Next Vacation

Tweet Not everyone is a travel geek like me.  For me, vacations are as much about the journey as the destination.  The journey, of course, is the planning process where you get to scour hundreds of websites looking for the best deals. Folks who don’t like all that souring often overpay for travel because they […]

Airport Transportation and Parking Options and Alternatives

Tweet When traveling can be so expensive, why does getting to the airport need to be so expensive? Here is a list of alternatives for you to consider before heading to the airport on your next vacation.  The cheapest option for you will depend on your family size, vacation length, and local prices. Take a […]

How To Plan An Affordable Ski Trip | First Timers Guide

Tweet The following is a guest post by Timothy who is a personal finance writer and part of the team at Credit Card Finder. For more information on travel tips simply visit his website. If you need to go on a ski trip on a budget there are lots of ways to cut costs. Skiing […]