How Much Did it Cost to Book Our Homemade Around The World Tickets?

Tweet There’s been a few dissenting voices over the life of this blog. Folks who think the stuff I’m teaching is a scam. Folks who think that I’m just trying to set up a trap for you so I can make a profit. Ask my friends. This is stuff I love to talk about. It […]

Ultimate Rewards Booking Service Launch | Best Value Analysis

Tweet With the justified popularity of Ultimate Rewards, many of us are earning and collecting hoards of Ultimate Rewards (UR) points. However, we cannot forget the goal is never merely to collect or simply to earn, but to use those points to help us board a plane, get in a hotel, or sit in a […]

Braggin’ on AutoSlash.com

Tweet For the last year or so, my go-to car rental website has been carrentals.com. That is until a couple of weeks ago. I’d seen a few other bloggers mention using AutoSlash, so I decided to give them a try. The biggest extra feature is that once you make a booking, they’ll continue to monitor […]

Award Travel Booking | Creativity Required

Tweet Last week, I shared that I’ve redeemed over $26,000 worth of travel for 2012. While I usually focus on the earning portion of the frequent flyer mileage game, today I want to share a few tips I’ve learned about booking award travel. Of course, if I’ve learned something, that’s good for you and me […]

Our Hotel Booking Strategy for New Zealand

Tweet Not surprisingly, when I travel I always like to travel cheap.  While I wish I could report back that I scored the best hotel deals for our  vacation in New Zealand, I was a little disappointed with the results. But they could be worse. We had several thousand ThankYou Reward points from back when […]

Starwood Cash and Points Vs. Starwood Points| Discover the Best Value Per Point

Tweet Around our home, we’re always dreaming about (and planning) our next trip. In 2012, we’re planning on doing a lot of traveling, and of course I don’t want to pay a lot for our travels.  We’ve got a decent amount of Starwood points that we’ve earned from the Starwood American Express, but not enough […]

Use Booking Buddy and Get 18 US Airways Points

Tweet This Miles Buzz thread talks about getting an extra 18 US Airways Points when you use their shopping portal to book travel via Booking Buddy. I looked at it and made a dumb math mistake.  For some reason I multiplied the cost of tickets by 1.8. Hmmm.  I thought that if I spent $1000 […]

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 […]

My Travel Booking Report – Travel Sites I Used

Tweet Later this month I’ll be taking a trip from Papua New Guinea to Canada, the United States, and Australia.  Since I talk a lot about traveling I thought I would share with you where I bought my tickets and travel plans from and why. Getting out of PNG there really is not a lot […]

Hotwire and Priceline: How to Guarantee the Lowest Price

Tweet Hotwire.com and Priceline are consistently the cheapest travel options.  Hotwire It is important to remember that both of these sites are opaque travel sites (you do not know some exact details when you book) so you must have some flexibility.  If you are unfamiliar with the opaque travel websites you should read an introduction […]