Capital One Venture Rewards Value Analysis

Tweet This post is a continuation of a series where we’re evaluating the value of different travel rewards based programs. Here’s a list of our previous analyses: ThankYou Rewards Chase Ultimate Rewards How do you earn points? Like each of the other programs reviewed, you earn points primarily by spending money on the branded credit […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hotwire Car Rental: Advantages and Disadvantages

Tweet Hotwire.com is a premier source for all things travel.  In fact, Hotwire consistently has some of the best travel deals for airfare, car rental, and hotels. While flight bookings offer a deeper level of inconvenience there is very little inconvenience involved in renting from Hotwire. Hotwire Car Rental Disadvantages You will not know the […]

Step By Step Guide to Getting Cheap Lodging Online

Tweet I have introduced you to the four common ways to book lodging online.  If you missed those introductions make sure you are familiar with them: The Travel Search Engine The Online Travel Agent The Opaque Travel Site Directly from the Airline                                                     Picture Ericeira Hotel By Night by Fr Antunes How To Book […]

Priceline or Hotwire: Which is Cheaper?

Tweet One thing people often wonder about with Priceline is how much to put when you bid for a hotel room?  They wonder this because they want to know which is cheaper, Priceline or Hotwire. Priceline and Hotwire Offer Great Travel Deals The answer, you decide.  Priceline may be cheaper, but make Hotwire your max […]

An Introduction to Opaque Booking Sites

Tweet Want to get the cheapest deal with the least amount of effort? You’ll love the opaque websites. What is an Opaque Website? An opaque website is a site where the customer is required to do a portion of the booking without knowing the complete details. Doesn’t sound very exciting, does it? Well, in exchange […]