If you’re staying at any of the major resorts and casinos located along the famous Las Vegas strip, you won’t need a car to get around town. You can leisurely walk from one casino to another and for … [Read more...] about Tips for Renting a Car in Las Vegas
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Want to learn how to earn more rewards, or how best to redeem your miles and points? These posts cover the ins and outs of your favorite loyalty programs.
In case you didn't know, Turkish Airlines has several great ways for transit passengers to pass the time while connecting through Istanbul Ataturk Airport. In addition to a massive business class … [Read more...] about Here’s How to Get a Free Day Tour in Istanbul
As of October 29, 2018, Turkey ceased issuing travel visas on arrival at their international airports. All visitors who are required to have a travel visa, including citizens of the United States, … [Read more...] about Turkey Stops Issuing Visas on Arrival. Here’s How to Get a Travel Visa Beforehand.
Turkish Airlines has a massive route network. They fly to more destinations than any other airline but that doesn’t mean those connections are always the most convenient for the average traveler. With … [Read more...] about How to Get Your Free Transit Hotel with Turkish Airlines
Barcelona is a compelling city by many measures. Unique history, amazing architecture, easy access to the Mediterranean, and great food. After our time on Mallorca, we decided to spend a few days in … [Read more...] about A Long Weekend Exploring Barcelona, Including the W and Le Meridien Hotels
I've been advocating for services like ITA Matrix, Award Nexus, and ExpertFlyer for years. I've even built my own tools like the Award Maximizer to help compare prices and guide you through the award … [Read more...] about The Easy Guide to Finding Airline Award Space
Though my quick trip left me only one day to explore, I aimed to make the most of it. My flight from Detroit arrived at 6 am, giving me the entire day to do something. I've visited Amsterdam before, … [Read more...] about A Day Exploring Antwerp and Amsterdam
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can FINALLY use their miles on Finnair flights. Finnair and Alaska Airlines announced their partnership in May of 2017 and award travel was to begin in fall of … [Read more...] about Use Alaska Airlines Miles on Finnair
With probably 1000 nights in hotels in the last decade or so, I've spent a fair amount of time here discussing my hotel experiences and preferences. I'm a SPG Lifetime Platinum, and soon to be … [Read more...] about Marriott Stays Not Posting Automatically – Plus Long Hold Times
This trip was as much about the flights enroute as it was about the destination. Still, I was excited to be back in one of my favorite places; New Zealand. I didn't really take advantage of the best … [Read more...] about A Weekend in Auckland and Wellington New Zealand
Hotels unfortunately have resorted to all sorts of junk fees recently to extract more cash from travelers. These started out as "resort" fees, usually in beach or ski resort areas. Though hotels … [Read more...] about Airbnb Fights the “Destination Fee” Craze with Transparency
My recent La Première junket left me one full day in Barcelona. Like Brad, I try to make the most of even short visits to cities. After a (sort of) good night's rest following my arrival, I set out … [Read more...] about Making the Most of One Day in Barcelona