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Booked: The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

While most people run out to department stores during black Friday, I spend the day looking for flight deals. I’m always surprised by how many people don’t realize that some international airlines offer fantastic sales on either black Friday or cyber Monday. This year I found a flight that I just couldn’t pass up. I…
Marriott Rewards Hotel And Air Mile Packages

There are currently two different promotions to transfer hotel points to AAdvantage miles. One is to transfer 140,000 Marriott Rewards points to AAdvantage for a 30% bonus. The second is to transfer 80,000 SPG Starpoints to AAdvantage for a 30% bonus. Both seem enticing at face value, but when you dig into the value of…
Convert Marriott Rewards Points To AAdvantage Miles

The other day I received a very curious email from American Airlines. The subject of the email introduced an “exclusive offer” to convert Marriott Rewards points to AAdvantage miles. Even better, you’d earn a 30% bonus for doing so. Upon receiving the email I instantly became excited about the opportunity. I’ve had a large stash…
How To Use Marriott Free Night Certificates

I have a rather embarrassing confession to make. Until today, I’ve never used the Marriott free night certificate offered by the Marriott Rewards Premier credit card! While I realize this is a huge mistake, I really haven’t had a good chase to use them. In the past I was traveling so much for work that…
Easy Ways To Earn Bonus Hilton Honors Points

Yesterday I discussed a unique opportunity to earn AAdvantage miles and Hilton Honors points with qualifying hotels stays in Canada. While signing up for that promotion I discovered a tab on the Hilton webpage that I need to visit more often. After logging into my Hilton Honors account I noticed the “View Promotions” tab at…
Earn AAdvantage And Hilton Miles In Canada

A few days ago I received an interesting offer from American Airlines. American isn’t great at partnering with hotels normally. In the past American rarely offered cross promotions with brands like SPG, Marriott, or Hyatt. It seems those days are over. In fact, a few weeks prior I received another offer from American to earn…
Hotel Review: Malibu Beach Inn Carbon Beach 2017

During a recent trip to Malibu I was lucky enough to stay at the newly renovated Malibu Beach Inn hotel located in the heart of Malibu California. The hotel recently reopened after a $10 million dollar renovation and has been attracting quite a lot of attention. Recently, Conde Naste Traveler added the newly reopened Malibu…
Earn Bonus AAdvantage Miles During SPG Stays

I love double dipping. It’s fantastic when I earn two points currencies from a single activity. Most loyalty programs call this activity a crossover rewards. For example, when I stay take Uber rides I earn the 3X points from my Chase Sapphire Reserve card, but I also earn SPG Starpoints. When I stay at SPG…
No I Don’t Want A Gym In My Hotel Room

Generally I use this blog to inform you the reader (Mom and Dad) about travel related things I like or am interested in. This typically means I write about credit cards I like, enjoyable trips, travel plans, etc. But occasionally I read something about travel that I simply totally disagree with and need to write…
Review: Indianapolis Marriott North

There’s not shortage of Marriott properties in the Indianapolis area. In fact, according to Marriott’s website there are 30 Marriott properties in Indianapolis. With that many choices it’s hard to decide which property to stay. During my recent trip to Indianapolis, for my friends’ wedding (congratulations if you’re reading this), we decided to stay at the Indianapolis…