Edward Pizzarello

About the Author

My goal in life is to fill my family’s passports with stamps, creating buckets of memories along the way. You’ll find me writing about realistic ways for normal people to travel the world, whether you’re on a budget or enjoy luxury. I also enjoy taking us on the occasional detour to explore the inner workings of the travel industry.

Author Archive Page

Complete Guide To Saving Money On Amazon, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Sneak Peek And Cheap Flights To Asia

The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles and points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.

How Much Would I Pay To Have Jillian Michaels Make Me Cry? Hyatt Releases New Partnership For Experiences

Are you interested in working out with Jillian Michael (kinda scares a wimp like me)? How about meeting Tom Bergeron of Dancing With The Stars or the Mondavi family? You can do all these things, but at a hefty price.

My Conversation With Hyatt Hotel’s New Head Of Loyalty, Mark Vondrasek

When I read the reports of other bloggers about their conversations with the new head of loyalty at Hyatt, I thought I needed to take a different tact. Since most people spoke to him around the same time, the questions were similar. Will there be changes to the mid-tier? What about the expiration dates on free nights?

I chose to try to engage Mark on core values, vision for the program. I avoided too much in the way of defining one benefit or change. After one week on the job, there just aren’t likely to be concrete answers on very specific issues.

I enjoyed my conversation with Mark. Whether we learned a lot of new information is up to you to determine.