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Cheap Flights to Costa Rica And A Great Deal On Accommodations In London

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The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & 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.

Up to 6,000 Miles For A New Hotel Booking And Plenty Of Cheap Fares To Europe And Asia. The Best of the Rest on Monday, May 25, 2015

Travel Not To Escape Us

Up to 6,000 miles for a new hotel booking, tons of cheap fares to Europe and Asia and the Best of the Rest for Monday….

ACT QUICKLY! Award Seats To/From Europe With No Fuel Surcharges

ETA:  I put a few of these on hold and even though they show a Business Saver award, the cabin says “Economy”.  Beware before ticketing.  Not sure how this will work out. The toughest part about getting to and from Europe as an American Airlines elite member who lives on the east coast is fuel surcharges on British Airways.  There’s reasonable availability for business class travel for my family, but the fuel surcharges make it much more expensive.  That’s the positive and negative of oneworld availability. US Airways has flights […]

Diversify Your Points And Your Planning For A Winning Vacation Strategy

Diversification is important for many facets of our lives. In travel, having different types of miles and points available is key. WIth the increased availability of one-way award flights over the last five years, mixing and matching is the best way to make your dream trip happen. Here’s a quick look at some examples of a diversified vacation.

Paris, Abbreviated. Lufthansa New Business Class, Upstairs On The 747-8i

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This is a bit of a long post, due mostly to a bunch of pictures. I thought about splitting out the lounge information into a separate post but there’s not a whole lot of information from our brief visits, mostly just pictures. While 2 days is a short time in Paris (for that matter, most destinations) we left with one more mini-adventure for our return flight, a ride on the new Boeing 747-8i (Intercontinental).

The Travel Game Is A Journey. The Destinations Along The Way Are Just Part Of The Fun, Part 1

I’ve been playing the travel game, collecting miles and points, for well over a decade now.  While it’s gotten harder to find all the perfect flights, there’s still plenty of fun to be had.  I’ve been planning a family trip this summer to Italy and it came together to include some pretty special elements for my family and I.  As the final pieces came into place this weekend I thought I would share the story.  Parts of this are special just for our family or for an airline geek like […]

Why It Pays To Pay Attention To Miles And Points

If you’re a regular reader of this blog you probably already have a love of travel.  But, do you pay enough attention to miles and points? My wife’s best friend is the classic example of someone who’s “too busy” to spend time thinking about miles and points.  She’s super smart, makes a good living and enjoys travel with her family.  After me pestering her for a number of years, she finally signed up for one mileage credit card that I recommended to her (Chase Sapphire) so she could start earning […]