South America

Cheap Flights To South America, Getting Sick While Traveling And Bonus Miles On SPG Hotel Stays

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.

Cheap Flights To South America, British Airways Doesn’t Like Kids So Much Anymore And Why You Might Want To Cancel Your Costco AMEX

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.

Cheap Business Class Flights And Is Southwest Going To Ruin Thanksgiving?

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. Here’s what I’m reading about today: Cheap Flights of The Day: You still have […]

From South America To Great Wolf Lodge

Parenting is about rolling with the punches.  Before I had kids, I liked structure in my life, a schedule that I could rely on.  Nowadays, I’ve learned to go with the flow.  This hasn’t been an easy task for me, and has only been accomplished due to the unbelievable patience of my wife.  She’s truly great with the kids.  If you enjoy traveling, parenting also involves frequent changes of plans.  This “roll with the punches” story comes with a new way to get a discount at Great Wolf Lodge. We […]

102.7 Reasons To Cancel My Crazy Trip To South America

You may not remember, but I booked a crazy mileage run that also gave me the ability to see the Iguazu Falls in South America.  Though I’ve planned such trips in the past, I’ve made a bad habit of actually embarking on said trips.  But, this one was looking good.  The toughest part, my work schedule, was holding nicely, leaving the time open on my schedule. Second toughest is family commitments, and those didn’t appear to be infringing.  And, then, my wife got the flu last Friday.  I still felt […]

News And Notes For Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Delta is raising the price of international award tickets again.  As View From The Wing points out, these are not small increases.  25% more miles for some of the common routes, like US to Europe, is “gulp” worthy. Were you one of the lucky folks who got in on this awesome “mistake” status challenge offer from American Airlines before it went away?  If not, it’s just another good reason to keep an eye on Milepoint for travel secrets you won’t find every day. Or, on a more somber note, were you […]