Review: Hyatt Regency JFK At Resorts World

Our trip to Hawaii continues.  I wrote a quick post about what to expect from our trip as we got under way.  I’ve summarized the expected stories below in bullet point in case you have questions before I have time to write all the stories.  And, if you want to see short live video posts daily of our trip, you can find those in my private Slack community (sort of my version of Patreon). You can find links to that here and here.  We have a lot of fun in […]

Reminder: Free Points For Trivia And Bilt Mastercard Holders Earn Double Points On All Non-Rent Spending Today

I earn affiliate credit if you sign up for the Bilt Rewards Mastercard using links in this story. Just a quick reminder that everyone can earn free Bilt Rewards points today and Bilt Mastercard holders earn double points on all non-rent spend on “Rent Day”, the first of each month. You can also earn five points per dollar on any sports ticket purchases today as well. Even if you don’t have the Bilt card you can earn free points by answering trivia questions and playing Rent Free on the Bilt […]

It’s Not Just A Hotel

Hey, there.  Thanks for stopping by.  If you don’t follow me on Instagram or were hoping for some actual hotel content, you may want to sit this one out.  If you want to hear me talk about one of the greatest experiences our family has ever had…..well, grab a seat.  Might be worth grabbing a snack and a drink.  I’ve been known to get a bit……wordy. It’s just a hotel.  It’s only for Star Wars fans.  Why would anyone pay that much to dress up in costumes? Those are the […]

Redeem Points For NFL Tickets And Suite Access!

I earn affiliate credit if you sign up for the Bilt Rewards Mastercard using links in this story.  I appreciate your support! Bilt announced the launch of “Bilt Experiences” this morning as part of their October Rent Day promotion. Members will be able to redeem Bilt points for various experiences including concerts and sporting events.  You don’t need the Bilt Rewards Mastercard. But, it sure helps to build your balance quickly. While we don’t have a full list of experiences yet, Bilt is launching this new redemption opportunity with tickets […]

DEAL (Increased to 5 Cards): Up To 14% Discount Again On Southwest Gift Cards (today and tomorrow Only)

Big thanks to Sean from my Slack community for bringing this one to my attention.  This offer could be a great way to leverage the current shortcut promotion to Southwest’s Companion Pass. Costco is offering a slightly lower discount on Southwest gift cards than they offered a couple of months ago, except this time you can purchase up to 5 gift cards!  The banner is back on the top of the Costco website showing that $500 gift cards are discounted. The total for five $500 gift cards after discount is […]

A Tool I’ve Traveled With For Years Gets More Valuable

Ever since my first trip to China well over a decade ago I’ve used a VPN.  I was warned before I departed for China that I’d need one just to have basic connectivity, plus all the concerns with people spying on my activity.  Back then, NordVPN was one of the first VPNs I used.  I’ve used a variety of VPNs throughout the years and continue to come back to NordVPN. Recently, they approached me about sponsoring my podcast.  I was happy to have them sign on since it’s a product […]

Massive Delta Changes To SkyMiles And Sky Club Access: Decision Time

Maybe you heard?  Delta made some massive changes to their loyalty program and how travelers will access Sky Clubs in 2024 and beyond.  If you already heard about that, skip down to my analysis of the changes and share your thoughts in the comments. If this is the first you’re hearing about the changes, grab a seat and a snack.  We’ve got some ground to cover. Delta SkyMiles Elite Status Changes Delta is simplifying how you earn elite status while also making it much more difficult. Instead of tracking how […]

First Look: Capital One Lounge At Washington-Dulles Airport

Capital One has been making big strides in the travel space the past few years. They started with the Venture X card, a credit card with a higher annual fee than you might normally expect from Capital One ($395). I have to imagine they knew they needed to punch above their weight to contend with the likes of American Express and Chase. Capital One put together a pretty nice suite of benefits for the card, including a pretty easy to use $300 annual travel credit you can use on their […]

Pausing To Remember On 9/11

I’ve found myself on airplanes on many September 11ths over the past twenty years. As a road warrior, flying on 9/11 is (for me) equal parts recognition of those who gave and lost their lives that day and a small bit of assurance that as a society we can overcome past atrocities to grow and thrive. This year, I wasn’t on a plane today. I woke up this morning and had a laundry list of to-do items before rushing to an all-day conference. As the first half of the day […]

Reminder: Free Points Today And Massive 150% Transfer Bonus

I earn affiliate credit if you sign up for the Bilt Rewards Mastercard using links in this story.  I appreciate your support! Don’t forget to login to the Bilt Rewards app for multiple shots at free Bilt points as well as the chance to have Bilt pay your rent this month!  And, today is the only day to score that incredible Virgin Atlantic transfer bonus (up to 150% based on your status level).  I’ve decided to transfer my entire Bilt Rewards balance to Virgin Atlantic.  The only sad news there […]