The “Ultimate World Cruise” and 25% Amex Membership Rewards Bonus

a large cruise ship in the water

The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel stories that interested me on a daily basis.  I don’t have time to write about them in length, but picked some of the best below. It’s a shortcut to find out what’s going on without reading dozens of travel blogs to get the best info. Today’s highlights include Viking’s new “Ultimate World Cruise” and 25% Amex Membership Rewards Bonus.

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  • We’re less than a month away from ZorkFest. I’ll be there and am particularly looking forward to the Podcasters After Dark event. Promo code for tickets here!
  • Speaking of podcasts…have you tuned into Miles to Go? Ep. 005 is all about booking award tickets like a pro with our guest, Gary Leff from View from the Wing.
  • Last week I had a chance for a second stay at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington. It’s a great property that’s got some gorgeous views. Here’s the review of my first stay.
  • I’m really impressed with the updates Southwest Airlines has made at MCO. What used to be a painful experience has turned into pretty painless!
  • I’ve been seeing with some frequency that some last minute United saver award inventory has been available for status MileagePlus members.
This Week’s Best Travel Deals
The Best of the Rest
  • Viking Ocean Cruise has announced an “Ultimate World Cruise”. 245 days, 30 + countries and a pretty big price tag.
  • It’s taken a while but the “smart” luggage ban has claimed its first victim.
  • Interested in learning more about maximizing your credit card spend? Don’t miss out on CardCon 2018 this fall!
  • There’s a lot of folks that are still mourning over the Virgin America merger with Alaska. Here’s a fond farewell to Live and Let Fly’s last Virgin America meal.
  • Great news for those looking to use Delta Global Upgrades. They’re now accepted on this SkyTeam partner airline.

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