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.

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Hyatt & AA Now More Rewarding & Concert Tix For 5K Hilton Points

Wondering how many points or miles you should be holding onto?  That’s the question I answer in this week’s Final Two Pennies.  Each person has their own motivation when it comes to travel and how to redeem your miles and points.  Don’t let me change your mind if you already have a clear direction.  But, if you’re not 100% sure, listen in and let me give you my two cents. We’ve also got Gary Leff of View From The Wing back on to talk about the new partnership between AA and Hyatt […]

From Porto to Ponta Delgada: My Azores Airlines Review

I’m picking back up where I fell off the apple cart on my trip to Porto, Azores and Lisbon.  Next up is a review of Azores Airlines.  They’re an airline you may not be considering, but they fly to a place you definitely should.  You can see what I’ve covered so far: Sheraton Porto Review If You Had One Day In Porto….. The Azores are a place that has enchanted me for quite some time.  I’ve been fortunate enough to end up in Lisbon a few times on business trips […]

BOGO Frontier Tix And Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Strategies!

On this week’s episode of the Miles To Go podcast, we’re talking Frontier Airlines and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Frontier Airlines has done a great job drawing attention to themselves in a good way.  They rolled out a new loyalty program, then introduced “Kids Fly Free“.  Now, they’ve introduced “Friends Fly Free”.  Jen joins us to give you the lowdown on how Frontier is getting you there even cheaper.  They may not be luxurious, but I actually don’t mind flying them.  You can expect to get at least as much […]

What’s The Best Travel Tech Gear?

This is a guest post by one of my readers, Paul.  He’s a road warrior, marketing guy and dad.  I’m always interested in what people carry around for technology, curious whether I have the best gear.  I plan to break down my backpack in a future post.  But, for now, here’s what Paul recommends as his go-to tech: I was a road warrior for so many years that some personnel at United,  Southwest and a few convention hotels in Vegas knew me by name (not good).  And, now with a family, I travel frequently for business […]

Hyatt Brings Back One Of My Favorite Promotions, 10% Back On All Point Redemptions!

Hyatt is running one of my favorite promos again this summer. They’ve been pretty consistent with this one.  It’s easy, and rewarding.  All you need is to hold either of the two Hyatt credit cards and  register as well.  Do that now.  It’s that simple to earn 10% back on all Point redemptions. Hyatt will give all co-branded credit cardholders a 10% rebate on pretty much all points you redeem between July 1st and September 2nd, 2019.  That’s: Award rooms Points & cash reservations Room upgrades Dining and spa reservations Exhale classes […]

United Takes A Bite Out Of Me And New Award Flights To Tokyo

Boy, it was a rough week for me on the miles and points front!  United Airlines decided to take 165K miles from my account.  When I called to point out that it was a mistake, United took 15K more miles.  It’s still a developing situation, but you can hear more about it on this week’s episode of the Miles to Go podcast. You’ll also learn about a promotion MasterCard is running with Airbnb that can save you $25 on a tour or experience on your next vacation. And, we dive […]