One Of The Best Values In Travel Is Adding Three New Transfer Partners

I earn affiliate credit if you sign up for the Bilt Rewards Mastercard using links in this story. Bilt Rewards, one of the most valuable flexible currencies in travel, is adding three new transfer partners to an already healthy list of travel brands you already know.  Today, they launched 1:1 transfers to British Airways and announced they would be adding Iberia and Aer Lingus shortly.  With these additions, here’s the full list of travel partners you can transfer Bilt Rewards points to: American Airlines AAdvantage Air Canada Aeroplan United Airlines […]

Match Your Airline Status To LATAM. Is It Worth It?

There’s a status match offer that launched recently which has been getting some buzz. You might be asking why a status match to an airline based in Latin America is of value to you.  It’s a valid question.  I’ll share my thoughts, but let’s cover the promotion first. LATAM Status Match Offer Chilean-based carrier LATAM is offering a status match opportunity in partnership with StatusMatch.com.  You can match airline status from a sizable list of airlines to different levels of status with LATAM.  The chart below shows the mapping of […]

Iceland Family Vacation Day 1: The Waiting Game

After a couple years of reduced travel (and a brief period of time where we traveled in an RV) we asked our kids what destinations were highest on their lists.  Our teenage daughter’s answer has been the same for a while.  Iceland was a place she dreamed about, and we set out to make it happen this summer.  We had 9 days to enjoy the country and we used up pretty much every minute doing so.  You can see previous stories I’ve written about our Iceland adventures: Planning Our Trip […]

Hyatt Announces A New Fall Promo: Double Points (And Double Nights At All-Inclusives)

Hyatt announced a new promo today that offers members the opportunity to earn increased rewards and a potential fast-track to elite status.  In an environment where hotel promos have been lackluster or absent, the new Hyatt promo should be a nice bonus for fall travel.  Let’s take a look at the two components. Double Points On Stays Of 2 Nights Or More Starting September 15th, 2022 and continuing through December 20th, 2022 members can earn double base points on all stays of two nights or more.  You’ll earn an additional […]

Week 2 Of Deals! Daily Getaways Has 20% Off Marriott Gift Cards And More

Week two of Daily Getaways is here and it’s better than week one.  Some of the best Daily Getaways have been gone for years but week two brings back a fan favorite.  More on that in a bit. If you’re unfamiliar with Daily Getaways, it’s an annual promotion sponsored by the US Travel Association. You’ll find daily travel deals that go on sale each day at 1pm ET.  Daily Getaways took a break during the pandemic but is back again in 2022, getting started today.  While all the deals may […]

Daily Getaways Is Back! Here’s A Quick Look At Week One

If you’re new to the points and miles world you might wonder what Daily Getaways is.  It’s an annual promotion sponsored by the US Travel Association.  Daily Getaways took a break during the pandemic but is back again in 2022, getting started today.  While all the deals may not be spectacular, there are some gems.  And, for folks who don’t travel for a living or have a ton of credit card spend it can be a great way to jump start a vacation plan. There are four weeks of deals […]

Earn 250 Free Bilt Rewards Linking To Amazon (And Another 250 For Redeeming)

I earn affiliate credit if you sign up for the Bilt Rewards Mastercard using links in this story. Bilt Rewards has rolled out another partner for redeeming your points and they’re offering a bonus to celebrate the new partnership.  You don’t need to sign up for their credit card to be a member of Bilt Rewards and earn the bonus points. Bilt Rewards is the only program that allows you to earn valuable points when paying rent at no cost to yourself.  There are other ways to earn points for […]

Planning Our Trip To Iceland

Iceland has been on our radar for a while.  Coming out of the pandemic, which significantly curtailed our international travel, we asked both of our children to pick out a destination that was high on their list.  Our teenage daughter quickly picked Iceland.  I knew I had my work cut out for me in terms of paying for the trip. I plan to write quite a bit about Iceland.  Here’s what I hope to write about in the future: Hotel reviews of the Konsulat and Canopy (Hilton properties) in Rekyjavik, […]

Catching Up After 10 Days On The Road

Wow!  So much to cover after our trip to Iceland.  This was my 30th country visited, a small number compared to some of my friends.  It was also one of my favorites.  I’ll have a lot more to say on that in the near future.  I also need to catch up on some recent events. I didn’t want to wait too long after getting back just to check-in with folks, especially since I haven’t been writing much.  I’m happy to answer questions about Iceland or anything travel-related.  Leave a comment […]