Maldives

WHOA: A Week In A Maldives Overwater Villa For $2,000 (Refundable)

There have been some insane travel deals the past few months, but most of them have been for travel now (or in the near future). Now, my buddy Richard Kerr has found an incredible deal on TravelZoo. For $2,000 you get 7 nights in an overwater villa, including all taxes and fees. It also seems to have pretty generous refund rules. The resort appears to be called You and Me. And, it has a pretty awesome looking underwater restaurant (which you get to dine at once for free). Two things […]

Cheap Flights To Japan, Free Starbucks And A Great AvGeek Story

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.

Good Deals This Week On SPG Hot Escapes

I’ve been keeping an eye on SPG Hot Escapes the last few weeks, looking for a few properties I’m hoping to book later this year.  I have a few trips booked on Starpoints already, so I’m running low.  When I checked this week, there were some good deals around the world I thought it was worth mentioning. For those not familiar, SPG Hot Escapes are deals Starwood releases at 6am EST each week.  They’re deals that are available for the next 6 weeks and usually represent a pretty decent discount […]

Hyatt Gold Passport Award Chart Changes For 2015

It looks like Hyatt is getting ready to make public their 2015 award chart changes. You can see the full list here. Here’s a quick breakdown: The changes go into affect for reservations made on or after January 22, 2015. 22 hotels are going up in category. Notables: Park Hyatt Maldives goes from 6 to 7 Grand Hyatt Sao Paolo goes from 3 to 4 Andaz Amsterdam goes from 5 to 6 48 hotels are going down in category, including: Hyatt French Quarter from 5 to 4 Hyatt Regency Grand […]