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Catching Up From A Busy Month On The Road

It’s been a month since I wrote a weekly update, though I did squeeze in a few blog posts in that time. I’ve been almost nonstop on the road and working on our family plans for summer travel. Since early March I’ve been to Vegas (twice), New York and New Orleans (twice). Probably the most notable travel in the past month was a last-minute trip to the Final Four. I’m a lifelong Duke fan and they made a surprise run to New Orleans. I decided to go with them. While […]

How To Use Miles And Points To Attend The Final Four

Attending a Final Four game has been a lifelong dream of mine.  Since I’m not a millionaire, I hadn’t realized that dream until this past week.  If you have a stash of miles and points, it’s possible (and not too difficult) to attend the Final Four without needing a second mortgage.  While this week didn’t turn out exactly as I wanted, I actually ended up making money (more on that in a bit) attending the Final Four.  I managed to score airline tickets and hotel rooms completely on points easier […]

Cheap Flights To Vancouver, 1000 Free United Miles And New Pre-Check Airlines

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.

American Airlines Announces New Routes Out of LAX: Seattle, Portland, But No Hong Kong (Yet)

American Airlines has announced a whole bunch of new nonstop destinations from LAX. For folks who live West of DFW, this means a lot more ways to get to certain desirable places. Ski bums and explorers will find good things here.

Half Off Sam’s Club Memberships And Half Off Your Next Radisson Stay. The Best of the Rest For Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

The Best of the Rest covers cheap flights to New Orleans and Paris, Frontier fare sale, cheap business class fares on AeroMexico and discounted Sam’s Club memberships. Read more….