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.
Spoiler alert! By the end of this post I might change my position that Facebook is the devil’s work. For those that are serious about collecting miles and points, hanging around communities like Milepoint, it’s generally about getting the most value out of a specific situation. At our hearts, we’re deal junkies, always looking to find a way to eke out just a bit more from an unbelievable opportunity. When my best friend told me about the MyVegas game on Facebook, it sounded like the type of thing that was […]
I spend a lot of time talking about points and miles, reviewing hotels and commenting on this and that in the world of travel. I’m always happy to share my experiences with you in the hopes that it makes your future travel experience more enjoyable. I don’t spend a ton of time detailing my business travel because it’s usually not very exciting. Last week wasn’t an especially exciting week on the road. In fact, it may have been the textbook definition of the daily grind, at least as far as […]
If you’re one of those folks who likes to use miles and points for your vacations, Vegas has always been something of, well, a desert without any water. Sure, you can find flights to Vegas using miles. But, what about hotels? Generally speaking, you’re going to be relegated to a third-tier hotel off the Strip. There have been a few exceptions over the years. Notably, Starwood used to have a relationship with Planet Hollywood right on the Strip. And, you can still stay at a Westin near the Strip, though […]