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As it has already become an annual tradition, the SPG American Express sign-up bonus is back up to 30,000 points instead of the usual 25,000. The increased sign up bonus is available for anyone who signs up and is approved …

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This past 4th of July weekend we had the pleasure of staying at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida for 3 nights. I had read very good reviews about the property, and I really …

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I had the pleasure of staying at this property over one night last month. This was my second stay at this property, having stayed there the previous month. It was also stay #25 on my quest for Diamond status, so …

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I stayed one night at the Grand Hyatt DFW as part of my attendance to Frequent Traveler University DFW. While the event was at the Hyatt Regency DFW, I decided to hop hotels and spend one night at each of …

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Hyatt 20% points back promotion

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Hyatt currently has a promotion for existing Chase Hyatt cardholders where you can get 20% of your points back when you redeem for award nights (cash & points stays, suite upgrades purchased with points, and dining and spa activities included) …

 

Small, but positive change to the Discover cash back policy

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A few days ago I received an email from Discover letting me know that it had changed its cash back policy. In the past, in order to redeem cash back as a statement credit, your cash back balance had to …

 

Is it morally wrong to visit Cuba?

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There’s been a lot of hype lately in the travel community about the recent decision to ease travel restrictions and establish formal diplomatic relations with Cuba. The excitement is of course understandable, as U.S. travelers have technically not been legally allowed to …

 

The St. Regis Florence – Review

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The following is a review written by my brother, who recently became engaged to his girlfriend during their trip to Italy. This is one of the hotels they stayed at, for which he wrote a review to share on our …

 

Korean Air Lounge at Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX – Review

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I stopped by the Korean Air lounge at Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at LAX during my December mileage run. The main reason why I chose this lounge was because it placed me 12 hours into a 36-hour flying marathon, …

 

Barclays really stepped it up and gave me 20,000 miles!

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A couple of weeks ago we wrote about a promotion where you can earn 5,000 to 10,000 U.S. Airways miles per each successful referral of your U.S. Airways MasterCard to friends and family (up to 50,000 miles). The problem is …