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Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 3: What Are Hilton Honors Points Worth in Asia, Africa and the Middle East?

  Previous posts: New Hilton American Express Credit Cards FAQs: Points Bonus, Elite Status, Lounges, and More Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 1: $250 Resorts Credit Detailed Review Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 2: What Are Hilton Honors Points Worth in the Americas and Europe? For theContinue Reading

Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 2: What Are Hilton Honors Points Worth in the Americas and Europe?

UPDATED 3.23.2018 Previous posts: New Hilton American Express Credit Cards FAQs: Points Bonus, Elite Status, Lounges, and More Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 1: $250 Resorts Credit Detailed Review In my previous post, I enlightened bored you with some suggestions on how to use the $250 Hilton Resort annual credit fromContinue Reading

Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 1: $250 Resorts Credit Detailed Review

  The reason for this and the follow-up post is to help you decide if the card is for you, because $450 is not a small matter.  Let’s take another look at the major AMEX Hilton Aspire card features. $450 annual fee 100,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points (after you spend $4,000 in the first 3Continue Reading

Club Carlson Devaluation 03.01.18 and the Hotels You Might Want to Book Now!

  There is yet another Club Carlson devaluation. According to Loyalty Traveler (because I was too lazy to count), 55 hotels are going up and 69 are going down in award category. Not too bad, right? Wrong! Because the numbers don’t matter. Let’s put it another way: 9 half-decent hotels in somewhat interesting locations are goingContinue Reading

New Revamped IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks Review IN DETAILS: for Better or Worse? (Book Until April 30, 2018)

  It’s been a while since I was excited by the IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks promotion. A reminder: IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks used to allow you to book selected properties at 5,000 points a night. I kept away from covering them for exactly one year — here is my last one if anyone’s interested. Read it,Continue Reading

New Hilton American Express Credit Cards FAQs: Points Bonus, Elite Status, Lounges, and More

  Now that American Express has wrestled exclusive rights to all Hilton cards from Citi, there are 4 Hilton American Express credit cards left. I’m not big on wasting bandwidth on marginal features and benefits no one cares about, so I will list the major selling and “counter-selling” points. Hilton Honors American Express Card NoContinue Reading

Did You Receive Free American AAdvantage Platinum Status?

  I received a free offer for American AAdvantage Platinum status. I hate writing about targeted offers, because (a) I never get them, and (b) they are usually useless for general public. Except when I do get targeted offers myself, because then it tells me one thing: if a targeted offer — any kind ofContinue Reading

Delta Award Sale to the Caribbean and Central America: From 12,000 Miles Roundtrip

    Delta is having another one of its flash sales starting at 16,000 miles per roundtrip, this time to the Caribbean and Central America (found at DoC). I found one city-pair for 12,000 miles, and there might be others. The Link The list above is only partial; here are all eligible destinations: ANU, AUA, BDA, BON,Continue Reading

Do Travel Hackers Have Credit Card Debt?

  Yes! It has come to my attention that there are people among miles and points collectors with credit card debt. Think I’m kidding? I wish! Let me give you a moment to let it sink in. Because if you’re reading this post and you’re one of those people, well… You. Must. Stop. Here are someContinue Reading

Happy New Year and Happy Travels in 2018!

  I’ll keep it short. A few years ago, I decided I had to travel more and make a living wherever I wanted to go. That’s mostly worked out, and gave my an opportunity to see the world and be location independent. Of course, t’s not all peachy and rosy, but it has (again, mostly)Continue Reading

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