Japan Hotels: How To Book A 9 Night Stay For Less Than $400 Total [$3400 Value]

 Other Japan posts: How we booked Japan for $388 [$13,600 Value] and you can, too! Our Free Ritz-Carlton Stays In Japan Hyatt and Marriott are the hotel loyalty programs that I would encourage most award travel beginners to focus on first.  Hyatt's global presence isn't nearly as extensive as Marriott.  This isn't an issue for … Continue reading Japan Hotels: How To Book A 9 Night Stay For Less Than $400 Total [$3400 Value]

How we booked Japan for $388 [$13,600 Value] and you can, too!

Other Japan posts: Our Free Ritz-Carlton Stays In Japan Japan Hotels: How To Book A 9 Night Stay For Less Than $400 Total [$3400 Value] Ryan and I just returned from an unforgettable week in Japan!  We visited temples, spotted a Geisha heading to work, walked through the bamboo forest, ate our weight in sushi, … Continue reading How we booked Japan for $388 [$13,600 Value] and you can, too!

11 Ways to Book Flights to Europe with Ultimate Rewards

Best Ways to Book Europe with Ultimate Rewards: Part 1 Want to go to Europe with Ultimate Rewards?  This is the first of 5 posts about booking Europe with Ultimate Rewards.  In this introduction post, I list my 9 overall favorite ways to redeem Ultimate Rewards for flights between North America and Europe.  In parts … Continue reading 11 Ways to Book Flights to Europe with Ultimate Rewards

7 Years

  "Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures"-Lewis Carroll 7 years ago, Ryan and I were married in one of my favorite places on this planet. I'll spare you the sappy paragraph, but he's the best! Ryan and I met through a mutual friend very soon after I … Continue reading 7 Years

How we flew to Italy for (almost) free… and you can too!

How to go to Italy and do all of the things without breaking the bank Update November 2018: There is still no minimum spending requirement for the Barclaycard AAdvantage® Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard discussed below.  All you have to do is make one purchase.  The bonus has dropped from 60,000 miles to 50,000 miles, … Continue reading How we flew to Italy for (almost) free… and you can too!