Ryan and I have been lucky enough to book some amazing trips in the past 5 years thanks to miles and points. But many people including our family and friends have been skeptical of how we're able to book our trips. I can't really blame them because it really does seem too good to be … Continue reading Take it from a beginner: you can book Costa Rica for ~$80 per person!
How to go to Italy and do all of the things without breaking the bank Update July 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. That means you can buy a pack of gum and … Continue reading How we flew to Italy for (almost) free… and you can too!
Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority credit card A new Southwest credit card product is now available from Chase. That brings the total to 4 Southwest credit cards on the market. The new card is a personal card called Rapid Rewards® Priority credit card. Click here for more details. I'll go over details of the new card, … Continue reading Details about the new Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card from Chase
With the earning devaluation on the Starwood Preferred Guest card fast approaching, it's time to start thinking about which card to use on non-category bonus spending after August. I'll explain why the Chase Freedom Unlimited® card could be a good choice. My three favorite reward currencies are Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints, Chase Ultimate Rewards points, … Continue reading 5 Reasons To Use Chase Freedom Unlimited For Everyday Spending
All about the Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo We stayed the Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo on our recent trip to Costa Rica and I could not recommend it more! I have already posted about how we booked it for free, but I wanted to give more details about the hotel itself. … Continue reading Andaz Costa Rica Resort Review, Details, and Tips
The best credit cards for you depend on your travel goals and spending habits. If you want to book Southwest flights for free, a Southwest Rapid Rewards® credit card may seem like an obvious choice. But you should also consider a card that earns Chase Ultimate Rewards such as the Chase Sapphire Preferred® credit card. A … Continue reading 5 Reasons the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Credit Card Is Better Than Southwest Credit Cards
The Platinum Card® from American Express is one of the most popular premium travel credit cards. I love this card for many reasons even though I ultimately decided to cancel mine last year. I decided to keep my Chase Sapphire Reserve open and I didn't want to pay annual fees on 2 premium cards. Well, … Continue reading Amex Platinum Adds A New Benefit
Chase Ultimate Rewards points are one of my favorite award currencies. These points are extremely versatile when it comes to redemption options. The two options that provide the most value for booking travel are: Transfer Ultimate Rewards to airline and/or hotel loyalty programs at a 1:1 ratio. There are 9 airline partners and 4 hotel … Continue reading How to Redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards points for Marriott hotels
If you're considering an award stay at a Marriott, SPG, or Ritz-Carlton property, you may want to wait until August to book New category assignments of SPG, Marriott, and Ritz properties under the new program have been released! Click here to see the full list. Click here for more details about the new program, but here … Continue reading Insane SPG, Marriott, and Ritz redemption opportunities coming soon!
Our total out of pocket cost for our stay at the Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo was $0 In this post, I'll explain how anyone can earn the points needed for a free hotel stay in Costa Rica. Even if you're a beginner and have zero points and miles, you can do this. … Continue reading How to stay at the Andaz Costa Rica on points
Flights from the US to Liberia, Costa Rica on miles and points In this post, I'll go over flight options for Costa Rica using different types of award currencies. I'll also explain which credit card sign-up bonuses are best for almost-free flights to Costa Rica! Costa Rica has 2 major airports. One is San Jose … Continue reading Flights to Liberia, Costa Rica on miles and points
It is important for anyone who wants to apply for travel credit cards to plan around the Chase 5/24 policy Like I always suggest, please read the starter tips before applying for any credit cards. Chase is the issuer of some of the best travel credit cards, so it is important to consider the Chase … Continue reading Plan your credit card applications wisely!