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

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, hung out with monkeys, drank some good sake, hung out with some friendly deer, ate Kobe beef, and drove through the streets of Tokyo dressed … Continue reading How we booked Japan for $388 [$13,600 Value] and you can, too!

How To Book Hyatt Award Stays With Chase Ultimate Rewards

World of Hyatt is a great hotel loyalty program.  In fact, it might be my new favorite program post-SPG/Marriott merger.  While the portfolio is not as extensive as SPG/Marriott, Hyatt has some great redemption opportunities. You do not have to collect World of Hyatt points to book free stays! Actually, you do not even need … Continue reading How To Book Hyatt Award Stays With Chase Ultimate Rewards

How to Redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards points for Marriott hotels

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