You got the Hilton Honors AMEX Aspire Card?! You betcha! Even with that 450 Annual Fee? Yup! First off you get 100,000 Hilton Honors points after you spend 4,000 in purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership. That‘s worth at least a conservative 500! But the main reasons I got 
Don‘t you find that where to go is often the hardest part? You want a city break with some culture, great food and vibrant nights, but at the same time - some sunshine, a nice beach and relaxation via a cool mojito sounds just perfect? With these destinations you don‘t have to decide. Hit the  The post City Sun: Ten Amazing Cities With Gorgeous Beaches appeared first on God Save The Points.
The Bubbles Franschhoek post is part of the South America Africa Points Heist Trip Report. I boldly stated that the best sushi comes from Cape Town not Tokyo. And now I will emphatically state that the best bubbles come from Franschhoek, not France. True champagne is French, I am not disputing that. Nor am  The post The Best Bubbly Comes From Franschhoek, Not France appeared first on The Points Of Life .
Tokyo is my favorite vacation place, partly because there is so much to do, and because many of the experiences are unique to Tokyo. Here I‘ll take you through some of my favorites. Note that these aren‘t exactly things the average tourist might do on their first visit to the city, but they‘re great if you want something a little different. Japan invented the cat cafe, a concept that has now made its way to other continents arou
The 2018 James Beard semifinalists include7 Hawaii chefs from some of the islands most popular establishments. The James Beard Award is one of the most prestigious culinary awards in the U.S. Often called The Oscars of Food the awards recognize excellence in cuisine, culinary writing, and culinary education. Only three chefs in Hawaii have ever  The post 2018 James Beard Semifinalists Include 7 Hawaii Chefs appeared first on Jeffsetter Travel.
Le 16 fvrier 2018, la FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) a dlivr Boeing l‘extension de certificat de type (ATC) pour son 737 MAX 9. Autrement dit : le feu vert pour l‘entre en service du nouveau monocouloir amricain. Cette certification intervient moins d‘un an aprs celle du Boeing 737 MAX 8. Dsormais, deux modles de  The post Le Boeing 737 MAX 9 obtient sa certification! appeared first on The Travelers Club.
I flew United First from SFO-ICN as one leg in a lengthy trip to Sydney, Australia. I never expected to add on a stop in Alaska! Here‘s what happened...
It is no secret that the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour is my favourite hotel in Auckland but this may change with the opening of the SO Sofitel Auckland as well as the Park Hyatt Auckland later this year. The SO Sofitel Auckland is slated to open in May 2018 and when it does, it will become the eighth property by AccorHotels to open in Auckland‘s CBD.
Flying on short flights within Europe is often a pretty mediocre experience, even in business class. This year, I‘ve had intra-Europe flights on both British Airways and Lufthansa on narrow body Airbus planes. On both airlines, seats are leather-covered Recaro slimline seats which I don‘t enjoy. Unlike in the US, at least most flights with  This article was originally published on Travel Codex. Read it at Review: Lufthansa FlyNet In
Several days ago I wrote about howthe CardMatch Toolis offering a targeted sign-up bonus of 100,000 Membership Rewards points upon completing minimum spend, which is an incredible deal. For those of you not familiar withthe CardMatch Tool, the way it works is that you have to enter some personal information (including your name, address, and the last four of your social security number), and based on that information CardMatch can help you find s
IHG Rewards Club has been running a number of Book Direct offers for the last couple of years to offer bonus IHG Rewards Club points for members who book directly - this is to minimise commission paid to OTAs like Expedia. This year, IHG Rewards Club members will once again have the chance to earn up to 70,000 bonus points for simply completing three eligible stays before the end of 31 December 2018 - you get 1,000 bonus points for simply s
Southwest is currently having a fare sale for flights flown betweenMarch 13 through June 13, 2018.Although blackout dates do apply and for whatever reason Rochester NY, Albany NY, and Portland ME are excluded from this sale.With fare sales I always double check flights that I‘ve already booked to see if the price has gone down. The post 59 Southwest Sale - Save on New and Existing Flights! appeared first on Deals We Like.
I love durian. It isprobably my favorite food in the world. And so when I heard that there would be a Year of the Durian tour around New Years in Malaysia and I didn‘t have any other travel plans, I jumped at the opportunity. If you‘re a durian fan, you may have encountered Lindsay‘s blogYear  The post Review: Year of the Durian‘s Malaysia Durian Appreciation Tour appeared first on Efficient Asian Man.
Marriott has updated their Best Rate Guarantee.Now if you find a lower rate for the same hotel (same room type, dates etc.) within 24 hours of making your reservation, you can submit this Look No Further guarantee claim form. Marriott Updates Policy Best Rate Now 5,000 Points Or 25% Off You can choose you‘re reward The post Marriott Updates Policy Best Rate Now 5,000 Points Or 25% Off appeared first on Points Miles Martinis.
It has been a year since I last provided an update, a few changes kicked (namely the addition of the American Express Business Platinum card) in that it is due for an update. Priority Pass continues to increase their inventory, now over 1,000 lounges worldwide. The post Priority Pass in Canada (updated February 20, 2018) appeared first on Pointshogger.
Shopping portalscan be a great way to maximize the miles points you can earn, as they let you earn bonus points for purchases you‘d make anyway. I always like to share any lucrative shopping portal bonuses that I think people could benefit from. If you have any big online purchases coming up, you may be able to benefit from this offer from British Airways. The British Airways Avios eStore will be offering double Avios with all retailers fo
Ever wondered why some airlines allow only earbud style headphones during take-off, landing and taxiing? Airlines do their best to not allow passengers from using over-the-head style headphones during certain stages of the flight. Quick answer to this regulation - Safety. Earbud style headphones only Safety is the primary reason why some airlines allow only 
"Do it for the instas!" Sadly, that seems to be part of the travel experience these days. And if you‘re not careful those photos end up looking an awful lot like the images of so many others prior. Is that so wrong?? The post This guy hates your travel Instagrams, and he might not be wrong appeared first on Wandering Aramean. Related StoriesMy Bangkok: On the Chao PhrayaAustralia scores with Super Bowl promoAir New Zealand goes WAY south fo
How to deal with a fear of flying. We have a friend who‘s scared of flying. She wants to take her daughter on an airplane so her daughter can fulfill her dreams. Can you help me help her? The post I Need Your Help To Deal With A Fear Of Flying appeared first on Pizza In Motion.
This post kicks off my review of our cruise aboard Royal Caribbean‘s Liberty of the Seas. Because of the large volume of information needed to review a week-long cruise, I decided to break this up into several pieces. In this first installment, I take an in-depth look at the ship and on-board activities. Also, I‘ll  This article was originally published on Travel Codex. Read it at Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas: Ship and Activi
Over two years agoQatar Airways announced their intentionsto invest in Meridiana, Italy‘s second largest airline (which isn‘t saying a whole lot). The airline hasa fleetof just 12 planes, consisting of 737s and 767s. It‘s an outdated fleet, to put it mildly. It took quite a while for Qatar Airways‘ 49% stake in Meridiana to be finalized, as the deal only closed last September. While some of Qatar Airways‘other airlin
Let me start by saying that I really struggled with an appropriate title for this post. I know that some people will skim ahead and think, We knew that worked! It‘s not unexpected!. I furthermore understand that most people won‘t be in the position to have something work out quite the way this did for my family though I thought some readers would find value in understanding what happened so that they could leverage The post An unexpe
Fokker was a Dutch aircraft manufacturer responsible for some excellent short haul aircraft. In fact, my very first flight was on a Fokker F28-4000 so you could say the Dutch have a lot to answer for when it comes to my love of flying. KLM recently retired their last Fokker aircraft, ending 97 years of 
There‘s one thing for sure. Aircraft makers have listened to passenger complaints. The things you hate about planes are changing, and there‘s no aircraft where that‘s more true than the brand new Airbus A350-1000. In fact, it‘s not even officially out yet. We‘re live from the delivery of the very first jet to Qatar Airways,  The post 10 Cool Facts About The Game Changing New Airbus A350-1000 appeared first on God S