Best Alila Hotels To Book With Hyatt Points

Gary Leff (of VFTW) originally broke the news on Hyatt acquiring Two Roads Hospitality… Well, he also reported that Alila Hotels Joined Hyatt Rewards. Some of the hotels are going to get added next month (for which Gary lists the dates), but the majority are currently bookable with Hyatt points. So I did two things. First, I added the hotels currently bookable to the Hyatt Complete Map (you can find all hotels’ complete maps on Read more…

Why Hula When You Can Bula?

When Americans think about tropical paradise, their minds turn to Hawaii. But those in search of sun and island escapes — not crowds and high-end department stores — might want to think about visiting other areas of the South Pacific. For a more affordable, more authentic experience, just say “Bula” — the official greeting of Fiji. The Republic of the Fiji Islands is a nation in the South Pacific known for its rich natural resources, Read more…

City swimming, Swiss-style: a ride down the Rhine in Basel

Bathing, barbecues and buvettes are part of the culture in a city that promotes swimming in its majestic river – and it’s a chance for some great sightseeing, too If you want to join the many swimmers who leap into the Rhine each summer you can’t do the British wade-in – arms in the air, considering whether the water is for you. You have to commit. You have to give yourself to the river and Read more…

How To Save $2,000+ On Vacation

WARNING! If you have any credit card debt or struggle with spending more than you make, please do not read this post. This is only for those who have no debt, can use credit cards responsibly and want to understand more about the rewards they can provide in a debt free lifestyle. We just finished booking our summer travel. Read on to find out how you can travel for pennies on the dollar next summer Read more…

Now We’re Getting Somewhere with CEO/Owner of Uncruise Adventures – Dan Blanchard [video]

Dan Blanchard, CEO/Owner of Uncruise Adventures, Explains His Company’s Name and Motto. A few months back I was in Alaska on assignment for a cruise magazine. I was about to board the Wilderness Explorer from Uncruise Adventures. While checking in there was an option to join the CEO on a walking tour of his hometown of Juneau. Not one tour but he was giving multiple ones throughout the day. As we walked around Juneau Dan Read more…

Best Hotel Rewards Program [InfoGraphic 2019]

Carrie and I both wanted to redo our Hotel Rewards Program infographic and my post on the best rewards program. The infographic does a good job of giving a visual display for the following areas: Number of hotels Which brands have the most 4/5 star hotels Which loyalty programs earn free nights most quickly Status benefits Best credit cards The rest of the post will discuss some of the things not included in the infographic Read more…

Hitch-Hiking, Booking w/ ANA Miles, Cheap 5* Hotels [TIF Podcast]

Quick plea: Help me get Dave on twitter (@BikeGuyAA) by tweeting him! Tweet hi, thoughts on the episode, favorite podcast, or anything really… Back to the show! What we discuss: Carrie getting engaged to homeless Drew How hitch-hiking (in Rarotonga, Cooke Islands) got us a 3-bedroom house for 3 weeks for $250. Dave shares the odd booking issues using ANA miles for his trip to Japan Ticket mishaps! Turns out you don’t need your middle Read more…