Kim and I just got back from Las Vegas where I attended the BoardingArea Conference otherwise known as BAcon.
There wasn’t a ton of time for play during this trip since I was in meetings most of the time. This didn’t really bother me all too much since this wasn’t my first trip to Vegas but something just didn’t seem right. Continue reading
This past Thursday Kim and I headed to Las Vegas for BAcon, the BoardingArea conference.
Getting to Vegas became a bit of a challenge due to a couple of factors. The start/ end times and dates of the conference didn’t seem to agree with flights out of the NYC area. Purchasing a flight wasn’t an option since they would cost a small fortune (and we don’t like to pay for flights unless it seems to be a really awesome deal). Continue reading
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The time has come for the annual fee on my Citi American Airlines Mastercard and I wasn’t about to pay $95 to hold onto the card for another year.
I decided to call in to see if there were any interesting offers available for me before going ahead to close my card. In some ways I hoped there wasn’t. I’d like to thin out my stack of open cards before opening many more… Continue reading
Richard Branson will be opening the first Virgin Hotel in Chicago with the date still to be determined. There are also plans to open locations in Nashville and New York in 2016.
To celebrate the future opening of Virgin Hotels Chicago, the #VirginRumors Contest is currently going on. There are 5 weekly prizes as well as a grand prize where you can win a 2 night trip to the hotel’s grand opening. Continue reading
What would you do with an extra 150,000 United miles? I don’t have an answer to the question at the moment but would love to find out!
Cartera Commerce (they run United’s shopping portal) is running the MileagePlus Shopping Sweepstakes giving one lucky winner 150,000 United miles along with $5,000 worth of gift cards & cash. Three other winner will get some miles to add to their MileagePlus accounts. Continue reading
After writing a post based on a Fodor’s article about 10 Things Not to DO at Disney World, I felt it was fitting to finally write a little about our experience at an amazing festival (which has some rides).
Most people probably consider Munich’s Oktoberfest an event just for adults but they’d actually be wrong. Continue reading
Lucas and I were “selected” by Southwest for special points earning offers while Kim received a similar, yet less rewarding offer.
Lucas and I were offered Triple Points this fall when flying to any of Southwest’s 90+ destinations. While Kim, who is a Companion Pass holder was only offered Double Points. Continue reading
Disney World isn’t a place that I have much of a desire to visit but due to a special little guy, I might just have to suck it up and go at some point in the not so distant future.
I had the chance to visit Disneyland in California when I was around 10 or 11 years old but have never been to Disney World. I don’t really remember much about my visit to Disneyland so to me that speaks volumes to say how little I probably enjoyed it. Continue reading
I wouldn’t claim to be a Five-Star Hotel kind of guy.
Since we always like to stretch our budget (both when using miles & points and when paying), an easy way to save money during a trip is by staying at budget accommodations like guesthouses, hostels and with airbnb. I’m not saying that we don’t like nice hotels, we just don’t like paying for them. I also find that when staying at hostels and other budget places we get much more honest travel advice/ info about the area we are visting.
For example (some of you might have heard me say this before), if I ask a hostel for a recommendation on a place to eat, they likely send me somewhere they would eat. When I ask the same question in an upscale hotel, I am usually told about their in-house restaurant. Continue reading