Hilton points are by far the easiest hotel points to earn via credit cards. 6 points per dollar at select stores on the Surpass, and over 15 different credit cards are out there that can earn a decent amount of Hilton HHonors points. Therefore, I've spent a bit of time recently thinking about the absolute best use of Hilton HHonors points.
This is a post about best uses of Hilton points and not how to earn them, but like I said, the ease of earning is the inspiration.
As I mentioned recently, we both just got the Citi HHonors 75,000 point...Read more
Simple, but I had a new idea for a resource. I went to get a Hyatt award chart and noticed none had all of the options in one place. None. If I look at an award chart I want to see all my options.
Then I noticed nearly all the hotels do this. SPG had some info on one page and some info on another... and their new website is the most difficult to navigate that it took me 10 minutes to find the chart I was looking for. Yikes.
So I decided to remake all the award charts with...Read more
Almost all of my posts have a disclaimer about all prices being from North America or the US. For example, my Cheapest Miles To... series is a chart of mileage prices to a region from the US. Very few exceptions.
However, there are many cool opportunities out there to go from one region to another with miles and at very great prices. Obviously you can use your miles to travel on partners not within the US, but I want to talk about great redemptions that have nothing to do with North America, for a change.Read more
People have two huge misconceptions of how to travel the world for free. 1) Free travel means camping, hitchhiking, couchsurfing, and living like a homeless hippy. 2) The only way to earn frequent flyer miles is by flying. Let me blow your mind for a second if you believed either one of those things. Completely free travel is possible.
I'm 27 and broke and yet my wife and I have been all around the world... multiple times. We've flown in suites with beds and have stayed in many of the nicest hotels in the world, including the...Read more