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All-Inclusive Hotels Using Points

Redone: June 3, 2019

As someone obsessed with free things and food, you'd think I'd love all-inclusives that are bookable with points...

I've become disgruntled by the hit-miss experience (mostly miss). In fact it's my love of food that has me avoiding cheap all-inclusives at all cost. I can't last two meals at most all-inclusives.

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Most Valuable Hyatt Hotel Redemptions [A Data-Driven Look]

I put together a list of the cash rate for each Hyatt hotel (and partners) to find the Hyatt hotels' best points to cash value, the most expensive Hyatt hotels, best category 4 Hyatts (for the free night) and the average points rate.

This ended up being especially valuable to me since I was unfamiliar with many of the SLH hotels Hyatt added for booking, as now I can see the rates and values for every hotel.

 

The process was to find the lowest best flexible rate for each hotel. Then to get the value...

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How To Find Cheap Repositioning Cruises

A while ago I saw a sale for a $149 (pp) cruise from the Mediterranean to the US, and it piqued my interest in finding repositioning cruise deals.

Essentially, a repositioning cruise is often a discounted cruise that is a oneway instead of a roundtrip because the cruise line is transitioning the ship to a different region, to take advantage of a different peak season. The deal I saw was a ship that was moving to the Caribbean for winter.

While the deal from Europe didn't work out for us, I got to thinking that it might be a fun...

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