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Woman Removed From Alaska Airlines Flight For Wearing Respirator

I'd think if you want to be extra cautious during the time of coronavirus, an airline would let you. But not in this woman's case! Read More

Miles To Memories
Overcoming a TYP Redemption Challenge with a Different Perspective

Rewards limitations can hold us all down. But you can expand your rewards options beyond traditional redemptions. Here's how I have. The post Overcoming a TYP... Read More

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Review: Park Hyatt Istanbul Maçka Palas

The Park Hyatt Istanbul offers luxuriously appointed rooms in an upscale neighborhood. Here's my review of a stay during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

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Disney Cruise Line Announces Spring 2022 Itineraries and New Date for Disney Wish

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Today is a big day for Disney Cruise Line announcements, despite the pandemic and the current CDC no-sail order. DCL just revealed... Read More

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This Is The Weirdest Ticketing Policy I’ve Ever Encountered

I've had my share of annoying airline situations this year, but this odd policy from a third-party travel agency takes the cake as the strangest. Read More

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Flash Sale! Aer Lingus flat €9.99 for kids tickets for 48 hours!

I think we have officially moved into the desperation phase when it comes to airlines. Ireland’s Aer Lingus is now offering kids tickets for a flat €9.99... Read More

Pizza in Motion
Why It’s Time To Start Lowering Hotel Award Redemption Rates (Probably Not Why You Think)

As 2020 starts to wind down, there have been plenty of announcements from airline and hotel loyalty programs designed to keep members engaged.  The first salvo... Read More

Points With a Crew
This Family Traveled the U.S. in an RV Full Time During the Pandemic

This family planned to travel and live in an RV for a year. Coronavirus threw a wrench in their plans but they made the most of it. Read More

Miles For Family
The Miles and Points Birthday Staycation That Got 2020ed

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Yes, I’m using 2020 as a verb, not a swear word. For this article, the 2020 verb means canceled due to the pandemic. Earlier... Read More

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Review: Nish Palas Istanbul (Formerly Hyatt Unbound Collection)

Check out the Nish Palas Istanbul, an excellent boutique hotel in the upscale Maçka neighborhood, offering comfortable rooms and lovely views. Full review: Read More

Miles For Family
World of Hyatt Extends Benefits, Cruiser Views Are Changing and More

World of Hyatt Extends Benefits and Updates Hotel Awards Chart: This week, Hyatt was the first major hotel brand to extend benefits for the second time. See this post on... Read More

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Farewell to the 747, the World’s Best Neighborhoods, and a New Qatar Flight to the U.S.

Here is the latest set of interesting stories and news from around the travel web that I find interesting and hope you do, too! Read More

Pizza in Motion
Hyatt Announces (Mostly) Customer-Friendly Extensions And Changes

Hyatt has announced some more changes and extensions to key benefits that should benefit most travelers.  In light of the virtually unprecedented financial impact... Read More

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Review: Turkish Airlines A330-300 Business Class – Frankfurt to Istanbul

Turkish Airlines A330 business class isn't the hottest product. With old seats and poor catering, it doesn't stand up against the competition. Full review: Read More

Miles For Family
The Vacation I Keep Procrastinating

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Do you have a vacation destination that you’ve been meaning to visit, but you can never seem to get around to going there? I... Read More

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Should I Bother Earning IHG Spire for Just $119 Out of Pocket?

It's been a crazy year for travel and loyalty programs. With reduced requirements for IHG status, I'm considering working toward Spire elite. Here's why: Read More

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Farewell, New Friend: Flying Lufthansa A340 Business Class During COVID-19

With long-haul flying resuming on a regular basis, I planned a last-minute trip to fly Lufthansa A340 business class. Here's my review of the experience. Read More

Miles For Family
Who Deserves to Get all the Miles and Points?

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Last week, I wrote what I assumed would be a non-controversial post about how I got the Amex pop-up box when I applied for the Amex... Read More

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Review: Seattle Airport Marriott During COVID-19

My trip to Turkey in August included an overnight layover at the Seattle Airport Marriott. Here's my review of the property during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Miles For Family
White House Overrules CDC’s Plan to Extend No Sail Order into 2021

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. I never write about politics on this blog. However, it’s hard to ignore a case when politics steamrolls its way into a travel... Read More

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3 Reasons Why The New Wyndham Business Credit Card Offers Excellent Value

The new Wyndham business credit card offers excellent value for frequent guests of the chain. Here are three reasons why it may belong in your wallet: Read More

Miles For Family
Success: Using My Amex Hilton Aspire to Prepay a Resort Credit on a Future Stay

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Last month, I wrote a post on how I made out like a bandit on my upgrade from no-fee Hilton card to Aspire version Ironically, when I... Read More

Miles For Family
Amex Still Hates Me, and My Longest Stretch Without a New Credit Card

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Back in April 2019, I applied for an Amex business card. I got the dreaded Amex pop-up box that alerted me I was not eligible for the... Read More

Pizza in Motion
Uber Will Be Allowed To Continue Operating In London

Uber will allowed to continue operating in London.  For years, Uber has tussled with Transport for London, the major regulatory agency for car transport in the UK... Read More

Pizza in Motion
Even If You’re Not A Disney Fan, This Stat May Surprise You

Disney World is one of those places that most people love or hate.  I happen to fall into the former category, but even if you fall into the latter, or don’t... Read More

Miles For Family
United First US Airline to Offer Covid Testing, Disney World Asks for Confirmations and More

United Will be First US Airline to Test Passengers for Covid-19: From Miles to Memories, United will be offering Covid-19 tests at SFO for passengers traveling to... Read More

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Passing On Easy Money, Financial Fight Over El Al, and Saying Goodbye to A380 Production

Here is the latest set of interesting stories and news from around the travel web that I find interesting and hope you do, too! The post Passing On Easy Money, Financial... Read More

Miles For Family
My Issue with Cruise Industry Healthy Sail Panel’s Protocols

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Earlier this week, the cruise industry Healthy Sail Panel published a list of 74 protocols that cruise lines will put in place in... Read More

Pizza in Motion
My First Travel In 5 Months Shows Why Details Matter Right Now

I boarded a plane in New Zealand in early March, bound for the United States. While I sat on the tarmac the US announced they were closing the borders to pretty much all... Read More

Miles For Family
Dallas-Houston Bullet Train Approved by Feds

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Will the United States finally get a bullet train? As of yesterday, it’s looking more and more likely. Yesterday, the Federal... Read More

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Would You Eat at Cinderella’s Royal Table Without Princesses?

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Last week, I saw an article about reduced prices at Cinderella’s Royal Table in Disney World. The restaurant will re-open this... Read More

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