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25 Unique Gift Ideas for Travelers
Looking for unique gift ideas for travelers? These are the most unique travel gifts that any wanderluster is sure to love. The post 25 Unique Gift Ideas for Travelers appeared first on The Travel Sisters.
Miles For Family
Using Lufthansa Miles to Book Asiana Business Class Award Flight
I recently posted about how I booked two business class award tickets to Hong Kong using Air France/KLM Flying Blue miles on China Airlines along with the Chase 25% transfer bonus (see this post). Now, I’ve booked our return flights back to the USA in business class using Lufthansa miles....
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A Deal Worth Pursuing: Get 30X Lufthansa Miles on
If I’m being honest, I usually skip deals that offer extra miles for booking hotels. In my experience, the rates are almost always higher than what you could get  on your own. Plus, you usually give up cash back. I’m just not that interested in getting an extra 800 miles...
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My 6 Favorite Travel-Related Gifts
I always put travel-related items on my wish list, and over the years I’ve received many gifts that complement my love of travel. If you need inspiration on what to get your favorite travel-lover, here are some of my favorite items I’ve received. Note: None of these are affiliate links....
Miles For Family
December Transfer Bonuses
It’s a new month, and that means potentially more transfer bonuses from bank points/miles to airlines and hotels. Sometimes, these bonuses can help make expensive awards more reasonable (like my flight to Asia I booked last month with the help of a Chase 25% transfer bonus to Flying Blue). December...
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Overnight Train Trip Review: Amtrak Texas Eagle Chicago to Dallas
In 2017, my kids and I traveled on the Amtrak California Zephyr train from San Francisco to Denver in a sleeper car (see my post here). Since then, my kids have repeatedly asked for another overnight train trip. We finally made that happen when we traveled on the Amtrak Texas...
Points With a Crew
What To Do With Grandpa’s 600k Membership Rewards?
Have you ever wondered how to leave a large Membership Rewards balance for family in case of death? Here are three ways to keep them from disappearing.
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Royal Caribbean Overbooks (Again), Hyatt Loyalty Changes and More
Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Overbooked, Guests Left Behind: This is not the first time that Royal Caribbean has overbooked a cruise. But, in the past, guests were notified in advance of arriving at the port. These guests didn’t find out until they arrived at the port to embark. See this...
Suites and Lobbies
Best Way To Celebrate New Year’s Eve In Hawaii (2023-24)
Aloha, are you ready to welcome the new year in paradise? New Year’s Eve in Hawaii is incredibly unique due to the mix of cultures found here. Say farewell to the old year and greet the new one with food from around the world and customs you will never forget....
Pizza in Motion
World of Hyatt Reimagines Milestone Rewards
I’ve been following the travel loyalty space long enough that when a company tells me that they have exciting news it’s prudent to approach the news with a far bit of skepticism. When Hyatt reached out to me a few weeks ago inviting me... The post World of Hyatt Reimagines Milestone...
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3 days in Chicago with teens
I traveled to Chicago with my two younger kids last week for a short trip before Thanksgiving. We had a lot of ideas on what to do during our short visit. Here is what we accomplished. Magnificent Mile Lights Festival We didn’t plan on this activity, but the Magnificent Mile...
Suites and Lobbies
10 Best Family Hotels On Maui | Legendary Favorites (2024)
Maui, one of the most beautiful islands in Hawaii, offers a magical paradise for families seeking a memorable vacation. It’s a local favorite as well, earning it the popular phrase, Maui Nō Ka ‘Oi, “Maui is the best!”. With its gorgeous sandy beaches, breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural experiences, and an...
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Great location, views and food: Hyatt Regency Chicago review
Last week, I went on a quick 3-night trip with two of my kids to Chicago. I booked a Regency Club room at Hyatt Regency Chicago for just 14,000 World of Hyatt points a night (off-peak rate). Overall, we had a great experience at the hotel and found it to...
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Quick Tip: Call Hyatt if Minimum Stay Requirements Prevent You From Using Certificates
Despite the fact that I consider myself a frugal traveler, I pay hundreds of dollars in credit card annual fees each year. Why? Hotel certificates that I get to collect as a bonus. Normally, I don’t have a problem utilizing them for travel plans we make anyway. While most folks...
Suites and Lobbies
15 Best Beachfront Hotels On Oahu (2024) | Waterfront Bliss
Let’s get one thing clear about my list, these are the best beachfront hotels on Oahu, not the best “across the street from the beach hotels” on O’ahu. I have seen several other articles that are clearly just “reaching” for clicks. Don’t be misled and end up across the street....