My 2018 Year in Review

My 2018 Year in Review

2018 turned out to be another great travel year for me.  I ended the year with 32 flights and 49,534 miles flown.  Of the 32 flights, 24 were domestic and 8 were international. My longest flight (ever) was from New York to Hong Kong at 8068 miles – it was also...
How I Did It – Business Class to Venice, Italy

How I Did It – Business Class to Venice, Italy

Welcome to the another installment of the ‘How I Did It’ series!  In this series I layout of my thought process and the steps I took to book certain award tickets.  Hopefully this helps you learn how to book more advanced award flights, highlight different...
How I Did It – Business Class to Thailand

How I Did It – Business Class to Thailand

How I Did It – Business Class to Thailand Review: Bobby Vans Priority Pass Restaurant at JFK Review: Cathay Pacific Business Class ~ New York – Hong Kong – Bangkok Review: Hong Kong Disneyland 4 Days in Chiang Mai, Thailand Review: Conrad Koh Samui    ...
Using Points for the Superbowl

Using Points for the Superbowl

Did your team make it to the Superbowl this year?  If so, there actually is still some hotel room availability using points if you were thinking of going. After checking and striking out at Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, SPG, & IHG, I was able to find availability with...
Crazy Amazing Points Redemption for Homecoming

Crazy Amazing Points Redemption for Homecoming

Back in September I shared one of my favorite points redemption at a Hyatt Place in Dewey Beach, DE during the summer.  Well I just might have a new favorite redemption at a different Hyatt Place – let me explain. State College, PA is home to less than 50,000...
2017 Year in Review

2017 Year in Review

2017 turned out to be another record year for me in terms of both number of flights (30) and miles travel (55,196).  Of the 30 flights, 21 were domestic and 9 were international. My longest flight was from Abu Dhabi to Washington at 7083 miles – it was also the...
My Favorite Ultimate Rewards Redemption

My Favorite Ultimate Rewards Redemption

One of my absolute favorite uses of Chase Ultimate Reward points is for weekend stays at the beach.  Living in Maryland, near Washington DC, the beach is a manageable 2.5-3 hour drive. One of the most popular beach towns for the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) is Ocean...

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