Month: February 2015

Mistake-Fares: What they are and my personal experience

Airline mistake fares. Essentially, these are [usually] extremely cheap fares that an airline posts for sale for one reason or the other, whether it is a conversion glitch, someone who … Read More!

Traveling to Europe? MUST READ! Learn how to get your VAT (tax) returned!

In this post I’m going to talk about two things:

  • What is the VAT?
  • How to get your refund!

What is the VAT?

In Europe, Value Added Tax is the … Read More!

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Hotel Review: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina

Last weekend Katie and I flew back to Maryland so I could do some learning at a Cardiovascular Conference and we could both see our families.  The conference was at … Read More!

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New Orleans: Where to get Po-Boys!

HAPPY MARDI GRAS!! After you are done watching Zulu and Rex roll this morning you will need to grab some grub, and likely take a nice long nap. Here are … Read More!

Thanks Again Loyalty Program

There’s a great rewards program that few people know about – the Thanks Again Loyalty Program!

This is a program that, by registering your credit card(s) (or debit if … Read More!

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New Orleans: Top 5 Lunch and Quick/Cheap Eats

Time for Mardi Gras weekend!!  Tonight, Endymion will be rolling and tomorrow night is my favorite parade, BACCHUS!  Although I enjoy all the parades, this one is the one I … Read More!

Weekly Roundup: News from around the travel world

Here are some of the news and articles from around the travel world:

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In the military? Get these credit cards.

I happen to know a lot of men and women in the military. Weird, huh? Anyway, this post will talk about what cards you need to have if you’re in … Read More!

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New Orleans: Top 5 Dinner places

Continuing on our celebration of Mardi Gras we are going to talk about my top restaurants for dinner in New Orleans!  Man, I am getting hungry just thinking about these … Read More!

Airlines Hubs and Focus Cities

Do you know which airlines dominate certain airports? Different major cities around the country are ‘hubs’ for a major airline. These hubs operate as a base for the airline, and … Read More!

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New Orleans: Top 3 Breakfast Places

In honor of the upcoming holiday of Mardi Gras in about a week and a half (Feb. 17th) I thought I would do a series of posts on some of … Read More!

Chase Ultimate Rewards: How to spend them with Chase and Transfer Partners

If you missed the first post introducing Chase Ultimate Rewards points, the corresponding credit cards, and how to earn UR points, click here.

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Chase Ultimate Rewards: The Cards and how the points are earned!


Chase Ultimate Rewards points are some of the most valuable points ‘currencies’ around, and mine and Kevin’s personal favorite. In this series we’re going to discuss:

  • The Cards and
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Bodacious Trip Alert: Tokyo, Seoul and Vegas!

This is a preview post for mine and Joe’s upcoming trip in about 5 weeks!  I know that is still a long time from now but I am so excited … Read More!

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Booking American Airline Awards: The RULES

Booking American Airlines Awards:
1. Getting Started, Earning and The Chart
2. The RULES
3. Booking American Airlines and OneWorld Partners

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In our last post we discussed the award charts … Read More!